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, July 11th, 1660.
Privilege-a Person discharged.
ORDERED, That Thomas Blunt, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, upon his humble Submission, and Acknowledgment of his Fault by his humble Petition this Day, in arresting of Walter Curtis, an Officer of this House, belonging to the Serjeant at Arms, be discharged of his Imprisonment.
The humble Petition of the Bailiffs of the Borough of Scarborough, in the County of Yorke, with a Paper dated at the Common Council, holden in the Common Hall of Scarborough the Fourth of April 1660, being a Revocation of the Votes of the Subscribers, formerly given for Mr. Wm. Thompson, were read.
Ordered, That the Bailiffs of Scarborough, now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, be discharged of their Imprisonment.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Dalton have Leave to go into the Country.
Colonel King reports an Order for getting in the Rents due, and Arrear for the Rectories, lately under the Management of the Trustees, and for gathering and securing this Summer's Tithes: Which was read, and agreed unto, and ordered accordingly; and was as followeth; viz.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament, that the Committee, to whom the Business of Impropriate Rectories is committed, or any Four of them, have Power to appoint such Persons, as they shall think fit, to manage, let, set, and dispose of, all such Rectories, Tithes, Portions of Tithes, and other Profits and Advantages for this present Year, as have been, or lately were, settled, in Sir Henry Holcroft Knight, Sir John Thorowgood, and others, Trustees, appointed for that Purpose by several pretended Acts or Ordinances of Parliament; and to take an Account, how the Issues and Profits of the Premises, vested in the said Trustees have been employed and managed; and also to call to an Account all Collectors, Receivers, and other Officers of the said Revenue; and to send for all Books of Accounts, and all other Books and Writings, needful for the effecting hereof; and to examine, or cause to be examined, their Accounts, and the Monies in their Hands, or in the Hands of any Tenant or others, from whom the same shall appear due; and to cause an exact Account to be made up of all Receipts and Payments; and to allow fitting Salaries to such Persons as shall by them be employed for the carrying on of the said Service; and to examine the Salaries and Allowances, made by the Trustees formerly employed, unto their Clerks, Treasurers, Collectors, Receivers, or other Officers; and to manage the whole Revenue, for the present, so as may be for the best Advantage of the said Service.
Ordered, That the Order for the Payment of Monies to Mr. Alderman Backwell, for the Garison of Dunkirke, be enlarged; that the said Order, together with the Acquittance of the said Alderman Backwell, testifying his Receipt thereof, shall be, to the Commissioners of Excise, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
Pardon and Oblivion.
Col. King reports from the Committee to whom the Proviso touching Col. Hutchinson was referred, the Matter of Fact, as it appeared to the said Committee; which Proviso was read.
Resolved, That the said Proviso, touching Colonel Hutchinson, be Part of the Bill of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion.
Resolved, That the Title of this Bill be, An Act of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion.
And the said Bill of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion, being put to the Question, passed.
That Mr. Annesley and Sir Wm. Lewis, do carry it to the Lords: As also the Bill for confirming judicial Proceedings.
Purchasers of public Lands.
An Act, for Satisfaction of Purchasers of publick Lands, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That all the King's Majesty's Possessions and Demesnes, and the Queen's Jointure Lands, Rents, and Profits, be left out of this Bill.
Resolved, That this Bill be, upon the whole Debate, committed to a Grand Committee.
Resolved, That it be referred to the said Grand Committee, to consider how those, who are Purchasers of the King's Lands, and Queen's Jointure, may have reasonable Satisfaction.
Ordered, That all the Petitions, tendered to this Bill, be taken into Consideration by this Grand Committee.
Ordered, That a Grand Committee do sit upon this Bill To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Pardon and Oblivion, &c.
Mr. Annesley carried to the Lords the Act of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion; and an Act for Confirmation of judicial Proceedings.
Mr. Annesley reports, that he did carry up both the said Bills; and delivered them to the Lord Chancellor.
Ordered, That the Bill, appointing a Committee of the Army, and Treasurers at War, be read To-morrow Morning.