Wednesday, 23d May, 1660.
Proceedings against Regicides.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Members of this
House, who are of the Council of State, do take
care that all such Goods, belonging to any Persons, who
sat in Judgment upon his late Majesty, when the Sentence was pronounced, as are or shall be seized, be duly
inventoried and secured; and in order thereunto, so
dispose of them, that they may be forth-coming, and a
good Account given of them upon all Occasions, for
his Majesty's Service.
Mr. Turner reports from the Committee for Elections
and Privileges, in the Case of the double Return for the
Borough of Tavestocke in the County of Devon; that,
upon Examination of the Fact, the Question appeared to
be, whether the Freeholders alone, or the Freeholders
and Inhabitants of the said Borough, had Right to elect
Members to serve in Parliament; and that the Committee were of Opinion, that the Freeholders and Inhabitants at large have Right to elect; and that George Howard, Esquire, who is returned by one Indenture, having
a greater Number of Voices than Elize Crymes, who is
returned by another Indenture, is duly elected, and
ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the said Mr. Howard is duly elected, and
do sit in this House.
He also reports from the said Committee, upon the
double Return for the Borough of Ludgersall in the
County of Wills; that, upon Examination of the Fact,
the Question appeared to be, whether the Freeholders
alone, or the Freeholders and Inhabitants, have Right
to elect Members to serve in Parliament for that Borough;
and that the Committee were of Opinion, the Freeholders and Inhabitants have Right to elect; and that William
Thomas Esquire, returned by one of the Indentures,
having a greater Number of Votes than Sir John Evelyn
Knight, who is returned by the other Indenture, is duly
elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Freeholders and Inhabitants have Right
to elect; and that the said Mr. Thomas is duly elected,
and do sit in this House.
He also reports from the Committee, the Case upon
the double Return for the Borough of Abington in the
County of Berks; that, upon Examination of the Fact,
the Question appeared to be, whether the Word "Burgenses," mentioned in the Charter, extends to the Inhabitants within the Borough; and that the Committee
were of Opinion, they do extend to the said Inhabitants; and that, substracting Two of the Electors, who
were Aliens, and Four-and-fifty who received Relief in
the Town, and are standing Almsmen there, Sir John
Stonehouse, Baronet, who is returned by one Indenture,
had a greater number of Voices than John Lenthall,
Esquire, who is returned by another Indenture; and that
therefore the said Sir John Stonehouse is duly elected,
and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House do agree with the Committee, that the said Sir John Stonehouse is duly
elected, and do sit in this House.
The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery came up to the
Clerk's Table, and amended the Return for Abingdon in
the County of Berks; inserting the Name of Sir John
Stonehouse instead of the Name of John Lenthall; and
the other Indenture was withdrawn.
The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery did also, at the
Clerk's Table, withdraw the Indenture, whereby Sir
John Evelyn was returned with Mr. Pryn for Ludgersall in the County of Wilts.
He also withdrew the Indenture, whereby Mr. Crymes
is returned with William Russell, Esquire, for Tavistocke
in the County of Devon.
A Person committed.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Abingdon in the County
of Berks do forthwith stand committed to the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, till further Order, in respect of his neglecting to give his Attendance for amending the Return for the said Borough, according to the
Direction given him by the Committee for Privileges.
St. Edmond's Bury Return:
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Privileges and Elections, to examine whether there be
any Mistake upon the late Amendment of the Return
for the Borough of St. Edmond's Bury in the County of
Suffolke; and, if they find any, to see the same rectified.
Rights of Parliament.
A Bill for maintaining the just Rights and Privileges
of Parliament, and confirming the fundamental Laws,
was this Day read the First time.
The Question being propounded, that this Bill be read
the Second time To-morrow Morning;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed in the Affirmative:
And, the main Question being put; it was
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Votes inconsistent with the Constitution.
Ordered, That Mr. Pryn do, on Saturday next, bring
in the Report from the Committee, to whom it is referred to peruse the Journals, and to examine what
Votes have passed, that are inconsistent with the fundamental Government, by King, Lords, and Commons.
The King's Accommodation.
Mr. Annesly, Lord President, reports from the
Council of State, an Estimate of the Charge of several
Particulars, necessary to be provided for the Accommodating of his Majesty, and the Dukes of Yorke and
An ESTIMATE of the Charge of making up of a rich Cloth of State, with a Chair, Three
Stools, and Two Cushions, out of an old Canopy of State, and some imperfect Furniture of a Crimson
Velvet Bed suitable,
|Will amount unto the Sum of about
|For repairing of an old Chair of State, with Three Stools suitable to it
|For repairing, with some Additions, of the rich incarnate Velvet Bed, being for the Reception of his Majesty, before the other can be made
|For a Counterpoint to it, which will contain Thirty Yards of Cloth of Silver, lined with Bays and Taffaty Sarsenet
|Three Pair of Fine Fustian Blankets
|For Twelve new Fustian and Holland Quilts for his Majesty's incarnate Velvet Bed, and the Two Dukes Beds
|For Three Pair of the best Spanish Blankets for those Beds
|For Three large fine round Down Bolsters
|For Three necessary Stools of Velvet for those Beds
|For Three French Tables for those Beds
|For Thirty Pallet Beds, of the largest Size, for the two Dukes; Thirty Tapestry Counterpoints, and Thirty Pair of Blankets
|Twelve Pair of Fine Holland Sheets for the Dukes of Yorke and Gloucester own Beds
|For Making and Washing these Twelve Pair of Sheets
|For Sixty Pair of Sheets, for Thirty Pallet Beds aforesaid, will cost
|For Making and Washing these Sixty Pair of Sheets
|For Twelve Pounds of sweet Powder to put to the whole Provision of Sheets
|For Ten Damask Curtains, containing 240 Yards of Damask, and lined with Fustian, and Making, with Rings and Tape to them
Which was read and approved of.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care, that the same be provided accordingly.
