Thursday, 14th June, 1660.
MR. Turner reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, on the double Return for
the Borough of Wilton in the County of Wilts; that,
upon Examination of the Fact, the Question was, Whether Mr. Hughes, being at present Mayor of the said
Borough, and returned by himself, in one of the said Indentures, to serve for the said Borough, have Power to
return himself; and that the Committee were of Opinion,
that the said Mr. Hughes, the present Mayor, being so
returned by himself, the Election is void as to him.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Election of Mr. Hughs, to serve in this
present Parliament for the said Borough of Wilton, is
void: And that a new Writ be issued for a new Election of a Member to serve for that Borough, in this present Parliament, in his Place: And that Mr. Speaker do
send his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a new Writ to be issued, as aforesaid:
And that the Lord Chancellor of England do issue and
pass the said Writ under the Great Seal of England
Ordered, That when the Debate, upon the Bill for
Pardon and Oblivion, is over, the Bill for Poll Money
shall, in the next Place, be read the Second time.
Pardon and Oblivion.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill of General Pardon and Oblivion.
Proceedings against the Regicides.
The humble Petition of Bulstrode Whitlock was read.
The Question being propounded, that Bulstrode Whitlock Esquire shall be one of the Twenty Persons to 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 him by another Act, intended to
be hereafter passed for that Purpose;
And the Question being put, That the Question be
The House was divided:
And the Noes went forth.
Sir George Booth,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
And so the Question passed in the Negative.
The humble Petition of Sir Robert Reynolds was read.
Another Petition of Robert Reynolds, a Member of
the late long Parliament, was read.
Resolved, That Daniel Axtell shall be one of the
Twenty Persons to 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 him by
another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that
Ordered, That the Bill for Poll Money be read the
Second time To-morrow Morning; and that, in the next
Place, Consideration be had of the Matter of Money,
for answering the great Occasions of the Kingdom.