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, 19th June1660.
MR. Speaker acquaints the House, That Colonel Adrian Scroope, Mr. Augustine Garland, Colonel Edmond Harvey, and Mr. Henry Smith, Four of those who sat as Judges upon the late King's Majesty, have rendered themselves to him in pursuance of his Majesty's Proclamation; and that they are put into the Charge of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, till the Pleasure of the House be therein signified.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Commitment of the said Persons; and that they so continue till further Order.
General Montague thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Lord General Edward Mountague, one of the Generals at Sea, in the Name of themselves, and of all the Commons of England, for his great and eminent Services to his Majesty and the Kingdom.
And Mr. Speaker gave him the Thanks of this House accordingly; he standing in his Place:
My Lord, If you please to cast your Eyes about you, you may read, in our chearful Faces, our thankful Hearts; which do indeed express your Praises more than Ten thousand Tongues can possibly do it. God hath done you the Honour to be the Conveyancer of the greatest Blessing that ever this Nation received: You have landed our Sovereign upon the safest Shore, that ever English King set his Foot upon; the Hearts of his People.
The House have therefore ordered this eminent and transcendant Service to be recorded in their Journal, there to remain for your Honour, so long as the World endures. Indeed, no Measure of Thanks is proportionable to the Measure of your Merit, but the Thanks of this House: And therefore I am commanded, and I do, in the Name of this House, and in the Name of all those whom they represent, the Commons of England, give you their most hearty Thanks.
The House being informed that Colonel John Downes, who sat as one of the Judges of the late King, is seized, and secured by the Lord General's Order;
Ordered, That the said Colonel Downes be forthwith put into the Charge and Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; and so to continue till further Order.
Pardon and Oblivion.
The House resumed the Debate of the Bill for General Pardon and Oblivion: And the Two last Provisoes, in the Amendments, being read, were agreed.
Ordered, That the Bill for General Pardon and Oblivion be recommitted to the former Committee upon the present Debate, to be brought in again To-morrow Morning.
Customs and Excise.
Colonel Birch reports a Bill, for the further Continuance of the Customs and Excise till the 29th of September 1660; which was read the First time.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, That the Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage be granted to his Majesty during his Life.
Resolved, That the Committee, to whom the preparing of Bills is referred, do bring in a Bill for that Purpose: And that the same have Reference to a Book of Rates to be hereafter agreed upon by this Parliament.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee, to consider upon this whole Debate, how the Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage shall be collected in the mean time, till a new Book of Rates shall be agreed; and to prepare the Bill accordingly.
The humble Petition of the Merchants of England, trading to the Dominions of the King of Spaine, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for Tonage and Poundage is referred.
Customs and Excise.
The Bill for the further Continuance of the Customs and Excise, was read the Second time.
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Committtee for preparing of Bills; who are to consider thereof upon the whole present Debate: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber at Two of the Clock this Afternoon: And all Members of the House, that shall come thither, are to have Voices: And Colonel Birch is to take care thereof; as also of the other Bill for the Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage: And he is for that Purpose added to the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Business of Impropriate Rectories is referred, have Power to send for Persons, Records, Books, Papers, aud Witnesses, as they shall find necessary:
And Sir John Bowyer, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Bulkley, Sir John Lowther, Sir Richard Browne, Colonel West, Major Beake, Sir Capell Luckin, are added to the said Committee: And that any Five of them be a Quorum.
The House being informed that Mr. Robert Rolle, who was returned to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Kellington in the County of Cornewall, is dead;
Ordered, That a new Writ be issued for Election of another Person to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Kellington in the County of Cornewall, in the Place of Mr. Robert Rolle, deceased; and that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery to prepare a Writ; and that the Lord Chancellor of England do pass the same under the Great Seal accordingly.