House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 27 July 1660

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Friday, July 27th, 1660.


Settling Ministers in Livings.

MR. Pryn reports a Bill for settling Ministers in Ecclesiastical Benefices, Livings, and Promotions: Which was this Day read the First time.

Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday Morning next, the First Business.

Ordered, That the Ministers Petition be, in the next Place, taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.

Bills for Royal Assent.

Ordered, That the King's Majesty be desired to appoint a Time, when his Commons shall wait upon him with several Bills, that are prepared for his Royal Assent.

Ordered, That Mr. Holles, Mr. Secretary *, Mr. Annesley, and the rest of the Members of this House, who are of his Majesty's Privy Council, do wait upon his Majesty, to know his Pleasure therein.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lewis, and Mr. Peirrepont, do go along with the Members of this House of his Majesty's Privy Council, to wait upon his Majesty with this Message.

Message to the King.-Act of Grace.

Resolved, That this House doth declare (and that it be humbly represented to his Majesty, by the Members of this House, who are to attend his Majesty with the former Message) that, though, by the constant Course of Parliaments, the House of Commons have used to receive Acts of Grace, and such Bills as concern the Redress of Grievances, and the Confirmation of the Subjects Liberties, before they present Bills of Aid or Supply to the King's Majesty; yet now, from the entire Confidence they have in his Majesty's Goodness, and relying upon his Royal Word, to pass the same afterwards, they have prepared these Bills to be presented to him.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lewis, and Mr. Peirrepont, do go along with the Members of this House of his Majesty's Privy Council, to wait upon his Majesty with this Message.

Wards and Liveries.

Ordered, That the Report upon the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Lords reminded of Bills.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to press them to dispatch some Matters sent from this House, and now depending before them; that is to say,

The Bill for fundamental Liberties;

The Bill for confirming Judicial Proceedings;

The Bill of General Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion; and,

The Proclamation for putting the Laws in Execution against Priests and Jesuits:

That Mr. Pryn do carry this Message to the Lords.

Woollen Manufactures.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to consider of encouraging and regulating the Manufacture, both of new and old Wool, and Navigations in English Bottoms; viz. unto Sir George Downing, Mr. Streete, Col. Birch, Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Knight, Sir Henage Finch, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Middleton, Col. Jones, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Boscawen, Sir John Bowyer, Mr. Spry, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Sir John Robinson, Mr. Dennys, Mr. Delves, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Wm. Vincent, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Edward Turner, Sir Tho. Rich, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Hall, Sir Wm. Morris, Mr. Allen, Mr. Yong, Mr. Chafe, Mr. Henley, Sir John Lowther, Major Tolhurst, Sir Geo. Savile, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Proby, Alderman Barnham, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Foly; and all the Merchants; and all that serve for . . . . . . Ports, have Voices: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock; and so de die in diem: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business: And the Petition for Colchester is referred to this Committee.

Answer to Message.

Mr. Holles brings Answer, That they had attended his Majesty with the Message from this House:

"That the House of Commons had sent us, to let his Majesty know, that they had some Bills to present unto him, for his Royal Assent; which were Bills that charged the People for his Aid and Assistance: And though it were not the Use of Parliaments, for the House of Commons to pass such Bills, before they had received Acts of Grace, and that other Bills were passed, that were of publick Concernment, for the Redress of Grievances, and the Confirmation of the Liberties of the Subject; yet they now had such an intire Confidence in his Majesty's Goodness, that they had passed these Bills, and were ready to present them unto him for his Assent; and would rely upon his Majesty's Royal Word and Goodness for the passing of these, and others, when they should likewise be presented unto him:

And that his Majesty returned this Answer; That, if he knew his own Heart, he took it so kindly, this Kindness of the House, that he knew not how to be revenged of it; and, for the Confidence they had in him, he only desired this, that they would retain it, until he deceived them: And appointed the next Day, at Eleven of the Clock.


Ordered, That the Committee for Impropriations have, from time to time, the Sight and Use of the Surveys, that concern Impropriations.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Pryn reports, That he delivered the Message to the Lords, according to the Command of the House, this Day.

Book of Rates.

Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House do take into Consideration such Matters as are defective in the Book of Rates; and that the Committee do prepare the Amendments fit for the Consideration of this House.