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House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 27 December 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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Veneris, 27 die Decembris, 1678.

Prayers.

Receiver of Popish Forfeitures.

A PETITION of Mr. John Barron was read; setting forth, That he had served his Majesty in the late unhappy Wars both at Home and Abroad; and at his Majesty's Restauration, in Recompence of his said Services, he had a Patent granted him for his Life, to be Receiver of the Counties of Derby, Stafford, Lancaster, and several other Northern Counties, of that Part of his Majesty's Revenue arising out of the Forfeitures and Penalties of the Estates of Popish Recusants: And the Petitioner taking Notice of a Bill now under Consideration, which, he conceives, may, in a great Measure, prejudice his Interest as to the said Patent; and therefore, prays that his Petition may be taken into Consideration.

Executions for High Treason.

Mr. Recorder of the City of London being called in to the Bar of the House, did acquaint the House, That, on the next Day after the Prisoners were condemned at the Old Bayly, he observed the same Method his Predecessors had done before him, and attended his Majesty to know his Pleasure in relation to the Execution of them; and that his Majesty was pleased to make this Answer; That he would consider of it: And that he should suspend Execution for some time.

A Debate arising in the House, Whether Mr. Recorder of the City of London had done his Duty, in deferring Execution upon the Three Persons lately condemned at the Old Bayly for High Treason;

The Question being put, That the Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning next;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Mr. Roberts, for the Yeas, 184.
Mr. West,
Tellers, Sir John Knight, for the Noes, 112.
Mr. Ayliffe,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

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