Die Saturni, 28 die Julii.
Prayers, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Yorke.
L. Chancellor, Speaker.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. De la Warr.
Justice Hyde, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Justice Hyde hath Leave to be
absent from the Attendance on this House, for a few
L. Pawlett's Cause.
Ordered, That the Hearing of the Lord Pawlett's
Cause is put off until Wednesday Morning next.
Message to H. C. concerning Writings, &c. belonging to Peers.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Childe and Dr. Wollridge:
To put them in Mind of a Message sent to them the
11th July, concerning Writings and Evidences concerning some Peers; to which that House returned Answer,
"That they would send an Answer by Messengers of
their own:" But their Lordships, not having any
Answer therein, do now put them in Mind of it.
Bill of Indemnity.
The House was adjourned into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed further in Consideration of
the Bill of Indemnity.
The House was resumed.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons this
Morning, return with this Answer:
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of
L. Fauconbridge, Leave to be absent.
The Lord Viscount Fauconbridge desired Leave of
this House to go into the Country ; he having Leave of
the King to leave his Proxy.
This Day, His Majesty being present, gave Order to
the Gentleman Usher, to give Notice to the House of
Commons, that they presently wait upon Him.
Who being come, they, by their Speaker, presented
His Majesty with Two Bills, one of Tonnage and
Poundage, the other concerning the Excise; with a
short Speech, to this Effect:
Speaker of H. C's Speech.
"That it was never the Course of Parliaments to
charge the People with Payments, until their Liberties and Grievances were first confirmed and redressed;
Yet, out of the greatest Trust and Confidence that
ever Subjects had in a Prince, the House of Commons do now go out of their old Way, and have
now supplied His Majesty's Necessities with the
greatest Gift that ever Prince of this Kingdom had
given by His People; which they humbly presented
to His Majesty."
Then the Bills were received by the Clerk of the
Parliament, and passed the Royal Assent, with other
Bills, as followeth; the Clerk of the Crown reading
the Titles of the said Bills, and the Clerk of the Parliaments pronouncing the Royal Assent:
"An Act for continuing the Excise until the 20th
of August, 1660."
" (fn. 1) A Subsidy granted to the King, of Tonnage and
Poundage, and other Sums of Money payable upon
Merchandizes exported and imported."
To both which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced,
in these Words,
"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjects, accepte leur
Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"An Act for the present Nominating of Commissioners of Sewers."
"Le Roy le veult."
"An Act for restoring unto James Marquis of Ormond, all his Honours, Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in Ireland, whereof he was in Possession on
the 28th of October, 1641, or at any Time since."
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
House adjourned till 10a
Monday Morning next.