Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, 27th June1660.
THE House being informed, that Colonel Thomas Wogan, one of the Persons who sat in Judgment upon the late King, hath surrendered himself;
Resolved, That Colonel Thomas Wogan be taken into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Mr. Turner reports from the Committee for Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the double Return for the Borough of Cardiffe; that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared, that the Sheriff summoned the Bailiffs of Cardiffe, and those of the Out Boroughs, (who are also interested in the Election) to attend the Election at the usual Place; and that the Bailiffs at Cardiffe came not up at the Time to the Place of Election, though Room was offered to be made for them, (for which they pretended the great Concourse of People); and that the Sheriff and Bailiffs of some of the Out Boroughs (the Bailiffs of Cardiffe making Default, as aforesaid) proceeded to the Election, and returned Bussy Mansell Esquire, under the Hands and Seals of the Sheriff and Two of the Bailiffs: And that the Committee are of Opinion the Return was good, and that Mr. Mansell is duly chosen, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Bussy Mansell, who is returned to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cardiff, is duly elected; and that he do sit in this House.
He also reports from the said Committee, the Case upon the Return for the City of Litchfield; that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared to the Committee, that the Sheriff of the County of the said City had carried himself partially, in the said Election, in Behalf of Mr. Watson, who is returned (together with Michaell Biddulph Esquire) to serve in this present Parliament for that City, against Mr. Thomas Minors the Petitioner; by not only denying the Poll on the Part of Mr. Minors, but saying withal, that Mr. Watson had made such a Party, at the Committee for Privileges, that, though Mr. Minors had a Thousand Witnesses, he should not carry it: And that the Committee found Mr. Minors had a greater Number of Voices than Mr. Watson; and were of Opinion, the said Mr. Minors is duly elected, together with the said Mr. Biddulph, to serve for the said City, and ought to sit in this House.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Minors is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Litchfield; and that he do sit in this House.
A Person ordered into Custody.
Resolved, That the Sheriff of the County of the City of Litchfield, in respect of his undue Carriage at the Election of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the said City, be forthwith taken into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
He also reports from the said Committee, the Case upon the double Return for the Borough of Helston in County of Cornewall; that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared not, that there was due Notice given of the Time appointed for the Election; and that therefore the Committee are of Opinion the said Election is void.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Election of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Helston in the County of Cornewall, is void, in regard due Notice was not thereof given; and that a new Writ be issued for a new Election of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough; and that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery to prepare a new Writ for the Purpose aforesaid; and that the Lord Chancellor of England do issue and pass the same under the Great Seal accordingly.
Cardiffe, &c. Returns.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do give his Attendance on Friday next, for amending the Returns of Members to serve for the Boroughs of Cardiffe, and City of Litchfield.
Lords concur to an Order.
Sir John Northcot brings Answer, that the Lords do concur to the Order for Payment of the Arrears of Part of the Twenty thousand Pounds to his Excellency the Lord General Monck, at the Receipt of Excise.
Mr. Turner reports from the Grand Committee upon the Poll Bill, that the said Grand Committee desire this House to appoint some Time when the said Committee may sit again upon that Bill.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the said Bill, on Friday next in the Afternoon.
An Act for the Maintenance of the true reformed Protestant Religion, and for the Suppression of Popery, Superstition, Profaneness, and other Disorders and Innovations in Worship and Ceremonies, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday Morning next.
Anniversary of the Restoration.
A Bill for a perpetual Anniversary Thanksgiving to Almighty God, every Twenty-ninth Day of May, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next, after the Bill for Religion.
Ordered, That the Manor of Tirrington be omitted out of the Order of this House of the Twenty-third of June Instant, for giving Possession to the Queen's Majesty of several Manors and Lands, Part of her Majesty's Jointure.
Pardon and Oblivion.
An Act, ingrossed in Parchment, of General Pardon, Oblivion, and Indemnity, was this Day read the Third time.
A Petition, on Behalf of Oliver St. John Esquire, was tendered to this House; and it was prayed the said Petition may be read.
And the Question being put, That this Petition be read;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, that the Exception, touching the Rebels in Ireland, shall relate to 1646;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That these Words, viz. "since the First Day of January, in the Year of our Lord 1637," be added in the One-and-twentieth Line, next after the Words "acted or done."
Resolved, That in the Exception, touching the Lands of Oliver Cromwell, Henry Ireton, John Bradshaw, and Tho. Pride, after the Word "Lands," there be inserted the Word "late."
A Proviso, touching accompting for the Profits of impropriate Rectories, settled on Trustees for Maintenance of Ministers, was tendered to this Bill, and read the First and Second time.
A Clause was tendered to be added to, and made Part of, this Proviso: And the Question being put, that this Clause be now read;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Colonel Birch,||Tellers for the Yeas:||121.|
|Colonel King,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Robert Brooke,||Tellers for the Noes:||87.|
|Mr. Fitz James,||With the Noes,|
So it was
Resolved, That this Clause be now read.
The said Clause was read accordingly, being as followeth; viz. "All which Payments and Accompts shall be made to such Persons, and in such Manner, as in Parliament shall be directed."
Ordered, That this Paper, together with the Proviso, be referred to the Committee, that brought in the Proviso, to insert it into a proper Place, to make it cohere with the Proviso; and bring the same in ingrossed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges and Elections, to examine the Miscarriage of the Writ for a new Election for the Borough of Steyning, in the County of Sussex; and to report the Matter of Fact, and their Opinion therein to this House.
Ordered, That this House do adjourn itself until Friday Morning Eight of Clock, with this nevertheless, that the Grand Committee, upon the Bill of the Court of Wards, may sit this Afternoon, and act, notwithstanding the Adjournment; and the Committee for Privileges To-morrow in the Afternoon.