House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 11 July 1661

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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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Jovis, 11 Julii, 13° Car.


Confirming private Acts.

A BILL for Confirmation of certain private Acts, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be committed to Mr. Wm. Oakley, Mr. Tomkins, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Edmond Bowyer, Mr. Orme, Colonel Legg, Mr. Long, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Edmond Pooley, Sir Jo. Covett, Mr. Puckering, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Geo. Sondis, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edmond Peirse, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Font, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Jay, Sir Jordan Crosland, Sir Tho. Hebblethwait, Mr. Newton, Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Lowther, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Wm. Mountague, Sir Geo. Reeve, Colonel Gilby, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Hen. Newton alias Puckering, Mr. Knight, Sir Tho. Leigh, Lord Castleton, Colonel Windham, Mr. Clerke, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Morris, Mr. Birch, Mr. Milward, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Taylor, Colonel Gray, Mr. Scott: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Greye's Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Greye's Bill be read To-morrow Morning.


Ordered, That the Petition of William Poe Esquire, complaining of the great Prejudice he received by a supposed Protection, which one William Harrison (who lives and hath his Family in Essex) pretends to have, as a menial Servant to Sir William Fenwick, one of the Knights of the County of Northumberland, (who, by Leave of this House, is gone into the Country) be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to be read, and taken into Consideration this Afternoon.

Publick Monies.

Sir Phillip Warwick reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for investing the King with Monies, Goods, and other things, received, levied, or collected, in these late Times, was committed, several Amendments: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments being severally twice read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said Amendments.

Resolved, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.

And Mrs. Gardiner's Case, as to the 2,808l. 12s. stated by the Committee of the Navy, as due to her Husband, for his Ship's Service; and the Order made in the last Parliament; being, by Order of this House, to be considered of, when the said Bill came into Debate;

Resolved, That this House doth humbly recommend her Case, as to her Debt, which hath been stated and allowed by the last Parliament, and the then Council, unto his Sacred Majesty; to take the same into his gracious Consideration.

Tumultuary petitioning.

Sir Phillip Warwick reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, against Tumults and Disorders, upon Pretence of preparing or presenting publick Petitions, or other Addresses to his Majesty, or the Parliament, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments being severally twice read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said Amendments.

And the said Bill, with the said Amendments, being read the Third time;

Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments, do pass.

And Sir Phillip Warwick is to carry up to the Lords the said Bill, with the said Amendments, and to desire their Concurrence to the said Amendments.


Ordered, That the Bill against unlawful killing of Deer, be re-committed to the said Committee to whom it was formerly committed: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records. And the Persons undernamed are added to the said Committee; Mr. Broome Whorwood, Mr. Wm. Mountague, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Sir Chichester Wray, Serjeant Charleton, Lord Castleton, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill against Quakers was committed, be heard the first publick Business To-morrow Morning.

Howard's Estate.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom Sir Robert Howard's Bill was committed, be heard To-morrow Morning.


Serjeant Charleton reports, in the Case of Camelford, That the Mayor, being pressed to bring in Writings, he says, he will take his own Time.

Resolved, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do apprehend and take the Mayor of Camelford into his Custody, for his Contempt of the Order of the Committee of Privileges in not bringing in Writings.

Disbanding the Army, &c.

Mr. Pryn made Report unto this House, from the Commissioners for disbanding the Army, and discharging the Navy of the Pay and Entertainment due and in Arrear to the Officers and Soldiers of the Army and Garisons in England and Scotland, appointed by Act of Parliament to be disbanded; as also what Monies had been issued by the Treasurers of the Assessments and Poll Money, for paying off and disbanding the said Forces: And delivered in an Abstract thereof, and of the necessary Charges expended in and about that Service, fairly written, at the Clerk's Table.

Sir William Doyley likewise made Report unto this House, from the said Commissioners, of the Wages, Pay, and Entertainment, due and in Arrears, to the Commanders, Officers, Mariners, and Seamen of the Eight Ships, of the Sixty-five Ships, and of the Thirty-six Ships, appointed to be paid off and discharged; that is to say, for Men borne upon each Ship, and Men paid off upon Tickets; and of the necessary Charges and Expences in performing that Service, until the Two-and-twentieth Day of June inclusive: And delivered in an Abstract thereof, fairly written, at the Clerk's Table.

Colonel Birch also made Report from the said Commissioners, That, as to the Land Forces, the Account was in effect closed; but, as to the Navy, there was a great Debt yet remaining: That the Eight Ships, and the Sixty-five Ships, and Twenty-six of the Thirty-eight Ships, were, in effect, discharged, as to Men borne; and that the Tickets of the Eight Ships were paid off; and that all, or the greatest Part of the Tickets of the Sixty-five Ships, will be, in effect, paid off, as this Day; and that the Tickets of the Twenty-six Ships were, in effect, paid: But of the Twelve Ships, residue of the said Thirty-eight Ships, all, or the greatest Part, were still to be paid off; which would require a great Sum of Money: Towards the Satisfaction whereof, he reported several Arrears of the Assessments and Poll Money to be yet unpaid.

