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, 27 die Novembris, 1678.
Address for further Pardon to Bedlow.
Resolved, &c. Whereas this House has received Information, That Mr. Bedloe has something of Moment to impart, relating to the Preservation of his Majesty's Person, and securing the Peace and Safety of the Government; and conceiving himself to lie under Danger in concealing the same: That therefore this House does most humbly beseech his Majesty; that he will be graciously pleased to grant Mr. Bedlow his Pardon for Misprision of Treason, to the Time of such Discovery, that he may not lie under any Difficulty or Danger in discovering the Matter.
Answer to Address.
Reasons against Lord's Amendments to Bill disabling Papists.
Sir Edward Deering reports from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, Reasons agreed upon by the Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they were twice read, and, upon the Question, agreed; and are as followeth:
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Bill for preserving the Peace of the Kingdom, by raising the Militia, and continuing them in Duty for Two-and-forty Days, without any Alteration.
Lords agree to Bill disabling Papists.
They have, likewise, commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to what was delivered by the Commons at the last Conference, upon the Bill concerning Papists not sitting in Parliament: And that they have appointed the Lords of the White Staff to acquaint his Majesty, That the said Two Bills are ready for his Royal Assent, and require Expedition.
State of the Army- Resolutions for disbanding it.
Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That it is necessary for the Safety of his Majesty's Person, and preserving the Peace of the Government, That all the Forces which have been raised since the Twenty-ninth of September 1677, and all others, that since that Time have been brought over from beyond the Seas from Foreign Service, be forthwith disbanded.