Thursday, 21st June, 1660.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Thomas Gorges, a Member
of this House, have the Leave of this House to go
into the Country.
Lord Monson surrenders.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That the Lord
Monson, who sat as one of the Judges upon the late
King's Majesty, came Yesterday with his Keeper, and
rendered himself to him, in Conformity to his Majesty's
Proclamation; and that, finding him to be a Prisoner in
Execution in the Fleet, he remanded him back to the
Fleet, charging him with the Order of this House.
Ordered, That this House doth well approve thereof.
He also acquaints the House, That Lieutenant General
Ludlow, who sat as one of the Judges upon the late
King's Majesty, had rendered himself to him Yesterday,
in Conformity to his Majesty's Proclamation.
Ordered, That Lieutenant General Ludlow be taken
into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending the
House; and so continued till further Order.
He also acquaints the House, That Mr. John Carew,
who sat as one of the Judges of the late King's Majesty,
is brought up by the Sheriff of the County of Devon,
according to the Order of this House; and that he had
put him into the Charge of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Commitment of Mr. John Carew to the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House; and that he be so continued till
Mr. Turner reports from the Committee for Privileges
and Elections, the Case upon the Return for the Borough
of Scarborough in the County of Yorke; That, upon
Examination of the Fact, it appeared, that Mr. William
Thompson had a greater Number of Voices than Mr. Ledgard, who is returned, together with Mr. Luke Robinson,
by Indenture, as Members to serve in this present Parliament; and that the Committee are of Opinion, that
the said Mr. Thompson is duly elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Thompson is duly elected to serve in this
present Parliament for the Borough of Scarborough; and
that he do sit in this House.
Resolved, That a new Writ be issued for a new Election of a Burgess to serve for the Borough of Scarborough
in the County of Yorke, in the Place of Mr. Luke
Robinson, who is discharged, by an Order of this House,
from sitting as a Member of this Parliament; and that
Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the
Crown in Chancery, to prepare a new Writ for that
Purpose; which the Lord Chancellor of England is to
issue and pass under the Great Seal accordingly.
Persons ordered in custody.
Resolved, That, in regard of the Misdemeanour of the
Bailiffs of the Borough of Scarborough, in returning of
Mr. Ledgard to serve as a Member of this present Parliament, though he had a lesser Number of Voices, and
neglecting to return Mr. Thompson, though he had a
greater Number of Voices at the said Election, both
the Bailiffs of the said Borough be forthwith sent for in
Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Mr. Turner doth also report from the said Committee,
the Case upon the Election for the Borough of Northampton; That, upon Examination of the Fact, the Committee were of Opinion, that the Election is not void,
albeit the Precept was not read at the Election, the
Substance of it having been there published by the proper
Officer; that the Commonalty, as well as the Bailiffs,
Aldermen, and Forty-eight Common Councilmen, have
Right to elect; and that Richard Rainsford Esquire, who
is one of the Persons returned by Indenture, and Sir
John Norwich Baronet, who, by his Petition, complained
of the Return, having Majority of Voices, are duly
elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Election of Members to serve in this
present Parliament for the Borough of Northampton is
not void, albeit the Precept was not formally read at the
Time of the Election, the Substance of it being published
by the proper Officer.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Bailiffs, Aldermen, and Forty-eight
Common Councilmen, together with the Commonalty of
the Borough of Northampton, have Right to elect Members to serve in Parliament for the said Borough.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Sir John Norwich and Mr. Rainsford, having
the Majority of Voices, are duly elected to serve in this
present Parliament for the Borough of Northampton; and
that they do sit in this House.
Expences of King's Reception.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Committee of this
House, formerly Members of the late Council of State,
to whom several Matters, in reference to his Majesty's
Reception, are referred; that having, in pursuance of
several Orders, directed considerable Quantities of Goods
to be provided, which were necessary for his Majesty's
Reception, consisting of such Particulars as are comprehended in the Estimates agreed unto by this House, the
late Council of State, or the said Committee; and that
Accompts being brought in for the same, and Satisfaction craved by the Persons who furnished the same (some
of whose Bills do exceed the Estimate formerly approved
of); the said Committee find, that although this House,
by their Order of the 16th of May last, did charge
Twenty thousand Pounds upon the present Ordinance for
Three Months Assessment, towards defraying the Charge
of the necessary Preparations for his Majesty's Reception;
yet they do not find themselves clearly impowered to
issue any of the said Sum, other than Two thousand
Pounds to Alderman Frederick and others: Whereupon
the Direction of the House was humbly prayed for taking
the Accompts of the respective Persons, and to order the
Issuing of the Remainder of the said Twenty thousand
Pounds, so far as the same will extend towards Satisfaction of the said Persons, and their Bills, as aforesaid.
