Friday, 8th June, 1660.
ORDERED, That the Ordinance for Three Months
Assessment be forthwith published.
Ordered, That the Act for putting in Execution the
Powers in the Ordinance for Three Months Assessment,
be forthwith printed and published, for the Use of the
Members of this House.
Ordered, That the several Sums of Money charged
by Order of this House upon the Ordinance for Three
Months Assessment, commencing the Twenty-fourth of
June next, for satisfying of so much advanced, and procured to be advanced, on the Credit of the said Ordinance, for the present Service of the King's Majesty, and
of the Dukes of Yorke and Gloucester, and to be repaid
out of the Monies which are, or shall be, advanced
thereupon by the City of London, be paid and satisfied
out of the said Money accordingly, by the Chamberlain
of the City of London, who is appointed Receiver General of the said Assessments; that is to say, the Sum of
Four thousand Five hundred Pounds to Sir John Robinson, Knight and Baronet, Alderman of the City of London; the further Sum of Ten thousand Pounds to the
said Sir John Robinson; the Sum of Five-and-twenty
thousand Pounds to Sir John Langham, Knight, the said
Sir John Robinson, Sir Wm. Vincent, Knight, Thomas
Rich, Esquire, and Sir Thomas Bloudworth, Knight,
for so much delivered by them to Sir John Grinvill,
by Letters of Credit, and payable at Amsterdam on Sight;
and the Sum of Five thousand Pounds to the said Sir
John Robinson; in the Method appointed by the Order
of this House of the Seventeenth of May last: And that
all and every other Sum and Sums of Money, charged
on the said Ordinance by any particular Order of this
House, be paid in Course out of the Money which is,
or shall be, advanced thereupon, by the City of London,
on the Credit of the said Ordinance, by the Chamberlain
of the said City, according to the said Ordinance, and
the several Orders whereby such Sums are respectively
charged: And this Order, together with the Acquittance
and Acquittances of the several and respective Persons
who are appointed to receive the said Sums, shall be
to * the Chamberlain of the City of London, for every
Sum of Money he shall so pay, a sufficient Warrant and
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Hollis makes Report that, according to the Order
of this House, his Majesty had been attended by himself,
and some other Members of this House, with the Resolves of this House of Yesterday, declaring that their
Laying hold of his Majesty's Grace and Favour, expressed
in his Majesty's gracious Letters and Declaration; which
Resolves were read unto his Majesty; and that his Majesty hath appointed to give a Meeting to this House in
the Banquetting House at Whitehall, at Three of the
Clock this Afternoon, concerning that Business.
Proclamation against Prosaneness.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be desired, when his Majesty shall be attended in the Afternoon by this House,
to represent to his Majesty, in the Name of this House,
and of all the Commons of England, the humble Thanks
of this House, for his Majesty's most gracious, pious,
and seasonable Proclamation for suppressing Profaneness; it tending so much to the Glory of God, as well
as his Majesty's Honour, and more endearing his Majesty to the Hearts of his People.
Mr. Hollis reports the Substance of the Conference,
had by this House with the Lords on Wednesday last, as
followeth: That the Lord Chancellor took Notice that as
the House of Peers, with the whole Kingdom, are full of
Joy, for the great Mercy of God to the Nation, in restoring the King to his People; so they thought it their
Duty to fill the Heart of his Majesty, and the rest of
the Royal Family, with Joy, by letting them see the
Care this House hath of the Queen their Mother: He
took Notice that as the King had been long deprived
of his Rights, so had the Queen too; and therefore their
Lordships did earnestly recommend it to this House,
that they would please to put it into a speedy Way,
that the Queen may receive the Rents, and Dues, and
Profits of her Jointure; and the rather, because it was a
Thing established upon a publick Treaty betwixt the
Two Crowns; and therefore this Nation (and the House
especially) were bound, in Honour and Justice, to take
care of it. "He did likewise desire, that you would take
along with you the Care of the Purchasers; and then
added, that you would take into your Thoughts what
her Majesty had been deprived of so long, if you think
fit: To which last Clause the Lord Chancellor did afterwards give to the Reporter this Explanation, that there
will appear many Cases wherein both the State and the
Queen have been cozened by the Detention of Monies in
the Tenants Hands.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the State of the Queen's Majesty's Jointure; and to
inform themselves, what Part thereof is sold, or otherwise
disposed of, and what remains unsold, what Part of that
which is sold, hath been forfeited since the Sale, and what
not; and where any Part is not forfeited, what Consideration will be fit to be had of the respective Purchasers;
what Deceits have been used in the purchasing of any
Part thereof; what Rents remain in any of the Tenants
Hands; and likewise to consider of a Sum of Money to
be presently provided for the Queen's Majesty's present
Support: And they are to confer with the Queen's Counsel herein: and have Power to send for Persons, Witnesses, Records, Surveys, and Papers, and whatever
they shall find necessary to clear this Business, or conducing to the full Satisfaction of this House, touching the
whole State of the Case.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Geo. Booth, Mr.
