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, 11th May, 1660.
RESOLVED, That Colonel Thomas Harrison, who is now in the Custody of some Officers and Soldiers under Command of Colonel John Bowyer, in the County of Stafford, be forthwith sent up hither; and that he be delivered by the Officers and Soldiers who have him in Custody, to the Charge of such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by the Lord General to receive him: And the Lord General is desired to appoint such Officer or Officers as he shall think fit, to receive him, and bring him in safe Custody accordingly.
Grants to the Royal Dukes.
Ordered, That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be sent to the Duke of Yorke, from this House, to supply his present Occasions; and that the said Ten thousand Pounds, and the Five thousand Pounds to be sent to the Duke of Gloucester, by this House, be charged upon the Security of the Bill of Assessment of Seventy thousand Pounds by the Month: And that the Gentlemen, Members of this House, to whom it was referred to take care for providing the Fifty thousand Pounds for his Majesty, do take care for the speedy providing the said Fifteen thousand Pounds, and sending the same over to the Duke of Yorke, and Duke of Gloucester, respectively, accordingly: And that the Committee, who go to his Majesty from this House, do acquaint his Majesty, and the said Dukes, therewith.
Ordered, That all and every the Persons who are now in Possession of the Mewes, be forthwith removed, and forthwith leave the Possession thereof; and that the same be cleared for his Majesty's Service: And the Serjeant at Arms is hereby required to take care, to see this Order put in Execution; and to break open the Doors, in case of any Resistance: And that he have the same Power as be had given him for clearing of Whitehall.
Instructions to Messengers to the King.
Ordered, That the Letter to his Majesty, and the Instructions from this House, be delivered to Mr. Holles:
Mr. Holles came to the Clerk's Table; and the same were there delivered him by Mr. Speaker accordingly.
Protestants of Piedmont, &c.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Council of State, touching the Monies given for Relief of the poor Protestants in Piedmont, as followeth: Whereas, in pursuance of an Order of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth of July 1659, there hath been paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer, by Thomas Viner and Christopher Pack, Aldermen of the City of London, Treasurers for the Monies collected for the Relief of the Protestants of Piedmont, and Poland, Seven thousand Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds Eight Shillings Nine-pence, out of the Monies which hath come in, upon the said Collection; which said Sum of Seven thousand Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds Eight Shillings Nine-pence was so paid into the said Receipt, for Supply of the publick Necessities of the Commonwealth: And whereas several Orders of the Council have been issued to the Receipt of the Exchequer, for the paying back again of the said Sum of Seven thousand Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds unto the said Aldermen; to be employed and disposed of by them for the Uses to which the said Monies were given: But hitherto there hath not been any Monies paid out of the said Receipt upon that Account, by reason that many Warrants, which are charged upon the Treasury there, for other publick Uses, have taken up the whole Treasure:-Whereupon he moved for the further Order and Direction of this House therein; and how a speedy Payment may be made of the said Monies, for the Use of the said poor Protestants, out of the Receipt of the Exchequer, or otherwise.
Resolved, That the Sum of Seven thousand Nine hundred Seventy and Eight Pounds Eight Shillings Ninepence, heretofore paid into the Receipt of the publick Exchequer, of the Monies collected for the Relief of the poor Protestants of Piedmont, and Poland, be paid at the said Receipt of Exchequer, unto Alderman Vyner, and Alderman Pack, Treasurers for the said Money, out of such Monies as shall come into the said Receipt, upon the Moiety of the Excise, at the Rate of Two thousand Pounds by the Month, till the Whole be satisfied. And this House doth declare their Detestation and Abhorrence of the Diversion of the said Money from the charitable Uses to which it was originally intended.
Ordered, That all and every such Sum and Sums, Part of the Money heretofore collected for the Relief of the poor Protestants of Piedmont and Poland respectively, as remains in the Hands of any the Sheriffs or Collectors, be forthwith paid, by such Sheriffs and Collectors, to the Hands of Alderman Thomas Vyner, and Alderman Christopher Pack, Treasurers for the said Collection Monies: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see this Order put in Execution.
