Wednesday, July 3.
Resolved, That all Aids and Supplies to his Majesty in Parliament, are the sole Gift of the Commons; and all Bills for the
granting of any such Aids and Supplies ought to begin with the
Commons; and that it is the undoubted [and sole] right of the
Commons to direct, limit, and appoint, in such Bills, the ends,
purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifications [of such Grants;] which ought not to be changed by the
House of Lords.
[This was upon the Report from the Committee, to whom it
was referred to prepare and draw up a state of the Rights of the
Commons, in granting of Money.]
The arguments in the House upon this Vote were chiefly what
had been used formerly upon like occasions.
The same day the Commons Resolved, That provision be
made in the Bill now depending, for raising 414,000l. for raising
206,462l. 17s. 3d. for disbanding the Army; and that they
be tacked together to be ingrossed in the same Bill. And this
expedient ended the Controversy between the Lords and Commons, about the Lords alteration of the times of disbanding
the Army, &c. in the Bill the Commons sent up. And the
former Bill of disbanding the Army was laid aside.
[July 4, 5, and 6 omitted.]
Monday, July 8.
The grand Money Bill passed, and was entitled "An Act for
granting a Supply to his Majesty of 619,388l. 11s. 9d. for disbanding the Army, and other uses."
[July 9, 11, 12, and 13 omitted.]
Monday, July 15.
The House attended his Majesty in the House of Peers, where
the Royal Assent was given to the Money Bill, and eight others;
after which the Lord Chancellor acquainted the two Houses,
"That his Majesty had thought fit, on the present juncture
of affairs, to prorogue them to the first of August, and so keep
them in call, by short Prorogations; his Majesty not knowing
how soon he might have need of their farther service and
assistance: But that his Majesty's intention was, that they should
not meet till towards winter, unless there were occasion for their
assembling sooner, of which he would give them timely notice,
by his Proclamation." And accordingly the Parliament was
prorogued till the first day of August
(fn. 1) .
August 1st the House met, and was farther prorogued to
August 29th; from thence to October 1st; and from thence to