Thursday, 24th May, 1660.
Privilege- a Person discharged.
RESOLVED, That the Mayor of Chichester, now
in Custody with the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, be discharged and set at Liberty.
Advances to the Public.
Resolved, That whoever shall advance Two thousand
Pounds for the present Service of his Majesty, shall be
reimbursed the same with Interest out of the Twenty
thousand Pounds, Part of the Thirty thousand Pounds
assigned for providing of Requisites for his Majesty's
Resolved, That Col. Samuell Jones, Alderman Frederick,
Mr. Thomas Rich, Mr. Peter Midleton, and Mr. Joseph
Brand, be desired to go forthwith into the City of London,
and to treat with such as they shall think fit, for procuring of the said Two thousand Pounds, to be speedily
advanced for the present Service of his Majesty; the
same to be secured and repaid with Interest, out of the
said Twenty thousand Pounds: (And the Members of
this House, who are of the Council of State, are required
to take effectual Order, that the same be repaid out of
the said Twenty thousand Pounds accordingly;) which
this House will look upon as a very acceptable Service.
Mr. Turner did this Day carry to the Lords the Declaration passed by this House Yesterday, concerning the
Papists and Recusants.
A Declaration, Yesterday reported and read, for enjoining Papists to depart Twenty Miles from the Cities
of London and Westminster, and not to come within Ten
Miles of the Verge of the Court, without a Warrant
from the Speakers of both Houses, was this Day read
the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to
the Committee, that brought in this Declaration, to
bring in Two several Declarations; the one requiring all
Irish Rebels, and Irish Papists, now in England, to depart, or otherwise to be proceeded against according to
Law, and to prohibit all Irish Papists from disturbing
the Possession of any English Protestant in Ireland, but
by course of Law, or until the Parliament of England,
or the Parliament to be called in Ireland, take further
Order; and one other Declaration, to put the Laws
against Popish Recusants, and against Priests and Jesuits,
especially those of 35° Eliz. and 3° Jacobi Regis, in
effectual Execution, as well against Popish Recusants
convict, as against such, who have acknowledged themselves Papists, and have taken Leases of their Estates,
Ordered, That Mr. Finch, Mr. Charleton, Sir Gilbert
Gerrard, Mr. Hauchett, Mr. Crew, Sir Anth. Irby, Lord
Com. Widdrington, Mr. Swynfin, Mr. Swayle, Mr. Bacon,
Mr. Perrepoint, Mr. Broadrick, Mr. Vowell, Col. Morley, Mr. Egeock, Mr. Bodurda, Mr. Chapham, Mr. Stuart,
Sir Rich. Onslow, Serj. Twisden, Mr. John Stevens, Mr.
Bradshaw, be added to that Committee: And they are
to meet this Afternoon in the Court of Wards, at Three
of the Clock.
Mr. Turner returns Answer from the Lords, that, as
to the Order touching the impowering the Commissioners of Excise and Customs to proceed in bringing in
these Duties, and the Arrears thereof, that the Lords will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Child and * *,
Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned your Order
this Day sent to them, with some Alterations; to which
they desire your Concurrence:
Which Amendments were read; and, after, the Order,
with the said Amendments, was read.
Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Lords
in the Order so amended.
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House hath considered of your Message and Order, together with the Amendments thereof
sent from the Lords; and they do concur with the Lords
Which Order, so amended, is as followeth;
The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
taking into their Consideration the urgent Occasions
for the present Payment of the Duty of Excise and
Customs, do hereby declare, that the Commissioners for
Appeals, and Regulation of Excise and Customs, Commissioners of the Excise and Customs respectively, and
their Sub Commissioners and Collectors, and other Officers in the several Counties and Places of this Kingdom,
shall proceed effectually, not only in the collecting of the
growing Duties, but in the getting in of all Arrears,
both of Excise and Customs, continued by an Act or
Ordinance, beginning the 25th Day of February last,
and ending the 24th Day of June next, according to the
several Powers to them respectively, given thereby, and
during the Time aforesaid: And it is further declared,
that all Brewers of Beer and Ale, and other Persons
concerned, do, from time to time, make Payment of
what they, and every of them, are charged with, or liable
to, as they will answer their Neglect in a Time, when
his Majesty's and the Kingdom's Service and Occasions
require the most punctual Satisfaction of what is respectively due from them.
Wards and Liveries.
Ordered, That the Bill for taking away Tenures by
Knights Service, and in Capite, the Courts of Wards
and Liveries, be read To-morrow Morning; and next
after That, the Bill for Maintenance of the just Rights
and Privileges of Parliament, and for confirming the