Mr. Annesley, Lord President, reports from the
Council of State, an Order of the said Council, dated the
3d of May, 1660, that the Officers in the AlienationOffice be paid their respective Salaries, and usual Allowance due unto them, since they received their last
Salary out of the Profits, which arise out of that Office;
and that the Receiver of the said Profits do pay the same
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the said
Order; and that the Receiver therein mentioned do pay
the Salaries and Allowances to the said Officers of the
Alienation-Office, according to the Tenor of the said
He also reports, from the Council of State, a Complaint from the Commissioners of the Excise, with the
Draught of an Order for Redress of the Inconveniences
complained of; which were read.
The humble Petition of Thomas Harris and William
Dodson, Farmers of the Customs and Excise in Ireland,
Ordered, That a Committee do withdraw, and pen a
Declaration about bringing in the Excise, according to
the Debate of the House; viz.
Mr. Shapcott, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Finch, Mr. Turner,
Col. Birch, Serjeant Maynard, Lord President Annesley,
Col. White, Mr. Bampfeild, Lord Aungier.
A Letter from the Members of Parliament, sent to
attend the King's Majesty, with an Answer to his Majesty's Letter from the Parliament, dated at the Hague,
27/17 May, 1660, was read.
Pardon and Oblivion.
Ordered, That the Act for general Pardon and Oblivion be reported, on Saturday Morning next, from the
Committee, to whom it is referred.
Ordered, That the said Committee do forbear to sit
thereupon after this Day.
Ordered, That a Proviso, concerning the Lady Powell,
be sent to the said Committee for their Consideration.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Rich and Mr.
Eden, two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to wait
upon you with an Order, which concerns Writings, Orders, and Evidences, in the Hands of Mr. Phelps: They
desire, that the Clerks of both Houses do take an Inventory of them; and that Edward Rich, Esquire, may have
the Inspection of them, and continue of Counsel in that
Business; to which Order your Concurrence is desired by
Which Order was read, being as followeth;
Ordered, By the Lords and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, that the Clerks of both Houses of Parliament
do take an Inventory of all the Records, Books, Papers,
Indentures, and Writings, in the keeping of Mr. John
Phelpes, belonging to the Publick, and remaining in the
House of the said John Phelpes; and that Edward Rich,
of Lincolns-Inn, Esquire, shall have the Inspection of
them, and continue of Counsel therein as formerly; and
that the late Commissioners shall give a speedy and perfect Account to the said Edward Rich, Esquire, to present to both Houses of Parliament, of all Monies, Profits,
Rents, Fines, Disbursements, and Salaries, to themselves, or any other touching the same.
Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Lords
in this Order.
The Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, the House hath considered of all that you
brought from the Lords; and they do concur.
Ordered, That after the Inventory of Mr. Phelpes'
Books is taken, the Keys of Mr. Phelpes' Rooms, where
some of the Books are secured, which were now delivered
by Mr. Pryn to the Clerk of this House, be by him
brought back to this House, for their further Direction
therein; and that the Nine-and-twenty Books, which
were removed out of that House, and are since recovered,
be also inventoried.
Reception of the King.
Another Message from the Lords, by Dr. Child and
Mr. *, Masters of Chancery;
The Lords have appointed the Committee of the
Members of their House, for the Reception of the
King's Majesty, to meet this Afternoon at Four of the
Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and desire, that the
Members of this House, of that Committee, will give
them a Meeting then and there.
The Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
The House hath considered of your Message, and they
concur with the Lords therein.
Ordered, That the Petition of Mr. Morris, and Mr.
Dodson, be referred to the Committee appointed to
bring in the Bill for Excise, where Colonel Birch is in
the Chair, to examine the Matter of Fact, and state the
same, and report the same, with their Opinion therein,
to this House; and that Mr. Skipwith, and Mr. Turner,
be added to that Committee.
The humble Petition of Angell Gray was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Bill for general Pardon is referred,
to examine the Business, and to do therein as they shall
Mr. Turner reports from the Committee appointed to
withdraw, a Declaration requiring all Persons to make
Payment of the Duties of Excise, and Customs, and the
Arrears thereof; which was read, and, upon the Question,
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to
this Declaration: And Mr. Turner is desired to carry it
to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee for the raising
of Money for the Army, and Navy, do consider what is
fit to be done about the Excise, and Customs; whether
as to the Continuance or Regulation of the Excise and
Customs, or any Part of them.
Irish Rebels, &c.
Mr. Annesley reports a Declaration for apprehending
all Irish Rebels; and for all Papists to depart out of the
Cities of London and Westminster, and not to come within
Ten Miles of the Verge of the Court; which was read.
Resolved, That the Debate upon this Declaration be
taken up To-morrow Morning the first Business.