Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 26 Octobris, 18 Car. IIdi.
Ly. Noell's Estate.
Priests and Jesuits.
Mr. Hungerford reports from the Committee appointed to receive Information of the Insolency of the Popish Priests and Jesuists, and of the Increase of Popery; and to consider, How the same may be suppressed; and to inspect the former Laws against Recusants; and to provide Remedies for the effectual Execution of them; That the Committee had agreed on a Report to be presented to the House: Which he read; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved &c. That, in order to the suppressing the Insolency of the Papists, his Majesty be humbly desired forthwith to issue out his Royal Proclamation, for the Banishment of all Priests and Jesuits out of this Kingdom, within Thirty Days, to be therein limited; other than such (not being his Majesty's natural-born Subjects) who are obliged to attend upon the Queen Consort, or the Queen Mother: And that, if any Priest or Jesuit shall happen to be taken in England after the said Days, that the Laws be put in due Execution against them.
Resolved, &c. That in the said Proclamation, strict Order be given to the Judges, and Barons of the Exchequer, and to all his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and to all other Ministers of Justice, for the putting the Laws in due Execution against all Popish Recusants, and such as are suspected so to be, in order to their speedy Conviction: And that the said Judges, Barons, and Justices, be required, at their respective Assizes and Quarter Sessions, to give the Laws in Charge against Popish Recusants.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved, That, considering the present Juncture of Affairs, all Popish Recusants, and such as, being suspected so to be, shall refuse to take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, being tendered to them, may be forthwith so disarmed, as to remove all Apprehensions from the People, of their Possibility to disturb the publick Peace of the Nation: And that all Officers, Military and Civil, and Soldiers, as shall not, within Twenty Days, take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, may be disbanded and displaced: And that the Lord Chancellor, and Chancellor of the Duchy respectively, do issue out Dedimus potestatem to such Persons, as the Lord General (not being Officers commanding Soldiers) shall appoint for the Administration of the said Oaths to the Military Officers and Soldiers in his Majesty's Pay and Entertainment; and to the Lord Chamberlain, Vice Chamberlain, Treasurer and Comptroller, of his Majesty's Household, and Steward of the Marshalsea, or any Two of them, for the Administration thereof to the Officers of his Majesty's Household; and to such other Person or Persons as the Lord Chancellor, and Chancellor of the Duchy respectively, shall think meet, for doing the like to all other Officers and Persons in all Counties and County Palatines, and privileged Places, in the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweed; and also in the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey: so as an Account be given thereof by the Persons so authorized.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissaries of the Musters be commanded and enjoined, upon Penalty of losing their Places, not to permit any Officer or Soldier to be mustered in the Service and Pay of his Majesty, till he or they shall have taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance respectively, and received the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, according to the Laws and Usage of the Church of England.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly desired, by such Members of this House as are of his Privy Council, to issue out a new Commission for tendering and administering the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to the Members of this House.
Committee of Privileges.
|Sir Courtney Poole,||For the Yeas,||64.|
|Sir Roger Bradshaigh,|
|Colonel Progers,||For the Noes,||127.|
Regulating the Press.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Wm. Thorold, Mr. Walden, Mr. Dalton, Sir Wm. Tompson, Mr. Orme, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Garraway, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir James Smith, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Jones, Sir John Knight, Mr. St. John, be added to the Committee to which the Matter concerning Printing is committed.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Tuesday next come Fortnight, being the Thirteenth of November, be appointed for hearing the Cause upon the Bill depending in this House, for setting aside a Will, and settling the Estate, of John Bodvell, Esquire, deceased: And that Witnesses on both Sides do then attend.