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io see and serve you; and their tongues do, thanks for those gracious expressions, *] “ That upon all occasions, express it, and in so doing his majesty would ever find both parliament they are (according to the nature of Parlia- and people to be full of loyalty and obedience ments) the true representative of the whole unto bis majesty ; as his majesty was of grace nation ; for they but do that in a more con- and goodness towards them.". (And then he tracted and regular way, which the generality went on with his Speech relating to those of the people of the land, from one end of it Orders and Proceedings of parliament; and to the other, do in a more confused and disor- said,] “ These are some testimonies of their derly manner, yet as heartily and as affection- love and afiection unto your majesty, such as ately, all degrees, and ages, and sexes, high and, can as yet be expressed by them, which are low, rich and poor (as I may say) men, women, but as a picture in little, of a great and large and children, join in sending up this prayer to Heaven, • God bless king Charles ! long live * “ The King was at this time thirty years * king Charles ! So as our English air is not of age, and, as might have been supposed, past susceptible of any other sound, and echoes out the levities of youth and the 'extravagance of nothing else ; our bells, bonfires, pcals of ord pleasure. He had a very good understandnance, vollies of shot, the shouts and acclama- ing. He knew well the affairs of state tions of the people, bear no other moral, have both at home and abroad. He had a softness no other signification but to trivinph, in the of temper that charmed all who came near bim, triumphs of our king in the hearts of his peo- till they found how little they could depend on ple.— Your majesty cannot imagine nor can good looks, kind words, and fair promises; in any man conceive it but he who was pre- which he was liberal to excess, because he insent to see and hear it, with what joy, what tended nothing by them but to get rid of imchearfuluess, what lettings out of the soul, portunities and to silence all farther pressing what expressions of transported minds, a stu- upon him. He seemed to have no sense of pendous concourse of people attended the Pro- Religion : both at prayers and sacrament he, claiming of your majesty, in your cities of Lon- as it were, took care to satisty people, that don and Westminster, to be our most potent, he was in no sort concerned in that about mighty, and undoubted king: the oldest man wbich he was employed. So that he was very living never saw the like before, nor is it pro- far from being an hypocrite, unless his assisting bable, scarce possible, that he who hath longest at those performances was a sort of hypocrisy, to live will ever see the like again, especially (as no doubt it was :) but he was sure not to (and God forbid he should) upon such an occa

encrease that by any the least appearance of sion, for we wish and heartily pray that your Religion. He said once to myself, he was no majesty may be the last of men of the gene. atheist, but he could not think God would ration How in being, who shall leave his place make a man miserable only for taking a little to a successor.—We hare here the Procla- pleasure out of the way. He said otten, he mation itself to present unto your majesty and thought government was a much safer and the Order of the two houses enjoining it to be easier tbing where the authority was believed proclaimed throughout England, Ireland, and infallible, and the faith and submission of the jonr dominions of Wales ; and, likewise, their people was implicit: about which I had once Orders tor all Ministers in their public Prayers much discourse with him. He was affable and to pray for your majesty, and for the illustrious easy, and loved to be made so by all about Prince the duke of York your majesty's brother, him. The great art of keeping him long, was and for the rest of the royal progeny; and the being easy, and the making every thing another Order of theirs for taking down every easy to him. He had made such observations wbere the assumed Arms of the late pretended on the French government, that he thought a Commonwealth, and setting up the arms of king who might be checked, or have his miyour majesty in their stead."--[Bere he ten- nisters called to account by a parliament, was dered the Proclamation and the several Orders but a king in pame.

He had a great compass unto his majesty, offered to read them, but then of knowledge, though he was never capable of said, he thought that bis majesty.had already much application or study. He understood the received them from the Lords, and that, there- mechanics and physic ; and was a good chyfore, it would be but a trouble to his majesty mist, and much set on several preparations of to bear thein agaia. To wbich bis inajesty mercury, chiefly the fixing it. He understood answering, that he had received them, was navigation well; but, above all, he knew the pleased further to enlarge himself in some dis- architecture of ships so perfectly, that in that course to this effect ; expressing his sense of respect he was exact rather more than became the miseries which his people had suffered under a prince. His apprehension was quick, and those unlawful governors which had ruled over bis memory good. He was an everlasting them, and of his gladness for their returning talker. He told his stories with a good grace; unto bim, with those good affections, which but they came in his way too often. He hated they now shewed towards him; adding, that he business, and could not be easily brought to had always made it his study, and ever would, mind any: but when it was necessary, and he to make them as bappy as himself; which was was set to it, he would stay as long as his the sum and substance of what his majesty ministers had work for him." Burnet, vol. 1. said, -To which was replied, with humble p. 93.

