House of Lords Journal Volume 11
25 April 1660

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1767-1830

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 25 April 1660', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 3-4. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13936 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Anno 12 Caroli Secundi.

DIE Mercurii, Vicesimo quinto die Aprilis, anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi; Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franc. et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, Duodecimo.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, appointed by the House to be Speaker pro Tempore.

Comes Northumb.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Denbigh.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Maynard.

Order for a Fast.

ORDERED, That Monday next be appointed to be kept by this House as a Day of Fasting and Humiliation, for seeking a Blessing from God by Prayer, upon the Meeting of both Houses of Parliament, in order to a Settlement of this Nation; and the Place to be the Abbey Church in Westm. for the Peers: Wherein the House of Commons are to be desired to do the like for their House.

Message to the H C. about it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rich and Mr. Eltonheade:

To let them know, that the Lords have appointed to keep Monday next as a Fast-day, for seeking of God, for a Blessing upon the Meeting of both Houses, in order to a Settlement of this Nation; and to desire their Concurrence for the same Day to be kept as a Fast by their House.

Order for Scobell to deliver the Records of this House to Brown, Cler. Parl. and his Dwellinghouse, &c.

Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the Draught of an Order for Henry Scobell Esquire to deliver all Acts, Records, and Journal Books, and all Papers and Writings whatsoever, that are in his Custody, belonging to the Peers, to John Browne Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments; and likewise the Stone Tower, and Dwelling-house belonging thereunto, and report the same to this House:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Lyncolne.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Grey de Wark.

Their Lordships to meet presently.

Gen. Monk to be Captain General.

Resolved, That George Monck Esquire is nominated and appointed, by this House, to be Captain General of all the Land Forces, in England, Scotland, and Ireland; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.

Order for Scobell to deliver Records and House, &c. to Brown Cler. Parl.

The Earl of Lyncolne reported from the Committee, the Order concerning the Records of this House; which was read, and approved of, and ordered to be signed by the Speaker of this House; (videlicet,)

"Whereas Henry Scobell Esquire is now in the Possession of the Dwelling-house in The Old Pallace at Westm. belonging to the Clerk of the Parliaments, who attends as Clerk to the House of Peers, and hath in his Custody the Acts, Journals, and other Records, of that House: It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament, That the said Henry Scobell shall, upon Sight hereof, forthwith deliver unto John Browne Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments, or his Assigns, the Possession of a certain Stone Building standing within the said Dwelling-house, commonly called The Tower, wherein the Records were usually kept, and the Keys and other Things belonging to the same; as also the Acts, Ordinances, Journals, Records, Writings, and Papers, appertaining or any Wise belonging to the said Office: And lastly, that the said Henry Scobell shall deliver the quiet Possession of the said Dwelling-house, with the Appurtenances, unto the said John Browne, or his Assigns, within Fourteen Days next after the Date of this Order: And hereunto Obedience is required accordingly."

Letter to Lords, to attend.

ORDERED, That a Committee be appointed, to consider of such Lords as shall have Letters written to them, to desire their Attendance on this House:

Comes Northumb.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.

To meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings.

The Lord Wharton reported the Names of those Lords; and likewise a Draught of the Letter, which were read, and agreed to; videlicet,

"My Lord, I am commanded, by the House of Peers, hereby to signify their Pleasures, that you do repair to attend the House with what convenient Speed you can. And so I rest

"Your Lordship's
Humble Servant,
E. Manchester, Speaker pro Tempore."

E. Nottingham.
E. Rutland.
L. North.
L. Dela Warr.
L. Mountagu.
L. Bruce.

Message to Gen. Monk, thanking him for his Services.

These Lords following were appointed by the House to go to the Lord General Monck, to deliver this Message to him from the Lords in Parliament; and the Earl of Manchester Speaker was to speak it; videlicet,

"The Peers in Parliament assembled have commanded me to own your Lordship's Valour and Prudence, in managing the great Affairs intrusted to you. And they likewise return your Lordship their Acknowledgements, for the Care and Respects which you have expressed to the Peers, in restoring them to their ancient and undoubted Right. And they hope that God will still bless you in the Use of all Means for the procuring a safe and well-grounded Peace, according to the ancient fundamental Government of this Nation, wherein they shall employ their Counsels and utmost Endeavours in Concurrence with you."

The Lords that went with this Message were:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Manchester.
Viscount Say and Seale.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Maynard.

Adjourn.

Comes Manchester, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque post meridiem hujus diei, hora tertia, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Post meridiem.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Roode.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker pro Tempore.

Comes Northumb.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Midd.
Comes Rivers.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Maynard.

Preachers at the Fast.

ORDERED, That Doctor Reynolds and Mr. Hardy are appointed to preach before the Lords on Monday next, being the Fast-day.

House to be called.

ORDERED, That this House be called To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Comes Manchester, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Jovis, 26m diem Aprilis, 1660, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.