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Whereof paid by Mr. Jessop,

Rates. Ships.

Med. Guns. Wages due to Mayt being the whole received

£. S. d. by bim - - .'. - 1.000 0 0 | 3. Lamport - -


210 50 8,834 9 By Mr Parry, part of 2,000l.

Torrington - - 210 52 9,286 39 by him received, with the

| 4. Kentish - - - 150 40 3,025 60 5001. advanced by Mr.

Maidstone - - 140 40 6,386 14 3 Forth - - - - - 2,460 13 S

Centurion - - 150 40 4,132 8 8

Dover - - - 140 40 5,206 11 9 Total paid is - - - - - 3,460 13 3

Hampshire 130 38 2,163 14 3

140 40 4.430 14 3 So rests unpaid -

Nampwich - o - - 9,404 6 9

Preston -". 140 40 3,785 14 3

Portland - . - 156 40 6,578 11 Charged on the Committee for the Army.

Taunton - - - 140 40 5,220 0 For the Forces in England - 8,938 4 6 Dragon - - - 130 38 4,370 60 For the Forces in Scotland 13,329 8 0 Elias - - - - 110 36 5,175 4 8 For the Forces in, and be

Success - - - 100 34 3,310 10 3 longing to, Ireland - - - 23,350 0 0

President - - 130 98 3,167 30 For transporting 70 Recruits

Const. Warwick 115 32 2,619 10 3 to Dunkirk - • - . - 40 00

Tyger - - - - 130 38 5,117 7 6

Marmaduke - - 110 32 2,629 18 6 45,657 12 6

100 22 5,811 18 0

Forester - - - 100 22 2,787 7 % Charged on the Almoner, Dr. Barnard.

Coventry - - 90 20 3,579 8 10
Convert - - 90 26

4,604 19 For lady Inchequin, not paid

0 10000

Hector - - - 85 20 2,480 120 For Inhabitants of Dover, for

Greyhound - - 85 20 3,512 3 9 quartering sick and wounded Sol


60 16

1,619 0

0 diers sent from Dunkirk, not paid 300 0 0 1

6. Weymouth .. 60 14 1,415 10 0 For Mr. Sam. Hartlib, in part


00 16 3,452 15 0 of his arrears of what was allow


45 10 1,007 6 4 ed him by the State, not paid - 200 0 0

Cygnet - - - 35 6 810 14 0

Lilly - -' 35 6 833 2 6 600 0 0 Roe

35 8 1,545 19 6 Hunter

30 6 881 7 6 Charged on the Treasury of the Nary.

6. Griffin

40 12 1,693 11 8 For gen. Montagu, advanced

Chesnut - - - 40 10 1,440 14 0 on bis going to sea - - - - 500 0 0

Cagway - - - 35 8 648 98 For gen. Penn, for a special

Pearl - - - - 25 4 1,985 9 9 service - - - - - - - - 100 0 0

Dolphin - - - 25 4 620 17 3 Charged on the Treasurers for

Truelove the Piedmont Collection-Money

. 156 0 0

60 12

60 12 1,179 17 llenrietta

1,179 17


6 Charged on the Revenue in

Hart - - . - 35 8 1,260 19 6 Scotland, &c. - - - - - - 4,500 0 0

Charged on the Prize-Office 45 00 Ships 40–Men 3681-Wages 128,982 4 0 Charged on Sherwood-Forest 2000

Mem. The Charge of these 40 Ships, which 5,321 0 0 | are unnecessarily kept abroad, will for every

month they continue unpaid, amount to 11,0851. Pensions charged by Order of the Council of May 17. The lords' heard a Report, from State.

their Comunittee of Privileges, by the lord RoOn the Exchequer, per Week 17 5 0 berts, That it was their opinion, that when a On the Council's Contingen

