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 Martis, 31 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
|L. Chancellor, Speaker.|
Ds. (fn. 1) North'ton.
Ds. De la Warr.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Berkeley of Stratton.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Message to H. C. about the Votes for 20,000£. for the King's Reception.
The Votes which came Yesterday from the House of Commons, for charging Twenty Thousand Pounds upon the Assessments for the King's Reception, were read, and Agreed to. (Here enter them.)
And a Message to be sent to H. C. to signify so much unto them.
And accordingly a Message was sent by Dr. Bennett and Dr. :
Order concerning the Forest of Deane.
Ordered, That the Order formerly made by this House, concerning the Preservation of the Forest of Dcane, be not further proceeded in, by the Commis sioners appointed by this House, in regard the Commissioners for the Treasury have taken Care therein.
King's Answer concerning the Arrears remitted in the Bill of Indemnity:
The Lord Chamberlain reported the King's Answer, concerning His Pleasure touching the Arrears of the great Sums of Money remitted in the Act of Indemnity:
His Majesty is very well informed of the Value of those Concessions which are to pass in the Act of Indemnity, which relate entirely to His Majesty's Profit, and which have little or no Relation to the War. He knows well, that the Arrears of the Wards, the Licences of Alienations, and Alienations without Licence, Purveyance, Respite of Homage, the Arrears of Rents still in the Hands of the Tenants, and the other Particulars, amount to a great and vast Sum; all which are released and discharged by this Act. But His Majesty is so well satisfied of the good Affection of His House of Commons, and of their Intentions and Resolutions to settle such a Revenue upon His Majesty as may preserve the Crown from Want, and from being undervalued by His Neighbours, that He is resolved not to insist upon any Particulars which the House of Commons desired His Majesty should release. And therefore, as His Majesty thanks the House of Peers for the Information they have given Him, and for the Care they have expressed of His Majesty's Profit, so He is well contented that that Clause shall pass in such Manner as the House of Commons hath set down; and continues His earnest Desire that all Expedition be used in passing the said Act in the Manner He hath formerly expressed.
"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, this 30th Day of July, in the Twelfth Year of Our Reign."
"By His Majesty's Command,"
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
Ordered, That this Answer from His Majesty be communicated, at a Conference with the House of Commons, presently.
And a Message was presently sent to the House of Commons, by Justice Tirrell and Justice Turner, to desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning an Answer this Day received from His Majesty.
Hends for the Conference.
The Lord Chancellor was appointed by the House to manage this Conference; and to let them know, "That, out of a Desire their Lordships have to preserve a good Correspondency between both Houses, they think fit to impart to them an Answer received this Day from His Majesty, upon Occasion of an Address the Lords made to Him Yesterday, to know His Majesty's Pleasure concerning the Arrear of the great Sums of Monies which His Majesty is pleased to remit in the Act of Indemnity." And to deliver to them the original Paper, with a Desire the same may be returned again to this House when they have done with it.
The Messengers return with this (fn. 2) Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a Conference, as is desired.
The House called.
Next, the House was called; and these Lords were absent:
Lord (fn. 3)
Lord Bellasis. Proxy.
Lord Butler. Excused.
Lord Brudnell. Leave to be absent.
Lord Gerrard. A Proxy.
Lord Darcie. A Proxy.
Viscount Fawconbridge. A Proxy.
Earl St. Albans. Leave.
Earl Rochester. Infra Ætatem.
Earl Sussex. Infra Ætatem.
Earl Thanett. Sick.
Earl Marlborough. Leave of the King.
Earl Mulgrave. Infra Ætatem.
Earl Holland. Proxy.
Earl Carlile. Sick.
Earl Huntington. Infra Ætatem.
Earl Kent. Infra Ætatem.
Marquis Hertford. Sick.
Duke Richmond. Infra Ætatem.
Absent Lords to pay.
Ordered, That such Lords as are now absent, and have not been excused, shall pay Five Shillings apiece to the Clerk of the Crown, to the Use of the Poor, according to an ancient Order of this House.
The Lords went to the Conference, and the House was adjourned during Pleasure; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Order for 20,000£ for the King's Reception.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Interest be allowed and paid, for so much of the Twenty Thousand Pounds for merly charged on the Ordinance for Three Months Assessments, for the preparing of Requisites for His Majesty's Reception, as is or shall be advanced by any Person or Persons upon the Credit of the said Ordinance, after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent.; and that the Chamberlain of the City of London be, and is hereby, authorized and required, out of the Monies coming in upon the said Ordinance, to repay to the Persons that shall advance any Part thereof, the several and respective Sums that shall be so advanced, together with Interest after Six per Cent. from the Time it hath been or shall be so advanced and paid in to the said Chamberlain, to the Time the same shall be re-paid.
"That Twenty Thousand Pounds, Part of the Thirty Thousand Pounds assigned for repairing of His Majesty's (fn. 3) Houses, be charged on the Ordinance for Three Months Assessment, commencing the 24th of June next."
Original Warrant for the late King's Execution.
This Day the Lieutenant of The Tower sent in the original Warrant for signing the Murder of the late King; which he received of Colonel Hacker.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Bill of Indemnity and Oblivion.
The House was resumed.
Names of those who signed it.
And the Lord Robertes reported the Names of those that gave Sentence upon the Murder of the late King, and those that signed the Warrant for His Execution; which were read.
Message to H. C. for Mr. Seymour to be examined, about Col. Tomlinson.
Ordered, That this House begin To-morrow Morning with the Business concerning Colonel Tomlinson; and that a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to desire that Mr. Seymour, a Member of their House, may be present here To-morrow Morning, to † have some Questions concerning Colonel Tomlinson.
And accordingly a Message was sent, by Dr. Lewin and Dr. Woldridg.
E. of Oxford's Servant, Privilege.
Upon Desire of the Earl of Oxon:
It is Ordered, That Hastings Under Sheriff of Midd. and the Bailiff that arrested his Lordship's Servant contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, be released of their present Restraint.
House adjourned till 9a cras.