Affairs of Ireland.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Glascock and Mr. Giles, Two Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have lately received an Address to them directed, from the Commissioners employed for the Kingdom of Ireland; which they have considered of, and agreed to; and desire the Concurrence of this House therein:
Which Address was read, and was in these Words; viz.
The humble Address of the Commissioners employed for the Kingdom of Ireland, to the Right honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament:
That in Regard his Majesty's late Letters and Declarations, to both Houses of Parliament, do not at all mention Ireland, or any the Concernments of that Kingdom; which, by reason of the said Consequences of the late bloody Rebellion there, hath been cast into great Disorder and Confusion; and so doth necessarily require speedy and healing Provisions and Remedies;
That therefore your Lordships may be pleased favourably to afford your Assistance and Concurrence in their Addresses to his Majesty by Commissioners from Ireland, for the calling and holding a Parliament there as formerly, for Remedy of the unsettled Condition of that Kingdom.
The like humble Address of the Commissioners employed for the Kingdom of Ireland, to the honourable the Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England, was read.
Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Lords, and agree to, and approve of, the said Address from the Commissioners employed for the Kingdom of Ireland.
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House hath considered of your Message; and they do concur with the Lords.
Officers of Revenue, Army, &c.
Mr. Raynsford reports from the Committee appointed to prepare a Declaration for the Officers of Revenue, Army, and Navy, to proceed in the Execution of their Places, a Declaration to that Effect; which the Reporter first read in his Place; and the same was after read by the Clerk; and, after some Amendments at the Table, was, upon the Question, agreed unto, and passed.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to the said Declaration; and that Mr. Rainsford do carry it to the Lords.
The House this Day, according to former Order, proceeded in reading the Names of Commissioners for the Assessments of Seventy thousand Pounds for Three Months, to commence from the Twenty-fourth Day of June 1660.
Officers of Revenue, Army, &c.
Mr. Rainsford reports, That he had delivered the Message from this House to the Lords; and the Declaration for carrying on the Affairs of the Revenue, Army, and Navy; and that the Lords do fully concur therein.
The Declaration is as followeth:
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby order and declare; That all Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy, the Committee for the Army, the Commissioners for Appeals, and Regulation of Excise and Customs, the Commissioners for the Customs and Excise, the Commissioners for the monthly Assessments, and all other Commissioners, Committees, and Officers whatsoever, relating to the Excise, or any other Part of the Revenue, or to the Army, or Navy, that were in Office and Employment the Twenty-fifth Day of April 1660, shall, and are hereby authorized and required to, proceed forthwith in the Execution of their respective Commissions, Offices, and Employments; and shall exercise the same, in the King's Majesty's Name and Style, according to the respective Powers, Authorities, and Instructions to them, or any of them, formerly given, or mentioned to be given, and in being, the said Twenty-fifth Day of April 1660, until further Order.
Duke of Buckingham's Estate.
A Message from the Lords, by * * and Mr. Harrington;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to desire your Concurrence touching the Amendment of an Order for the Duke of Buckingham, by inserting into it the Year 1648, instead of the Year 1651.
The Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House hath considered of your Message; and will return Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Mr. Ransford and Mr. Pryn do look over the Order touching the Duke of Buckingham; and give an Account thereof to this House, To-morrow Morning.
Records of the House.
Ordered, That all Acts, Ordinances, Journals, Records, Books, Papers, or Proceedings, belonging to this House, or concerning the same, or the Proceedings thereof as well in the Time it acted as a single House, as before, which are now in the Custody of Henry Scobell Esquire, Thomas St. Nicholas Esquire, or any others, or that hath come to the Hands of the said Mr. Scobell, or Mr. St. Nicholas or either of them, as Clerks of this House, be forthwith delivered to Wm Jessop Esquire, now Clerk of this House; to be kept among the Records of this House.