Friday, 1st June, 1660.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee
to whom Thomas Walcott's Letter is referred, to
take the Examination of Mr. Johnson, and Sir Edward
Fitzharris, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House, upon the Information given in
against them, and to state Matter of Fact, and report
it to this House; and that Sir John Temple be added to
that Committee; and to take care hereof.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the
Calculation of the Debts due to the Excise, upon the
Paper Yesterday brought in.-
Message to attend the King.
The House being informed, that the Usher of the
Black Rod was at the Door; he was called in; and
having made Obeisance, came into the Middle of the
House, and addressed himself to Mr. Speaker, and
delivered this Message;
Sir, The King's Majesty hath commanded me to call
yourself, and the rest of the Members of this honourable
House, to the House of Lords presently; the King staying
for you there.
Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair; and the Serjeant at Arms carrying the Mace on his Shoulder before
the Speaker, be, with the Members of this House attending him, went presently to the Lords House.-
After Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair, the House
resumed the former Debate upon the Debts due to the
Pardon and Oblivion.
The Question being propounded, That this Act of
general Pardon, or any thing therein contained, shall not
extend to the pardoning or discharging of any Debts or
Sums of Money due to the Excise, upon Entries made
in the Custom House, which have been contracted since
the 25th of March, 1658; or to the pardoning or discharging of any Debts, or Sums of Money, due to the
Farmers of Excise, since the 25th of March, 1657;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Affirmative:
And the main Question being put; it was
Resolved, That this Act of general Pardon, or any
thing therein contained, shall not extend to the pardoning or discharging of any Debts, or Sums of Money, due
to the Excise, upon Entries made in the Custom House,
which have been contracted since the 25 Day of March,
1658; or to the pardoning or discharging of any Debts,
or Sums of Money, due to the Farmers of Excise, since
the 25th of March, 1657.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act of
general Pardon is referred, do apply this Clause to the
several Parts of the Bill; and make it consistent with
the rest of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Sub Committee, who are appointed, by the Grand Committee for raising of Monies,
to consider of, and state the Debts of the Nation, and
of publick Monies due to the State, be, and are hereby,
impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses;
and that any Five of them be a Quorum.