Thursday, 26th April, 1660.
THAT all Members upon double Returns do forbear
to sit, until the Point of the double Return be determined; unless they be returned in the several Indentures; and that such who are returned in the several
Indentures, may sit.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That a Committee for Privileges and Elections
be appointed, viz. Sir Walter Earle, Sir Tho. Wroth,
Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Sir Wm. Waller, Mr.
Pryn, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir
Henry Felton, Sir George Booth, Lord Faulkland, Mr.
Egioke, Sir Dudley North, General Monck, Doctor
Clarges, Mr. John Gray, Mr. Talbot, Mr. John Goodwin,
Mr. Holles, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Turner, Mr.
Atkins, Mr. Foxwist, Col. Tho. Hatcher, Sir Horatio
Townesend, Lord Richardson, Sir John Evelyn of Surry,
Mr. Bulkley, Sir John Evelyn of Wilts, Col. Lloyd, Sir
Trevor Williams, Sir Edward Mansell, Mr. Recorder of
London, Mr. Boderda, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Goodrick, Mr.
Peckham, Mr. Stapleton, Mr. Grove, Mr. Hobby, Mr.
Gerrard, Sir John Northcot, Lord Howard, Mr. Rowse,
Mr. Dormer, Mr. Wm. Morgan, Mr. Bamfeild, Serjeant
Glyn, Mr. Finch, Alderman Robinson, Lord Buckley, Mr.
Harvey, Mr. Thomas Jones, Mr. Hall, Mr. Skipwith, Mr.
Rant, Major Beake, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Onslow, Col.
Morley, Mr. Tolson, Mr. Carleton, Mr. Swaile, Mr.
Henry Eyres, Mr. Tucker, Sir John Holland, Sir Phillip
Woodhouse, Sir John Lenthall, Col. Harley, Sir John Carter, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Norton Knatchbull, Mr. Serjeant Twisden, Major General Browne, Mr.
Thurland, Mr. Robert Browne, Mr. Heale, Col. Fagg,
Mr. Rainsford, Mr. Henry Hungerford, Lord Commissioner Tyrrill, Sir Henry North, Mr. Allen Brodrick,
Col. Bowyer, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Danyell, Sir Tho.
Willis, Mr. Babington, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Col. Knight,
Mr. Henry Bethell, Lord Angier, Sir Richard Temple,
Mr. Cornewallis, Mr. Swinfin, Col. Birch, Sir Henry
Cholmley, Mr. Ellison, Mr. North, Mr. Gott, * Ellis, Mr.
Courtop, Col. Massy, Mr. Gorges, Mr. Bancks, Mr.
Clapham, Serjeant Littleton, Mr. Henley, Mr. Stapleton,
Mr. Merrick, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Meres, Sir Walter
Devereax, Mr. Earnley, Dr. Mills, Mr. Packer, Sir
Charles Wolsley, Mr. Henry Powell, Lord Fairfax, Mr.
Arthington, Mr. Burlace, Mr. Munson, Lord Bruce, Sir
Henry Yelverton, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Reeves, Mr. Peckham, Sir Thomas Dyke, Sir John Pelham, Mr. Barnard,
Mr. Goring, Mr. Arthur Stanhop, Mr. Weston, Mr.
Lucy, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Paston, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Doynley, Lord Bulkley, Mr. Hopkins, Earl Kildare, Mr. Foley, * Sherrard, Mr. Streete,
Mr. Serjeant Hales, Sir Christopher Wivell, Mr. Tregonell, Sir Samuell Luke, Mr. Metcalfe Robinson, Sir
Henry Lee, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Yong, Mr. Richard
Powell, Mr. Crew, Mr. Pym, Mr. How.
Resolved, &c. That no more be named until those
already named be read:
The Names were read accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this Committee have Power to
examine and consider all Questions, which shall grow and
arise this Parliament, about Elections, Returns, and other
Privileges; and to acquaint the House with their Proceedings from time to time; and that all the double
Returns be first taken into Consideration, and reported to
the House; and they are to meet in the Exchequer
Chamber this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, and every
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, in the Afternoon; with
Power to send for Persons, Papers, Writings, Records,
and what else may conduce to the Business.
