Monday, 28th May, 1660.
Proceedings against the Regicides.
A LETTER from Robert Fowler, from Rochester,
of the 26th of May 1660, certifying, that he hath
made Stay of Two Trunks, Two Hampers, Thirteen
Bundles of Bedding, and Hangings, with some Chairs,
in all Twenty-seven Parcels, of the Goods of Mr.
Andrew Broughton, one of the Clerks in the High Court
of Justice, when his late Majesty was there arraigned,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this
House, of the Council of State, to take care that the said
Goods, and also the Goods of Mr. Phelpes, and Mr.
Dendy, be inventoried and secured.
The House being informed, that a rich Coach, heretofore bought by Oliver Cromwell, and paid for at the
publick Charge, is seized by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, but detained by a Coachmaker, upon
Pretence of an Attachment for a Debt;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this
House, who are of the Council of State, to examine the
Matter; and whether there be any such real Debt; and
to give such Order for the securing the same, for his
Majesty's Service, as, upon Examination, they shall find
just and meet.
Resolved, That the Great Seal, in the Custody of Sir
Thomas Widdrington, and the rest of the late Commissioners of the Great Seal, be brought into this House this
Forenoon, before the Rising of the House, by the said
late Commissioners, or those Two of them that are Members of this House, to be here defaced.
Upon Report made by Mr. Turner, from the Committee for Privileges and Elections, on the double Return for
the County of Cornwall, that the Committee are of
Opinion, that, in respect of the Sheriff of the said County
his Contempt in not attending the Committee, to give an
Account of his Proceedings at the said Election, upon
several Orders by them in that Behalf made, the Sheriff
be sent for in Custody;
A Person ordered in Custody.
Resolved, That the Sheriff of the County of Cornwall
be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody, to this House, in
respect of his Contempt in not attending the Committee
for Privileges and Elections, upon several Orders by them
in that Behalf made, to give an Account, touching his
Proceedings about the late Election of Knights for that
Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee, appointed to
withdraw, on Saturday last, an Order; which was read;
and was in these Words; viz.
Whereas Complaint hath been made, that several Riots
have been committed, and forcible Entries made, upon
the Possessions of divers Persons, Ecclesiastical and Temporal, who have been settled in the said Possessions by Order of one or both Houses of Parliament, or other lawful
or pretended Authority; and That without any Order of
Parliament, or legal Eviction; to the Disturbance of the
publick Peace, whilst these Matters are under the Consideration of the Parliament: It is therefore Ordered, by
the and Commons, in Parliament assembled, that
no Person or Persons, Ecclesiastical or Temporal, shall
presume, indirectly or forcibly, to enter upon or disturb
the said Possessions, or any of them, till the Parliament
take Order therein, or an Eviction be had by due Course
Resolved, That this Order be re-committed to the same
Committee, to put it into the Form of a Proclamation,
to be offered to the King's Majesty; omitting the Word
Letter from the King.
The Lord Faulkland presented to the House a Letter
from the King's Majesty, with this Superscription, "To
Our trusty and well-beloved the Speaker of Our House of
Commons, to be communicated to the Members of that
House; and given at his Majesty's Court at Canterbury,
Twenty-sixth Day of May 1660, in the Twelfth Year of
his Majesty's Reign;" which was read by Mr. Speaker,
standing up in his Chair.
A Bill ingrossed, for putting in Execution an Ordinance
mentioned in the said Bill, was this Day read the Third
time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Mr. Finch gave an Account to the House of a Conference had with the Lords upon the Declaration touching the Rebels in Ireland; and that the Lords think fit
to put the same into the Way of a Proclamation: Which
Proclamation was read the First time, and after read
Resolved, That after the Word "assembled," in the
Sixth Line of the First Sheet, these Words "in Parliament," be inserted.
Resolved, That in the Second Folio, Line the Ninth,
after the Words "of the," the Word "said" be inserted.
Resolved, That in the Fourth Sheet, First Line, after
the Word "assembled," these Words be put in, viz.
Resolved, That the Word "English," in the Third
Sheet, and Ninth Line, after the Word "our," be
Resolved, That these Words, "the Second," in the
First Sheet, and First Line, after the Word "Charles,"
Resolved, That this House doth agree to this Proclamation, with these Amendments; and that the same be
returned to the Lords for their Concurrence: And Mr.
Finch is to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Knightly do go to the Lords with
this Message, that this House doth agree to the Ordinance
of Assessment of seventy thousand Pounds by the Month,
with the Additions, Alterations, and Proviso, sent by
the Lords to this House: And that he also carry to the
Lords the Bill, this Day passed, for putting in Execution
of the Powers in the said Ordinance.
The late Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal did,
according to the Order of this House, bring the Great
Seal in their Custody to the Clerk's Table; and there
delivered the same to Mr. Speaker: And it is ordered,
that the same be forthwith defaced in this House; and
that a Smith be sent for, to break in Pieces and deface
the same accordingly.
Excise and Customs.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to prepare a Bill or Bills for Excise and Customs, in such a Way
as may be most for Advancing of Trade, and best Advantage of the Publick: And that Col. Birch, Mr. Pryn,
Mr. Annesley, Mr. Finch, Mr. Gott, Mr. Weston, Mr.
Knightly, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Earneley, Sir Anth. Irby,
Mr. Bainton, Mr. Powell, Sir John Potts, Mr. Francis
Gerrard, Mr. Clapham, Sir Tho. Belhouse, Col. White,
Col. Jones, Col. King, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Foley, Mr. Swale,
Col. Bowyer, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Rich, Mr. Fowell, Lord
Aungier, Mr. Smyth, Alderman Frederick, Sir John Pelham, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Andrews, or any Three of
them, be the said Committee: And they have Power to
send for Persons and Papers: And they are to meet in
the Exchequer Chamber, on Wednesday next, at Two of
the Clock in the Afternoon; and to adjourn from time
to time, as they shall see Cause: And Col. Birch is to
take care herein.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Christopher
Metcalfe, Surveyor General of the Customs, be referred
to the same Committee.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Thomas Morris
and William Dodson, Farmers of the Customs and Excise
in Ireland, be referred to the said Committee.
Mr. Knightly brings Answer, that, according to the
Commands of this House, he did deliver the Message
from this House, "that this House did agree with the
Lords, in the Alterations, Additions, and Proviso, to
the Ordinance of Assessment of Seventy thousand Pounds
by the Month;" and that, as to the Act for putting the
Powers in that Act in Execution, the Lords will take it
into present Consideration, and return Answer by Messengers of their own.
Leave to attend the General.
Ordered, That Col. Knight, and the Officers of the
Army, Members of this House, have Leave to go to
wait on the General to Black Heath.
Guard to Whitehall.
Ordered, That Col. Knight do appoint a Guard, to
attend betwixt Westminster and Whitehall, To-morrow,
for accommodating the Passage of the Members of this
House, to Whitehall.
Mr. Finch reports Amendments to the Bill for Continuance of Process and Judicial Proceedings; which
were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Ordered, That this Bill, thus amended, be ingrossed.
Great Seal defaced.
The Smith, according to the Order of this House,
came to the Bar of this House; and there, sitting the
House, broke the Great Seal in several Pieces: And the
same, so broken, was delivered to the late Commissioners,
as their Fees.
Maimed Soldiers, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for maimed Soldiers, &c.
do meet in the Court of Wards, this Afternoon at Three
of the Clock.
A Person ordered into custody.
Ordered, That Thomas Tyllam, who hath lately made
some Disturbance at Colchester, be sent for in Custody
by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.