hody, which far exceeds in its true and natu- government will produce, would seem a deral dimensions, the whole compass of a small scription of the Golden Age, that poets fancy. piece of cloth, on which, notwithstanding, it is Truly we dare not undertake it, in your madrawn and represented to the life. And inay jesty's presence, lest we should be thought to it please your majesty to give us leave to say, flatter, and should offend the sacred modesty that as the affection, so your subjects expecta- of your ears, and of your princely mind. tions of you are high, and their longings after Though it would all be but a real truth; yet you great and vehement. And both expec- looking like that, which you do not like, we tations and longings have increased by the long fear you would dislike it for the look's sake ; time that your majesty hath been kept from great princes will not be flattered, but really them.--Hope deferred makes the heart sick; and truly served, and we desire to serve your and the sickness still augments till the thing majesty in your own way.—Your majesty hatlı hoped for be obtained.--You who are the light been pleased to declare your royal inientions of their eyes, and the breath of their nostrils, unto your parliament, in your gracious Letters their delight and all their hope, to have been to either house, and the two houses have seveso long banished from them into a strange land, rally given unto your majesty a faithful account it is no wonder that the news of your return of that grateful sense, wherewith they bare should put a new life into them: what then received them, and of their humble submission will it be when their eyes shall be blessed with unto and compliance with, all your majesty's the sight of your royal persun ? And, therefore, desires, which hy their Letters, in answer unto are we commanded humbly to acquaint your your majesty's, they make bold to signify. majesty with the earnest desire of hoth houses That from the house of peers hath been alfor your speedy return unto your parliament, ready presented, and we who are before your and the exercise of your Kingly Office; and majesty, are intrusted by the house of comthat, in order to it, they have given directions mons with the delivery of theirs ; an honour to general Montagu, one of the generals at sea, not more conferred upon us beyond our deand to the other officers at sea, to observe such servings, than embraced and received by us, commands, as your majesty shall please to give with an excess of joy, and with all due respect, them for the disposal of the Fleet : and we which is the errand upon which we are now have it in our Instructions further to beseech come. That Letter and the Proclamation and your majesty to let your parliament know the several Orders, together with ourselves, when, and where, your majesty purposeth to our lives and fortunes, and the vows and sertake shipping, and where to land; and after vices of those who sent us, we do with all humyour conuing on shore, whether to come all the bleness lay at your majesty's feet, lifting up way to London by Land, or by water from our bearts and hands to the God of heaven, for Gravesend; and which of your houses your your majesty's long and bappy reign over us, majesty intends to make use of at your coming and speedy return unto us. to London ; that, accordingly, provision may This day, the commons voted the sum of be made for your majesty's reception : for 5000l. for the duke of York, and the same sum then, and, not till then, will be the completing to the duke of Gloucester, for their present of your subjeets rejoicing.--True it is (as your supply and accommodation ; but afterwards, majesty was pleased just now to touch upon it) that of the duke of York's was made 10,0001, that, in your absence, other lords have had do- Necessaries to be provided for the King's minion over them, have reigned and ruled Household.] Mr. Annesley reported, from the over their bodics, and estates; but their better Committee appointed to consider of the Manpart, their hearts and minds and souls were ner of the King's Return and Reception, and free, and did abhor such rulers, and still con- of Preparations requisite to those ends, three tinued faithful and loyal to your majesty, their Lists of Things necessary to be provided for his rightfnl lord and sovereign ; and with you, and majesty's Service, viz. under you, they now expect to re-enter into the I. Things necessary to be provided for his possession of their antient Rigtits and Privi- Majesty's Service, and his Brothers, the leges, to enjoy again-their laws, and liberties : Dukes of York and Gloucester, and, which is above all, their religion in purity, “ A rich Bed, to be of velvet, either emand truth; of all which those lords (who called broidered with gold or laced, and lined with themselves so, and made themselves so, that is, cloth of silver or sattin, as shall be best ap to be so called, but in truth were not so, for proved of; with a high chair of state, two high they were nothing less) those kind of lords, I stools, one foot-stool, and two cushions, all say, had so long deprived them. This is our suitable to the bed. Two great quilts or matexpectation from your majesty, and we are tresses of sattin, suitable to the lining of the more than confident, we shall not be deceived bed. Two thick fustian quilts, to lie under the in it, but that your majesty will answer and go satuin quilts; one down bolster, one pair of beyond all that can be expected from you : a fustian blankets, and one pair of Spanish king of so many vows, and of so many prayers, blankets. One close-stool suitable to the bed. cannot but crown the desires of bis people. Six pair of Holland sheets, having 24 ells of Sir, to tell you what men think, and say, and Holland in a pair, at 10, 11, or 12s. the ell. wish, and even are assured of in relation to Two beds more for the king's majesty, to be your majesty and the happiness which your removing beds, either of scarlet cloth or of velvet, all lined with sattin ; and all neces- 1 and a choice noise of trumpets. , Singleton's saries to each bed as to the former bed, except Music." sheets. And for the present, two beds, of the Resolved, That this house doth agree with like goodness, to be made for the duke of York the Committee, that the Particulars, contained and the duke of Gloucester, with all parti- in the three Lists now presented, be forthwith çulars as the others, and 6 pair of sheets for provided and furnished for the Service and each of the duke's beds. For the present 20 Accommodation of his majesty. Ordered, large pallet beds, with bolsters, 20 large tapestry | That it be referred to the Council of State, to counterpains, 20 pair of good large blankets, cause the same to be provided and furnished 40 pair of good llolland sheets, of 18 ells in accordingly; and that they are impowered to each pair, being of Holland of Ss. 6d. per ell charge any part of the public revenue, for for those beds. 20 good double yellow ground raising of monies to pay for the same. carpets, of Turkey making, and 6 hides, 6 cart An Act of General Pardon, Indemnity, and canvasses. There must be provided also tenter-Oblivion, was this day read a 2nd time in the hooks, hammers, tacks, and such like necessa- house, and some Votes in the Journal of Dec. 12, ries for the wardrobe. For Table Linen for 1650, concerning the Trial of the late king. his majesty, 12 damask table-cloths for his ma- were also read, as also a record, intituled, ' A jesty's own table, as many towels, and 6 nap- • Journal of the Proceedings of the High kins for every table cloth. The like for each Court of Justice, erected by an Act of the duke, if they eat asunder; but if they eat toge-Commons of England, for the trying and ther, balf the proportion. For other diets for judging of Charles Stuart, King of England, the great lords, though table linen was allowed was read. After which, divers members of them, yet they used their own linen. Inferior the house, then present, who were named comdiets had Ilolland or flaxen table-cloths, but no missioners in the said Act, stood up in their napkins.- A rich Coach also, the inside crim- places, and did severally express how far they son velvet, richly laced and fringed; Liveries were concerned in the said proceedings, and for two coachmen and two postillions suit- their sense thereupon. able. The footmen should have liveries and Mr. Lenthall severely reprimanded by the coats suitable.

