House of Commons Journal Volume 8
18 June 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 18 June 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 66-68. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26218 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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Monday, June 18th, 1660.

Collection for Poor.

ORDERED That all the Money, which shall be collected at St.Margarett's, WestminsteronThursday Sevennight, being the publick Thanksgiving Day, shall be applied and appropriated to the Relief of the Poor of that Parish.

Persons surrender.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That Sir John Bourchier, Colonel Owen Roe, and Colonel Robert Lilburne, Three of those who sat in Judgment upon the late King's Majesty when, the Sentence of Death was pronounced against him, have rendered themselves in Conformity to his Majesty's Proclamation; and that they are in the Charge and Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Commitment of Sir John Bourchier, Colonel Owen Roe, and Colonel Robert Lilborne, to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Major Wildman.

Resolved, That the several Informations of Mr. Thomas Godfrey, John Blancher, and Mr. John Brooke, taken on Oath, at Norwich the 11th of June, 1660, concerning Major Wildman, be referred to the Committee, to whom Mr. Thurloe's Business is referred; to be by them considered of, and their Opinion thereupon reported to the House.

R. Morgan.

Ordered, That the Examinations taken at Keventilley, in the County of Monmouth, the 7th of June, 1660, concerning Reignold Morgan, be referred to the same Committee.

St. Nicholas' Hospital.

Ordered, That Mr. Annesley, Mr. Edward Hungerford, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Swayle, Mr. Rivett, Sir Ralph Bancks, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Rich, Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Norden, Mr. Tucker, Colonel King, Mr. Prynne, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Crowch, and the Members of this House, who serve for the County of Wilts, and the several Boroughs there, or any Three of them, be a Committee to consider of the humble Petition of Dr. Mathew Nicholas, concerning the Mastership of the Hospital of St. Nicholas, in Harnham near Salisbury, and to examine the Fact, and report the same with their Opinion to the House: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Savoy and Ely House.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Business of the Hospitals of the Savoy, and Ely House, is referred, do bring in a List of such Captains, and Officers, or other Persons in the said Hospitals, as may be fit to be recommended to the Governors of such Hospitals to receive them, and to admit them accordingly.

Sir H. Mildmay's Petition.

The humble Petition of Sir Henry Mildmay, Knight, was read.

Ordered, That the Commitment of Sir Henry Mildmay, to the Tower be suspended; and that he be forthwith committed to the Charge and Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Impropriate Rectories.

Ordered, That Sir Francis Gerrard, Mr. Wingfeild, Mr. Lowther, Sir John Temple, Sir Daniel Harvey, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Spry, Mr. Ellison, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Jenings, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Skipwith, Mr. Marsham, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Dr. Clayton, Mr. Yong, Mr. Annesley, Colonel King, Mr. Hele, Mr. Boderda, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Anth. Aucher, Sir Capell Luckin, Mr. Swayle, Mr. Radcliffe, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Sir Ralph Bancks, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Mr. Crowtch, be a Committee for Impropriate Rectories; with Power to inform themselves, how it stands as to the Revenue formerly under the Management of the late Trustees, for Maintenance of Ministers, and of the Powers the said former Trustees had; and how the Rents now due, and in Arrear, may be gotten in; and this Summer's Profits secured and received; and what will be fit to be offered upon the Case, for the putting of that whole Affair into such a Way, as may be most for the publick Advantage: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber.

Pierre's Nat.

The Bill for naturalizing Peter de la Pierre, alias Peters, and John de la Pierre, alias Peters, was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.

Message from the King-Pardon and Oblivion.

Mr. Secretary Morrice acquaints the House, That he hath a Command from his Majesty, to deliver a Message from his Majesty to this House, being put into Writing; which he desired might be read: And the same was read by Mr. Speaker, standing up; the same being as followeth: Viz.

Charles R

WE have had too ample a Manifestation of your Affection and Duty towards Us, the good Effect whereof is notorious to the World, to make the least Doubt of the Continuance and Improvement thereof; or, in the least Degree, to dislike what you have done; or to complain of what you have left undone: We know well the Weight of those Affairs, which depend upon your Councils, and the Time that must unavoidably be spent in Debates, where there must naturally be Difference of Opinion and Judgment amongst those whose Desires of public Peace and Safety are the same; and neither We nor you must be overmuch troubled, if We find our good Intentions, and the unwearied Pains We take to reduce those good Intentions into real Acts for the Quiet and Security of the Nation, misrepresented and misinterpreted, by those, who are, in Truth, afflicted to see the publick Distractions (by God's Blessing) so near an End; and by others, upon whose Weakness, Fears, and Jealousies, the Activity and Cunning of those ill Men have too great an Influence.