Message is brought from the conimons, the cies, per week • • - - • 10 0 0 Speaker of this house is to go to the bar alone,

and receive the Message; the rest of the lords The house approved of this Account, in all sitting in their places; which the house apits particulars; and ordered, That the Monies proved of, and ordered it to be added to the charged by the respective Warrants be paid Roll of the Orders of this house, accordingly: and the Thanks of the house. The Commons ordered, That all the Titles were ordered also to be returned by the Speak of Honour received from the late Protectors, er to the Council, for their great and careful Oliver and Richard, or from Henry Cromwell, service.

son of the said Oliver, by any person named a List of the Navy of England at this time.]

commissioner in the Ordinance for 3 months A List of such of bis majesty's Ships of the

Assessment, be omitted and struck out of the Navy-Royal, now in pay, and not of tbe Sum said Ordinance. mer's Guard; with an Account of the Wages Proceedings against the late King's Judges.] due to them to the 1st of May 1660, and the May 18. A Message was brought from the Charge they are at, was read as followeth ; commons, by Mr. Pryone and others, with several Votes, whereunto he desired their lord- / stead of the first Vote, to have this Order fol- . ships concurrence, viz. “ Resolved, upon the lowing to be made, viz. “ Upon complaint question, by the and commons assembled made this day, by the commons in parliament in parliament, That all the persons who sat in assembled, That all these persons, viz. John Judgment upon the late King's majesty, when Bradshaw, John Lisle, and the rest, (except Sentence of Death was pronounced agaiøst bim, Matthew Tomlinson) who sat in Judgment and the estates, both real and personal, of all upon the late King's majesty when Sentence of and every the said persons (whether in their Death was pronounced against him; and the own hands, or any other in trust for their or estates, both real and personal, of all and every any of their uses) who are fled, be forthwith the said persons (whether in their own hands, seized and secured, and the respective sheriffs or in the hands of any in trust for their or any aud other officers whom this may concern are of their uses) who are ned, be forthwith seized to take effectual order accordingly.---2. That and secured ; and the respective sheriffs and nothing in the Orders touching the seizing of other officers whom this inay concern, are to the persons or estates of those who sat in Judy take effectual order accordingly." ment upon the late King, do in anywise ex The house, after some consideration of the tend to colonel Matthew Tomlinson or his said Report, consented unto the Order accordestate.-3. That the Council of State do forth ingly; and ordered, that the same, with the with cake Order for stopping of all the ports, List aforesaid, shall be printed and published. to the end that none of those who are ordered And touching the rest of the said matters in to be apprehended, as having sat in Judgment the Votes, the lords sent a Message to the upon the late king's majestv, may make his commons for a conference to be had with them escape beyond the seas.-4. That these Votes, the next morning in the Painted-Chamber. with a List of the Names of those who are to May 19. This day the said conference was be secured, be sent up to the lords and their held between the two houses, when the earl concurrence desired, viz.

of Manchester, deputed by the lords, offered John Bradshaw, serj. John Okey,

the following Reasons : He was to let the comat law, president of John Hewson,

mons know, " That their lordships do not agree the pretended High William Goff,

to these Votes as they were brought up, in reCourt of Justice. Cornelius Holland, spect they do intrench upon the antient priviJohn Lisle,

Jobn Carew,

| leges of this house ; Judicature in parliament William Say, John Jones,

being solely in the lords house, and the Votes Oliver Cromwell, Miles Corbet,

| brought up were such. That, notwithstanding, Colonel Henry Ireton, Francis Allen

their lordships were so careful of the matter as Sir Hardress Waller, Peregrine Pelham, they would not lose time for the manner, and Valentine Wauton, John Moore,

therefore have issued out an Order of their own Thomas Harrison, John Alured,

for doing that which was desired; in which Edward Whaley, Henry Smyth, Order colonel Tomlinson is omitted, according Thomas Pride, Humphrey Edwards, to the desire of the commons. That the 3rd Isaac Ewer, Gregory Clements,

Vote relates to a Council of State, which the Lord Grey, of Grooby, Thomas Wogan, lords conceive not in being, and therefore have Sir Jolio Danvers, Sir Gregory Norton, resolved that such emergencies as shall necesSir Tho. Maleverer, Edmund Harvey, sarily arise during his majesty's absence, and Sir John Bourchier, John Penn,

until his pleasure be further known, for his Wm. Heveningham, Thomas Scott, majesty's service and the peace of the kingAlderm. Pennington, Thomas Andrews, dom, shall be transacted henceforth by the comWm. Purefoy, William Cawley, mittee of lords and commons appointed for the

