House of Commons Journal Volume 7
16 March 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 16 March 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 879-880. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24957 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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Friday, March 16th, 1659.

Prayers.

Privilege.

RESOLVED, That John Ince, a Servant attending on the Parliament, having been arrested, and being imprisoned, at the Suit of John Biscoe, be, and is hereby, discharged of his Imprisonment: And that Richard George, a Bailiff of the Liberties of Westminster, who arrested the said John Ince, be sent for in Custody; and that the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do take him into Custody, accordingly.

Printing.

Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee appointed to go to the Printers who are to print the Act of the Militia, That the said Committee went to the Printer, last Night; and find, that there was no Fault in the Clerk, nor in the Printer; nor no Delay in the one, nor in the other.

Syon College.

Ordered, That the Patent concerning Syon College, now in the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliament, be delivered to Mr. Manton.

Grant to Gen. Monck.

A Bill for Conferring of Twenty thousand Pounds on Captain-General George Monck, for his signal Services, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Word "signal" be omitted; and that the Word "eminent" be inserted, instead thereof.

The said Bill was read the Third time, and, so amended, was, upon the Question, passed.

Hampton-Court.

Ordered, That his Excellency the Lord General Monck be, and is hereby, constituted Steward of the Honour and Manor of Hampton-Court, and Keeper of the House and Parks there: And that he hold and enjoy the same, with all the Rights and Privileges to the said Stewardship belonging, in as large, ample, and beneficial Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as any Steward of the Honour and Manor of Hampton-Court, and Keeper of the House and Parks, have at any time heretofore had, or enjoyed the same.

Order amended.

Ordered, That these Words be inserted in the Order, made Yesterday, touching securing the Debts due to Major-General Browne; viz. "Be it Enacted; and it is Enacted, by Authority of the same;" instead of the Words "and Declared."

Settling Ministers.

Colonel Harley reports Amendments to the Bill for settling Incumbents in sequestred Livings: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

A Proviso was tendered, to be Part of this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That if any Minister or Ministers have been formerly ejected or sequestred, whose Conversations and Lives have been and are blameless, and they sound in Doctrine, shall be capable to be presented to any Living in the Church of England; any Law or Ordinance made by the Parliament, or any Authority derived from the same, to the contrary notwithstanding; so as such Minister do officiate according to the Directory established, and not otherwise."

Which was read the First time.

Resolved, That this Proviso be read the Second time.

The said Proviso was read the Second time, accordingly.

And the said Amendments, being put to the Question, were agreed unto.

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Third time.

The said Act was read the Third time, accordingly.

A Clause was tendered to this Bill, for enabling Vicars to recover their Predial Tythes Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That these Words; viz. "And that all Acts and Ordinances, made for the Payment of Tythes, be, and are hereby, revived, and stand in full Force;" be added in this Clause.

And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this be the Title of this Act, An Act for Ministers, and Payment of Tythes.

Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and published.

Barstaple Minister.

Ordered, That Mr. Martyn Blagne be, and is hereby, restored to his Living at Barstaple in the County of Devon: And it is referred to the Lords Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal, and the Master of the Rolls, or any Two of them, to see this Order executed: And that the said Martyn Blagne be put in Possession of the said Living, accordingly.

Letter from Gen. Monck.

A Letter from General George Monck, from St. James's, of the 16th of March 1659, was read.

Ordered, That Three Gentlemen be appointed to go to the General, to give him Satisfaction; and report their Proceeding therein to the Parliament: Viz. Mr. Morris, Mr. Annesley, and Mr. Holles.

Tythes in Wales.

An Act for taking the Accounts, and Redressing of Grievances concerning the Tythes and Church-Livings in Wales, and for Advancement of Religion and Learning there, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Dissolving Parliament.

Resolved, That the Act for Dissolution of the Parliament be read the first Business in the Afternoon; nothing to intervene.

The House adjourned till Three a Clock in the Afternoon.

Friday, 16th March, 1659; Afternoon.

Militia.

MR. Annesley reports from the Committee appointed to go to the General, That the General, upon reading the Clauses in the Act for the Militia, rested well satisfied.

Dissolving Parliament.

A Bill ingrossed, for Dissolving the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the 3d of November 1640; and for the Calling and Holding of a Parliament at Westminster, on the 25th Day of April 1660; was this Day read the Third time.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it Declared, That the single Actings of this House, enforced by the pressing Necessities of the present Times, are not intended, in the least, to infringe, much less take away, that ancient native Right, which the House of Peers, consisting of those Lords who did engage in the Cause of the Parliament, against the Forces raised in the Name of the late King, and so continued until 1648, had, and have, to be a Part of the Parliament of England."

Which was read the First time.

Resolved, That this Proviso be read the Second time.

The said Proviso was read the Second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, agreed to be Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That the Day for the Dissolution of the Parliament be, from the 16th Day of March 1659.

And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Act be printed and published.

General Fast.

Resolved, That Friday, the 6th Day of April 1660, be set apart for a Day of publick Fasting and Humiliation, to be solemnized throughout the Nation, under the Sense of the great and manifold Sins and Provocations thereof; and to seek the Lord for his Blessing upon the Parliament, now shortly to be assembled, that the Lord will make them Healers of our Breaches, and Instruments to restore and settle Peace and Government in the Nations, upon Foundations of Truth and Righteousness.