Resolved, That the said Committee be, and hereby
are, impowered to take and examine the Bills and Accounts of all Persons, who have provided and furnished
Goods, in order to his Majesty's Reception, upon the
Estimates in the Report mentioned; and to allow of them
as they shall find Cause; and thereupon to give Warrant for satisfying and paying the same, out of the
Twenty thousand Pounds charged on the Ordinance for
Three Months Assessment, and assigned to the Use aforesaid, so far as the same shall extend over and above the
Three thousand Pounds, charged by special Orders of
this House, on the said Twenty thousand Pounds, for
so much advanced on the Credit thereof; viz. One thousand Pounds, by Sir John Robinson, and Two thousand
Pounds by Alderman Frederick and others, which are to
be paid according to the said Orders: And the Treasurer
or Receiver General, appointed by the said Ordinance
for Three Months Assessment, is authorized and required to pay the said Twenty thousand Pounds to such
Persons, and in such Proportions, as the said Committee
shall, by their Warrants, direct and limit; and such Warrants, with the Receipts of the several Persons to whom
the same shall be payable, testifying their Receipt thereof,
shall be to the said Treasurer or Receiver General, for
so much as shall be so paid, a sufficient Warrant and
Rights of Parliament.
Mr. Pryn reports Amendments to the Bill for confirming the Privileges of Parliament, and the fundamental
Laws of the Land; which were read, and agreed; and,
on the Question, the Bill was ordered to be ingrossed.
Pardon and Oblivion.
The Question being propounded, that it be referred
to the Committee, who brought in the Bill of General
Pardon and Oblivion, to prepare the other Bill, relating
to the Persons excepted out of the Act of General
Pardon and Oblivion;
It passed in the Negative.
The Bill for Poll Money, for the speedy Provision of
Money, for the disbanding and paying off Part of the
Forces by Land and Sea, and for other urgent and necessary Occasions of the Kingdom, was this Day read
the Second time; and, on the Question, was committed
unto a Grand Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, That the House be turned into a Grand
Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, in
order to the Debate of the said Bill.
The House invited to dine with the City.
The House being informed, that divers Aldermen, and
others, attended at the Door from the Lord Mayor,
Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London,
they were called in; and, standing at the Bar, Mr. Alderman Fowke spake as followeth:
May it please you, Mr. Speaker,
We are sent from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and
Common Council of the City of London, humbly to acquaint this House, that we have lately made our humble
Address to his Most Sacred Majesty, humbly praying
that to his former Graces he would give us a further
Opportunity to express our Joy for his happy Restitution
and Return, and for all the happy Consequences thereof;
and, for this Purpose, that he would honour the City so
far, as to accept an Invitation from them, to dine at
Guild Hall, upon such a Day as himself should please to
appoint. His Majesty has graciously accepted the Invitation, and appointed this Day Fortnight, being the 5th
of July, to be the Day. Hereupon, considering a Parliament is sitting, and that, as it becomes us to express our
Loyalty and Duty to his Majesty, so also our humble
Respects to the honourable the Houses of Parliament;
We therefore, by Direction of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, and in the Name and Behalf of the City of London, do humbly pray, That this
House will honour that Meeting with their Presence.
And so they withdrew.
Ordered, That this House doth accept the Invitation
from the City of London; and that their hearty Thanks
be returned to the said City.
The Aldermen, and the rest, being called in again,
Mr. Speaker spake unto them as followeth:
Gentlemen, The House have considered of your Message; and take notice of the constant Continuation of
the Kindness of the City of London to this House;
and do accept of your Invitation; and have commanded
me to return you the very hearty Thanks of this
Ordered, That the Bill for confirming judicial Proceedings be brought in by the Committee To-morrow
Morning, to be considered of at the first Sitting of the