Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Saturni, 28 die Julii.
Prayers, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Justice Hyde, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Justice Hyde hath Leave to be absent from the Attendance on this House, for a few Days.
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 their own.
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.