Henry Marten, Anthony Stapley, Reception of his majesty, wherein their lord#John Barkstead, John Downes,

ships desire the concurrence of the commons." Matthew Tomlinson, Thomas Horton,

The commons, in a grand committee, went John Blakiston, Thomas Hammond, upon Ways and Means for the speedy raising Gilbert Millington,

Augustin Garland, of a considerable sum of money, for the satisSir Wm. Constable, George Fleetwood, faction of the Arrears due to the Army and Edmund Ludlow, James Temple, Navy; and came to a Resolution, That a PollJobo Hutchinson, Daniel Blagrave, Bill should be brought in for raising 400,0001. Sir Michael Livesay, Thomas Wayte, for that purpose. Robert Tichborne, Nicholas Love,

May 21. The commons heard the Report Owen Rowe,

Vincent Potter, of the late conference with the lords, concernRobert Lilburne, John Dixwell, ing their Votes for securing the persons and Adrian Scrope, Simon Mayne, estates of the King's Judges; and appointed a Richard Deane, Peter Temple." committee to peruse their own Journal-Books,

The earl of Lincoln, visc. Say and Sele, and state the matter of fact upon the whole,and prelord Roberts being appointed by the house to l pare Heads for a free conference with the lords consider of the said Votes, with the List of the labout it. They also ordered that all the ports Names, they went out of the house presently I should be stopped, and that none of those perto consider of the game.-Lord Roberts re sons should make their escape beyond the ported, That the committee thought fit, in- seas: and that no money or bullion be exVol. IV.


ported without the approbation of parliament. I to the commons, upon the matter of this free

May 22. Another Conference was beld be-conference, whereby a good correspondency tween the two houses, on the subject of the may be kept between the houses, and the prilast, and of which we find this Entry in the vileges of this house preserved. Lords Journals. The earl of Mauchester re Several peers bad leave given them to atported the effect of the free Conference this tend the King on his Landing; the same leave morning, which bis lordship said was managed was given to general Monk by the commons, by Mr. Annesley; who said, The commons and to such other members of that house as be had an earnest desire to continue a fair cor-should desire to accompany him. respondency between both the houses; and Letter from the Committee of Lords sent to they were sensible what distempers have been the King.) May 23. The following Letter for many years past; and they desired that from the lords who were sent by their house all breaches might be healed; that this con- tu bis majesty, was read: ference was to preserve a good understanding. For the right bon, the earl of MANCHESTER, The commons said, “ That they had seen a Speaker of the House of Peers, printed Paper, which was printed and pub “My lord; We have delivered the Letters lished from their lordships, without their con- and Message intrusted to us by the house of currence or a conference, or taking notice of peers, and found a most gracious reception it: the Paper is dated the 18th instant, which from his majesty, who is pleased to declare nicntions, That, upon complaint made by the (which we desire your lordships to conimunicommous in parliament, it is ordered, by the cate to the house) that he intends to depart lords in parliament, That divers persons should from hence on Monday next, being the 21st of be secured, who sat in Judgment upon the late this month, to land at Dover; and, after a King's nsajesty, when Sentence of Death was short stay at Canterbury, to continue bis jourpronounced ; which Order leaves them out, ney to London, and there to reside with his contrary to their Resolution, as they presented Court at Whitehall. This we are commanded it to this bouse for concurrence. The com- to impart to your lordships from his majesty, mous take notice that there was no Complaint and remain, Your, &c. Oxford, Middlesex, in this case made by the commons, nor is there visc. Ilertford, Berkley, Brook." any Entry thereof in their Journals. If there Another Letter was sent, of the same date, had been a Complaint preceding, the lords to the house of commons, from their members could not have proceeded as they have, in a sent to the King, but it is not entered in their judicial way, without consent of the commons. Journals.

