Die Veneris, 27 die Julii.
Prayers, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Yorke.
D. of Gloucester.
||L. Chancellor, Speaker.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. (fn. *)
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. De la Warr.
Ds. Charles Gerard.
Torwood, E. of Oxford's Servant, Privilege.
Upon Information to the House, "That Michaell
Torwood Gentleman, a menial Servant to the Earl of
Oxford, is arrested, by Mr. Hastings, Under Sheriff
of Midd. and Henry Lucas Bailiff, contrary to the
It is Ordered, That the said Michaell Torwood shall
be forthwith released; and the said Under Sheriff and
Bailiff be sent for as Delinquents, and brought before
this House to answer their said Offence; and the Serjeant at Arms to attach them.
E. of Sterling and Levingston.
Ordered, That the Cause between the Earl Sterling
and Mr. Levinston be heard, at this Bar, this Day
Sub-committee for Petitions.
Ordered, That the Sub-committee for Petitions do
meet every Morning, de Die in Diem, to try Petitions.
L. Purbeck to be bailed.
The Earl of Pembrooke reported from the Committee
for Privileges, "That the Opinion of the Committee
was, That the King's Counsel be appointed to bring
in a Charge against the Lord Viscount Purbecke
within a short Time, or else that he be discharged:"
It is Ordered, That he be bailed, giving his own
Security of Ten Thousand Pounds for his Appearance.
To this Purpose, the Gentleman Usher is to bring him
to this Bar To-morrow Morning.
E. of Brecknock introduced.
Upon Information to the House, "That His Majesty
hath conferred a Title of Honour upon the Lord
Steward, the Marquis of Ormond;" and his Lordship
being in the Lobby, the House appointed the Lord
Great Chamberlain, the Earl of Bedford, and the Earl
of Strafford, with Garter at Arms, to introduct him
in the usual Manner. And his Lordship delivering his
Patent to the Lord Chancellor, it was read publicly by
the Clerk of the Parliament. The said Patent bears
Date the 20th Day of July, 12 Car'l. II. and creates
his Lordship Baron De Lanthony, and Earl of Brecknock.
Which done, he was brought to his Place and Seat,
next below the Earl of Sandwich.
Dr. Smith's Information against the Committee of Leicester.
Ordered, That the Petition of Dr. Smithe, concerning the Committee of Leycester pressing Persons to subscribe the Petition for the Trial of the late King, is referred to the Examination of the Committee for Petitions.
Ordered, That the Petition of Nic. Dingley, Minister, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Petitions.
Message to H. C. concerning Papers, &c. belonging to some Lords.
Ordered, That a Message be sent down to the
House of Commons To-morrow Morning, to put them
in Mind of a Message formerly sent to them, concerning
Evidences and Writings in the Hands of the Clerk of
their House which concern some Peers of this House.
E. of Worcester to have Possession of the Gatehouse.
Ordered, That this House doth declare, that the
Gatehouse belonging to Worcester House is comprehended
to be Part of Worcester House, whereof the Marquis of
Worcester is to have Possession according (fn. *) to a former
Order of this House.
House to be called.
Ordered, That this House shall be called on Tuesday
The King present.
The King this Day came to the House; and made a
very Gracious Speech, touching His Desire of speedy
passing the Bill for Indemnity and Oblivion.
Thanks to His Majesty for His Speech.
Ordered, That the Lord Chamberlain is appointed
humbly to move His Majesty from this House, "That
He will please to give Order, that His Speech made
this Day may be printed;" and that the humble
Thanks of this House may be returned from this House
for the same.
Message from H. C. about the Bill for Tonnage and Poundage; and to remind the Lords of other Bills, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Prynn:
To inform their Lordships, that they have passed the
Bill for Tonnage and Poundage.
Also to put their Lordships in Mind of some Business
of great Concernment that lies undispatched in this
House; videlicet, the Bill for fundamental Liberties,
the Bill for confirming of Judicial Proceedings, the Bill
of General Pardon and Indemnity, and the Proclamation
for putting the Laws in Execution against Priests and
And the House of Commons desire His Majesty may
be moved, "That He would be pleased to appoint a
Time to give his Royal Assent to it."
