House of Commons Journal Volume 8
3 July 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 3 July 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 79-80. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26230 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Tuesday, 3d July, 1660.

Prayers.

Debt due to Peck.

ORDERED, That Mr. Hollis, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Gilbt. Gerrard, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Richd. Browne, sen. Sir Richd. Browne, jun. Mr. Pym, Mr. Orme, Sir John Carey, Mr. Anthony Hungerford, Lord Richardson, be added to the Committee to whom the several Businesses of Mr. Peck, and the Provost Marshal of Westminster, are referred.

Privilege- a Person discharged.

Ordered, That the Sheriff of the City and County of the City of Litchfeild, being now in Custody with the Serjeant at Arms, be forthwith released, and set at Liberty.

Maidstone Writ.

Ordered, That a new Wirt be issued, for a new Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Maidstone in the County of Kent, in the Place of Mr. Serjeant Twisden, who is called by his Majesty to be one of the Justices in the Court of King's Bench; and that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a Writ for that Purpose; which the Lord Chancellor is to issue and pass under the Great Seal of England accordingly.

Rights of Parliament.

Then the Bill for preserving the Rights and Privileges of Parliament, and the fundamental Laws of the Land, being, according to former Order, ingrossed, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That the Title, to be indorsed upon the Bill, be as followeth; viz. An Act for the Confirmation and future Preservation of the Privileges of Parliament, and of the fundamental Laws made for Conservation of the Lives, Liberties, and Properties, of the Subject.

Ordered, That the said Bill be carried to the Lords: And that Mr. Pryn do carry it to the Lords forthwith.

Privilege-Publishing Proceedings.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business of the Printing of scandalous and unwarranted Books and Papers is referred, do examine how the Votes and Proceedings of this House come to be printed without Leave, since the Order of this House, for restraining the same, was passed and published; and to send for the Persons that have presumed to print any of the said Votes and Proceedings; and to examine, by what Warrant they did the same; and to report the Cases to the House.

Objectionable Publication.

Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to examine how a Book (pretended to be printed at Edinburgh, and intituled, A Declaration . . . . .) came to be printed, it reflecting on the Honour of the King's Majesty; and to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses, for the finding out of the Truth, as they shall see Cause; and report it to the House: And Sir John Holland is added to that Committee.

Poll Bill.

Mr. Turner reports from the Grand Committee, Amendments to the Bill for Poll Money; which were read by him in his Place, and after brought to the Table, and there read the First and Second time, by the Clerk.

The Question being propounded, that this Clause, viz. "Nevertheless be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that if any Person or Persons shall not have an Estate, either real or personal, answerable and proportionable to his Degree, Rank, or Quality, that then the said Commissioners, or any Three or more of them, shall and may make such an Abatement of the Sum charged and taxed upon such Person, for or by reason of such his Degree, Rank, or Quality, as to them shall appear to be just and reasonable; so as he or she pay no less than Forty Shillings for every Hundred Pounds per Annum, which he or she is able to expend," be expunged;

The House was divided:

And the Yeas went forth.

Mr. Hollis, Tellers for the Yeas: 129.
Sir Christopher Clapham, With the Yeas,
Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Noes: 104.
Sir Hen. Yelverton, With the Noes,

And so it was

Resolved, That the said Clause be expunged.

A Clause was tendered to this Bill; that after the Words, "every Attorney of the Courts of Law at Westminster," these Words be added, viz. "or in the Courts of Law or Equity, within any the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, or Durham, or Marches of Walles, Three Pounds;" which was read the First and Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to be Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was tendered to this Bill; viz. "Provided always, and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that no Person shall act as a Commissioner, by virtue of this present Act, unless he can expend One hundred Pounds per Ann. in Lands, Fees, or Offices, at the least, or be worth Two thousand Pounds in Goods;" which was read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and Barons of the Five Ports, serving in this Parliament, do bring into this House the Names of Commissioners for the Poll Bill, on Thursday Morning next.

Ordered, That those Members of this House, who shall present the Lists of Commissioners Names for the Poll Bill, do subscribe their particular Lists by them brought in; and that no other Names be afterwards added.

Rights of Parliament.

Mr. Pryn acquaints the House, that he had, according to the Order of this House, delivered to the Lords the Bill for Preservation of the Rights of Parliament, &c.

Lords concur in Votes.

Mr. Hollis acquaints the House, that he had delivered to the Lords the Votes of this House, of the Three-andtwentieth of June last, concerning the Queen's Jointure Lands, Somersett House, and Rents in the Hands of the Tenants, or other Persons; and that the Lords concur therein.

Records of House of Peers.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Hubart and . . Masters of Chancery;

The House of Lords desire, that Order may be given to the Clerk of this House, to deliver all the Books and Evidences in his Keeping, which belong to the House of Peers, into the Hands of the Clerk of the House of Peers.

Ordered, That Answer be given, that this House will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.

The Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;

The House have considered of your Message; and will return an Answer presently, by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That Mr. Hollis do, in Answer of this Message, acquaint the Lords from this House, that they have received an Account from their Clerk, that he doth not know of any Papers, Books, or Evidences, remaining in his Custody, which belong to the House of Peers; but if their Lordships shall instance, in particular, what those Books, Writings, or Evidences are, which their Message relates to, they will consider thereof, and return a further Answer.

Ordered, That this House do read, and take into Consideration, the First Business To-morrow Morning, the Order of the Lords now offered.