Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 24 Novembris, 16° Car. IIdi.
Message to attend the King.
The King's Speech reported.
Mr. Speaker reports from His Majesty, That he went up, with the House, to attend the King: And that His Majesty was ready to begin His Speech: But the House being discomposed, by the Pressing in of Company, and so great a Noise, that his Majesty could not be heard; to prevent Mistakes, His Majesty had delivered His Speech in Writing, to be communicated to the House.
And Mr. Speaker having read His Majesty's Speech, He did further acquaint the House, That His Majesty also declared, That He did intend the Lord Chancellor should have made a Narrative concerning the Treaties, and Manner of Proceedings with the Dutch: But he being laid up of the Gout, His Majesty had caused the Narrative to be also put in Writing: Which, being signed by his Majesty, was delivered by Mr. Secretary Bennett to Mr. Speaker; and read to the House.
Thanks for the Speech.
Resolved, &c. That the humble and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his gracious Speech, and Narrative, concerning the Dutch Affairs, which he hath been pleased to communicate to both the Houses of Parliament; and for his Majesty's great Care of the Honour and Interest of the Kingdom: And that the Concurrence of the Lords be desired in this Vote: And that Mr. Secretary Morrice is to go up to the Lords to desire the same.
Writs to be issued.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Knight for the County of Wilts, in the room of the Lord Seymour, he being called up to the House of Peers.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Knight for the County of Lancaster, in the room of Mr. Edward Stanley, deceased.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Knight for the County of Gloucester, in the room of Sir Bainham Throckmorton, deceased.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Guilford, in in the room of Sir Rich. Onslow, deceased.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Berwick, in the room of Sir Thomas Widdrington, deceased.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Gatton in the County of Surrey, in the room of Mr. Oldfeild, deceased.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of St. Ives in the County of Cornwall, in the room of Mr. Oneale, deceased.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That a Committee of Elections and Privileges be appointed of the Members following; viz. Sir Geo. Carteret, Sir Wm. Morice, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Lord Ancram, Lord Mandevile, Sir Geo. Probert, Sir Wm. Stroude, Earl of Newburgh, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Edw. Phillips, Sir Hen. North, Sir Rich. Maleverer, Mr. Street, Mr. Rigby, Mr. James Herbert, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Weld, Sir Jervas Clifton, Sir John Harrison, Mr. Stanley, Sir John Barrington, Sir Rich. Ingoldsby, Sir John Newton, Mr. Manwaring, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Rich. Braham, Sir John Cotton, Sir Tho. Hebblethwaite, Mr. John Ashburnham, Mr. Peckham, Mr. Pendarvis, Sir Ralph Bancks, Mr. Wm. Mountague, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Jonath. Trelaweny, Sir Rich. Oateley, Sir Hump. Winch, Mr. Crouch, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Hen. Seymour, Mr. Marvell, Sir Mau. Berkley, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Tulse, Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Dawney, Mr. Law. Hide, Dr. Burwell, Sir John Holland, Sir John Strangwayes, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Malett, Mr. Giles Strangwayes, Sir John Brampston, Colonel Windham, Sir Jordan Crosland, Sir Hen. Lea, Sir Ralph Hare, Mr. Hender Roberts, Mr. Collins, Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir Tho. Peyton, Sir Geo. Ryve, Sir Heneage Finch, Sir Tho. Meres, Lord Mansfeild, Sir Hen. Puckering, Sir John Norton, Colonel Fretchvile, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Sir John Roll, Mr. Arthur Stanhope, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Lord St. John, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Noell, Mr. Goddard, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Chichester Wray, Sir Geo. Stonehouse, Sir Nich. Crispe, Sir Hum. Bennett, Sir John Talbot, Sir John Hotham, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Tho. Dolman, Mr. Eyre, Sir John Tufton, Colonel Gilby, Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Graham, Sir Wm. Hartop, Sir Geo. Sonds, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Gilbert Ireland, Sir James Smith, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir Hugh Pollard, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Thurland, Sir John Burlace, Mr. Orme, Sir John Heath, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Sir John