Speaker.] One Mr. Lenthall, a member of II. A Particular of what is at present ne- the house, bappening to speak in the debate

cessary to be provided for his Majes-o the Bill of Indemnity, said, “ He that drew ty's Service, humbly offered to the con- his sword against the King committed as high sideration of this Honourable Board.

an offence as he that cut off the King's Head.' “ Two Coaches, the one for travelling, the Exception was taken at these words, and Mr. other to be a rich one. Two sets of coach Lenthall was ordered to the bar; when the horses. Liveries for 2 coachmen, 2 postillions, Speaker, by order of the house, gave him the 6 grooms, and 10 footmen. Two rich saddles following Reprimand: “ Mr. Lenthalt, The for the great horse: 6 pad-saddles: 4 sumpter-house hath taken very great offence at some horses and cloaths to them. 2 horses for the words you have let fall, upon debate of this great saddle. Provisions of all sorts to be business of the Bill of Indemnity; which, in laid into the Mews against his majesty's com

the judgment of this house, hath as high ing.

a reflection on the justice and proceedings

of the lords and commons, in the last par III. “ A Memorial of Flags, &c. for the liament, in their actings before 1648, as Fleet. A Standard,

could be expressed. They apprehend there

is much of poison in the words, and that A Jack, An Ensign

Silk, they were spoken out of design to set this

house on fire; they tending to render them A Suit of Pendants Nuseby,

that drew the sword to bring delinquents Waist Clothes,

A rich Barge, of the same Dimen: to condign punishment, and to vindicate their

sion as this we have, of 33 feet, just liberties, into balance with them that cut
with a Standard.

* The celebrated Andrew Marvell, who was Vice-Admiral. Flags,

a member of the Convention Parliament, alJacks,


ludes to these resolutions in the following Rear-Admiral. Ensigns,

lines : A Suit of good Kersey

“ Of a tall stature, and of sable hue, Waist Clothes.

