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 Februarii.
Bp. of Winton and Rector of Bishops Waltham Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Bishop of Winton to convey One Hundred Acres of Land, lying in the Great Disparked Park of Bishops Waltham, in the Parish of Bishops Waltham, in the County of South'ton, upon the Rector of the said Parish Church of Bishops Waltham and his Successors, in Lieu of all Tithes, and Payments for Tithes, due to the said Rector and his Successors for Waltham Parks."
Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Bill for granting an Aid to the King.
Streets and Highways Bill; and for regulating Hackney Coaches.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act for regulating and ordering of Buildings, and for amending of Highways and Sewers, and for making clean of the Streets and other Places, in and about the Cities of London and Westminster; and for regulating and licensing of Hackney Coaches."
L. Poulett's Bill.
Report of the Conference upon the Bill for granting an Aid to the King.
Then the Lord Privy Seal reported the Effect of the said Conference: "That the House of Commons returned the Bill for granting a Royal Aid to the King's Majesty, which their Lordships sent down with some Alterations and a Proviso, to which Alterations the House of Commons agree; and they also agree to the Proviso, adding the Cinque Ports."
Message to H. C. for a further Conference upon it; and with the Bp. of Winton's and L. Poulett's Bills.
L. Chamberlain to acquaint the King with the passing of the Aid Bill.
The Lord Chamberlain was appointed to wait on the King, to acquaint Him, "That the Houses have passed the Bill for granting to His Majesty a Royal Aid; and, in regard of the great Importance of it, to know when His Majesty will please to appoint a Time for giving His Royal Assent thereunto."
Bp. Chichester, Privilege, versus Chadwell, for Scandal.
Upon Oath made at this Bar, by James Swann, "That, on or about the 26th Day of December last, he did hear Thomas Chadwell speak very scandalous Words of the Lord Bishop of Chichester; videlicet, "Where is the pitiful Bishop of Chichester? He hath no more Right to fit in the House of Peers than I."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Body of the said Thomas Chadwell, and keep him in safe Custody, until the Pleasure of this House be further signified: And this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
L. Chamberlain reported the King's coming.
The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That, according to their Lordships Command, he hath waited on the King, and signified to Him, that the Bill for granting the Royal Aid to His Majesty is passed both Houses. And His Majesty, in regard he cannot come To-morrow, intends to come presently, and give His Royal Assent to the said Bill."
The King being present, sitting in His Royal Throne, arrayed with His Regal Robes, the Peers being likewise in their Robes, His Majesty gave Command to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to the House of Commons, "That they come presently, and attend Him, with their Speaker."
The Speaker of H. C. Speech.
"The last Session of this Parliament, the Lords and Commons did humbly represent unto Your Majesty the many Wrongs and Indignities that were done to Your Majesty, and the many Injuries done to Your Merchants, by the Subjects of The United Provinces; and did most humbly beseech Your Majesty, that some effectual Course might be taken for Redress thereof.
"Your Majesty, at the Opening of this Session, was graciously pleased to acquaint Your Two Houses, That, in Pursuance of their Desires, You had, by Your Agent, required Satisfaction; but that Way proved ineffectual, and many fresh Provocations were offered, whereby Your Majesty was necessitated to a warlike Preparation; by the speedy Dispatch whereof, You had let Your Neighbours see, that You could defend Yourself and Your Subjects against their Insolence, upon the Stock of Your own Credit, before Your Parliament came together.
"And now, Sir, give me Leave to say, Your Neighbours may see how a great King is made greater by His Parliament. Your loyal Commons, after they convened, did not suffer full Four and Twenty Hours to pass, before they most chearfully gave Your Majesty more than Four and Twenty Hundred Thousand Pounds.
"Historians tell us, That in Biscay, a Signiory of Spaine, when the King entereth into the Frontiers of the Country, the Lords and Gentlemen there dwelling proffer Him some few Brass Pieces, called Maravedis, in a Leathern Bag hanged at the End of a Lance; but withal they tell Him, that He must not take them.
"Your Lords and Commons will not only yield Obedience to You with their Bodies, but with their Purses also: In Token whereof, I do, in the Name of all the Commons of England, present unto Your Majesty this Bill, whereby we have given unto Your Majesty a Royal Aid of Four and Twenty Hundred Seventy-seven Thousand and Five Hundred Pounds, to be paid in Three Years, by Twelve Quarterly Payments, to begin from the Five and Twentieth of December last. And we do humbly beseech Your Majesty to accept it, as a pregnant Demonstration of our most unfeigned Duty and Thankfulness to Your Majesty."
"1. An Act for granting a Royal Aid to the King's Majesty of Twenty-four Hundred Threescore and Seventeen Thousand and Five Hundred Pounds, to be raised, levied, and paid, in the Space of Three Years."
The King's Speech.
"You have given Me a very noble Present, worthy of yourselves, and worthy of the Vote you passed on the 22th of April last; for which I thank you as much as is possible for Me to do. I hope that your Liberality herein will appear to be good Husbandry. And I assure you that the Monies shall be employed as you yourselves would wish.
"I perceive by the Bill, that you have put an Engagement upon yourselves to be suddenly in the Country; and therefore I desire you to hasten your Councils, that so I may put an End to this Session as soon as is possible.