House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 November 1678

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Mercurii, 20 die Novembris, 1678.



A COMPLAINT being made of a Breach of Privilege, committed against Sir Philip Monckton, a Member of this House, in arresting and detaining Timothy Remington his menial Servant;

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be desired to examine the Matter of the said Complaint; and to report the Matter of Fact to the House.

Popish Plot.

The House being made acquainted by Sir Richard Head, a Member of the House, of a Letter that he received from one Richard Tray an Attorney; who thereby informs him, That Mr. John Fowle of Maidstone told him, That he was told by Mr. William Godfrey of Boxley, That he knew the Depth of this Plot a great while ago.

Ordered, That Mr. Tray, Mr. Fowle, and Mr. Godfrey, be summoned to attend at the Bar of this House.

Lords concurrence desired to Address.

Resolved, &c. That the Concurrence of the Lords be desired to the Address Yesterday agreed upon to be presented to his Majesty, That some fitting Encouragement may be given to such as shall make a further Discovery of the Plot: And that Sir Fr. Rolles do desire their Concurrence.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.