Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 6th November, 1660.
ORDERED, That a new Writ be issued, for the Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament, for the City of Hereford, in the place of Sir Roger Bosworth, deceased: And that Mr. Speaker do issue a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for Preparing of a Writ to that Purpose: Which the Lord Chancellor is to pass and issue under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Grant to Princess Henrietta.
Ordered, That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be presented to her Royal Highness the Princess Henrietta, as a Testimony of the great Respect of this House to her Royal Highness: And that the same be paid for her Highness' Use, to such as she shall appoint to receive the same, at the Receipt of Excise, in Course, after the Payment of the Ten thousand Pounds formerly presented to the Princess Royal, together with Interest for the same, at Six per Cent. till the Principal shall be satisfied: And the Commissioners of the Excise are impowered and required to pay the same accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to prepare the Draught of a Petition to be presented to his Majesty, for appointing a Day of Publick Fasting and Humiliation, upon the present Debate: And that Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Knightly, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Hungerford, Lord Bruice, Mr. Hollis, Lord Anchram, Mr. Gray, Lord Mansfeild, Mr. Stroade, Mr. Vowell, Lord Herbert, Sir Sal. Swayle, Mr. Clifford, Sir William Wheeler, Mr. Stevens, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Hide, Mr. Powell, Mr. Wendy, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr. Prinn, Sir George Booth, Mr. Baker, Mr. Bampfield, Sir Edw. Mansell, Mr. Bacon, Sir Fran. Gerard, Mr. Thornton, be the said Committee: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
Address to the Queen, &c.
Ordered, That an humble Address be made to the Queen's Majesty, in the Name of this House, to express the great Joy and Contentment taken by this House in her Majesty's safe Return to England.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House who are of his Majesty's Privy Council, to communicate the same to her Majesty: And they are also desired to represent the like Sense of this House, in relation to her Highness the Princess Royal, and her Highness the Princess Henrietta.
That it be referred to a Committee, to prepare and bring in a Bill for settling the Militia of this Kingdom; viz. to Mr. Knightly, Serjeant Charlton, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Powell, Mr. Prinn, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Sal. Swayle, Mr. Secretary Morris, Sir Walter Earle, Lord Bruice, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Pym, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Thornton, Mr. Ferrers, Mr. Jolliff, Lord Herbert, Mr. Courtop, Mr. Hollis, Serjeant Browne, Sir Henage Finch, Serjeant Rainsford, Mr. Wendy, Mr. Perripont, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Ansley, Sir Edmond Boyer, Mr. Tompkins, Sir Wm. Vincent, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Lowther: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr. Knightly, is desired to take care of it.
Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Apportioning of the One hundred thousand Pounds per Annum, upon the Counties, in Compensation for the Court of Wards, do make their Report on Thursday next.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That this House be called on this Day Sevennight.
List of Members.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do speedily return, to this House, a perfect List of the Names of all the Members of this House, serving in this present Parliament.
Members to take Oaths.
Ordered, That, upon the Calling of this House, this Day Sevennight, Consideration be had, whether all the Members, that sit in this House, have taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.
Ordered, That a new Writ be issued, for Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Tiverton in the County of Devon, in the place of Mr. Coleman, deceased: And that Mr. Speaker do issue out 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.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for better Observation of the Lord's Day is referred, do make their Report on Friday next.
Arrears of Assessments.
Mr. Prinn reports a Bill for Levying of the Arrears of the Twelve Months Assessment, commencing the Twentyfourth of June 1659; and the Six Months Assessment, commencing the Twenty-fifth of December 1659.
Which was read the First and Second time; and committed to Sir Wm. Morris, Mr. Chafe, Mr. Prynn, Sir John Northcot, Mr. Harris, Mr. Goodrick, Sir Edmond Boyer, Mr. Shaw, Sir Fran. Gerard, Mr. Yong, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Courtop, Dr. Cleyton, Mr. Pedley, Lord Herbert, Sir Sal. Swayle, Sir Ant. Irby, Sir Tho. Peyton, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Delves, Mr. Stevens, Sir Allen Brodrick, Mr. Lowder, Mr. Ansley, Mr. Kinghtly, Mr. Spry, Mr. Tho. Moore, Sir Edw. Turner, Sir Wm. Vincent, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Huxley, Mr. Sparks, Sir Walt. Earle, Sir Geo. Booth, Mr. Hide, Mr. Henly, Mr. Tomkins: And they are to meet in the Inner Court of Wards, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
The Clerk gives an Account to the House, of the Bills depending in the House, at their last Adjournment.
Address on Ecclesiastical Affairs.
Resolved, by the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled (nemine contradicente), That the humble and hearty Acknowledgment and Thanks of this House be presented to his Majesty by the whole House, for his Majesty's gracious and tender Care and Indulgence expressed to his People, in his late gracious Declaration concerning Ecclesiastical Affairs: And that his Majesty be humbly moved to appoint a Time and Place, where and when this House may attend him for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Members of this House who are of the King's Majesty's Privy Council, are desired to attend his Majesty from this House, humbly to desire his Majesty to appoint a Time and Place accordingly.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to take into Consideration his Majesty's gracious Declaration concerning Ecclesiastical Affairs; and to bring in a Bill, in such Form as they shall find meet, for the Making of the same effectual: And that Serjeant Hales, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Hollis, Sir Wm. Wild, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Thurland, Serjeant Browne, Sir Henage Finch, Sir Edw. Turner, Mr. Ansley, Serjeant Maynard, be the Committee: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber.
Prayer used in the House.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to inform themselves, what Form of Prayer hath been heretofore used in this House; and to present it to the House: viz. to Sir Walter Earle, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir Henage Finch, Sir William Wild, Sir Henry Yelverton, Mr. Ansley, Dr. Cleyton, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Prynn, Sir John Marsham, Sir Edw. Turner, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Hide: And they are to meet in Mr. Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, on Thursday next.
Disbanding the Army.
Sir William Doylie reports from the Committee for disbanding the Army, what Progress hath been made in that Service, declaring what Forces they have paid off; what Sums have been paid to every particular Garison, Regiment, Troop, and Company, and for discharging of Ships; as also, what Forces are not paid off; with an Estimate what Money will be necessary to pay off the Land Forces, to the Sixth of November instant, and the Ships to the Seventeenth of September last: And what Money, both certain and casual, the Parliament hath consigned to those Uses, with a Balance between the Charge and the Money consigned: The Substance whereof is as followeth; viz.
Which said last-mentioned Account was read.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Poll Bill, and of the Defects therein; and to prepare and bring in a Bill for supplying of what shall be found defective, so as the publick Service, thereby intended, may be best advanced; and that Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Yong, Mr. Stevens, Sir Tho. Clegis, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Edward Turner, Lord Bruice, Sir John Rolles, Mr. Thomas, Serjeant Rainsford, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Chafe, Mr. Pedley, Mr. Ansley, Mr. Secretary Morris, Sir Sal Swayle, Mr. Prinn, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Hele, Mr. Barton, Serjeant Charlton, Lord Howard, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Crew, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Peckham, Mr. Wendy, Sir Allen Brodericke, Colonel Archer, Lord Falkland, Serjeant Glynn: And they are to meet in Mr. Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.