Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 29 May, 1660.
MR. Cole, being elected to serve as a Burgess for the City of Winchester, and also for the Borough of Petersfeild, in the County of Southampton, elects to serve for the Borough of Petersfeild, and waves his Election for the City of Winchester.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a new Writ, to issue forth, for Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Winchester: And that the * * of the Great Seal of England do pass the said Writ under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Mr. Pryn reports a Proclamation, for preventing of forcible Entries, and Preservation of the publick Peace of this Realm; which Proclamation was read; and agreed unto, to be the Form of a Proclamation, to be presented to the King's Majesty.
Papists and Recusants.
Col. King reports a Proclamation against Jesuits, Seminaries, and Popish Recusants; which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto, to be the Form of a Proclamation, to be presented to the King's Majesty.
Ordered, That Mr. Serj. Hales, Mr. Serj. Browne, Mr. Serj. Twisden, Mr. Serj. Littleton, Mr. Serj. Glyn, Mr. Serj. Maynard, Mr. Finch, do withdraw, to consider of a Proviso, to be tendered to this Bill, touching Commissions, to be issued in Latin.
Provided nevertheless, and be it Enacted, That all Writs, Patents, and Commissions, for constituting of Justices of either Bench, and Barons of the Exchequer, Commissions of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-delivery, and Precepts upon Commissions of Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-delivery, and all other Commissions hereafter to be made by the Clerk of the Crown in the Chancery, Charters, and Letters Patents, under the Great Seal, of Lands, Liberties, Honours, or Offices, do or may issue in the King's Majesty's Name, in the same Manner as was usual, before the making of the said first-recited Act, or reputed Act; any thing in this present Act, to the contrary thereof before expressed, in any wise notwithstanding:
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to signify unto you, That they do agree with you in the Act, for putting in Execution the Ordinance for the Assessment of Seventy thousand Pounds by the Month, for Three Months.
Irish Rebels, &c.
Mr. Speaker, By Command of the Lords, we have returned the Proclamation, sent by you to the Lords, for preventing of forcible Entries, and Preservation of the publick Peace of this Realm, with one Amendment; and that the Lords do agree to the said Proclamation, with the said Amendment.
Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.
Resolved, nemine contradicente, That the King's Majesty be pleased to give Order, that the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance be administered, according to the Laws and Statutes of this Realm now in Force.
Tuesday, 29th May, 1660, in the Afternoon.
Rights of Parliament, &c.
A BILL for Confirmation of the Privileges of Parliament, Magna Charta, Statutum de Talagio non concedendo, the Petition of Right, and other Acts, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Pryn, Col. West, Mr Charleton, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Pitt, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Holles, Mr. Swaile, Mr. Fra. Bacon, Mr. Earnley, Sir Walter Earle, Serj. Maynard, Mr Brandriffe, Serj. Browne, Sir Henry Fellon, Mr. Lawson, Col. King, Serj. Glyn, Mr. Swinfin, Mr. Weston, Sir John Northcott, Colonel Ireland, Col. Hatcher, Mr. Annesley, Lord Aungier, Serj. Hales, Mr. Coker, Mr. Hunt, Serj. Terrill, Mr. North, Mr. Powell, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Turner, Mr John Stephens, Mr. Lee, Lord Richardson, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Reeve, Col. Birch, Mr. Thurland, Sir Sam. Luke, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they are to meet, in the Speaker's Chamber, on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
The King attended.
Mr. Speaker's Speech.
The King's Majesty having, by Letter to this House, signified his Pleasure, to be at Whitehall this Day; and the Lord Herbert having communicated his Majesty's Intentions, to give a Meeting to this House there; the House did, after their Adjournment, walk on Foot from Westminster to Whitehall; divers Gentlemen going before Mr. Speaker; and after them, the Clerk, and Clerk Assistant of this House; and next, before Mr. Speaker, the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, bearing his Mace (being all uncovered) the Members of this House following Mr. Speaker Three in a Rank: And, being come to Whitehall, they went up into the Banquetting House, and there attended his Majesty's coming to Whitehall; which being about Seven of the Clock, his Majesty, about half an Hour after, came into the Banquetting House, and there placed himself in his Chair of State: Whereupon Mr. Speaker, being before retired to the lower Part of the Room, and the Way being clear to the Chair of State, did, after his humble Obeisance, walk up towards his Majesty; Two Members of the House going, one on one Hand, and another on the other Hand of him, and divers other Members following him, the Serjeant going immediately before him, with the Mace turned downwards; and, in his Way, made two other Obeisances to his Majesty; and, coming up to his Majesty, he did address himself to his Majesty, in the Name of this House, by an eloquent Oration, to which his Majesty gave a gracious Answer; which being performed, the Members of this House, then attending, kissed his Majesty's Hand: And, after that, his Majesty retired out of the Banquetting House; and Mr. Speaker, and the rest, thereupon departed.