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, 17 die Decembris, 1678.
Absentees without Leave.
ORDERED, That Sir Tho. Hatton, having departed the Service of this House without Leave, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House: And that he shall not be admitted to take his Place in the House until he hath paid the Serjeant his Fees and Charges.
Ordered, That, if Sir Thomas Hatton do appear before the Rising of the House the Warrant shall be respited.
Trades of Popish Recusants.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act disabling Popish Recusants to use or exercise certain Professions and Trades; and compelling them to remove from the Cities of London and Westminster, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Papers to be taken to Attorney General.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Southwell do forthwith repair to Mr. Attorney General, with the Five Letters directed to Mr. Bennyfield at Windsor.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Harecourt have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Manaton have Leave to go into the Country for Twenty Days.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.