Resolved, &c. That all Persons who will question
Elections now returned, do it within Fourteen Days, and
so within Fourteen Days after any new Return.
A Bill intituled, An Act against Vagrants, and wandering idle dissolute Persons, was this Day read the First
Ordered, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time
on this Day Fortnight
Resolved, &c. That this Day Fortnight be set apart,
for a Day of Thanksgiving to the Lord, for raising up his
Excellency the Lord General, and other eminent Persons,
who have been instrumental in Delivery of this Nation
from Thraldom and Misery.
Resolved, &c. That this Day Fortnight be set apart for
a Day of Thanksgiving, for this House, the Cities of London and Westminster, and late Lines of Communication;
and this Day Month, for the whole Nation.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired
herein; and that Mr. Herbert be sent up with this Message to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Price, the Lord General's
Chaplain, be desired to preach, and carry on the Work
of Thanksgiving before this House at Margarett's, Westminster, on this Day Fortnight; and that Dr Clarges do
give him Notice thereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Birkhead's Petition be
read, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Lords concur in Thanksgiving Days.
Mr. Herbert reports, That, according to the Command
of this House, he had attended the Lords with their
Message, for Days of Thanksgiving; and that they do
fully agree with this House therein, and in the Days men
tioned to be set apart for that Purpose.
Gen. Monck thanked.
Resolved, &c. That his Excellency the Lord General
George Monck have the Recognition, Acknowledgment,
and hearty Thanks, of this House, for his eminent and
unparalleled Services done for these Nations.
Mr. Speaker did accordingly give the Thanks of this
House unto his Excellency the Lord General Monck,
standing in his Place, to the Effect following:
That he is commanded by this House to take Notice
of his eminent Services; his Wisdom being such, and
God having so blessed him in his great Affairs, that he
hath made a Conquest of those who are Enemies and disaffected to the Government, Happiness, and Welfare of
this Church and State, without a bloody Nose; that
That hath much advanced the Honour of his Services,
having been effected without the Expence of Blood or
Treasure, of both which the Nation had been so much
exhausted, that nothing but a Necessity could rationally
have satisfied any Man to draw out more; that his
Lordship hath been our Physician, and hath cured us with
his Lenitives; that Statues have been heretofore set up
for Persons meriting much of their Country; but his
Lordship hath a Statue set up higher, and in another
Place, as high as may be, in the Hearts of all Wellwishers to the Good of this Nation, and a Crown of
Glory, he doubts not, laid up for him in Heaven; that
God hath made him instrumental, by his helping Hand,
to keep the Nation from sinking, when no Way was represented to our Understanding whence Deliverance
should arise; so that God's raising him up, accompanying, blessing, and assisting, him in his Counsels, in such
Sort as to accomplish his Work to that Height, cannot be
otherwise owned by those that look upon him, and his
Actions, than as a Miracle; and therefore, in the Name
of the House, he returns to his Lordship the hearty Thanks
of this House; adding, He is sure his Lordship would believe it, if he had not said so.
Colonel Ingoldsby thanked.
Resolved, &c. That the Thanks of this House be given
to Colonel Ingoldsby, for his former and late great and
eminent Services done for this Nation.
Mr. Speaker did accordingly give the Thanks of this
House to Colonel Richard Ingoldsby, to the Effect following:
That he is commanded by the House to take notice of
his former Services, and of his late Action, wherein God
hath made him instrumental to do so great and eminent a Service to the Nation, (for which he returns him
their hearty Thanks) having made him as high in Favour,
as he is in his own Merit, for adventuring himself so far
in the publick Cause; and that the House's good Acceptance thereof is the more valuable, being taken
Notice of on the same Day with the great Services performed for the Nation by his Excellency the Lord General.