House of Commons Journal Volume 8
13 May 1661

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 13 May 1661', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 247-248. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26341 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Lunæ, 13 Die Maii, 13 Caroli.

Prayers.

Members make their Election.

COL. Adam Browne, chosen one of the Knights for the County of Surry, and one of the Burgesses for Midhurst in the County of Sussex, made his Election to serve as Knight of the Shire for Surry.

Sir Heneage Finch, his Majesty's Solicitor General, being chosen to serve for the University of Oxford, and for Beumorris in Anglesey, made his Election to serve for the University of Oxford.

Clerk of the Crown.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown doth forthwith attend this House, to give an Account touching his Neglect of Attendance upon the Committee of Elections and Privileges.

Members to take the Sacrament.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper shall, upon Sunday next come Sevennight, being the Twenty-sixth of this Instant May, in the Forenoon, be administered at St. Margaret's Church in Westminster, according to the Form prescribed in the Liturgy of the Church of England; and that all the Members of this House shall then and there receive the said Sacrament; and that whosoever shall not then and there receive the said Sacrament, shall not, after that Day, come into the House, until he shall have received the said Sacrament in the Presence of Two or more of the Parties hereafter appointed to that Purpose, and the same be certified, and the Certificate thereof allowed by this House. And, for the better discerning who shall then receive the said Sacrament, and who not; it is further Ordered, that Sir Anthony Cope, Sir John Brampston, Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Allan Brodrick, and Sir George Reeve, shall take special Notice of all such as shall then and there receive the said Sacrament; and that every Member of this House shall then bring with him a Note in Writing, containing his Name, and the Shire whereof he is Knight, and the City whereof he is Citizen, and the Borough whereof he is Burgess, and the Port whereof he is Baron; which Note he shall, in the same Church, when the same shall be demanded of him, deliver to the said Parties before particularly mentioned, some or one of them: And the said Persons so appointed, are likewise to take particular Notice of every Member of this House, at such Time as he receiveth the said Sacrament. And Mr. Dr. Guning, and Mr. Carpenter, the Chaplain of this House, are desired to officiate at that Time, and to preach, one of them in the Morning, and the other in the Afternoon.

Securing the King's Person, &c.

A Bill for securing and preserving his Majesty's Person and Government against treasonable and seditious Practices and Attempts, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning; and the same be the First Bill that shall then be read.

Confirming Publick Acts.

A Bill for confirming of publick Acts was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning; and the same be read next after the Bill for securing and preserving his Majesty's Person and Government.

Confirming Private Acts.

A Bill for confirming of private Acts, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on this Day Fortnight.

Lords desire a Conference.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennet and Dr. Childe, Two of the Masters of the Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, touching some of the Matters declared by his Majesty in the Opening of the Parliament.

Ordered, That there be a Conference with the House of Lords, as is desired: And that Mr. Secretary Morrice, Sir Heneage Finch, Sir Phillip Warwick, and Serjeant Charlton, do manage the Conference, and make Report thereof.

The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;

The House have considered of your Message; and they will presently meet with the Lords in a Conference, as is desired.

Sir Heneage Finch reports, that the Lords had passed a Vote and Resolution, wherein they desired the Concurrence of this House: Which Vote and Resolution is as followeth:

King's Marriage.

We the Lords and Commons do humbly tender our Acknowledgments and Thanks unto Your Majesty, for that free and gracious Communication of Your Resolution to marry with the Infanta of Portugall; which we conceive to be of so high Concernment to this Nation, as that we receive it with great Joy and Satisfaction; and do, with all Earnestness, beg a Blessing upon, and a speedy Accomplishment of it. And we cannot but express our own unanimous Resolutions, (which we are confident will have a general Influence upon the Hearts of all Your Subjects) that we shall, upon all Occasions, be ready to assist Your Majesty, in the Pursuance of those Your Intentions, against all Oppositions whatsoever.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth concur with the House of Lords, in this Vote and Resolution: And

Ordered, That the same Persons who managed the last Conference, do wait upon the Lords, to acquaint them, that this House had passed the like Vote and Resolution on Saturday last; and had received a Message from his Majesty, to attend him at Two of the Clock this Afternoon: And, if the Lords can be ready at that Time, this House will wait upon them; or, otherwise, must observe the Time appointed.

Sir Heneage Finch reports, that he did acquaint the Lords with the said Message.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennet and Dr. Childe;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have dispatched my Lord Chamberlain to his Majesty; and desire the Patience of this House to sit till his Return.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House will sit, till they do receive an Answer from the Lords.

The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;

The House hath considered of your Message; and will sit, tilL they do receive an Answer from the Lords.

A Message from the Lords, brought by Mr. Baron Atkins and Mr. Baron Turner;

King to be attended.

Mr. Speaker, His Majesty hath appointed Four of the Clock this Afternoon, for Reception of both Houses, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall.

Ordered, That the Speaker of this House, being accompanied by all the Members thereof, do, with the House of Peers, wait upon his Majesty, in the Banquetinghouse at Whitehall, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, according to his Majesty's Appointment, to present the said Vote and Resolution of both Houses: And, in order thereunto, the House adjourned till Three of the Clock this Afternoon.

The Judges being called in, Mr. Speaker acquainted them, that he, being accompanied with the Members of this House, would wait upon his Majesty, with the House of Peers, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, according to his Majesty's Appointment.

Committees.

Ordered, That no Committee shall sit this Afternoon.

And the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Eodem, Post Meridiem.

King attended.

THE House then met, according to Appointment: And Mr. Speaker, being accompanied with the Members, did go to wait upon his Majesty, with the House of Peers, to present the said Vote and Resolutions, according to the said Appointment.

And adjourned till Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.