Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 6 die Februarii, 1688.
Bailing and Escape of Brent.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, do make diligent Search after Mr. Robert Brent, who was lately committed for High Treason, and since bailed out of Prison by Sir James Smith; and that, if the Serjeant do find him, he take him into Custody.
Conference desired with Lords.
Mr. Dalben reports, that he having, according to the Order of this House, attended the Lords, to desire a free Conference upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference, they had agreed to a free Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do go immediately (without the Mace) to the Painted Chamber; and require the present Return to this House of all the Members thereof, who are in the Painted Chamber, (except Serjeant Maynard, Sir Robert Howard, and Mr. Polexfen, who are at present lame) in order to the Room's being cleared of Strangers.
The House being informed, by the Serjeant at Arms, That he having acquainted the Members of the House, in the Painted Chamber, with the Order of the House for their speedy Return to the House, very few of them took Notice of the Direction of the House.