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 Lunæ, 28 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
17 Comes Manchester, Speaker.
1 Marq. Winton.
2 Comes Northumb.
10 Comes Bridgwater.
18 Comes Berks.
9 Comes Exon.
8 Comes Sarum.
26 Viscount Campden.
12 Comes Warwicke.
7 Comes Suffolke.
3 Comes Rutland.
20 Comes Dover.
6 Comes Nottingham.
13 Comes Devon.
(fn. 1) 22 Comes Stamford.
5 Comes Pembrooke.
4 Comes Bedford.
27 Viscount Stafford.
16 Comes Westm.
24 Viscount Say & Seale.
(fn. 1) 22 Comes Portland.
19 Comes Monmouth.
21 Comes Peterborough.
11 Comes Leycester.
15 Comes Clare.
25 Viscount Conway.
14 Comes Denbigh.
20 Ds. Howard.
13 Ds. Grey.
9 Ds. Hunsdon.
19 Ds. Coventry.
8 Ds. Chandos.
7 Ds. Pagett.
15 Ds. Robertes.
22 Ds. Seymour.
14 Ds. Deincourt.
3 Ds. Dacres.
17 Ds. Lovelace.
18 Ds. Pawlett.
21 Ds. Herbert.
1 Ds. Aberg'enny.
4 Ds. Stourton.
11 Ds. Arrundell.
6 Ds. Wharton.
5 Ds. Crumwell.
16 Ds. Craven.
2 Ds. Sandys.
12 Ds. Mountagu.
10 Ds. Gerrard.
Information against Rewen for treasonable Words;
An Information of John Ronnalls, of Ewell, touching treasonable Words which William (fn. 1) Rewer spake against the King.
And the House, being informed that the said (fn. 1) Rewen was committed to safe Custody, gave no further Directions at this Time.
Upon Information, "That Captain Henbury hath spoken treasonable Words against the King:"
It is ORDERED, That the said Henbury shall be forthwith apprehended, and brought before this House.
Divers Informations were read, taken by Sir John Lenthall, a Justice of the Peace for Surrey, touching treasonable Words spoken by one Blacklock and others.
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That Sir John Lenthall shall attend this House To-morrow, to give an Account what is become of these Persons that have spoken the treasonable Words, and whether they be secured.
Letter from the King.
The Speaker acquainted the House, with a Letter which his Lordship received by the Hand of Mr. Berkley; which being opened, it was a Letter from His Majesty, and read, as followeth. (Here enter it.)
L Chandos's Witnesses.
ORDERED, That John Fulcher, and the Witnesses concerning the Lord Chandos's Business, shall attend this House this Day Sevennight; and then their Lordships will consider further of that Business.
Harrison to deliver a Cloth of State.
The House being informed, "That one Mr. Harrison hath a Cloth of Estate in his Custody, belonging to His Majesty:"
It is ORDERED, That the said Harrison shall deliver the said Cloth of Estate to Mr. Clement Kynnersley, Wardrobe Keeper to His Majesty, for the present Use of His Majesty; and it is referred to the Committee for the King's Goods, to examine how it came to his Hands.
Kynnersly to be paid for furnishing the Parl. House.
Upon reading the Accompt of Clement Kynnersley, "That there is due to him, upon Accompt, Two Hundred Eleven Pounds, Four Shillings, and Four Pence, for furnishing the Parliament House, and the Rooms adjoining, with Necessaties."
It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Officers of the Exchequer, to examine it; and if they find it just and true, to pay it, and certify the same to this House.
Noy to discover Crown Lands.
ORDERED, That Humphrey Noy Esquire do attend this House To-morrow Morning, to give his Information what Lands he can discover of the King's and others, that are unsold and wrongfully detained; and that he shall be free in his Person from Arrests coming to, and going from this House, concerning this Business."
Message from H C. about the Ordinance for a Monthly Assessment; and with the following Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Richard Knightly Esquire, &c.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons do agree to all the Alterations and Amendments in the Ordinance for raising and assessing of Seventy Thousand Pounds per Mensem.
And he brought up an Act, intituled, "An Act for putting in Execution an Ordinance mentioned in this Act."
Act to confirm the Ordinance for a Monthly Assessment.
Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, an Act, intituled, "An Act for putting in Execution an Ordinance mentioned in this Act."
Committed to these Lords following:
Any Seven; to meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to H. C.
That this House will take the Act now brought up into Consideration, and will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Question being put, "Whether to have this House adjourned before this Committee do meet?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
King desires the House to attend Him at Whitehall
The Lord Berkeley (One of the Lords Commissioners that were sent to the King) reported to this House, "That he was commanded, by the King, to let their Lordships know, that the King intends to be, Tomorrow, at Twelve of the Clock, at Whitehall; where he expects their Lordships to attend Him there in a full Assembly."
Letter from Him.
"To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Speaker of Our House of Peers; to be communicated to the Lords there assembled.
"Right Trusty and Entirely-beloved Cousins, Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins, Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins, and Right Trusty and Well-beloved, We Greet you well. After We had received your Invitation, We made all possible Expedition to embark, and return to Our native Kingdom. It hath pleased God to bring Us safe to Land; and We hope that Peace and Happiness shall be brought to Our Kingdoms with Us. We know Our own Heart to have nothing but Affection to the Good of Our People; and We cannot doubt of God's Blessing on Our Counsels and Endeavours for the advancing the Honour and Happiness of Our Kingdoms. We cannot distrust but that you will answer the Professions you have made of your Loyalty and Affection to Our Service. And you may be secure, that We will be deficient in nothing that becomes a Gracious Prince to His faithful Subjects. We hope shortly to see you; and do intend to set forward from hence on Monday next, and hope to arrive at London on Tuesday in the Afternoon, and will then give you timely Notice where and when to attend Us. And in the mean Time We bid you heartily Farewell.
"Given at Our Court at Canterbury, this 26th Day of May, 1660, in the Twelfth Year of Our Reign."
House adjourned till 9a cras.