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, 10 die Decembris, 1678.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Mountgomery, in the room of Henry Lord Herbert, called up to the House of Lords.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Discovery, and more speedy Conviction, of Popish Recusants, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to the Committee to whom the Bill for the more easy and speedy Conviction of Popish Recusants, and for the more effectual Execution of the Laws against them, is committed.
A Bill for preventing the Growth of Popery, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to the same Committee: And that Mr. Browne, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Cotton, and Sir John Mallet, be added to the said Committee.
Ordered, That the said Committee do bring in a Clause to be added to the said Bill, the better to enable the Universities to recover their Right to the Advowsons of Livings that are in the Hands of the Papists.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.