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 Jovis, 9 die Augusti.
L. Culpepper's Bill to be brought in.
Churches in Exeter.
L. Mountagu, Leave to be absent.
Bill of Indemnity.
The Lord Robertes reported, "That the Committee were of Opinion, That all those that sat in any High Court of Justice shall be made uncapable of bearing any Office, Ecclesiastical, Civil, or Military, within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales: And that all such Persons that have sat in any High Court of Justice shall be liable to such further Penalties as by any future Act of Parliament shall be inflicted upon them, not extending to Life."
Message from H. C. for a Conference.
Halk's Petition about the Rectory of Upminster.
Report of the Conference concerning the Desire of H. C. for the Bill of Indemnity, and other Public Bills, to be expedited; and about borrowing 100,000 £. of the City.
The Lord Chancellor reported the Effect of the Conference; which was, "That the House of Commons desired earnestly the keeping of a good Correspondency; and to impart unto their Lordships what is come to their Knowledge; videlicet, That the House of Commons having sent up several Bills, to charge the People of this Kingdom with Payments, contrary to former Precedents of Parliament, before Acts of Grace, yet there hath been no Act of Grace and Pardon, to satisfy their Representatives. As we have a King exceeding His Predecessors in Goodness and Grace towards His People; so, the House of Commons say, they have exceeded in their Duty and Proceedings beyond former Parliaments. The House of Commons have brought up divers Bills of great and public Concernment to the King and the whole Kingdom; as, the Bill of Indemnity, Bill of Judicial Proceedings, Bill of Confirmation of Magna Charta; and the Subjects cannot go on in Cheerfulness in paying their Taxes until the Passing of these Bills; especially the Bill of Indemnity, which the Houses (fn. 1) have been so pressed, by His Majesty's Letter from Breda, and His Majesty's Speech and Message, to give speedy Expedition in. The House of Commons further say, That they have such great urgent Occasion of present Monies, that they must be forced to desire the Loan of One Hundred Thousand Pounds of the City of London, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence; but they have little Hopes to obtain it, in regard of their Fears, by the not passing the Bill of Indemnity. That they have this Day received a Message from the King, concerning providing of Money speedily for the Army and the Navy, who are in great Wants for Want of Money, there being Twentyfour Ships lately come into Harbour for Want of Provisions, which cannot be supplied without Monies. And, for Want of passing the Bill of Judicial Proceedings, the Judges cannot go their Circuits, whereby the Subjects suffer, in their Properties, Estates, and Lives. Therefore the House of Commons desires their Lordships would please to give all possible Expedition in the passing the aforesaid Bills."
Bill of Indemnity.
And the Lord Robertes reported, "That the Opinion of the Committee is, That for the speedy Dispatch of this Bill, that no further Addition or Exception shall be added to this Bill of Indemnity, unless the Business of Ireland."
Bill for Judicial Proceedings.
E. of Denbigh, Leave to be absent.
Order to stay the demolishing Churches in Exeter, and to deliver them to the Ministers.
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That there shall be no further Waste, Demolishing, or Destruction, of any Church in Exeter, until the Pleasure of this House be further signified; and that the Cause depending now before their Lordships concerning the City of Exeter in that Behalf shall be heard, at this Bar, on this Day Fortnight, which will be on the 23th of this Instant August: And hereof all Parties concerned are to have timely Notice, who are then to attend the said Hearing accordingly; and that such Churches as are now standing shall be employed to Divine Uses; and, to that End, the Mayor and Chamberlain of the said City of Exeter, and all others pretending any Title from them to the said Churches, are hereby required forthwith to deliver the Possession of the said Churches, with what belongs to them, unto the Churchwardens and other Persons concerned therein.
Halk's Order concerning the Rectory of Upminster.
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That Robert Sibthorpe, Agmondisham Pickuyes, and James Hand, or any Two of them, are hereby authorized and required to sequester into their Hands the Tithes and Profit: of the said Rectory of Upminster, to the Use of the true Owner; and to keep them in Safety, until the Right be determined by Law, whether the Petitioner or the Incumbent hath most Title thereunto; and that the Churchwardens and Overseers are hereby discharged of meddling with the Tithes, Profits, or Benefits, belonging to the said Rectory of Upminster; any former Order of this House in any wife notwithstanding.