Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, 14th June, 1660.
MR. Turner reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, on the double Return for the Borough of Wilton in the County of Wilts; that, upon Examination of the Fact, the Question was, Whether Mr. Hughes, being at present Mayor of the said Borough, and returned by himself, in one of the said Indentures, to serve for the said Borough, have Power to return himself; and that the Committee were of Opinion, that the said Mr. Hughes, the present Mayor, being so returned by himself, the Election is void as to him.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Election of Mr. Hughs, to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Wilton, is void: And that a new Writ be issued for a new Election of a Member to serve for that Borough, in this present Parliament, in his Place: And that Mr. Speaker do send his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a new Writ to be issued, as aforesaid: And that the Lord Chancellor of England do issue and pass the said Writ under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Pardon and Oblivion.
Proceedings against the Regicides.
The Question being propounded, that Bulstrode Whitlock Esquire shall be one of the Twenty Persons to be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, for and in respect only of such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, (not extending to Life) as shall be thought fit to be inflicted on him by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that Purpose;
|Sir George Booth,||Tellers for the Noes:||175.|
|Col. Jones,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Clapham,||Tellers for the Yeas:||134.|
|Mr. Milborne,||With the Yeas,|
Resolved, That Daniel Axtell shall be one of the Twenty Persons to be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, for and in respect only of such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, (not extending to Life) as shall be thought fit to be inflicted on him by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Bill for Poll Money be read the Second time To-morrow Morning; and that, in the next Place, Consideration be had of the Matter of Money, for answering the great Occasions of the Kingdom.