As this case is, the point of Judicature is / Another Letter from the Speaker of the not in question. 1. The Order sent by the House of Lurds to the King.1 May 25. Both commons to the lords for their concurrence, is houses agreed to send congratulatory Letters not in a judicial, but in an extraordinary to their committees with the King, to deliver way, and for a notorious and transcendent to his majesty on his landing in England; crime. 2. The law allowed no such proceed which he was now very near doing, as the ings regularly before conviction. 3. This was reader will find by a subseyuent Letter from in order only to bring them to a judicial pro- admiral Montagu to the lords. The Letter ceeding. 4. The lords sent several Orders to from the house of commons to the King is only the commons in the cases of sales, securing mentioned in their Journals, as reported and rents, and hindering of cutting or selling of approved of by that house, but not entered : wood or timber; wherein the coinmons cuo | that from the lords ran in these words: curred, and this before the parties heard : “ To the King's Most Excellent Majesty; and this is a case of members of the lords “ May it please your Majesty; The sense house, all being assented unto as cases of ex- your faithful subjects the peers, now assembled, tremity. The commons say they cannot ad-have of your majesty s safe arrival into this unit the lords Judicature so largely as they as your realin of England is so great, as obligeth sert it; but judicature, as aforesaid, not being them, by all dutiful acknowledgments, to exin question, they decline this dispute. They press the same by these lines, before they have conceive the lords intrench upon the commons the honour and happiness to do it personally privileges; for col. Hutchinson, a member of to your majesty; which they intend to perform the commons, could not be under such an Or- so soon as they shall receive signification of der of the lords, upon any account, unless the your majesty's pleasure when, where, and in commons Order had been consented to. By what manner they shall wait upon you. And, this way, if allowed, the lords may vary from as your faithful council, do humbly offer to nny Orders sent up by the commons, without your majesty's deliberation so to consult the a conference, and ground their variation upon safety of your royal person, wherein they are pretended Complaint of the cominons when highly concerned, that, in your return to Lon there is none. The printing of the lords Order don, the security thereof be preferred to all before the conference with the commons, or external considerations; which, out of our zeal their assent, is a further intronching upon the to your majesty, is humbly offered by, Your privilege of the commons.'”

majesty's most humble, faithful, and obedient Hereupon the lords appointed a committee Subjects and Servants. Signed in the Names, to consider what Answer is fit to be returned ! and by the command, of the said House of Peers, by E. MANCHESTER, Speaker pro tem- | forward from hence on Monday next, and we pore, Westminster, May 25, 1660."

hope to arrive at London on Tuesday in the The Letter from general Montagu was as afternoon, and will then give you timely notice follows:

where, and when, to attend us; and, in the " To the right bon. the SPEAKER of the House mean time, we bid you heartily farewell. of Peers.

Given at our Court at Canterbury, this 26th “ About ten leagues from Scheve- day of May, 1660, in the 12th year of our

ling, May 23, 1660. reign." « My lord ; Having appointed a rendezvous After the foregoing Letter was read, the lord of as many ships as could be got together in Berkley, one of the Commissioners sent over the Bay of Scheveling, that I might the better to the kiny, acquainted the house, That he receive his majesty's commands, in order to was commanded by his majesty to let their his happy return to England, it pleased his lordships know, the King intended to be the most gracious majesty, this day about noon, next day at Whitehall, at 12 o'clock, where he to embark bimself in ile Nazeby, riding before expected their lordships to attend him in a full Scheveling. Their royal highnesses the dukes assembly. of York and Gloucester, the princess royal, Another Letter, to the same purport as the queen of Bohemia, and the prince of Orange, last to the lords, from the King, was presented accompanied bis majesty on board ; and, about to the commons by lord Falkland, and was read 3 bours after, the duke of York embarking in by their Speaker. the London, the duke of Gloucester in the The late lords commissioners of the Great Swiftsure, the princess royal, the queen of Bo-Seal, according to the Order of the house, did hemia, and prince of Orange, returned to this day bring the Great Seal, in their custody. Scheveling; and the fleet set sail, by his ma-to the clerk's table, and delivered the same to jesty's command, bound for the port of Dover, the Speaker : and a smith being sent for forth. whither I trust God will give us a speedy and with, he was ordered to deface and break in prosperous passage. I apprebend it my duty pieces the said Seal at the bar, the house then to give your lordships the soonest advertise- sitting, which was done accordingly, and the ment thereof I could, and so remain, Your, &c. pieces thereof were delivered to the late Com.

