Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 9 die Decembris, 1678.
Answer to Address.
MR. Speaker acquaints the House, That he attended his Majesty, on Saturday last, in the Banquetinghouse at Whitehall: And that after my Lord Chancellor had read the Address to the King, his Majesty was pleased to return Answer, That He would issue out His Proclamation according to the Address.
Disbanding the Forces.
Conference on disbanding the Forces.
Resolved, That Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Talbot, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Col. Birch, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Edw. Deering, Col. Titus, Mr. Powle, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Rich. Temple, do attend, and manage the Conference.
"The Lords have desired this Conference with the House of Commons, to acquaint them, That, being informed that his Majesty hath sent Orders for withdrawing the Forces out of Flanders in order to their Disbanding, many Difficulties and Dangers do occur to their Lordships, if such Rules and Orders be not established, by Consideration and Advice of both Houses, that the Disbanding may be made with Safety: Which their Lordships conceive cannot be by bringing such a Power together to the Forces already here: And therefore do propose, That the Forces here may not be increased by the Accession of more from abroad; but that a proportionable Number of those here may be disbanded, before the Regiments from Flanders shall arrive; and that, after Consideration hereof by the Commons, by joint Advice of both Houses a Reglement may be made accordingly."
Disbanding the Forces.
Sir John Trevor reports from the said Committee, That they had taken the Matter into Consideration; and had agreed upon Two Votes: 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, severally agreed: and are as followeth:
Resolved, That the Tax shall commence from the Four-and-twentieth of November last, to be raised after the Rate of Seventeen thousand Two hundred and Five Pounds Four Shillings and Nine-pence Farthing by the Month, for Twelve Months.
Resolved, That the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for disbanding the Forces, do bring in a Bill pursuant to the said Votes: And they are to bring in a Clause therein, for borrowing Money upon the Credit of the said Act.
Impeachment of the five Lords.
Petition from a Member in custody.
Resolved, upon reading the Petition of Sir Jonathan Trelawney, a Member of this House committed to the Tower, setting forth, That he being very sickly and infirm in his Health; and that his Indisposition is very much increased by reason of his Confinement; and that he is advised by his Physicians that it is absolutely necessary for the Recovery of his Health, to have the Liberty of a better Air; and praying, that, in order to his Recovery, he may have his Liberty during the Pleasure of the House; That Mr. Speaker be desired to signify to the Lieutenant of the Tower, That it is the Pleasure of this House, that Sir Jonathan Trelawney shall have Liberty to go into the Country, in order to the Recovering of his Health, giving Security to the said Lieutenant to return again upon the Order of the House.