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, 6th June, 1660.
Letter from Duke of York.
A LETTER from his Highness James Duke of Yorke, superscribed, "For Sir Harbottle Grimston, Speaker of the House of Commons," and subscribed "James," being dated at Whitehall, the 5th of June 1660, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Letter from his Highness the Duke of Yorke to this House be entered in the Journal of this House, as a Memorial of his Highness' Affection to this House, and of their humble and hearty Acceptance thereof.
I desire you to assure the House of Commons, that I have a great Sense of the many Demonstrations of their Affection towards me; and that, though the Necessities of many Years had prepared me to give a welcome Reception to the Present I lately received from them, yet, that nothing did so much recommend it to me, as that it was an Argument of the Affection of that House; to which I shall always study to make such Returns as become
Members to take Oaths.
Resolved, That the Members of this House, who are commissionated and deputed by the Lord Steward of his Majesty's Houshold, to administer the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, in his Absence, to the other Members of this House, do compare with the Roll of the Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Barons, returned to serve in this Parliament, the List of the Names of those who have taken the said Oath before the Lord Steward, or the said Commissioners; and thereupon report to the House, what Members, returned to serve, have not taken the said Oaths; to the end it may appear whether any that have not taken the said Oaths do sit in this House.
Proceedings against Regicides.
Mr. Annesley reports several Examinations, which he hath received from Ireland, concerning the late King's Death; viz. the Examination of Jo. Cooke Esquire, a Prisoner in the Castle of Dublyn; the Examination of Mary Lock, Wife of Richard Lock, of Dublyn; the Examination of Lieut. Sibthorpe Stammers; the Examination of George Purdon, of Ogonella in the County of Clare, Esquire; the Examination of Colonel Henry Pretty; and the Examination of Captain Wm. Howlett; being all taken before John Bysse Esquire, Recorder of Dublyn.
Ordered, That the said Examinations be referred to the Committee to whom the Examination of Mr. Secretary Thurloe's Business is referred; to be by them considered of, and their Opinion thereupon reported to the House.
Lords desire a Conference.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms, attending this House, do, with the Mace, forthwith summon the Members, who are in the Painted Chamber, to attend the Service of the House immediately; and desire the Officers there to clear the Room.