“ E. MONTAGU.” missioners as their fees. The commons read a 2nd time, and com- Both Houses wait upon the King at Whitemitted, a Bill for taking away the Court of hall.] May 29, p. m. The lords met for the Wards and Liveries, and all Tenures in capite, purpose of going in the foienoon of this day or by Knights Service ; aod, on the question, from their own house, in procession, to wait resolved, “ That the sum of 100,0001. a-year upon the King at Whitehall. The earl of be settled on the king's majesty, in lieu of the Manchester was appointed to speak what his said Court and Tenures."

lordship thought fit, to express the joy of that The King's Letter to the Lords after landing. ] | house for his majesty's safe return to his May 28. The Speaker of the house of lords throne. acquainted their lordships with a Letter he had The commons did nothing material in the received by the bands of Mr. Berkeley; which, forenoon of this day, but resolve, nem. con. being opened, appeared to be a Letter from “ That the king's inajesty be pleased to give the King, and was read as follows :

order, that the Oaths of Supremacy and Alle" To our Trusty and right Well-beloved the giance be administered according to the laws

SPEAKER of our House of Peers, to be and statutes of this realm now in force." communicated to the Lords there as | In the afternoon they met again, read and sembled;

committed a Bill for Confirmation of the Privi* C. R. Right Trusty and intirely-beloved leges of Parliament, Magna Charta, Statutum cousins, right trusty and right well-beloved de Talagio non concedendo, the Petition of cousins, and right trusty and well-beloved, we Rights, and other Acts : after which we find greet you well: After we had received your the following Entry in their Journals : “ The invitation, we made all possible expedition to King's majesty having, by Letter to this embark, and return to our native kingdom. It house, signified his pleasure to be at Whitehath pleased God to bring us safe to land, and hall this day, and the lord Herbert having we hope that peace and happiness shall be communicated his majesty's intentions to give brought to our kingdoms with us. We know a meeting to this house there, the house did, our own heart to have nothing but affection to after their adjournment, walk on foot from the good of all our people, and we cannot Westminster io Whitehall, divers gentlemen doubt of God's blessing on our councils and going before Mr. Speaker; and, after them, endeavours, for the advancing the honour and the clerk, and clerk-assistant of this house; happiness of our kingdoms. We cannot dis- and next, before Mr. Speaker, the serjeant at trust but that you will answer the professions arms attending this house bearing his mace, you have inade of your loyalty and affection (being all uncovered) the meinbers of this to our service; and, you may be sure, that we bouse following Mr. Speaker three in a rank; will be deficient in nothing that becomes a and, being come to Whitehall, they went up gracious prioce to his faithful subjects. We into the Banquetting-House, and there atbope shortly to see you, and do intend to set tended his majesty's coming to Whitehall;


which being about 7 of the clock, bis majesty, judgment run down like a river, and justice about half an hour after, came into the Ban- like a mighty strcain ;' and God, the God of quetting-Hlouse, and there placed himself in your mercy, who bath so miraculously prehis chair of state : whereupon Mr. Speaker, served you, will establish your throne in righbeing before retired to the lower part of the teousness and in peace.-Dread Sovereign ! I room, and the way being clear to the chair of offer no flattering titles, but speak the words state, did, after his humble obeisance, walk up of truth. You are the desire of three kingtowards lis majesty ; two members of the doms, the strength and the stay of the tribes house going, one on one hand, and another on of the people, for the moderating of extremitics, the other hand of him, and divers other mem the reconciling of differences, the satisfying of bers following him, the serjeant going imme all interests, and for the restoring of the coldiately before him, with the inace turned down- lapsed honour of these nations. Their eyes are wards; and, in his way, made two other coward your majesty, their tongues, with loud obeisances to his majesty; and, coming up to acclamations of joy, speak the thoughts and bis majesty, he did address himself to him, in loyal intentions of their hearts; their hands the name of this house, by an eloquent oration, are lift up to Heaven with prayers and praises : to which bis majesty gave a gracious Answer : and what oral can equal this your which being performed, the menibers of this pomp and glory?-Long may your majesty live house, then attending, kissed his majesty's and reign ; a support to your friends, a terror band : and, after that, his majesty retired out to your enemies, an honour to your nation, and of the Banquetting-House; and Mr. Speaker, an example to kings of piety, justice, prudence, and the rest, thereupon departed."