Much like the son of Kish, that lofty Jew; In most of the Frigates there will need the Twelve years compleat he suffer'd in exile, king's Arms, either carved or in painted cloth. And kept his father's asses all the while. Carvers, painters, and a glazier, for every flag At length, by wonderful iinpulse of fate, ship will be necessary. The general's cabbin The people call him home to help the state: to be new glazed with square glass. Ward And what is more, they send him money too, robe men and upholsterers to be brought down. And cloath him all, from head to foot, anew : Mr. Kennersley will be very useful to confer Nor did he such small favours then disdain, with about what is necessary herein. Beal's Who in his thirtieth year began his reign :" Galley, and a Standard. Beale and Sinpson,

Marvell's Works, vol. üi. p. 330. off the king's head; of which act they express | longing to his majesty; and that such other their abhorrence and detestation, appealing to robes, or sceptres, as have been provided aç God, and their conscience hearing them wit- the public charge, be forthwith brought to the ness, that they had 10 thoughts against his said committee, by such persons as have them person, much less against bis life. Therefore in their custody.” It is probable these Rega1 aun commanded to let you know, That had lia were not easily found for the commons, these words fallen out at any other time but this day, appointed Thomas Langhorn, citizen in this parliament, or at any time in this par- and skinner, of London, to provide new Robes liament but when they had considerations of of Ermines for his majesty; and alderinan Vymercy, pardon, and indemnity, you might ner 10 provide a crown and sceptre, the estihave expected a sharper and severer sentence mate of which amounted to about 9001. To than I am now to pronounce: but the disposi- which the lords also agreed, tion of his majesty is to mercy; he hath invi- The commons next resumed the debate ted bis people to accept it, and it is the dispo- upon the Bill for a General Pardon, Indemnity, sition of the body of this house to be healers and Oblivion: and, after some time spent of breaches, and to hold forth mercy to men therein, it was resolved, “ That John Bradof all conditions, so far as may stand with shaw, deceased, late serjeant at law, Oliver justice, and the justification of thiemselves be- Cromwell, deceased, Henry Iretun, deceased, fore God and man. I am therefore commanded and Thomas Pride, deceased, be some of those to let you know, that that being their disposi- who shall be attainted, by act of parliament, tion, and the present subject of this day's de- for the Murder of the late king's majesty : and bate being mercy, you shall therefore taste of that their attainders shall take place from the mercy; yet I am to give you a sharp repreben-1st of Jan. 1648." sion; and I do as sharply and severely as I The late king's Statue, nou at Charing Cross, can (for so I am commanded) reprehend you discovered.] May 16. The lords were informfor it."

ed, that the earl of Portland bad lately disMay 14. The house of commons began at covered where a Brass Horse, with his late this time to question the Regicides, and an majesty's Figure upon it, was bid; which, in Order was made, That all those persons, who justice, the earl supposes belongs to him; andsat in Judgment upon the late King's majesty, there being no courts of justice now open, when the Sentence was pronounced for his wherein he can sue for it, doth humbly desire condemnation, should be forthwith secured: the lords to order it to be removed from the also that Mr. John Cooke, Andrew Broughton, place where it now is; not defaced nor otherJohn Phelpes, and Edward Dendy; those two ways disposed of, till the title be determined persons who were employed for the Execution at law to whom it belongs. The lords ordered of his majesty, and one Matthew, who boasted accordingly. This was the fainons Statue since that he was an instrument in the said Esecu- set up at Charing-Cross. tion, and had a reward of 3001, for it: like- Expence of the King's Reception. The wise Cornet Joice, * who seized upon the per- earl of Dorset reported, from the coinmittee son of his late majesty at Holmby, should be for the King's Reception, that yesterday they all secured.-A List of the Names of those had before thein several of the king's servants, who sat in Judgment on the late King, was who gave in these Estimates following, viz. ordered to be delivered to the serjeant at arms For necessaries for the King's attending this house ; and all officers both present Reception, as silver

S. d. civil and military, were required to be assist- plates of several sorts and sizes 2,200 0 ants to the serjeant, or his deputies, in se- For Table Linen of all sorts 300 curing those persons, or such others as are For a Week's Diet at 531. per named above. The house being informed that diem

S50 0 Mr. John Cooke was in custody in Ireland, For Coaches and Stables 2,950 0 they ordered him to be sent over hither with For furnishing his Majesty's all speed.--Resolved, on the question, That Bed-Chamber, &c.

1,801 19 the number of seven, of those who sat in the For repairing the Mews 1,000 0 Judgment, when Sentence was given upon the Repair of Whitehall, St. James's late King, shall be excepted, for life and es- and Somerset-IIouse, estitate, out of the Act for General Pardon and

mated at

5,000 0 0 Oblivion.—The commons ordered secretary The Crown and Sceptre, beThurloe to be secured by the serjeant at arins,

sides Robes

900 0 0 on a charge of High Treason exhibited against him ; and appointed a committee to take his

£.14,501 19 Examination that afternoon.