How wonderful and miraculous soever the great Harmony of Affections, between Us and Our good Subjects, is (and that is so visible and manifest to the World, that there scarce appears the View of any Cloud to overshadow or disturb it) yet We must not think, that God Almighty hath wrought the Miracle to that Degree, that a Nation, so miserably divided for so many Years, is so soon and intirely united in their Affections and Endeavours, as were to be wished; but that the evil Consciences of many Men continue to awake for Mischief, that they are not willing to take rest themselves, or to suffer others to take it: And We have all had too sad Experience of the unhappy Effects of Fears and Jealousies, how groundless and unreasonable soever, not to think it very necessary to apply all timely and proper Remedies to those Distempers; and to prevent the Inconveniencies and Mischiefs, which too naturally flow from thence: We well foresaw, that the great Violation, which the Laws of the Land had for so many Years sustained, had filled the Hearts of the People with a terrible Apprehension of Insecurity to themselves, if all they had said and done should be liable to be examined and punished by those Laws, which had been so violated; and that nothing could establish the Security of King and People, but a full Provision, that the returning to the Reverence and Obedience of the Law (which is good for Us all) should not turn to the Ruin of any, who are willing and fit to receive that Protection hereafter from the Law, and to pay that Subjection to it, that is just and necessary; and therefore We made that free Offer of a General Pardon, in such Manner as is expressed in Our Declaration: And how ready and desirous We are to make good the same, appears by Our Proclamation, which We have issued out upon and according to your Desire.

However, it is evident, that all We have or do offer, doth not enough compose the Minds of Our People; nor, in their Opinions, can their Security be provided for, till the Act of Indemnity and Oblivion be passed; and We find great Industry is used by those, who do not wish that Peace to the Kingdom they ought to do, to persuade Our good Subjects, that We have no Mind to make good Our Promises; which, in Truth, We desire to perform for Our own Sake, as well as theirs: And We do therefore very earnestly recommend it to you, that all possible Expedition be used in the passing that most necessary Act, whereby Our good Subjects generally will be satisfied, that their Security is in their own Hands, and depends upon their future Actions; and that they are free for all that is past: And so all the Endeavours of ill Men will be disappointed, which would persuade them not to do well now, because they have heretofore done amiss. And We are the more engaged to this Our Recommendation, because, upon the Reflection of your eminent Zeal and Affection for Our Service, and hearty Concurrence with Us in all We have desired from you, Men are apt to persuade others, (though they do not believe it themselves) that the passing the Act is therefore deferred because We do not enough press the Dispatch of it; which We do desire from Our Heart; and are confident you will the sooner do, upon this Our earnest Recommendation.

Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Morris be desired to return to his Majesty the humble Thanks of this House, for his gracious Message; and to represent to his Majesty, that this House will make it their Endeavour to give a speedy Dispatch to what is mentioned in his Majesty's Message; and to all other Matters relating to the Publick.

Proceedings against Regicides

The House resumed the Debate upon the Act of General Pardon and Indemnity.

Resolved, That Charles Fleetwood 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.

Resolved, That John Pyne 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.

The humble Petition of Phillip Jones Esquire was read.

The humble Petition of Bledry Morgan Gent. was read.

Resolved, That Richard Deane 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.

The humble Petition of Richard Salwey was read.

The Question being propounded, That Major Richard Creed 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 now put;

The House was divided:

And the Noes went forth.

Colonel King, Tellers for the Noes: 101.
Sir Daniel Harvey, With the Noes,
Mr. Gilbert Gerrard, Tellers for the Yeas: 147.
Sir Anth. Irby, With the Yeas,

And so passing in the Affirmative;

And the Main Question being put;

The House was divided:

And the Yeas went forth.

Sir Anthony Irby, Tellers for the Yeas: 133.
Mr. Gilbert Gerrard, With the Yeas.
Sir Daniel Harvey, Tellers for the Noes: 103.
Colonel King, With the Noes,

And so passing in the Affirmative; it was

Resolved, That Major Richard Creed 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.

Resolved, That Phillip Nye 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 sit to be inflicted on him by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that Purpose.

Resolved, That John Goodwin, Clerk, 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 sit to be inflicted on him by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that Purpose.

The Question being propounded, That Colonel Cobbet 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 now put;

It passed in the Affirmative:

Whereupon the Question being put; it was

Resolved, That Colonel Ralph Cobbet 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.

The Information of Wm. Yong, of Piellcrochun in the County of Pembroke, Doctor in Physick, concerning Hugh Peters, was read.

Resolved, That Wm. Hewlet be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.

Resolved, That Hugh Peters be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.