Tuesday, 3d July, 1660.
Debt due to Peck.
ORDERED, That Mr. Hollis, Sir Anthony Irby,
Sir Gilbt. Gerrard, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Richard
Onslow, Sir Richd. Browne, sen. Sir Richd. Browne, jun.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Orme, Sir John Carey, Mr. Anthony Hungerford, Lord Richardson, be added to the Committee
to whom the several Businesses of Mr. Peck, and the
Provost Marshal of Westminster, are referred.
Privilege- a Person discharged.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of the City and County of
the City of Litchfeild, being now in Custody with the
Serjeant at Arms, be forthwith released, and set at
Ordered, That a new Wirt be issued, for a new Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for
the Borough of Maidstone in the County of Kent, in the
Place of Mr. Serjeant Twisden, who is called by his Majesty to be one of the Justices in the Court of King's
Bench; and that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the
Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a Writ for
that Purpose; which the Lord Chancellor is to issue and
pass under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Rights of Parliament.
Then the Bill for preserving the Rights and Privileges
of Parliament, and the fundamental Laws of the Land,
being, according to former Order, ingrossed, was this
Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question,
Ordered, That the Title, to be indorsed upon the Bill,
be as followeth; viz. An Act for the Confirmation and
future Preservation of the Privileges of Parliament, and
of the fundamental Laws made for Conservation of the
Lives, Liberties, and Properties, of the Subject.
Ordered, That the said Bill be carried to the Lords:
And that Mr. Pryn do carry it to the Lords forthwith.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business
of the Printing of scandalous and unwarranted Books and
Papers is referred, do examine how the Votes and Proceedings of this House come to be printed without
Leave, since the Order of this House, for restraining the
same, was passed and published; and to send for the
Persons that have presumed to print any of the said
Votes and Proceedings; and to examine, by what Warrant they did the same; and to report the Cases to the
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to examine how a Book (pretended to be printed at
Edinburgh, and intituled, A Declaration . . . . .) came
to be printed, it reflecting on the Honour of the King's
Majesty; and to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses,
for the finding out of the Truth, as they shall see Cause;
and report it to the House: And Sir John Holland is
added to that Committee.
Mr. Turner reports from the Grand Committee, Amendments to the Bill for Poll Money; which were read by
him in his Place, and after brought to the Table, and
there read the First and Second time, by the Clerk.
The Question being propounded, that this Clause,
viz. "Nevertheless be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that if any Person or Persons shall not
have an Estate, either real or personal, answerable and
proportionable to his Degree, Rank, or Quality, that
then the said Commissioners, or any Three or more of
them, shall and may make such an Abatement of the
Sum charged and taxed upon such Person, for or by
reason of such his Degree, Rank, or Quality, as to them
shall appear to be just and reasonable; so as he or she
pay no less than Forty Shillings for every Hundred
Pounds per Annum, which he or she is able to expend,"
The House was divided:
And the Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Christopher Clapham,
||With the Yeas,|
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Hen. Yelverton,
||With the Noes,
And so it was
Resolved, That the said Clause be expunged.
A Clause was tendered to this Bill; that after the
Words, "every Attorney of the Courts of Law at Westminster," these Words be added, viz. "or in the Courts
of Law or Equity, within any the Counties Palatine of
Chester, Lancaster, or Durham, or Marches of Walles,
Three Pounds;" which was read the First and Second
time; and, on the Question, agreed to be Part of the
Another Clause was tendered to this Bill; viz. "Provided always, and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that no Person shall act as a Commissioner, by virtue
of this present Act, unless he can expend One hundred
Pounds per Ann. in Lands, Fees, or Offices, at the least,
or be worth Two thousand Pounds in Goods;" which was
read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses,
and Barons of the Five Ports, serving in this Parliament,
do bring into this House the Names of Commissioners for
the Poll Bill, on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That those Members of this House, who
shall present the Lists of Commissioners Names for the
Poll Bill, do subscribe their particular Lists by them
brought in; and that no other Names be afterwards
Rights of Parliament.
Mr. Pryn acquaints the House, that he had, according
to the Order of this House, delivered to the Lords the
Bill for Preservation of the Rights of Parliament, &c.
Lords concur in Votes.
Mr. Hollis acquaints the House, that he had delivered
to the Lords the Votes of this House, of the Three-andtwentieth of June last, concerning the Queen's Jointure
Lands, Somersett House, and Rents in the Hands of the
Tenants, or other Persons; and that the Lords concur
Records of House of Peers.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Hubart and . .
Masters of Chancery;
The House of Lords desire, that Order may be given
to the Clerk of this House, to deliver all the Books and
Evidences in his Keeping, which belong to the House of
Peers, into the Hands of the Clerk of the House of
Ordered, That Answer be given, that this House will
return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
The House have considered of your Message; and will
return an Answer presently, by Messengers of their
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis do, in Answer of this Message, acquaint the Lords from this House, that they
have received an Account from their Clerk, that he doth
not know of any Papers, Books, or Evidences, remaining
in his Custody, which belong to the House of Peers; but
if their Lordships shall instance, in particular, what
those Books, Writings, or Evidences are, which their
Message relates to, they will consider thereof, and return
a further Answer.
Ordered, That this House do read, and take into Consideration, the First Business To-morrow Morning, the
Order of the Lords now offered.