House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 26 April 1660

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Jovis, videlicet, 26 die Aprilis.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker pro Tempore.

Comes Northumb.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Middlesex.
Comes Rivers.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. De la Warr.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Peters.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Maynard.

Answer from the H. C.

The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

That they concur with this House, in keeping Monday next a Fast-day.

Printers to this House.

ORDERED, That Francis Tyton and John Maycock are appointed to be Printers to this House, upon such Conditions as the Clerk of the Parliaments shall think fit.

Lords to pay, coming after Prayers.

ORDERED, That the ancient Order of this House be revived, for the Lords to pay coming after Prayers; videlicet, every Earl Two Shillings, and every Baron One Shilling.

Ordinance for Gen. Monk to be Capt. General.

ORDERED, That these Lords do prepare an Ordinance in Pursuit of the Vote made Yesterday by this House, concerning the Lord General Monck:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Manchester.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Maynard.

Their Lordships, any Four, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.

Mr. Rich and Assistants.
Mr. Eltonbead,

Standing Orders read.

The Roll of the Standing Orders of this House, was read.

Gen. Monk's Answer to the Message from this House.

The Earl of Manchester reported, "That his Lordship and the rest of the Lords Committees delivered to General Monck what this House had directed Yesterday; and the General expressed himself to this Effect:

"That he took it for a great Honour and Civility from the House of Peers; and said, he would be ready to carry on all Things as tend to the Safety and Settlement of this Nation; and desired that their Lordships would please to look forward, and not backward, in transacting of Affairs."

Message from the H. C. for a Thanksgiving.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by James Herbert Esquire; who said, "He was commanded, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, in Parliament assembled, to acquaint this House, That they have Resolved, That this Day Fortnight be set apart for a Day of Thanksgiving to the Lord, for raising up his Excellency the Lord General, and other eminent Persons, who have been instrumental in Delivery of this Nation from Thraldom; also that they have Resolved, That this Day Fortnight be the Day set apart for a Day of Thanksgiving for that House, and within the Cities of London and Westm. and late Lines of Communication; and this Day Month for the whole Nation: To all which, the House of Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence."


The Answer returned to this Message from the House of Commons was:

That the Lords do with thankful Hearts acknowledge God's great Mercy, in delivering them out of their long Thraldom, Confusion, and Misery; and do fully concur with you in setting apart those public Days of Thanksgiving.

ORDERED, That these Votes be forthwith printed and published.

Barker, Deputy Cl. of the Crown, an Assistant.

ORDERED, That Mr. Henry Barker, Deputy to Valentine Willis, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, be admitted to sit in this House as an Assistant; it appearing to this House, by Patent under the Great Seal of England, granted by the late King, that the said Mr. Willis had a good Title to the said Office, and had Power to make a Deputy.


Comes Manchester, Orator Procerum pro Tempore; declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Veneris, 27um diem instantis Aprilis, 1660, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.