DIE Lunæ, 8 die Julii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Pembrooke & Mount.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. De la Warr.
Ds. Howard de Char't.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkeley de Strat.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Poor Bill, and Bill for Highways, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committees for the Bill for
Highways, and for the Bill for Relief of the Poor, being
now sine Die, shall meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight
of the Clock.
Bill to raise Money for repairing Churches, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the enabling
of Churchwardens to assess and levy such Sums of
Money as shall be necessary to be expended in the
repairing of Churches, and upon other Occasions incident to their Office."
Bill for a Light-house at The Spurn Head.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for erecting
a Lighthouse, for the Preservation of Ships, at The
Spurn Head, near the Mouth of Humber."
Sir R. Baesh's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling several Lands, late of Sir Edward Baesh Knight, upon
Sir Ralph Baesh, Knight of the Bath, Heir of the
said Sir Edward, and his Heirs."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following; to hear the Parties
that are nearest related to this Business, and to report
the same to this House:
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Any Five; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight
of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
E. of Banbury's Cause.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Banburie's Cause shall
be heard, at this Bar, To-morrow Morning.
E. of Midd. Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Middlesex hath Leave to
be absent from his Attendance on this House, in regard
of his ill Health.
Marq. of Winton's Bill.
ORDERED, That all such Judges as are in the Town
are to consider, whether an Act concerning the Lord
Marquis of Winchester and Robert Wallop Esquire, now
depending before their Lordships, be against the Act of
Indemnity or no, and make Report thereof on Friday
next: And they are to meet together (as their Occasions
shall permit) in the mean Time; who are to be attended
by the Lord Marquis's Solicitor in that Behalf forthwith.
Order to prevent Waste on the Marquis of Worcester's Estate, and to restore him to such Part of it as is not sold.
Whereas, upon reading of a Petition of the Lord Marquis
of Worcester, on the Twentieth of June, 1660; shewing,
"That he hath been dispossessed of his Estate in the
late unhappy Wars, and hath undergone many Pressures in the same:"
It is ORDERED, That the said Lord Marquis is, and
shall be hereby, restored to the Possession of such Part
of his Estate as hath not been sold; and that there be
a Stay of all Rents, as also the Waste in Houses, Lands,
Timber, Woods, and Coals, upon the rest of his Estate,
until further Order; and his Lordship or his Assigns
shall and may have the View of such Papers, Writings,
and Records, as are in the Possession of the late Trustees, or their Officers. And hereto all Parties and Persons whom this Order doth or may any Way concern
are to yield Obedience, as the contrary will be answered
to this House.
The King present.
His Majesty this Day was present, sitting in His
Throne, arrayed with His Royal Robes, the Peers being
also in their Robes.
The Commons by His Majesty's Command were sent
for; who being come, Sir Edward Turner Knight, their
Speaker, made this following Speech:
Speaker of H. C. Speech.
"May it please Your most Excellent Majesty,
"The Writ of Summons, whereby Your Majesty
was pleased to call together the Knights, Citizens,
and Burgesses, of the Commons House of Parliament,
gave us to understand, "That Your Majesty had divers
weighty and urgent Matters to communicate to us;
such as did concern Your Royal Person, Your State
and Dignity, the Defence of the Kingdom, and the
Church of England;" and in the same Method propounded to us by Your Majesty, we have applied ourselves to offer you our best Counsel and Advice.
"We found Your Majesty miraculously preserved,
by the Hand of GOD, from the Hands of Your Enemies; we found You peaceably seated in the Throne
of Your Ancestors; we found the hereditary Imperial
Crown of these Nations auspiciously set upon Your
Royal Head: And all this after a sharp and a bloody
"We held it our Duties, in the First Place, to endeavour the Safety and Preservation of Your Majesty's
Person and Government; and to that Purpose have
prepared a Bill.
"Next to the Safety of Your Majesty, we took into
Consideration the State and Power that is necessary
for so great a Prince; and do hope are long to settle
Your Militia so, that, by the Blessing of GOD, You
need not fear Storms from Abroad, or Earthquakes
here at Home.