Skipwith, Serjeant Glyn, Mr. Annesley, Colonel King,
Mr. Mallett, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pierrepont, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Mr. Crew, Sir Dudly North, Serjeant Maynard, Sir
Jo. Duncombe, Sir Capel Luckin, Sir Anth. Ashly Cooper,
Lord Falkland, Mr. Swinfin, Mr. Calmady, Sir Walter
Vincent, Sir Robert Binloss, Mr. Chafe, Mr. Knightley,
Mr. Finch, Dr. Bosworth, Mr. Ravenscroft, Mr. Swale,
Mr. Powell, Mr. Pryn, Sir Anth Irby, Sir John Temple,
Mr. Ceasar, Mr. Wingfeild, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Mr. Fra.
Gerrard, Sir Walter Earle, Mr. North, Sir Wm. Wheeler,
Colonel Howard, Colonel Birch, Sir George Reeve, Mr.
Turner, Mr. Goodrick, Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wilts, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Serjeant Browne, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Yong, Sir Henry Cholmeley, Colonel Ireland, Mr.
Lowther, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Charlton, Sir John Carter,
Mr. Milborne, Sir Henry Lee, Serjeant Terrill, or any
Three of them, be the said Committee: And they are to
meet in the Queen's Court To-morrow, at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon: And all the Gentlemen of the
Long Robe are added to this Committee.
Duke of Gloucester's Answer.
Mr. Hollis and Mr. Annesley make Report, that they
had attended the Duke of Gloucester with the Order of
this House, for Thanks to his Highness for his affectionate Letter to this House; whereof the Duke declared
his very kind Acceptance, giving Assurance of his constant Affection to this House, and of his Endeavours to
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred
to consider of a settled Revenue for his Majesty, do bring
in their Report on Tuesday next.
Proceeding's against the Regicides.
Ordered, That Mr. Pryn, Mr. Annesley, Serj. Hales,
Mr. Shapcott, Serj. Browne, Serj. Twisden, Mr. Turner,
Mr. Charlton, Col. King, Serj. Glyn, Sir Wm. Wild, or
any Three of them, be a Committee to withdraw, and
prepare a Proviso upon the present Debate touching the
Persons summoned by his Majesty's Proclamation, to
render themselves within Fourteen Days.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clerges, Mr. Pryn, Col.
King, Col. Jones, and Major Beake, do presently withdraw, and inform themselves, by perusing the Journal
of the pretended High Court of Justice for Trial of the
late King's Majesty, what Persons, not sitting at the said
Trial on the Twenty-seventh of January 1648, did sit
at the said Trial, in Westminster Hall, any the Days preceding: and to report the Names of such Persons to the
A Question being propounded, That the Number of
Twenty, and no more, (other than those that are already
excepted, or sat as Judges upon the late King's Majesty)
shall be excepted out of the Act of general Pardon and
Oblivion, for and in respect only of such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, (not extending to Life) as shall be
thought fit to be inflicted on them by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that purpose;
And it being put to the Question, Whether the Question shall be now put; that the Number of Twenty, and
no more, be inserted in the Question;
The House was divided:
And the Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir George Booth,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Antho. Irby,
Who report,The Yeas, that stayed in, had 160.
The Noes, that went forth, 131.
And so the Question passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
The House was divided.
And the Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas.
|Sir Wm. Lewis,
|Sir Henry Yelverton,
||Tellers for the Noes.
|Sir John Duncombe,
The Tellers report,
The Yeas, that went forth, had 153.
The Noes, that stayed in, had 135.
And so the Question passing in the Affirmative; it was
Resolved, That the Number of Twenty, and no more,
(other than those that are already excepted, or who sat
as Judges upon the late King's Majesty) shall be excepted
out of the Act of general Pardon and Oblivion, for and
in respect only of such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures,
(not extending to Life) as shall be thought fit to be inflicted on them by another Act, intended to be hereafter
passed for that purpose.
The House adjourns till Three of the Clock