and power ; that this prophetic expression Speech of the Speaker of the House of Lords to may be verified in your majesty, King Charles the King at Whitehall. May 30. The two the Second shall be greater than ever was the houses having congratulated his majesty on his greatest of that name.'” Return to his dominions and the exercise of The King's Answer.) To the above speech his kingly office, by the mouths of their distinct his majesty made the following Answer: Speakers, they met again this day to proceed “ My lord; I am so disordered by my jo national affairs, which were now to be car-journey, and with the noise still sounding in ried on according to the antient government of my ears, (which I confess was pleasing to me, this realm, by king, lords, and commons. The because it expressed the affections of my peoSpeech the earl of Manchester, Speaker of the ple) as I am untit at the present to make such house of lords, till a lord chancellor, or lord a reply as I desire; yet thus much I shall say keeper of the great seal could be created, made unto you, That I take no greater satisfaction to to the king, is entered in the proceedings of myself in this my change, than that I find my this day, in their Journals, as follows:

heart really set to endeavour, by all means, for 6That this day may prove happy to your the restoring of this nation to their freedoin majesty, is the hope, the expectation, and the and happiness : and I hope, by the advice of earnest desire of my lords the peers, whose my parliament, to effect it. Of this also you commands are upon me to make this humble may be confident, that, next to the honour of tender to your majesty, of their loyal joy for God, from whom principally I shall ever own your majesty's safe Return to your native king-this Restoration to my crown, I shall study the dom, and for this happy Restoration of your welfare of my people; and shall not only be a majesty to your crown and dignity, after so long, true Defender of the Faith, but a just asserter and so severe, a suppression of your just right of the Laws and Liberties of my Subjects." and title.--I shall not reflect upon your ma- Speech of the Speaker of the House of Conmons jesty's sufferings, which have been your peo- to the King at Il'hitehall.] The Speech of the ple's miseries ; yet I cannot omit to say, that Speaker of the House of Commons on this as the nation in general, so the peers, with a occasion is not entered in the Journals. It more personal and particular sense, bave felt was, however, afterwards printed, as follows : the stroke that cut the gordian knot, which fas- The Speech of Sir HAKBOTTLE GRIMSTON, tened your majesty to your kingdom, and your Bart. Speaker of the Honourable House kingdom to your majesty.-For since those of Commons, to the King's Most Exstrange and various fluctuations and discom

cellent Majesty, delivered in the Banposurcs in government, since those horrid and

quetting-House, at Whitehall, May 29, unparalleled violations of all order and justice,

1660, the Members of that House being strangers have ruled over us, even with a rod then present. of iron : but now, with satisfaction of heart, “ Most gracious and dread Sovereign ; If we own and see your majesty, our native all the reason and eloquence that is dispersed king, a son of the wise, a son of the antient in so many several heads and tougues as are king's, whose hand holds forth a golden in the whole world, were conveyed into my scepter.-Great King! Give me leave to brain, and united in my tongue, yet I should speak the confidence, as well as the desires, / want sufficiency to discharge that great task I of the peers of England. Be you the pow-am now enjoined. The restitution of your erful Defender of the true Protestant Faith ; | majesty to the exercise of your just and most the just asserter and maintainer of the Laws indubitable native right of sovereignty, and the and Liberties of your subjects ; so shall deliverance of your people froin bondage and

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