Packington, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Phillips, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Waring, Mr. Chichley, Mr. Glascock, Mr. Wm. Sandys, Mr. Coventry, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Darcy, Sir William Bowyer, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Lord Willoughby, Serjeant Littleton, Mr. Stafford, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Strode, Mr. Whittaker, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Onslow, Sir Geo. Fletcher, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Edw. Smith, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Henley, Mr. Rich. Croke, Sir John Fagg, Mr. Walden, Colonel Williams, Sir John Knight, Mr. Buller, Mr. Sherrard, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir Tho. Clifford, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Long, Mr. Nicholas, Lord Buckhurst, Colonel Leg, Lord Boteler, Mr. John Grubhamhow, Mr. Whitley, Lord Richardson, Lord Seymour, Sir Fra. Vincent, Sir John Shaw, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Windham, Mr. Hide, Sir Wm. Smith, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Gawdy, Sir Wm. Whitmore, Colonel Morley, Lord Le De Spencer, Mr. Swinfen, Sir John Pelham, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Proby, Mr. Waller, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir John Denham, Mr. Packer, Mr. Wren, Mr. Goring, Mr. Tucker, Sir Tho. Ingram, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Rich. Wynn, Mr. John Lowther, Sir Fra. Clerke, Colonel Browne, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Herbert Price, Lord Roos, Mr. Churchill, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Robert Croke, Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Egerton, Dr. Arris, Colonel Bowyer, Mr. John Elliot, Mr. Pleadwell, Sir John Morton, Mr. John How, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Wm. Russell, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Pudsey, Mr. Scot, Mr. Hugh Boscawen, Sir Rowl. Berkley, Mr. Geo. Clerke, Mr. Faunt, Mr. Roscarrock, Sir John Ernley, Sir Hugh Windham, Colonel Reames, Mr. John Strangwayes, Sir Justin. Isham, Mr. Flint, Sir Hen. Herbert, Sir Allan Broderick, Sir Wm. Drake, Sir Wm. Tirringham, Mr. Cornwall, Mr. Devereux, Sir Adrian Scroope, Sir Fra. Lawley, Mr. Pleydall, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Milward, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. John Trelawney, Sir Hen. Felton, Mr. Buckland, Sir Matth. Appleyard, Sir John Rouse, Sir John Covert, Colonel Sandys, Sir Cliff. Clifton, Mr. Trevanion, Sir Edw. Moseley, Mr. Yorke, Sir Tho. Smith, Mr. Tho. Price, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Wanklyn, Mr. Fox, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Rich. Lloyd, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Wharton, Colonel Gray, Lord Castleton, Sir Tho. Whitmore, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir Abra. Cullen, Mr. Spencer, Lord Herbert, Sir Edw. Hale, Colonel Lane, Sir Wm. Killigrew, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Trevor, Sir Rich. Franklyn, Mr. Andrew Newport, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Cofferer, Mr. Lewis, Sir John Robinson, Colonel Arundell, Mr. Herle, Mr. George, Mr. Pryn, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Frederick, Sir Metcalfe Robinson, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Lovelace, Sir Tho. Spencer, Sir Rich. Edgcombe, Mr. Packer, Sir Tho. Wendy, Sir John Trot, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Edw. Hyde, Mr. Lucy, Sir Hen. Yelverton, Sir Cyril Wiche, Mr. Low, Sir Hen. Wood, Sir John Monson, Sir Geo. Courtop, Sir Walter St. John, Sir Wm. Portman, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Hen. Widdrington, Mr. St. John, Mr. Hardress, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Pryn.
Resolved, &c. That this Committee do meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and every Tuesday and Thursday at Two of the Clock, in the Place before-mentioned; and to take into Consideration all such Matters as shall or may come in Question, touching Returns, Elections and Privileges; and to proceed upon Double Returns in the first Place; and report their Proceedings to the House: And all Persons that will question Double Returns already made, are to do it, in Fourteen Days after any new Return shall be brought in: And the Committee is to have Power to receive Petitions; and to send for Witnesses, Papers, and Records, for their Information; and to make Report of any Matter which may concern Breach of Privilege: And all Members, that are returned for Two or more Places, are to make their Elections, by This-daythree-weeks, for which of the Places they will serve; provided there be no Question upon the Return for that Place: And, if any thing shall come in Question, touching the Return or Matter of Privilege of any Member of this Committee, such Member is to withdraw from the Committee, during the Time the Matter which concerns himself is in Debate.