DIE Martis, 31 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
||L. Chancellor, Speaker.
Ds. (fn. *)
Ds. De la Warr.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Berkeley of Stratton.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Message to H. C. about the Votes for 20,000£. for the King's Reception.
The Votes which came Yesterday from the House of
Commons, for charging Twenty Thousand Pounds upon
the Assessments for the King's Reception, were read,
and Agreed to. (Here enter them.)
And a Message to be sent to H. C. to signify so much
And accordingly a Message was sent by Dr. Bennett
and Dr. :
Order concerning the Forest of Deane.
Ordered, That the Order formerly made by this
House, concerning the Preservation of the Forest of
Dcane, be not further proceeded in, by the Commis
sioners appointed by this House, in regard the Commissioners for the Treasury have taken Care therein.
King's Answer concerning the Arrears remitted in the Bill of Indemnity:
The Lord Chamberlain reported the King's Answer,
concerning His Pleasure touching the Arrears of the
great Sums of Money remitted in the Act of Indemnity:
His Majesty is very well informed of the Value
of those Concessions which are to pass in the Act of
Indemnity, which relate entirely to His Majesty's
Profit, and which have little or no Relation to the
War. He knows well, that the Arrears of the Wards,
the Licences of Alienations, and Alienations without
Licence, Purveyance, Respite of Homage, the Arrears of Rents still in the Hands of the Tenants, and
the other Particulars, amount to a great and vast Sum;
all which are released and discharged by this Act.
But His Majesty is so well satisfied of the good Affection of His House of Commons, and of their Intentions and Resolutions to settle such a Revenue
upon His Majesty as may preserve the Crown from
Want, and from being undervalued by His Neighbours, that He is resolved not to insist upon any Particulars which the House of Commons desired His
Majesty should release. And therefore, as His Majesty thanks the House of Peers for the Information
they have given Him, and for the Care they have
expressed of His Majesty's Profit, so He is well contented that that Clause shall pass in such Manner
as the House of Commons hath set down; and continues His earnest Desire that all Expedition be
used in passing the said Act in the Manner He hath
"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, this 30th Day
of July, in the Twelfth Year of Our Reign."
"By His Majesty's Command,"
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
Ordered, That this Answer from His Majesty be
communicated, at a Conference with the House of Commons, presently.
And a Message was presently sent to the House of
Commons, by Justice Tirrell and Justice Turner, to desire
a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning an Answer this Day received from His Majesty.
Hends for the Conference.
The Lord Chancellor was appointed by the House
to manage this Conference; and to let them know,
"That, out of a Desire their Lordships have to preserve a good Correspondency between both Houses,
they think fit to impart to them an Answer received
this Day from His Majesty, upon Occasion of an
Address the Lords made to Him Yesterday, to know
His Majesty's Pleasure concerning the Arrear of the
great Sums of Monies which His Majesty is pleased
to remit in the Act of Indemnity." And to deliver
to them the original Paper, with a Desire the same
may be returned again to this House when they have
done with it.
The Messengers return with this (fn. †) Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a Conference,
as is desired.
The House called.
Next, the House was called; and these Lords
Lord (fn. *)
Lord Bellasis. Proxy.
Lord Butler. Excused.
Lord Brudnell. Leave to be absent.
Lord Gerrard. A Proxy.
Lord Darcie. A Proxy.
Viscount Fawconbridge. A Proxy.
Earl St. Albans. Leave.
Earl Rochester. Infra Ætatem.
Earl Sussex. Infra Ætatem.
Earl Thanett. Sick.
Earl Marlborough. Leave of the King.
Earl Mulgrave. Infra Ætatem.
Earl Holland. Proxy.
Earl Carlile. Sick.
Earl Huntington. Infra Ætatem.
Earl Kent. Infra Ætatem.
Marquis Hertford. Sick.
Duke Richmond. Infra Ætatem.
Absent Lords to pay.
Ordered, That such Lords as are now absent, and
have not been excused, shall pay Five Shillings apiece
to the Clerk of the Crown, to the Use of the Poor,
according to an ancient Order of this House.
The Lords went to the Conference, and the House
was adjourned during Pleasure; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Order for 20,000£ for the King's Reception.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Interest be allowed and paid,
for so much of the Twenty Thousand Pounds for
merly charged on the Ordinance for Three Months
Assessments, for the preparing of Requisites for His
Majesty's Reception, as is or shall be advanced by
any Person or Persons upon the Credit of the said
Ordinance, after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent.;
and that the Chamberlain of the City of London be,
and is hereby, authorized and required, out of the
Monies coming in upon the said Ordinance, to repay
to the Persons that shall advance any Part thereof,
the several and respective Sums that shall be so advanced, together with Interest after Six per Cent.
from the Time it hath been or shall be so advanced
and paid in to the said Chamberlain, to the Time the
same shall be re-paid.
"That Twenty Thousand Pounds, Part of the Thirty
Thousand Pounds assigned for repairing of His Majesty's (fn. *) Houses, be charged on the Ordinance for
Three Months Assessment, commencing the 24th of
Original Warrant for the late King's Execution.
This Day the Lieutenant of The Tower sent in the
original Warrant for signing the Murder of the late
King; which he received of Colonel Hacker.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to proceed further in the Consideration of the
Bill of Indemnity and Oblivion.
The House was resumed.
Names of those who signed it.
And the Lord Robertes reported the Names of those
that gave Sentence upon the Murder of the late King,
and those that signed the Warrant for His Execution;
which were read.
Message to H. C. for Mr. Seymour to be examined, about Col. Tomlinson.
Ordered, That this House begin To-morrow Morning with the Business concerning Colonel Tomlinson; and
that a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to
desire that Mr. Seymour, a Member of their House,
may be present here To-morrow Morning, to † have some
Questions concerning Colonel Tomlinson.
And accordingly a Message was sent, by Dr. Lewin
and Dr. Woldridg.
E. of Oxford's Servant, Privilege.
Upon Desire of the Earl of Oxon:
It is Ordered, That Hastings Under Sheriff of
Midd. and the Bailiff that arrested his Lordship's Servant contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, be released
of their present Restraint.
House adjourned till 9a cras.