Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, 30th May, 1660.
Beare Alston Writ.
MR. George Howard being elected to serve in this Parliament, for the Borough of Tavestock in the County of Devon, and also for the Borough of Beare Alston, in the said County, elects to serve for the Borough of Tavestock, and waveth his Election for Bere Alston.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a new Writ to be issued forth for Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament, for the Borough of Bere Alston in the County of Devon; and that the * * do pass the said Writ, under the Great Seal of England.
Anniversary of the Restoration.
Resolved, That a Bill be prepared for keeping of a perpetual Anniversary, for a Day of Thanksgiving to God, for the great Blessing and Mercy he hath been graciously pleased to vouchsafe to the People of these Kingdoms, after their manifold and grievous Sufferings, in the Restoration of his Majesty, with Safety, to his People and Kingdoms: And that the Nine-and-twentieth Day of May, in every Year, being the Birth Day of his Sacred Majesty, and the Day of his Majesty's Return to his Parliament, be yearly set apart for that Purpose.
Resolved, That the Lords be desired to join with this House, in beseeching the King's Majesty, to appoint a Day to be set apart for publick Thanksgiving to God, throughout this Realm, for the great Blessing and Mercy God hath vouchsafed to the People of these Kingdoms, after their manifold and grievous Sufferings, in the happy Restoration of his Majesty to his People and Kingdoms.
Ways and Means.
Mr. Serj. Glyn reports from the Grand Committee, touching raising of Money, that the said Grand Committee have made some Progress therein; and made a Sub Committee; and that the Opinion of the said Grand Committee was, that no Person have Vote in that Sub Committee, that hath received publick Money, and is liable to account.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Grand Committee, That no Person have a Vote in the said Sub Committee of the Grand Committee, that hath received any publick Money, and that is liable to account.
The King's Answer to Mr. Speaker's Speech.
"I shall not trouble you with many Words; for really I am so weary, that I am scarce able to speak: But I desire, you may know thus much, that whatsoever may concern the Good of this People, the Defence and Confirmation of your Laws, and the Establishment of Religion, I shall be as ready to grant, as you shall be to ask: And I shall study nothing more than to make them as happy as myself.
Mr. Finch reports from the Committee, the Draught of a Petition, to be presented to the King's Majesty by both Houses of Parliament, for a Day of publick Thanksgiving; which he read in his Place; and the same was after read by the Clerk.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Doyly, Col. King, Mr. Rant, Mr. Charleton, Sir Ralph Ashton, Sir Walter Earle, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Fra. Bacon, Mr. Baynton, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Hatcher, Sir George Savell, Col. Morley, Mr. Trott, Mr. Serj. Glyn, Mr. Milborne. Mr. Calmady, Mr. Fra. Gerrard, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Sandys, Serj. Maynard, Col. Birch, Mr. Gott, Sir William Wheeler, Mr. Turner, Mr. Knightly, Mr. Wingfield, Alderman Robinson, Alderman Frederick, Mr. Arthington, Mr. Pedley, Mr. Hunt, Col. Bowyer, Mr. Shapcott, Mr. Hele, or any Five of them (being a Sub Committee, appointed by the Grand Committee of this House to bring in Proportions, in Reference to what was formerly done upon the Poll Bill, and upon the Debate of the said Grand Committee) be a Committee of this House for the Ends aforesaid: And they are to meet this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber; and make Report thereof To-morrow Morning.
Col. King brings Answer from the Lords, that, as to the Proclamation against Papists, which, by Command of the House, he had carried this Day to the Lords, the Lords will return Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to signify unto you, that their Lordships have appointed to sit this Afternoon, and desire, that this House will also sit, for expediting the Act for Continuance of Process, and judicial Proceedings, which their Lordships have now under Debate.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords, that the Word "pretended," be inserted instead of the Words "Act or reputed," and instead of the Word "reputed," in the several Lines mentioned in the Paper of Amendments.
|Mr. Vowell,||Tellers for the Noes:||66.|
|Mr. Hele,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Wm. Wheeler,||Tellers for the Yeas:||104.|
|Mr. Willoughby,||With the Yeas,|