Friday, 11th May, 1660.
RESOLVED, That Colonel Thomas Harrison, who is
now in the Custody of some Officers and Soldiers
under Command of Colonel John Bowyer, in the County
of Stafford, be forthwith sent up hither; and that he be
delivered by the Officers and Soldiers who have him in
Custody, to the Charge of such Person or Persons as shall
be appointed by the Lord General to receive him: And
the Lord General is desired to appoint such Officer or
Officers as he shall think fit, to receive him, and bring
him in safe Custody accordingly.
Grants to the Royal Dukes.
Ordered, That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be
sent to the Duke of Yorke, from this House, to supply
his present Occasions; and that the said Ten thousand
Pounds, and the Five thousand Pounds to be sent to the
Duke of Gloucester, by this House, be charged upon the
Security of the Bill of Assessment of Seventy thousand
Pounds by the Month: And that the Gentlemen, Members of this House, to whom it was referred to take care
for providing the Fifty thousand Pounds for his Majesty,
do take care for the speedy providing the said Fifteen
thousand Pounds, and sending the same over to the
Duke of Yorke, and Duke of Gloucester, respectively,
accordingly: And that the Committee, who go to his
Majesty from this House, do acquaint his Majesty, and
the said Dukes, therewith.
Ordered, That all and every the Persons who are now
in Possession of the Mewes, be forthwith removed, and
forthwith leave the Possession thereof; and that the same
be cleared for his Majesty's Service: And the Serjeant
at Arms is hereby required to take care, to see this Order
put in Execution; and to break open the Doors, in case
of any Resistance: And that he have the same Power as
be had given him for clearing of Whitehall.
Instructions to Messengers to the King.
Ordered, That the Letter to his Majesty, and the Instructions from this House, be delivered to Mr. Holles:
Mr. Holles came to the Clerk's Table; and the same
were there delivered him by Mr. Speaker accordingly.
Protestants of Piedmont, &c.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Council of State, touching the Monies given for Relief of the poor Protestants
in Piedmont, as followeth: Whereas, in pursuance of an
Order of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth of July 1659,
there hath been paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer,
by Thomas Viner and Christopher Pack, Aldermen of the
City of London, Treasurers for the Monies collected
for the Relief of the Protestants of Piedmont, and Poland, Seven thousand Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds
Eight Shillings Nine-pence, out of the Monies which
hath come in, upon the said Collection; which said Sum
of Seven thousand Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds
Eight Shillings Nine-pence was so paid into the said
Receipt, for Supply of the publick Necessities of the
Commonwealth: And whereas several Orders of the
Council have been issued to the Receipt of the Exchequer,
for the paying back again of the said Sum of Seven
thousand Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds unto the
said Aldermen; to be employed and disposed of by them
for the Uses to which the said Monies were given: But
hitherto there hath not been any Monies paid out of the
said Receipt upon that Account, by reason that many
Warrants, which are charged upon the Treasury there,
for other publick Uses, have taken up the whole Treasure:-Whereupon he moved for the further Order and
Direction of this House therein; and how a speedy Payment may be made of the said Monies, for the Use of
the said poor Protestants, out of the Receipt of the Exchequer, or otherwise.
Resolved, That the Sum of Seven thousand Nine hundred Seventy and Eight Pounds Eight Shillings Ninepence, heretofore paid into the Receipt of the publick
Exchequer, of the Monies collected for the Relief of the
poor Protestants of Piedmont, and Poland, be paid at the
said Receipt of Exchequer, unto Alderman Vyner, and
Alderman Pack, Treasurers for the said Money, out of
such Monies as shall come into the said Receipt, upon
the Moiety of the Excise, at the Rate of Two thousand
Pounds by the Month, till the Whole be satisfied. And
this House doth declare their Detestation and Abhorrence
of the Diversion of the said Money from the charitable
Uses to which it was originally intended.
Ordered, That all and every such Sum and Sums, Part
of the Money heretofore collected for the Relief of the
poor Protestants of Piedmont and Poland respectively, as
remains in the Hands of any the Sheriffs or Collectors,
be forthwith paid, by such Sheriffs and Collectors, to the
Hands of Alderman Thomas Vyner, and Alderman Christopher Pack, Treasurers for the said Collection Monies:
And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see
this Order put in Execution.
