Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 22 Junii, 13° Car. Regis.
Resolved, That the same be committed to Mr. Shackerley, Mr. Griffin, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Milward, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Lowther, Sir Jo. Covert, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Radcliff, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Whorewood, Mr. Chetwill, Mr. Appleton, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Goodricke, Sir Adrian Scroope, Lord Ancram, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Rich. Lloyd, Mr. Street, Lord Brereton, Mr. Knight, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Francis Vincent, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Crouch, Sir Rich. Elverard, Colonel Lane, Mr. Lovelace, Mr. Flint, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Sir Tho. Leigh, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Fane, Sir Edw. Moseley, Baron of Kinderton, Sir Gilbert Ireland, Sir Tho. Dolman, Mr. Stanley, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Tho. Smith, and all other the Members of this House, who serve for Cheshire and Lancaster: And they are to meet this Day, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records.
Prestwich's, &c. Estate.
Resolved, That the same be committed to Mr. Goodrick, the Baron of Kinderton, Mr. Crooke, Sir Geo. Sandis, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Milward, Mr. Knight, Sir Hen. North, Sir Tho. Leigh, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Newton, Mr. Att. of the Duchy, Mr. Manwaring, Colonel Fretchvill, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Smith, Mr. Cory, Mr. Crouch, Sir Rich. Oately, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Lowther, Sir Wm. Tredenham, Sir Jo. Talbot, Sir Edm. Peirce, Mr. Flint, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Allen Brodrick, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. Puckering, Mr. Chetwind, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Sir Jo. Goodricke, Mr. Prin, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Mr. Lovelace, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Colins, Mr. Weld, and all the Members that serve for Lancashire: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And all concerned are to have Notice.
Clarke's, &c. Estate.
A Bill, of Sir John Clarke, Baronet, to have a Deed, made by Sir Simon Clarke, make void; and a Sale of Lands, made to Fulwar Skipwith, Esquire, by the said Sir John Clarke, confirmed; was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Francis Goodricke, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Yorke, Sir Cha. Cornwallis, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Fane, Sir James Smith, Mr. Tompkins, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Pepis, Sir Jo. Talbot, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Hussey, Sir Court. Poole, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Spencer, Serjeant Keeling, Sir Tho. Leigh, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir James Smith, Mr. Swanton, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. Gawdy, Sir Clem. Fisher, Mr. George, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Edw. Moseley, Sir John Hotham, Sir Rich. Francklin, Mr. Newton, Sir Tho. Doleman, Colonel Legg, Mr. Milward, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Colonel Shackerley, Mr. Chetwind, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Jo. Goodrick, Mr. Knight, Mr. Lowther, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Weld, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Rigby, Sir Geo. Courtop, Mr. Musgrave, Colonel Gilby, and all the Members of this House that serve for Warwickshire: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records.
Great Level of Fens.
Confirming publick Acts.
Resolved, That the same be committed to the former Committee of publick Acts, that brought it in. And all the Members of this House, that shall be present, are to have Votes at the said Committee: And the Committee is to have Power to make Sub Committees, to consider of each particular Act thereby to be confirmed: And they are to meet in the Star Chamber, on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock; and to receive Petitions: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Letter from the King.
TRUSTY and Well-beloved, We greet you well. At the Opening Our Parliament, you were told, that We had a great Desire this Summer to make a Progress through some Parts of Our Kingdom; which We resolve to begin, in Devotion, to Our City of Worcester, that we may pour out our Thanks to God for Our Deliverance there; and the Season of the Year quickens Us in that Inclination, as We presume it disposes you to a Desire to withdraw from this City, and to visit your Countries: But you may remember, We told you then, that We had caused some Bills to be prepared for you, for Confirmation of what We enacted at Our last Meeting: And We said all We could to you, of the Value We set upon the Act of Indemnity, as We have great Reason to do; and if We could have used stronger Expressions to have conjured you speedily to have dispatched it, We assure you We would have done it. And We did think, what We said would have made an Impression in all, who profess a Desire to serve Us; and therefore We expected every Day, that the same Bill would have been presented to Us, for another Assent. We must confess, We hear, you have shewed great Affection to Us, since your coming together; and that you have already prepared and passed some very good Bills (for which We heartily thank you) that are ready for the Royal Assent: Yet We cannot but tell you, that though We are enough concerned to expedite those Bills, We have no mind to pass them, till the Act of Indemnity be likewise presented to Us; upon which (if you take Our Word) most of Our Quiet and Good depends; and in which, We are sure, Our Honour is concerned: Therefore We must again, and as earnestly as is possible, conjure you, to use all possible Expedition, in the Passing that Act, in the same Terms We already passed it; to which We take Ourselves obliged; and that you will, for the present, lay aside all private Business, that so, betaking yourselves only to the Publick, you may be ready to adjourn by the Middle of the next Month, which will best suit with all Our Occasions. And so, not doubting of your Readiness to comply with Us, in these Our just and necessary Desires, We bid you heartily Farewell.
Confirming publick Acts.
Ordered, That such Members of this House, as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, do return the humble Thanks of this House to his Majesty, for his gracious Letter: And that they have Leave to acquaint his Majesty, that, upon the Reading of his Letter, the House have passed the Bill for confirming the Act of Indemnity, and other publick Acts: And they are also to desire his Majesty's Leave for printing of his Letter.
Ordered, That no more private Bills be brought in, nor any new private Business be taken into Consideration, but as such as is already depending; and That to be speeded; except a Bill for some of the Inhabitants of the Town of Plymouth, which Mr. Samuell Trelawney hath Leave to bring in.
Sir John Bampston reported several Amendments to the Bill for well governing of Corporations: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and, afterwards, delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments, with the Coherence in the Bill, were afterwards read:
Ordered, That the Matter of the Debate touching the Bill for well-governing of Corporations, be adjourned till Tuesday Morning at Nine of the Clock, the first publick Business: And the several Members of this House, of each County are, in the mean time, to consider and agree of Commissioners Names for their respective Counties; and do then present the same to this House.