Thursday, 22d November, 1660.
Earl of Cleveland's Estate.
AN Act, ingrossed, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the settling of all the Manors
and Lands of the Earl of Cleveland in Trustees, to be
sold, for the satisfying of the Debts of the said Earl, and
of Thomas Lord Wentworth his Son, was this Day read
the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Monday Morning next.
Mr. Clifford reports from the Committee for satisfying of publick Debts * * * *
Peace of the Kingdom.
A Bill for the better settling and securing of the Peace
of this Kingdom, was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, Ordered, That this Bill be referred to a Committee of the whole House, to be considered of on Saturday Morning: And that Mr. Speaker
do then leave the Chair.
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Glascocke and Mr.
* *, Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords do desire a present Conference
with the Members of this House, in the Painted Chamber, touching a Message which they received Yesterday
from his Majesty.
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
This House hath considered of your Message; and do
agree to a present Conference, as is desired.
Ordered, That Mr. Annesly, Sir Henage Finch, Mr.
Treasurer, Sir Anth. Ashly Cooper, Sir Edw. Turner, Mr.
Charlton, Mr. Hollis, Sir William Lewes, Lord Bruice,
Mr. Swinfen, do manage this Conference.
Mr. Hollis reports the Conference had with the Lords:
"That the Lord Chancellor was pleased to acquaint
them, That, in order to that good Correspondence, which
hath deen continued, and which he desires may ever be
held, between the Two Houses, That House had been
careful to acquaint the House of Commons with all
Matters of Consequence, which did occur: And that the
Lords having received a Message from the King's Majesty Yesterday; which they desired then to have presently
communicated to you; and sent their Messengers to that
Purpose; but the important Business of the House not
then permitting, the Lords had therefore desired this
Conference with them, to communicate his Majesty's
Message to them: Which Message his Lordship read."
And the said Message was read by the Reporter, standing in his Place; and after read by the Clerk; and was
as followeth; viz.
Messagefrom the King-Dissolution of Parliament.
IN Consideration of the Season of the Year, and the
Approach of Christmas, when the Members of Parliament
will desire to be at their Houses in the Country;
and, in regard of His Majesty's Coronation within a
Month after Christmas, the Preparation for which will
take up much of His Majesty's Thoughts and Time; and
the Time of His Servants, which therefore should be vacant from other Business; his Majesty hath thought fit
to declare, That he resolves to dissolve this Parliament,
on the Twentieth Day of the next Month; and to call
another with convenient Speed; and that this His Purpose may be forthwith communicated to His Houses of
Parliament; that they may the more vigorously apply
themselves to the Dispatch of the most important Business
that depends before them.
Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the 20th Day of
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Brampston and
Mr. Hubbart, Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords do desire the Concurrence
of this House to these Two Bills: The one intituled, An
Act for restoring Henry Lord Arundell of Warder to the
Possession of his Estate: The other, intituled, An Act
to enable Robert Lord Lexington and Sir Thomas Williamson Baronet, to raise and levy the Sum of Two thousand
Six hundred and Eighty Pounds, and Damages, out of
the Manor and Lands of John Hutchinson Esquire.
Ordered, That Mr. Clifford do make his Report concerning Colonel Bulwer To-morrow Morning.
Wards and Liveries.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee, to whom the
Bill for taking away the Court of Wards is committed, do
bring in the Bill, on Monday Morning next, perfected
according to the Vote made Yesterday.