House of Commons Journal Volume 8
11 June 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 11 June 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 61. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26212 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Monday, 11th June, 1660.

Prayers.

Thanksgiving Day.

ORDERED, That Dr. Reynolds be desired to carry on the Work of publick Thanksgiving before this House, on Thursday-come-Fortnight, at Margaret's Westminster; and that Sir John Temple give him Notice thereof.

Oath of Supremacy and Allegiance.

Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee, that, upon comparing the Returns of Members to serve in this House, with the List of those who have taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, before the Lord Steward, and the Commissioners deputed by him; he finds the Number of those, who have taken the said Oaths, amount unto Four hundred Fifty-five; and that he knows not that any sitting Member of the House hath refused to take them.

Ordered, That the Lord General be desired to take effectual Order, that the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance be administred to all the Officers and Soldiers of the Army, under his Command; and for that End the Lord Chancellor of England is desired to issue forth Commissions, under the Great Seal of England, directed to such Persons, as the Lord General shall nominate and appoint, for authorizing them to administer the said Oaths to the said Officers and Soldiers accordingly.

Ordered, That the Lord High Admiral of England be desired to take effectual Order, that the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance be administred to all the Captains, Commanders, Officers, and Mariners, of the Navy and Fleet: And the Lord Chancellor is desired to issue Commissions, under the Great Seal, directed to such Persons as the Lord High Admiral shall nominate and appoint, for authorizing them to administer the same Oaths accordingly.

Resolved, That his Majesty be humbly moved, that he will be pleased to issue forth his Proclamation, requiring that all and every Person and Persons, in this Realm, who by Law ought to take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, do take the said Oaths accordingly; and that the Laws in that Behalf be put in Execution.

Proceedings agains the Regicides.

The House resumed the Debate upon the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.

A Letter to Mr. Speaker from Mr. Robert Wallop, dated this present Day, was read.

The humble Petition of Charles Lord St. Johns was read.

Resolved, That Robert Wallop Esquire be discharged from being a Member of this House; and made incapable of bearing any Office, or Place of publick Trust, in this Kingdom.

Resolved, That Robert Wallop Esquire shall be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, for and in respect only of such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, (not extending to Life) as shall be thought fit to be inflicted on him by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that Purpose.

Resolved, That Robert Wallop Esquire be forthwith committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; and that the Serjeant at Arms do forthwith take him into his Custody accordingly.

Ordered, That the Petition of Charles Lord St. Johns, concerning Mr. Wallop, and the Petition of the Lady Catherine Gargrave, concerning Sir John Danvers, and other Petitions of that Nature, shall stand referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for Penalties, to be inflicted on Persons to be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, shall be referred; and that the House be put in Mind thereof in due Time.

The humble Petition of Luke Robinson was read: And the Petitioner was also heard in his Place.

Resolved, That Luke Robinson be discharged from being a Member of this House.

Several Resolves of 14 March 1648, in Folio Eight hundred and Ten and Eight hundred and Eleven, touching the proscribing of the King's Majesty, and the Duke of Yorke, &c. were read.

A Letter to Mr. Speaker, from Wm. Lenthall Esquire, was read.

A Letter to Mr. Speaker from the Lord General Monck, dated 17th May 1660, concerning Wm. Lenthall Esquire, was read.

The Question being propounded, that Wm. Lenthall Esquire be one of the Twenty Persons, to be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, for and in respect only of such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, (not extending to Life) as shall be thought fit to be inflicted on him by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that Purpose;

And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;

The House was divided:

And the Noes went forth.

Sir Thomas Clerges, Tellers for the Noes: 126.
Sir Walter Earle, With the Noes,
Col. King, Tellers for the Yeas: 215.
Col. Willoughby, With the Yeas,

So the main Question being put; it was

Resolved, That Wm. Lenthall Esquire, be one of the Twenty Persons to be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, for and in Respect only of such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, (not extending to Life) as shall be thought fit to be inflicted on him by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that Purpose.

Resolved, That Sir Henry Vane Knight, be one of the Twenty Persons to be excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, for and in Respect only of such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, (not extending to Life) as shall be thought fit to be inflicted on him by another Act, intended to be hereafter passed for that Purpose.