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Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Army and Navy do prepare Letters to be sent for bringing in the Arrears of the said Assessments and Poll Money; and also for such Sheriffs as have not returned in the Duplicates of their Accounts of the Poll Money, forthwith to do the same.

Ordered, That Letters be likewise prepared to be sent to the several Receivers and Treasurers of the said Assessments and Poll Money, to give an Account of the Monies in their Hands, and of the Times when they received the same.

And Mr. Speaker is authorized to sign all the said Letters.

Ordered, That the several Auditors do, on Tuesday next, bring in their Certificates of all such Monies as are still remaining due or payable to the Navy, and, in particular, for Quarters and Cures of sick and wounded Seamen, to any Town or Corporation, as well set on Shore out of his Majesty's Ships, as sent out of Flanders; and for any Monies, Cloaths, Goods, Wares, or Merchandizes, that have been paid, or should by any publick Minister, Officer, or other Person, to any Commander, Officer, or Seamen, of the aforesaid Ships, upon Account of their Pay, since the 14th of March 1658; and what is due to any Shipkeepers and Officers, on Shore, in the Yards and Storehouses, from the 14th of March 1648 to the 24 of June 1660; and what Monies are due to Victuallers from the said 14th March 1658 to the Day of the several Ships discharged, for as many of the said Ships as are out of Employment; and to the 24th June 1660, for the remaining Part of the Navy in his Majesty's Service, as a Winter Guard; and what just Debts are due to any Person for any Pay, Provision, Maintenance of Prisoners, Goods, Wares, Merchandizes, Stores, Ammunitions, and other Necessaries sold, and delivered to and for the Use of the Navy aforesaid.

Charge against Haslerig.

Sir Jeffery Palmer his Majesty's Attorney General, and Sir John Glin one of his Majesty's Serjeants at Law, being brought into this House, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, took their Place at the Side Bar: And, by the Testimony of several Witnesses, and by the Journals of the late pretended Rump Parliament, and pretended Council of State, did make it evidently appear unto this House,

That Sir Arthur Haslerig, in the Year 1648, was in Arms, and Governor of Newcastle and Tinmouth, against his late Majesty, of blessed Memory, and his Majesty that now is;

That, in the same Year, he having taken Prisoner one of the late King's Party, told him, that he would serve them all as his Master should be served, before Three Months came about: That he deserved Death for serving such a Man as the late King: But, for Pity of his Youth, and his Friends sake, he would save his Life, and send him to the Barbadoes:

That he sold him, and others of that Party, to the Number of Eighty, for the Barbadoes; and shipped them for that Place:

And that he used the Scots Prisoners, taken at Dunbar, in such barbarous and horrid Manner, that they perished for Hunger, and were not admitted to have any Relief:

That, for about a Week before, and a Week after the late King's Life was taken away, he doubled his Guards at Newcastle:

That he declared, they were bringing the King to Trial; and rejoiced when it was done; and said, that there should never be a King any more:

That, after his late Majesty's Death, he received from the pretended Speaker a Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, and Captain of a Troop of Horse:

That, the 14th of March 1648, he made a Report, to the then pretended Parliament, from the Committee for drawing an Act touching pretended Delinquents:

That his Sacred Majesty, that now is, and his Highness the Duke of York his Brother, should be proscribed as Enemies to the Commonwealth, and die without Mercy, wheresoever they should be found within this Nation:

That he after took the Oath for renouncing the Title of his Sacred Majesty, that now is, and the whole Line of King James, to the Crown or Government of these Three Nations; and for opposing the bringing in, or setting up, of any single Person, or House of Lords:

That, in January 1649, he avowed the then pretended Parliament to be the supreme Authority of the Nation;

And in a furious Manner, kicking back his Chair, when some from the Court of Aldermen and Common Council of London came to him with some loyal Resolutions, declared, that it should be his Advice, that the Army (which he boasted to be Thirty thousand) should block up the Avenues of the City of London, and make them fight for every Bit of Bread they should eat; and that the Horse should come with Fire in their Hands, to burn their Houses to Ashes; and several other Particulars of like Nature.

Resolved, upon the Question, Nemine contradicente, That this House, upon the Evidence now heard, is of Opinion, and doth declare, That Sir Arthur Haslerig was guilty of High Treason.

Resolved, upon the Question, Nemine contradicente, That all the Estate, real and personal, of the said Sir Arthur Haslerig, be confiscate and forfeited, for his said Treason.

Resolved, That the Name of Sir Arthur Haslerig, with the Matter of these Votes, (to distinguish him from the other Persons therein named) be inserted into the Bill for declaring the Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, to be inflicted upon the notorious Offenders therein named, which are excepted out of the Act of Indemnity.

Resolved, That an Address be made to his Majesty, from this House, by Petition, to restore the Estate of Sir Arthur Haslerig, in pursuance of the Duke of Albemarle's Engagement.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Persons hereundernamed, to prepare and bring in a Draught of the said Petition To-morrow Morning; Mr. Waller, Sir Allen Apsley, Serjeant Charleton, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Lowther, Sir John Holland, Sir Thomas Strickland, Mr. Churchill, Serjeant Keeling, Mr. Bunkley: And to that End they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Weld, a Member of this House, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

And then the House adjourned till Seven of the Clock, To-morrow Morning.