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 Mercurii, videlicet, 9 die Maii.
Count. of Worcester and Copley.
Peers to assess themselves.
The Earl of Dorsett reported from the Committee of Privileges, "That their Lordships think it fit the Peers of this Kingdom do assess themselves with Horse and Arms for the Militia; and not to be rated and cessed by the Commissioners of the Country."
Committee to receive Information concerning the King's Goods.
It was moved, "That a Committee might be appointed, to consider and receive Information where any of the King's Goods, Jewels, or Pictures are; and to advise of some Course how the same may be restored to His Majesty."
2 Comes Northumb.
4 Comes Berks.
3 Comes Dorsett.
1 Comes Oxon.
4 Ds. Maynard.
2 Ds. Hunsdon.
3 Ds. Grey.
Ordinance for settling the Militia.
The Earl of Dorsett reported from the Committee, an Ordinance for the constituting of a Committee of both Houses of Parliament, for managing the great Affairs of the Kingdom, and settling the Militia for the Safety thereof; which was read Twice, and re-committed to these Lords following:
Message from H. C. for the King to be desired to return speedily; --for the King to be prayed for; --and with a Bill.
Lords who go to the King, to carry Him these Votes and Bill.
ORDERED, That it is referred to the Lords that are to go to the King, to give Order for the Ships that are to carry them over, to meet them at what Place they shall think fit; and that their Lordships do carry along with them the Votes now passed both Houses.
Message from H. C. for the King's Arms to be set up.
Message from thence, with Votes for settling Affairs in Ireland; and with Orders.
That as to the Vote concerning the Great Seal of Ireland, and the Great Seal of England, this House will take the same into Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of their own: To the other Two Orders, this House concurs with them therein; and also to the Order for proclaiming the King in Ireland.
King to be proclaimed in Dunkirk.
Lords to go to the King.
President of the Council of State.
Upon Information to this House, "That Yesterday some Breach of Privilege was made, by the President of the Council of State, in going before the Peers with his Mace, at the Proclaiming of His Majesty:"
E. India Co. and Skinner.
It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Committee of Petitions, who are to hear all Parties concerned therein, and report the same to this House; in the mean Time, that there be Stop and Stay of the Ship mentioned in the Petition.
Committee for Petitions.
Ld. Say & Seale's Salvo, concerning the Wardenship of the Ciaque Ports.
ORDERED, That the Lord Viscount Say & Seale's Title to be Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of the Castle of Dover, be saved in the Ordinance read this Day and committed; and that the said Committee do make a Salvo for his Lordship's Title.
Vote about the Great Seal.
Proceedings to be in the King's Name.
Votes to be sent to the King.
ORDERED, That these Lords following do consider, and prepare to present to this House, what Votes have been passed the Houses, which are requisite to be sent with the Lords that are to go to the King:
1 D. Bucks.
3 E. Northumb.
2 E. Oxford.
4 E. Lyncolne.
7 E. Strafford.
8 Viscount Say & Seale.
5 Comes Pembrooke.
6 Comes Berks.
9 Ds. Wharton.
13 Ds. Capell.
12 Ds. Maynard.
10 Ds. Petre.
11 Ds. Grey.
Portuguese Ambassador and Ant. Vas.
E. of Suffolk to have Green which Park, &c.
Message from H. C. about Instructions for the Commissioners going to the King.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons have appointed Friday next for their Members to go to the King, with their Answer to His Majesty's Gracious Letters and Declaration; and that they have appointed a Committee, to draw up Instructions for their Members.
Lords to be exempted from all Charge of Trained Bands, &c.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That, according to the ancient and undoubted Rights of Peerage, no Lord of Parliament, or Peer of this Realm, be, or shall be, charged or set at any Arms whatsoever, upon any Act for the Trained Bands, Militia, or otherwise; and that their Lordships, Assistants and Attendants of the said House, be, and are hereby, exempted in, and from, the said Charge accordingly.
Order to pray for the King.
"That all and every the Ministers, throughout the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweede, do, and are hereby required and enjoined, in their Public Prayers, to pray for the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by the Name of "Our Sovereign Lord Charles, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c." and for the most Illustrious Prince James Duke of Yorke, and the rest of the Royal Progeny."
Order for a Public Thanksgiving.
"That the Ministers who are appointed to officiate before both Houses upon Thursday next, being the Day appointed for a Public Thanksgiving; and all other Ministers within the Cities of London and Westm. and the late Lines of Communication, who, in their several Churches and Chapels, are to carry on the Duties of that Day; and also all other Ministers, who are on that Day Fortnight to perform the like Duty, throughout the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, and Town of Barwicke upon Tweede, shall be, and are hereby, enjoined to return Thanks to Almighty God, for His Majesty's several Gracious Letters to both Houses of Parliament; and to the Commanders in Chief of the Forces both by Land and Sea, and to the Lord Mayor and Common Council of the City of London, together with the Declaration inclosed; and the just and honourable Concessions therein contained; and for the hearty, loyal, and dutiful Conjunction of the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament; and the universal Concurrence of all the Commanders and Forces, both by Land and Sea, to receive His Majesty into His Dominions and Government, according to their bounden Duty, and the Laws of the Land; and that the Ministers, upon Thursday Fortnight, be enjoined to read His Majesty's Letters and Declarations to both Houses, in their several Churches and Chapels, at the same Time."
Lords to receive the King.
Order for 500l. to Gen. Mountague.
"ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Council of State do forthwith advance the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds to General Mountagu, One of the Generals at Sea, upon Accompt."
Gen. Mountague to observe the King's Directions.
"That General Edward Mountagu, One of the Generals at Sea, do observe such Commands as the King's Majesty shall please to give him, for Disposal of the Fleet, or any Part thereof, in order to His Majesty's Return."
King to be proclaimed in Ireland.
"That the Proclamation agreed on for proclaiming of the King's Majesty be sent to Ireland, to be there proclaimed; and the Commissioners for managing the Affairs of Ireland are required to cause the same to be proclaimed accordingly."