Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 29 die Octobris, 1678.
Murder of Sir E. Godfrey.
ORDERED, That the Committee appointed to examine concerning the Murder of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey, be revived; and do sit de die in diem, until they have perfected the Matters to them referred.
Votes not to be dispersed.
Ordered, That none of the Votes of this House be dispersed or published in the Coffee-houses.
Sir John Knight reports from the Committee appointed to translate Mr. Coleman's Letters, That the Committee had translated the same: Which he delivered in to Mr. Speaker; and were by him read to the House.
Ordered, That his Majesty be humbly desired, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, that an Inventory or List of all Mr. Coleman's Papers, which have been sorted by the Clerks of the Council, may be communicated to this House: And that all those Papers, which are not sorted, may be delivered over to a Committee of this House.
Committee to examine him.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to examine Mr. Coleman, touching the Plotand Conspiracy mentioned in his Majesty's Speech.
And it is referred to Mr. Sachaverell, Colonel Birch, Mr. Williams, Colonel Titus, Mr. Powle, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Hide, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Trevor, Lord Cavendish, Sir John Ernle, Sir Tho. Clergis, Serjeant Mainard, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir John Coventry, or any Five of them, to go to Newgate, and examine Mr. Coleman accordingly.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.