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 Martis, 29 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Act to confirm the Ordinance for a Monthly Assessment:
The Earl of Pembrooke reported from the Committee appointed to consider of the Act for putting in Execution an Ordinance mentioned in this Act, "That the Opinion of the Committee was, that the said Act do pass as it is, without any Alteration."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for putting in Execution an Ordinance mentioned in this Act."
And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass as a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rich and Mr. Eltonhead:
To let them know, that this House hath passed the abovesaid Act.
Message from thence, with the Proclamation against the Rebels in Ireland;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bulkley, &c.; who brought up the Proclamation concerning the Rebels in Ireland, sent down to them, wherein they have made some Alterations, and desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.
The said Proclamation, with the Alterations, were read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
and with a Proclamation to quiet Possessions.
2. He brought up a Proclamation, to quiet Possessions, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Read, and Agreed to, with an Alteration.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Alterations in the Proclamation concerning the Rebels in Ireland; and to the Proclamation concerning settling of Possessions, their Lordships will send them a speedy Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to H. C. with the Proclamation to quiet Possessions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harrington and Mr. Glascocke:
To deliver to them the Proclamation concerning the settling of Possessions, with the Alteration, wherein their Concurrence is desired.
Henbury for treasonable Words:
Captain Henbury was brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent.
And the Information of John Pulford, upon Oath, was read; charging him with speaking these Words; videlicet, "If we must have a King, he did not doubt but to flatter Him as well as the Informant; yet he hoped, and did not doubt, to see the King hanged before His own Gate at Whitehall, within Six Months after He came thither."
Henbury denied the speaking of the Words.
Committed to the Black Rod.
Hereupon the House ORDERED, That the said Henbury, for the present, shall stand committed to the Custody of the Gentleman Usher attending this House; and that John Pulford, Mr. Simson Minister, Mr. Codrington, Mr. Googe Master of The Swann Inne in Totenham, shall attend this House To-morrow Morning, to give in their Testimony concerning this Business.
Lords to attend the King, to know when the House shall wait on Him.
The Earl of Oxford and the Lord Berkley were desired by the House to attend the King, to know His Majesty's Pleasure, when, and in what Manner, and where, this House shall attend Him; and whether His Majesty will please to command this House to wait upon Him by themselves distinctly.
Answer from H. C.
Mr. Harrington, &c. return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Alterations in the Proclamation concerning Possessions.
Proclamation against the Rebels in Ireland, and to prevent Troubles there.
"Charles, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all Our Loving Subjects of Engl. and Ireland, greeting. We taking Notice, by the Information of the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that, after the vast Expence of Blood and Treasure for the suppressing of the late horrid Rebellion in Ireland, begun in October, 1641, there are yet many of the Natives of that Our Kingdom, deeply guilty of that Rebellion, who have of late broke out into new Acts of Force and Violence; some murdering, robbing, and despoiling, several of our English Protestant Subjects there planted; and others of them by Force entering upon and disquieting the Possessions of several Adventurers and Soldiers there, to the great and manifest Disturbance and Hinderance of Our English Plantation: And being very sensible of the innocent Blood of so many Thousands of Our English Protestant Subjects formerly slain by the Hands of those barbarous Rebels, and of new Mischiefs of the same Kind likely to fall out as the sad Issue and Consequence of so unhappy Beginnings; do therefore, by the Advice of the said Lords and Commons now assembled, as well to testify our utter abhorring of the said late Rebellion, as to prevent the like for the future, and for the present Establishment of the Peace of that Our Kingdom, hold it Our Duty to God and the whole Protestant Interest, to command, publish, and declare, and do by this Our Proclamation accordingly command, publish, and declare, That all Irish Rebels (other than such as by Articles have Liberty to reside in these Our Dominions, and have not since forfeited the Benefit thereof) now remaining in, or which hereafter shall resort to, England or Ireland, be forthwith apprehended, and proceeded against as Rebels and Traitors, according to Law; and that the Adventurers and Soldiers, and other Our Subjects in Ireland, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, who, on the First Day of January last past, were in the Possession of any the Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, of any the said Irish Rebels, shall not be disturbed in such their Possessions, until We, by the Advice of the Lords and Commons now assembled as aforesaid, or such Parliament as We shall call in England or Ireland, shall take further Order, or that they be legally evicted by due Course of Law: And all Our Justices of Peace, Mayors, Sheriffs, and other Officers both Civil and Military, both in England and Ireland, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the Execution of this Our Proclamation, as often as Occasion shall require."
Proclamation for quieting of Possessions.
"Charles, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all Our Loving Subjects of Our Realm of England and Dominion of Wales, greeting. We taking Notice, by the Information of the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that several Riots have been committed, and forcible Entries made, upon the Possessions of divers of Our Subjects (fn. 1) Ecclesiastical as Temporal, who have been settled in the said Possessions by any lawful or pretended Authority, and that without any Order of Parliament or legal Eviction, to the Disturbance of the Public Peace, whilst these Matters are under the Consideration of our Parliament: We, therefore, by the Advice of Our Lords and Commons aforesaid, for Prevention of the like Riots and forcible Entries, and Preservation of the Public Peace of this Our Realm, do, by this Our Proclamation, command, publish, and declare, That no Person or Persons, Ecclesiastical or Temporal, shall presume forcibly to enter upon or disturb the said Possessions, or any of them, till Our Parliament shall take Order therein, or an Eviction be had by due Course of Law: And all our Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Sheriffs, and other Ministers of Justice, and all other Our loving Subjects, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the Execution of this Our Proclamation, as often as Occasion shall require, as they will avoid Our Royal Displeasure."
House adjourned till 2a post meridiem.
DIE Martis, 29; die Maii, post meridiem.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
House waits on the King at Whitehall.
The Lords went to wait upon the King, at Whitehall.
And the Earl of Manchester was appointed to speak what his Lordship held fit, to express their Lordships great Joy for His Majesty's safe Return to His Throne.
House adjourned till 9a cras.