Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, 29thJune, 1660.
Dr. Reignolds thanked
ORDERED, That the Thanks of this House be given to Doctor Reignolds, for his great Pains in preaching and carrying on the Work of publick Thanksgiving, before this House, at St. Margarett's, Westminster, Yesterday; and he is desired to print his Sermon then preached; and is to enjoy like Privileges in Printing, as hath been allowed to others in like Cases: And Mr. Pryn is desired to acquaint him herewith; and to give him the Thanks of this House accordingly.
Leave of Absence.
Congnard's &c. Nat.
Mr. Turner reports from the Committee for Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the double Return for the Borough of Launceston in the County of Cornewall; that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared to the Committee, that Sir John Cloberry, who, by the Name of John Cloberry Esquire, is returned in One of the Indentures, had a greater Number of Voices than Edward Elliott Esquire, who is one of those returned in the other Indenture; which was also admitted by the said Mr. Elliot; and that the Committee were therefore of Opinion, the said Sir John Cloberry is duly elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Colonel John Cloberry is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Launceston; and that he do sit in this House; and that his Name be inserted into the Indenture, in the Place of Mr. Elliott.
Haverford West Election.
Resolved, That the Election of William Phillips Esquire, to serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Haverford West, is void; and that a new Writ be issued for the new Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the said Town: And that Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a new Writ for that Purpose; which the Lord Chancellor of England is to pass and issue under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Leichfeild, &c. Returns amended.
The Clerk of the Crown came up to the Clerk's Table, and amended several Returns at the Table; viz. For the City and County of Leichfeild he inserted the Name of Thomas Mynors Esquire, in the Stead of Daniell Watson; John Cloberry was inserted instead of Edward Elliott Esquire, for Launceston in the County of Cornwall; and the Indenture, whereby Mr. Cloberry was returned, was taken off the File.
Wards and Liveries.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee to whom the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards is referred, do sit next Monday in the Afternoon; and so each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in the Afternoon, till that Business be perfected by them.
Customs and Excise.
Order in Council.
He also reports the Petition of Colonel Edward Harley, Governor of Dunkirk, directed "To the Right honourable his Majesty's most honourable Council:" And an Establishment for an Hundred Horse, besides Officers, according to the Pay in Dunkirk; both which were read.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to take into Consideration the Establishment of the Garison of Dunkirk; what Number of Men will be necessary to be continued there; and upon what Pay; and thereupon to prepare an Establishment, and report it to this House; with their Opinion, how Provision may, with most Conveniency, be made for the settled Payment thereof:
Ordered, That the Lord General, Colonel Edward Harley, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Mr. Rich, Mr. Peirepointe, Mr. Pryn, Lord Fairfax, Mr. Swinffen, Major Harley, Sir Roger Baynham, Mr. Powell, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Temple, Sir Willm. Lewis, Mr. Annesley, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Lowther, Colonel Birch, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Solomon Swayle, Colonel King, Sir Christopher Clapham, Mr. Secretary Morris, Mr. Spencer, be the said Committee; and they are to meet in the Court of Wards at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Officers and Soldiers of his Majesty's Garison of Dunkirk, be enjoined to take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; and that the Governor of Dunkirke do take Order herein: And the Lord Chancellor of England is desired to issue a Commission under the Great Seal of England, for authorizing him, and such other fit Persons as shall be presented to him, to administer the same accordingly.
Resolved, That Mr. John Thurloe have free Liberty to attend the Secretaries of State, at such Times as they shall appoint, and for so long time as they shall own his Attendance for the Service of the State, without any Trouble or Molestation during such his Attendance, and in his going and returning to and from the Secretaries of State; any former Order of this House notwithstanding.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That of the Residue of the Three Months Assessment, over and above what is formerly assigned by this House, so much be set apart and paid forth to the Use of the Army, as may make up a Month's Pay for the Land Forces of this Kingdom.
Ordered, That Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Turner, Mr. Bampfeild, Colonel Birch, Sir John Bowyer, Sir Willm. Doyley, Colonel King, Sir Willm. Lewis, Mr. Swynfyn, Major Harley, Mr. Annesley, Sir Edward Massey, Sir John Holland, Mr. Sprey, or any Three of them, do prepare an Order for settling a Committee for the Army, with their Powers; and also to present Names to this House; and to report the same To-morrow Morning; and they are to meet at Two a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Pardon and Oblivion.
The House did this Day resume the Debate upon the Bill of General Pardon and Oblivion; and the Proviso, touching accounting for Rents and Profits of Impropriations settled on Trustees, for Augmentations of Ministers, with the additional Clause, was again read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto, and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Another Proviso was tendered to this Act; that this Act do not extend to pardon any Bond, taken in his late Majesty's Name, before the Month of May 1642, for securing the proper Debt of any Servant or Receiver of the Revenue of his said late Majesty, that hath not been paid to, or by Order of, some lawful or pretended Authority: Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto, and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Another Proviso was tendered, to be Part of this Bill, touching the Farmers of the Customs, who having paid their Proportions to the Payment of an Hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, according to an Order of the House of Commons: Which Proviso was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto, and ordered to be Part of this Bill.
Resolved, That all the Provisoes to be tendered as Schedules to the Act of general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion, be laid upon the Clerk's Table, and numbered before the Rising of the House; and that after that Time, no further Provisoes be tendered or received.
Leave of Absence.
Gen. Moncke called to the Lords.
The Lord General Moncke acquainted the House, that his Majesty had been pleased to confer that Honour on him, as to call him to the Lord's House; and therefore he humbly took his Leave of this House, desiring that they will give all convenient Dispatch to the Bill for Sales.