Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 18 May 1661', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667, (London, 1802) pp. 254. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol8/p254 [accessed 29 February 2024]
Sabbati, 18 die Maii, 13 Caroli.
Leave of Absence.
THIS House being informed, That Sir Anthony Irby, one of the Members thereof, had special Occasions, which required his speedy Repair into the Country.
Ordered, That the said Sir Anthony Irby have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
A Bill for reviving of a Settlement made by George Orlibeare, Gentleman, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read again the Second time on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That a Bill enabling Sir Anthony Brown to sell Lands, which was now presented, be brought in by Mr. Sicklemore, and read on Monday Morning next.
A Bill for the Continuance and Enjoyment of an Improvement made by Thomas Derham Esquire, in West Derham and Roxham in the County of Norfolk, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read again on this Day Fortnight; against which Time the Parties concerned are to have Notice.
Repairs of Churches.
A Bill enabling Churchwardens and Constables to assess and levy Monies for Repair of Churches, and upon other Occasions incident to their Offices, being prepared and brought in by Sir Henry North, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read again the Second time on Wednesday next.
Call of the House.
This House being this Day called over, the Defaults of such Members as did not appear, was taken notice of: And
Resolved, That the Members of this House, who were appointed Commissioners, by the Lord High Steward, to administer the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, or any Four or more of them, do meet this Day, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon: And that the Clerks of this House do attend them with the Book of Returns, and the Notes of the Names of such Members as have taken the said Oaths, to the end they may compare the same, and give an Account to this House, on Wednesday next, whether any Members do sit, who have not taken the said Oaths.
Solemn League and Covenant.
The Vote concerning the burning of the Writing or Instrument, called the Solemn League and Covenant, being this Day resumed, the following Order was agreed upon:
Ordered, by and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Instrument or Writing, called, The Solemn League and Covenant, a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed, be burned by the Hand of the Common Hangman; and that all other Copies be taken down out of all Churches and publick Places in England and Wales, and the Town of Berwicke upon Tweede, where the same are set up.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to this Order: And that the Lord Falkland do carry up the same to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved also, upon the Question, That the Committee appointed to make search for the traiterous Writing, called, The Instrument of Government, do peruse the Journals of this House, and see a true Copy of the Instrument or Writing, called, The Solemn League and Covenant, be written, and annexed to the Order, which is to be carried up to the Lords.
And then the House adjourned till Eight of the Clock on Monday Morning.