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 Veneris, 11 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ships to be sent to Gen. Mountague.
Upon reading of a Letter from General Mountagu; desiring, "That Order may be given to the Commissioners of the Admiralty at Whitehall, to speed thither such Ships as can soon be fitted in the River, and at Portsmouth:"
Which was accordingly ordered.
Preacher at the Thanksgiving thanked.
ORDERED, That Mr. Bucks shall have Thanks given him, for preaching at the Thanksgiving on Thursday last, before the Lords; and he is desired to print and publish his Sermon.
Lords Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Lord Bruce hath Leave to be absent from his Attendance on this House some Time, as his Infirmity and ill Health doth indispose him.
The Earl of Warwicke is excused for his Absence this Day, in regard of his ill Health.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider of the Conference Yesterday concerning the Great Seal of England.
The House was resumed.
E. of Oxford and E. of Lindsev, about the Office of Ld G. Chamberlain.
A Petition of the Earl of Oxford was read, concerning the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, laying his Claim thereunto. (Here enter it at large.)
It is ORDERED, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Privileges; and the Earl of Lyndsey may have a Copy thereof.
Message from the H. C. with a Declaration.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Raynsford, &c.:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a Declaration concerning the Officers of the Navy and the Excise. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Declaration now brought up.
ORDERED, That this Declaration be forthwith printed and published.
The Petition of Thomas Bushell Esquire, was read:
And the Propositions between the Lord Fairfax and the said Bushell, concerning the surrendering of the Isle of Lundy to the Lord Viscount Say & Seale.
Also the Petition of the Creditors of the said Thomas Bushell, was read.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Business be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Petitions; and this House confirms the Articles made by the Lord Fairfax.
Portug. Ambassador and Ant. Vas.
ORDERED, That the Portugall Ambassador be desired to take Care that Antonio Vas be not transported out of Engl. but be forthcoming at his Majesty's Return into England, that His Pleasure may be known therein.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Glascock and Mr. Gyles return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree concerning the Commissioners of Ireland.
Message to the H. C. about the D. of Bucks' Order.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Chylde and Mr. Harrington:
To desire that the Date mentioned in the Duke of Bucks' Order, being 1651, may be 1648.
E. of Oxford versus E. of Lindsay, concerning the Office of Ld. Great Chamberlain.
"To the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The Petition of Aubrey De Vere, Earl of Oxford;
"That the Office and Place of High Chamberlain of England, with all the Rights and Privileges thereunto appertaining, hath ever since the Beginning of the Reign of King Henry the Second belonged unto your Petitioner's Ancestors, and is the undoubted Right and Inheritance of your Petitioner, and hath through many Ages and Descents been enjoyed by his Progenitors, until that, in the First Year of the Reign of the late King Charles of Blessed Memory, Robert Lord Willoughby of Eresby, afterwards Earl of Lindsey, did without any Right or Title usurp the same, and intrude himself therein, getting into his Hands divers ancient Evidences concerning the same; and Mountague Earl of Lyndsey, his Son, doth now claim the said Office, as belonging to him and his Heirs.
"Humbly prayeth, That you would be pleased to suspend the said Mountague Earl of Lindsey's Execution of the said Office, until your Petitioner's Right and Title may be heard and determined; and that the said Mountague Earl of Lindsey may shew what Right and Title he hath unto the said Office and Chamberlainship, and make Answer unto the Premises.
The King to be applied to, to call a Parliament in Ireland.
Upon the humble Address of the Commissioners employed from the Kingdom of Ireland; shewing, "That, in regard His Majesty's Letters and Declarations to both Houses of Parliament do not at all mention Ireland, or any the Concernments of that Kingdom, which, by reason of the sad Consequences of the late bloody Rebellion there, hath been cast into great Disorder and Confusion, and so doth necessarily require speedy and healing Provisions and Remedies; and therefore desiring the Assistance and Concurrence of the Houses to His Majesty, for the Calling and Holding a Parliament there, as formerly, for Remedy of the unsettled Condition of that Kingdom: It is ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That it be offered and presented, and it is hereby offered and presented, as the Advice and Desire of the Parliament, that His Majesty may be graciously pleased, upon the Repair of Commissioners to Him from that Kingdom, with all convenient Speed to call a Parliament in Ireland, to consist of Protestant Peers and Commons, as being the most visible Means for the regulating and settling of the respective Interests in that unsettled Kingdom."
Declaration for all Officers, &c. to use the Name of the King.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby order and declare, That all Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy, the Committee for the Army, the Commissioners for Appeals, and Regulation of Excise and Customs, the Commissioners for the Customs and Excise, the Commissioners for the Monthly Assessments, and all other Commissioners, Committees, and Officers whatsoever, relating to the Excise, or any other Part of the Revenue, or to the Army or Navy, that were in Office or Employment the 25th Day of April, 1660, shall and are hereby authorized and required to proceed forthwith in the Execution of their respective Commissions, Offices, and Employments, and shall exercise the same in the King's Majesty's Name and Style, according to the respective Powers, Authorities, and Instructions to them or any of them formerly given, or mentioned to be given, and in Being the said 25th Day of April, 1660, until further Order."
ORDERED, That this Declaration be forthwith printed and published.
Soldiers to be removed out of Whitehall, Somerset House, &c; and the Houses to be prepared for the King's Use.
Upon the Report of the Lords Committees for the King's Reception:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Whitehall and Somersett House being in such a Condition, by reason of the Soldiery, as they are not for the present Service of His Majesty, that the Lord General Monke be hereby desired to remove the Soldiers out of the said Houses as soon as conveniently may be done, for the preparing of the said Houses for the present Use of His Majesty, upon His coming up to London; and also that the Lord General be desired so to give Directions for the Soldiery in The Mewes, that the King may have all Convenience for His Horses there, and His Retinue and Servants.
House adjourned till 9a cras.