Affairs of Ireland.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Glascock and
Mr. Giles, Two Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have lately received an Address to them directed, from the Commissioners employed
for the Kingdom of Ireland; which they have considered
of, and agreed to; and desire the Concurrence of this
Which Address was read, and was in these Words;
The humble Address of the Commissioners employed
for the Kingdom of Ireland, to the Right honourable
the Lords assembled in Parliament:
That in Regard his Majesty's late Letters and Declarations, to both Houses of Parliament, do not at all
mention Ireland, or any the Concernments of that Kingdom; which, by reason of the said Consequences of the
late bloody Rebellion there, hath been cast into great
Disorder and Confusion; and so doth necessarily require
speedy and healing Provisions and Remedies;
That therefore your Lordships may be pleased favourably to afford your Assistance and Concurrence in their
Addresses to his Majesty by Commissioners from Ireland, for the calling and holding a Parliament there as
formerly, for Remedy of the unsettled Condition of that
The like humble Address of the Commissioners employed for the Kingdom of Ireland, to the honourable
the Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England,
Resolved, That this House doth concur with the
Lords, and agree to, and approve of, the said Address
from the Commissioners employed for the Kingdom of
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House hath considered of your Message; and they do concur with the Lords.
Officers of Revenue, Army, &c.
Mr. Raynsford reports from the Committee appointed
to prepare a Declaration for the Officers of Revenue,
Army, and Navy, to proceed in the Execution of their
Places, a Declaration to that Effect; which the Reporter
first read in his Place; and the same was after read by
the Clerk; and, after some Amendments at the Table,
was, upon the Question, agreed unto, and passed.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to
the said Declaration; and that Mr. Rainsford do carry it
to the Lords.
The House this Day, according to former Order,
proceeded in reading the Names of Commissioners for
the Assessments of Seventy thousand Pounds for Three
Months, to commence from the Twenty-fourth Day of
Officers of Revenue, Army, &c.
Mr. Rainsford reports, That he had delivered the Message from this House to the Lords; and the Declaration
for carrying on the Affairs of the Revenue, Army, and
Navy; and that the Lords do fully concur therein.
The Declaration is as followeth:
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do hereby order and declare; That all Commissioners of
the Admiralty and Navy, the Committee for the Army,
the Commissioners for Appeals, and Regulation of Excise and Customs, the Commissioners for the Customs
and Excise, the Commissioners for the monthly Assessments, and all other Commissioners, Committees, and
Officers whatsoever, relating to the Excise, or any other
Part of the Revenue, or to the Army, or Navy, that
were in Office and Employment the Twenty-fifth Day
of April 1660, shall, and are hereby authorized and required to, proceed forthwith in the Execution of their
respective Commissions, Offices, and Employments; and
shall exercise the same, in the King's Majesty's Name
and Style, according to the respective Powers, Authorities, and Instructions to them, or any of them, formerly
given, or mentioned to be given, and in being, the said
Twenty-fifth Day of April 1660, until further Order.
Duke of Buckingham's Estate.
A Message from the Lords, by * * and Mr. Harrington;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to desire your Concurrence touching the Amendment of an
Order for the Duke of Buckingham, by inserting into it
the Year 1648, instead of the Year 1651.
The Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House hath considered of your Message; and will return Answer by Messengers of their
Ordered, That Mr. Ransford and Mr. Pryn do look
over the Order touching the Duke of Buckingham; and
give an Account thereof to this House, To-morrow
Records of the House.
Ordered, That all Acts, Ordinances, Journals, Records, Books, Papers, or Proceedings, belonging to this
House, or concerning the same, or the Proceedings
thereof as well in the Time it acted as a single House,
as before, which are now in the Custody of Henry Scobell
Esquire, Thomas St. Nicholas Esquire, or any others, or
that hath come to the Hands of the said Mr. Scobell, or
Mr. St. Nicholas or either of them, as Clerks of this
House, be forthwith delivered to Wm Jessop Esquire,
now Clerk of this House; to be kept among the Records
of this House.