"Your Majesty was pleased, at the Opening of the
Parliament, to recommend unto us Two Bills; one, for
confirming of Public Acts; another, for the Private
Acts that passed the last Parliament. They were so
many in Number, and great in Weight, that hitherto
we could not consider of them all: But some we have
perused; the Act for Confirmation of Judicial Proceedings; for taking away the Court of Wards and
Liveries, and Purveyances; and also all those that do
relate to Your Majesty's Customs and Excise.
"And, that we might with some Chearfulness see
Your Majesty's Face, we have brought our Brother
Benjamin with us; I mean, Your Act of Oblivion: I
take the Boldness to call it Yours, for so it is by many
Titles; Your Majesty first conceived it at Breda;
You helped to contrive and form it here in England;
and, we must all bear You Witness, You laboured
and travailed till it was brought forth: And since it
had a Being, some Question being made of its Legitimation, Your Royal Heart is not at (fn. *) Ease until it be
confirmed. And now, Sir, give me Leave to say, by
the Suffrage of a full, a free, and legal Parliament,
it is presented to Your Majesty, to be naturalized.
Your Majesty's Desires are fully answered by all the
Representatives of the People: And their hearty
Prayer to GOD is, That all Your Subjects may be
truly thankful to You; and that Your Majesty may
long live to enjoy the Fruits of this unparalleled
"Your Majesty was pleased to intimate to us on
Saturday last, "That You so valued the Quiet and
Satisfaction of Your People, and the Keeping of Your
Royal Word with them, that, although divers other
Bills were made ready for You, You would vouchsafe
the Honour to this Bill alone, Your Favourite, to
come and pass it. Sir, Hereby You have made this
a great Holiday; and we shall observe it with Joy and
Thanksgiving. Upon such solemn Festivals, there
useth to be a Second Service, an Anthem, and a Collect, or at least an Offering. My Anthem shall be,
Quid tibi retribuam, Domine ? And my Collect, a short
Report of Your Revenue. We know, Great Sir, that
Money is both the Sinews of War, and Bond of Peace.
We have, therefore, taken Care of Your Majesty's
Revenue; and do desire to make it in some good
Proportion suitable both to Your Grandeur and Your
"We do believe, the State of our King is the Honour of our State; and the best Way to preserve
our Peace, is to be well provided for War. Our
Time hath not permitted us to finish this Work;
but, as an Earnest of our good Affections, we desire Your Majesty to accept an Offering from us.
"We cannot enough admire Your Majesty's Patience, Providence, and Frugality Abroad. You did
not bring Home a Debt for us to pay, great as a
Prince's Ransom. And since Your Return, You have
not, with King Edward the Third after His Wars
in France, or Henry the Fourth, Henry the Seventh,
or Henry the Eighth, desired new and great Aids
and heavy Subsidies from Your People for Your Supplies.
"No, Sir; You have been so far from asking, that
Part of the Money which was given You last Parliament for Your Household Provision, You have
issued out towards Payment of our Debts; You have
robbed Your own Table (I had almost said given
the Meat out of Your own Belly), to feed the hungry
"Dear Sir, These Things have a just Influence upon
the People; they fill our Hearts with Joy and Affection to Your Majesty.
"I do not pretend much to Physiognomy; but, if
I mistake not greatly, the Faces of the People do promise great Frankness and Chearfulness in Your present Supplies.
"What would not Your Majesty's Friends have
given, within these Eighteen Months, to have seen
Your Majesty thus happily settled ? And what can
be too much for those to return, who have received
all they enjoy from Your Majesty's Mercy ?
Bill brought up by him.
"Great Sir, To conclude this solemn Service; the
Commons of England do, by me their Servant,
humbly present You with this Bill, intituled, "An
Act for a free and voluntary Present;" and wish it
a Success answerable to Your Royal Heart's Desire."