"His Majesty's Gracious Speech to the House
"When I came first hither to you, which was within
Two or Three Days after I came to Whitehall, I did
with as much Earnestness as I could, both by Myself
and the Chancellor, recommend to you and the House
of Commons, the speedy Dispatch of the Act of Indemnity, as a necessary Foundation of that Security
we all pray for. I did since, by a particular Message
to the House of Commons, again press them to hasten
that important Work; and did likewise, by a Proclamation, publish to all the Kingdom, That I did
with Impatience expect that that Act should be presented to Me for My Assent, as the most reasonable
and solid Foundation of that Peace, Happiness, and
Security, I hope and pray for, to Myself and all My
Dominions. I will not deny it to you, I thought the
House of Commons too long about that Work; and
therefore, now it is come up to you, I would not
have you guilty of the same Delay. I thank God,
I have the same Intentions and Resolutions now I
am here with you, which I had at Breda; and believe that I owe My being here to God's Blessing
upon the Intentions and Resolutions I then expressed
to have. I will read to you what I then said:
"And, to the End that the Fear of Punishment
may not engage any, conscious to themselves
of what is passed, to a Perseverance in Guilt
for the future, by opposing the Quiet and
Happiness of their Country, in the Restoration both of King, Peers, and People, to
their just, ancient, and fundamental Rights;
We do, by these Presents, declare, That We
do grant a Free and General Pardon, which
We are ready upon Demand to pass under
Our Great Seal of England, to all Our Subjects, of what Degree or Quality soever, who,
within Forty Days after the publishing hereof,
shall lay Hold upon this Our Grace and Favour, and shall by any Public Act declare
their doing so, and that they return to the
Loyalty and Obedience of good Subjects (excepting only such Persons as shall hereafter be
excepted by Parliament): Those only excepted, let all Our loving Subjects, how faulty
soever, rely upon the Word of a King, solemnly given by this present Declaration, That
no Crime whatsoever, committed against Us
or Our Royal Father before the Publication of
this, shall ever rise in Judgement, or be
brought in Question against any of them, to
the least Endamagement of them, either in
their Lives, Liberties, or Estates, or (as far
forth as lies in Our Power) so much as to the
Prejudice of their Reputations, by any Reproach or Term of Distinction from the rest
of Our best Subjects; We desiring and ordaining, that henceforward all Notes of Discord, Separation, and Difference of Parties,
be utterly abolished among all Our Subjects,
whom We invite and conjure to a perfect
Union among themselves, under Our Protection, for the Re-settlement of Our just
Rights and theirs, in a Free Parliament; by
which, upon the Word of a King, We will
"If you do not join with Me in extinguishing this
Fear, which keeps the Hearts of Men awake, and
apprehensive of Safety and Security, you keep Me
from performing My Promise; which if I had not
made, I am persuaded neither I nor you had been
now here. I pray, let us not deceive those who
brought or permitted us to come together. I knew
well there were some Men who could neither forgive
themselves, or be forgiven by Us; and I thank you
for your Justice towards those, the immediate Murderers of my Father. And, I will deal truly with
you, I never thought of excepting any other. I pray
think well upon what I have offered, and the Benefit
you and I have received from that Offer; and encourage and oblige all other Persons, by not excluding
them from the Benefit of this Act. This Mercy and
Indulgence is the best Way to bring them to a true
Repentance, and to make them more severe to themselves, when they find we are not so to them. It
will make them good Subjects to Me, and good
Friends and Neighbours to you; and we have then
all our End, and you shall find this the securest Expedient to prevent future Mischief. Therefore I do
earnestly desire and conjure you, to depart from all
particular Animosities and Revenge, or Memory of
past Provocations; and that you will pass this Act,
without other Exceptions than of those who were
immediately guilty of that Murder of My Father.
My Lords, I have told you My Opinion, and I hope
you will be of the same. If any Persons appear of
such dangerous and obstinate Principles, that the
Peace of the Kingdom cannot be preserved whilst
they have Liberty in it, some other Course may be
taken, that they shall not be able to do Hurt; and,
I assure you, there is nothing can enable them to
do so much Harm, as the deferring the passing this
"I hope I need say nothing of Ireland, and that
they alone shall not be without the Benefit of My
Mercy. They have shewed much Affection to Me
Abroad; and you will have a Care of My Honour,
and of what I have promised to them. I do again
conjure you, that you will use all Expedition in the
Dispatch of this Bill."
E. of Worcester's Order for the Possession of the Gatehouse at Worcester House.
The House was this Day informed, "That one Anne
Tisser, who holdeth the Gatehouse at Worcester House,
refuseth to deliver the Possession thereof, according
to an Order of this House, dated the 20th of June
last, for the Delivery-up of the Possession of the
whole House unto the Lord Marquis of Worcester."
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That the said Anne Tisser, and all claiming from her,
shall forthwith, upon Sight hereof, obey the said Order,
and deliver the Possession of the said Gatehouse unto the
said Lord Marquis, or his Assigns; this House declaring
the same to be Part of Worcester House, and so comprehended in the said Order.
House adjourned till 8a cras.