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.
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.
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.
Pardon and Oblivion.
Customs and Excise.
Tonage and Poundage.
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.
Customs and Excise.
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.
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.
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.