House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 20 December 1661

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

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Veneris, 20 die Decembris, 13° Car. Regis.

Supply Bill.

ORDERED, That Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Cofferer, the Lord Angier, the Lord Bruce, the Lord Richardson, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, and Mr. William Sandys, do wait upon his Majesty, with the Desires of this House, that his Majesty will be pleased to pass the Bill for granting to his Majesty Twelve hundred and Threescore thousand Pounds, to be levied by an Assessment of Seventy thousand Pounds a Month, for Eighteen Months.

Vexatious Arrests, &c.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for preventing of Vexations and Oppressions by Arrests, and of Delays in Suits of Law, was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth assent thereunto: And that the same do pass: And Mr. Solicitor General is to return the same to the Lords.

Confirming Ministers.

The ingrossed Bill for confirming the Act for Ministers, was this Day read the Third time:

And, upon Debate thereof, several Amendments were, upon the Question, agreed unto; and, accordingly, made at the Clerk's Table:

But, before any further Progress could be made therein;

Sir John Eyton, Usher of the Black Rod, brought this Message;

Message to attend the King.

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this House to attend his Majesty forthwith, in the House of Peers.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker, accompanied with all the Members of this House, immediately went up to the House of Lords, to attend his Majesty's Pleasure.

And Mr. Speaker, having presented to his Majesty the Bill for the Twelve hundred thousand Pounds, made an elegant Speech.

And, upon his Return, made Report, that the King's Majesty made a gracious Speech in Answer thereunto; wherein his Majesty was pleased to give very hearty Thanks to this House, for their great Present; and declared, that he had received the Benefit of it before he had it; the Reputation thereof having given his Majesty Credit, both at Home and Abroad: And that his Majesty was not more willing to give his Royal Assent to That Bill, than he should be to pass any Bills whatsoever, which this House should present unto him, for his People's Good.


Resolved, upon the Question, That all Committees which were adjourned to a particular Day, after this Recess, do meet accordingly: And that all other Committees be revived; and do meet in the several Places appointed, on the Seventh of January next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And that the Service of this Order upon the Parties or Witnesses concerned be good Notice.

Confirming Ministers.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the further Debate of the Bill for confirming the Act for Ministers be adjourned till the Eighth of January next; and then proceeded in, the first publick Business.

And then the House adjourned till the 7th of January next, at Eight of the Clock.