Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, 2d May, 1660.
Message from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to wait upon you, and to acquaint you with a Vote of the Lords; whereby they have nominated and appointed the Earl of Manchester to be one of the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England; and their Desire is, that the House of Commons will concur with them therein.
Answer to King's Letter.
Mr. Holles reports from the Committee an Answer to the King's Majesty's Letter; which he read in his Place, and after brought the same up to the Clerk's Table, and there the same was read by the Clerk in Parts; and the first Paragraph being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto; and the next Paragraph being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto; and the next Paragraph being read, and the Word "Our" being omitted, was, upon the Question agreed unto; and the next Paragraph, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto: and the next Paragraph being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto; and the next Paragraph being read, and instead of these Words "In the mean Time," these Words, viz. "For the present"; and in the Stead of these Words, "Your Majesty's View," these Words, viz. "Your Majesty," being inserted, was, upon the Question, agreed unto; and the next Paragraph being read, and the Word "the" instead of the Word "that" being inserted, was, upon the Question, agreed unto; and the Conclusion, being read, and the Word "All" being omitted, was agreed unto.
Address from the Army.
His Excellency the Lord General acquainted the House with an Address made to him by the Officers of the Army, which was intituled, "The humble Address of the Officers of your Excellency's Army, in the Name of themselves and their Brethren, as it was presented to his Excellency the Second Day of May, 1660, by us whose Names are subscribed;" and the same was read.
Member to go to the King.
Sir J. Greenville thanked, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Pounds be bestowed by this House on Sir John Greenville, who brought so gracious a Letter from the King's Majesty to this House, to buy him a Jewel, as a Testimony of the Respects of this House to him, and a Badge of Honour, which this House thinks fit to place upon him.
Message from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to acquaint this House, that the Lords have appointed a Committee of Eight Lords to join with a Committee of this House, to consider of an Answer to his Majesty's gracious Letter and Declaration; and to prepare some Things, in order to what was mentioned at a Conference Yesterday.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Cholmley do go to the Lords, and communicate to the Lords the King's Letter sent to this House; and that they have given an Answer thereunto; and to desire them to return the said Letter again: And also to acquaint the Lords, that this House hath concurred with the Lords in their Vote touching the fundamental Government of this Kingdom.
King's Letter to the City.
Alderman Robinson informs the House, that he was commanded by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London, to acquaint this House, that they have received a Letter and Declaration from the King's Majesty, by the Hands of the Lord Viscount Mordent and Sir John Greenville; and they desire the Leave of this House to return an Answer to the said Letter.