Ordered, " That sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. This Report was confirmed by the House. Cornelius Holland, and Mr. Nicholas Love, An Order was made by the commons, that do attend the Committee for the King's Re- James Northfolk, esq. serjeant at arms, should ception; to give an account what was become forthwith scize upon, and secure, all the goods, of the crowns, robes, sceptres, and jewels, be- &c. late belonging to John Bradshaw, serjeant

at law, wherever he can find them : and that, See vol, iii. p. 589

in case of resistance, he be impowered to break

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open any doors and locks for the more effec- For Christ, Piercebay, esq. tual execution of this service. Also, that the Receiver-General for YorkRecords, Books, Papers, and other writings, shire, to enable him to strike a selating to the public, in the hands of Mr. tally for so much paid by him John Pbelpes, be forthwith secured by Mr. out of his receipt, on Order of Pryone and col. Bowyer, members of this the late Council, to col. Sam. house, and such as have been removed and se- Clarke, for pay of his Regiment cured, in whose bands soever they may be on their march to Scotland · 1,500 00 found. An Order was made likewise, That all the Bocks and Papers belonging to the Library

* 68,273 7 115 of the abp. of Canterbury, and now, or lately, Of which sum there is paid in the hands of Hugh Peters, be forthwith se


34,386 13 32 cured.

Charge on the Revenue by the Council ofStatc.] So there is unpaid thereof 33,886 14 8 Mr. Annesley, lord president of the Council And of what was paid, of State, reported, from them, a Particular of there came into the the Sums of Money charged by Order and Council's Contingencies Warrants of the Council of State upon the

no more tban

3,000 0 0 sereral Treasuries therein named, from Feb. Charged on the Council's Contingencies. 23th, 1639, to May 15th, 1660, which was as By Warrant on Mr. Wm. Jesfollows:

sop, on the 1,0001, by him reA PARTICULAR of the Sums of Money, ceived at the Receipt of Exchecharged by Orders and Warrants from quer

1,000 0 0 the Council of State, upon the several Churged on Mr. Tho. Parry, Treasurer of Treasuries after-named, from Feb. 25,

the Council's Contingencies. 1659, to May 15, 1660, viz.

For several public Services 1,427 14 10 Charged on the Receipt of the public Ex- For Salaries and Disbursechequer.

ments to Otlicers in arrear - 1,901 17 3 For his excellency the lord

$. d. To several persons, on acGeneral Monk, on an Act of

count for Repairs

710 00 the late Parliament, of which 20,000 0 0

To the Otticers of the late there is yet unpaid 4,8561.

Parliament, on their orders - 1,438 15 0 For Dunkirk Garrison

19,006 8 10 To the officers of the present For Savoy and Ely-House Hos


1,132 0 4 pitals 2,000 0 0 For Dunkirk

1,050 10 3 For the Council's Contingen

For Bills of Exchange from cies 8,400 0 0 public Ministers abroad

1,700 0

0 For Mr. Martin Noell, to en

For Repair of Garrisons 800 0 0 able him to strike a tally, for so

To lady Inchemuch paid by him, on Orders of

quin, not paid 20 0 0 the former Council of Stale, to

For Relief,

To Ann HopGen. Montagu, and for the Com

kins, not paid 10 00, missioners Plenipotentiaries of

To col. Stretter, this Commonwealth the

to pay off GunSound - - 7,252 6 2

69 00 For Alderman Tho. Vyner and

For the Ar-)ners, &c. not pd

{To lt. col. PepAld. Christ. Packe, treasurers


par, for Fire and for the Collection-Money for

Candle at Bury Piedmont and Poland, for so

St. Edmond's - 5.13 3 moch ordered from them by the

To sir J. Grenlate parliament, into the Exche

ville, by so much quer, none of which is paid - 7,978 8 9 By Order of borrow'd of Mr. And for so much deposited in


500 0.0 the Exchequer, of clipp'd Brass


To gen. Edw. Money, part of the said Collec

Montagu, not tion-Money

475 19 10


500 0 0 For the earl and countess of Nottingham, on Pensions from

So the Total charged on his late majesty, and confirmed

the Council's Contingenby Parliament, viz.

cies is,

19,065 10 11 To the said earl, all unpaid 300 0 0 To the said countess, all un

By Warrants charged on Mr. paid 200 0 0 Jessop

- 1,000 0 0 For the Gentleman Porter,

On Mr. Parry 11,365 0 Warders, and Gunners at the Tower, for two quarters ended

12,865 0 0 March 25, 1660, no part paid 1,160 4 41


the present

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