Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 26 die Octobris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Bills depending last Session.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the paving and cleansing the Streets of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and other Parishes within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, exclusive of the City of London.
Prisoners in the Tower brought up in custody.
The House being informed, that the Earl of Castlemaine, Sir Edward Hales, Charles Hales, Esquire, and Obadiah Walker, Prisoners in the Tower, were brought to the King's Bench, by the Governor of the Tower, by virtue of Habeas Corporas, in order to their Bailing;
Ordered, That a Warrant be sent to the Governor of the Tower, to bring immediately before this House the Earl of Castlemaine, Sir Edward Hales, Charles Hales, Esquire, and Obadiah Walker; to answer to such Matters as shall be charged against them.
Earls of Salisbury and Peterborow's Impeachment.
Resolved, That an Impeachment of High Treason be sent to the Lords, against the Earl of Salisbury and Earl of Peterborow, for departing from their Allegiance, and being reconciled to the Church of Rome.
Ordered, That Mr. Foley do go up to the Lords; and at their Bar, in the Name of the House of Commons, and all the Commons of England, impeach the Earl of Salisbury, and the Earl of Peterborow, of High Treason, in departing from their Allegiance, and being reconciled to the Church of Rome; and acquaint them, That this House will send them further Articles against them in convenient Time; and to desire that they may be committed.
Orderstouching other Prisoners.
The Serjeant at Arms acquaints the House, That the Deputy Governor of the Tower informed him, That the Earl of Castlemaine was not brought from the Tower, having not moved for his Habeas Corpus; but that, the Deputy Governor had brought Sir Edward Hales, Mr. Charles Hales, and Obadiah Walker; and that they attended at the Door.
Mr. Foley reports, That he had been, according to the Order of the House, at the Bar of the House of Lords; and impeached the Earl of Salisbury, and the Earl of Peterborow; and desired, that they might be committed: The Lords gave Answer, That they would consider thereof; and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Hales and Obadiah Walker be charged in the Tower, by Warrant from this House, for High Treason, in being reconciled to the Church of Rome, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, wherewith they are charged by this House.
Bill of Pains and Penalties.
Message touching Commitment of impeached Lords.
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to acquaint this House, That the Lords have committed the Earl of Peterborough to the Tower of London; and that the Earl of Salisbury being already a Prisoner in the said Tower, their Lordships have ordered him to be brought to the Bar of their House on Monday next.