The Clerk of the Parliaments, receiving this Bill
from the Hand of the Speaker, brought it to the Table.
Then the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of these
"1. An Act for confirming Public Acts."
The Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal
Assent in these Words,
"Le Roy le veult."
"2. An Act for a free and voluntary Present to His
The Royal Assent was pronounced in these
"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjects, accepte leur
Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
The King's Speech.
After this, His Majesty was pleased to make a
very Gracious Speech, as followeth:
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"It is a good Time since I heard of your passing this
Bill for Money; and I am sure you would have presented it to Me sooner, if you had thought I had desired it: But the Truth is, though I have Need enough
of it, I had no Mind to receive it from you, till I
might at the same Time give My Assent to this other
very good Bill that accompanies it, for which I longed
very impatiently. I thank you for both with all My
Heart; and though there are other good Bills ready,
with which you will easily believe I am very well
pleased, and in which I am indeed enough concerned, yet I choose rather to pass these Two Bills together, and to pass them by themselves without any
other, that you may all see, and in you the whole Kingdom, that I am at least equally concerned for you and
them, as for Myself: And in Truth it will be Want
of Judgement in Me, if I ever desire any Thing for
Myself, that is not equally good for you and them.
I am confident, you all believe that My Well-being
is of some Use and Benefit to you; and I am sure
your Well-being, and being well pleased, is the
greatest Comfort and Blessing I can receive in this
"I hope you will be ready within few Days to dispatch those other Public Bills which are still depending before you, that I may come hither and pass all
together, and then adjourn till Winter, when what
remains may be provided for: And I would be very
glad that you would be ready by the Twentieth of this
Month, or thereabouts, for the Adjournment; which
methinks you might easily be, if you suspended all
Private Business till the Recess. The last Parliament,
by God's Blessing, laid the Foundation of the Happiness we all enjoy; and therefore I thought it but
Justice to the Memory of it, to send you Bills for the
Confirmation of what was enacted then; and I cannot
doubt but you will dispatch what remains of that
Kind with all convenient Speed; and that you will
think, that what was then thought necessary or fit
for the Public Peace to be enacted, ought not to be
shaken now, or any good Man less secure of what he
possesses, than he was when you came together. It is
to put Myself in Mind as well as you, that I so often
(I think as often as I come to you) mention to you My
Declaration from Breda: And let Me put you in
Mind of another Declaration, published by yourselves
about the same Time, and which, I am persuaded,
made Mine the more effectual; an honest, generous,
and Christian Declaration, signed by the most eminent
Persons, who had been the most eminent Sufferers, in
which you renounced all former Animosities, all Memory of former Unkindnesses, vowed all imaginable
Good-will to, and all Confidence in, each other.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"Let it be in no Man's Power to charge Me or
you with Breach of our Word or Promise, which can
never be a good Ingredient to our future Security.
Let us look forward, and not backward; and never
think of what is past, except Men put us in Mind of
it, by repeating Faults we had forgot; and then let us
remember no more than what concerns those very
God hath wrought a wonderful Miracle in settling
us as He hath done. I pray let us do all we can to
get the Reputation at Home and Abroad of being
well settled. We have Enemies and Enviers enough,
who labour to have it thought otherwise; and if we
would indeed have our Enemies fear us, and our
Neighbours love and respect us, and fear us enough
to love us, let us take all the Ways we can, that, as
the World cannot but take Notice of your extraordinary Affection to Me, and of the Comfort I take in
that Affection, so that it may likewise take Notice
of your Affection to and Confidence in each other;
which will disappoint all Designs against the Public
Peace, and fully establish our joint Security."
After this, His Majesty retired.
Thanks to the King, for His Speech, &c.
ORDERED, That the Lord Chamberlain is appointed
to give His Majesty humble Thanks, from this House,
for His passing His Royal Assent to the Act for confirming Public Acts, and for His Gracious Speech; and to
desire His Majesty would please to give Way that His
Speech may be printed and published.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, (videlicet,)
9um diem instantis Julii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis