Tuesday, 19th June1660.
MR. Speaker acquaints the House, That Colonel
Adrian Scroope, Mr. Augustine Garland, Colonel
Edmond Harvey, and Mr. Henry Smith, Four of those who
sat as Judges upon the late King's Majesty, have rendered themselves to him in pursuance of his Majesty's Proclamation; and that they are put into the Charge of the
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, till the Pleasure
of the House be therein signified.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Commitment of the said Persons; and that they so continue
till further Order.
General Montague thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to
the Lord General Edward Mountague, one of the Generals at Sea, in the Name of themselves, and of all the
Commons of England, for his great and eminent Services
to his Majesty and the Kingdom.
And Mr. Speaker gave him the Thanks of this House
accordingly; he standing in his Place:
My Lord, If you please to cast your Eyes about you,
you may read, in our chearful Faces, our thankful Hearts;
which do indeed express your Praises more than Ten
thousand Tongues can possibly do it. God hath done
you the Honour to be the Conveyancer of the greatest
Blessing that ever this Nation received: You have landed our Sovereign upon the safest Shore, that ever English
King set his Foot upon; the Hearts of his People.
The House have therefore ordered this eminent and
transcendant Service to be recorded in their Journal, there
to remain for your Honour, so long as the World endures. Indeed, no Measure of Thanks is proportionable
to the Measure of your Merit, but the Thanks of this
House: And therefore I am commanded, and I do, in
the Name of this House, and in the Name of all those
whom they represent, the Commons of England, give
you their most hearty Thanks.
The House being informed that Colonel John Downes,
who sat as one of the Judges of the late King, is seized,
and secured by the Lord General's Order;
Ordered, That the said Colonel Downes be forthwith
put into the Charge and Custody of the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House; and so to continue till further
Pardon and Oblivion.
The House resumed the Debate of the Bill for General Pardon and Oblivion: And the Two last Provisoes,
in the Amendments, being read, were agreed.
Ordered, That the Bill for General Pardon and Oblivion be recommitted to the former Committee upon
the present Debate, to be brought in again To-morrow
Customs and Excise.
Colonel Birch reports a Bill, for the further Continuance of the Customs and Excise till the 29th of September
1660; which was read the First time.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, That the Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage
be granted to his Majesty during his Life.
Resolved, That the Committee, to whom the preparing of Bills is referred, do bring in a Bill for that Purpose: And that the same have Reference to a Book of
Rates to be hereafter agreed upon by this Parliament.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee, to
consider upon this whole Debate, how the Subsidy of
Tonage and Poundage shall be collected in the mean
time, till a new Book of Rates shall be agreed; and to
prepare the Bill accordingly.
The humble Petition of the Merchants of England,
trading to the Dominions of the King of Spaine, was
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Committee to whom the Bill for Tonage and Poundage
Customs and Excise.
The Bill for the further Continuance of the Customs
and Excise, was read the Second time.
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Committtee for preparing of Bills; who are to consider thereof
upon the whole present Debate: And they are to meet
in the Exchequer Chamber at Two of the Clock this
Afternoon: And all Members of the House, that shall
come thither, are to have Voices: And Colonel Birch
is to take care thereof; as also of the other Bill for the
Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage: And he is for that
Purpose added to the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Business
of Impropriate Rectories is referred, have Power to send
for Persons, Records, Books, Papers, aud Witnesses, as
they shall find necessary:
And Sir John Bowyer, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Pryn, Mr.
Bulkley, Sir John Lowther, Sir Richard Browne, Colonel
West, Major Beake, Sir Capell Luckin, are added to the
said Committee: And that any Five of them be a
The House being informed that Mr. Robert Rolle,
who was returned to serve in this present Parliament for
the Borough of Kellington in the County of Cornewall, is
Ordered, That a new Writ be issued for Election of
another Person to serve in this present Parliament for the
Borough of Kellington in the County of Cornewall, in the
Place of Mr. Robert Rolle, deceased; and that Mr.
Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown
in Chancery to prepare a Writ; and that the Lord
Chancellor of England do pass the same under the Great