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, 6 die Maii, 1679.
SIR John Hewley reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for enabling Trustees to sell the Lands of the Coheirs of Charles Dale Esquire, deceased, was committed, That the Committee had met; and had gone through the Bill; and had made several Amendments: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Privilege- contemp. tuous Words.
The House being informed, that John Wilson and Roger Beckwith Esquires, Justices of the Peace for the County of Yorke, have spoken contemptuous Words against the Parliament, in saying, "This Parliament is no Parliament; and that they would justify it;"
Ordered, That the said John Wilson and Roger Beckwith be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, to answer, at the Bar of this House, their speaking contemptuous Words against the Parliament, in saying, "That this Parliament is no Parliament; and that they would justify it."
Absentee without Leave.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Goreing, having departed the Service of this House without Leave, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms: And that he shall not be admitted to take his Place in the House, till he hath paid the Serjeant his Fees and Charges.
Irish Cattle, &c.
|Tellers,||Sir Francis Russell,||for the Noes,||133.|
|Sir Robert Peyton,|
|Tellers,||Sir Joseph Tredenham,||for the Yeas,||184.|
|Mr. Richard Williams,|
Leave of Absence.
Impeachment of the five Lords.
Supply Bill; disbanding the Army.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting a Supply to his Majesty of Two hundred and Six thousand Four hundred Sixty-two Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Three Pence, for paying off and disbanding the Forces raised since the Twenty-ninth of September 1677; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Impeachment of Earl Powys, &c.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint them, That this House is ready to make good the several Charges and Impeachments exhibited by this House against William Earl of Powys, William Viscount Stafford, Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour, William Lord Petre, and John Lord Bellasis.
Ordered, That the Members of the Committee of Secrecy that prepared the Evidence against the Five Lords in the Tower, be appointed to manage the Evidence at the Tryals of the said Lords: And that Mr. Williams and Sir George Strode be added to the Committee.
Address for removing the Duke of Lauderdale.
Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, to desire his Majesty to remove the Duke of Lauderdale from all Offices, Employments, and Places of Trust, and from his Majesty's Councils in England and Scotland, and from his Presence for ever.
And it is referred to Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Francis Winnington, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Richard Graham, Colonel Titus, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Hamden, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Papillon, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Thomas Clerges, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir John Hotham, Colonel Birch, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Harboard, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Robert Peyton, Mr. Love, Mr. Foley, Mr. Duboyes, Sir John Mallett, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the same; and present it to the House To-morrow Morning. And they are to inspect the Laws of Scotland, and see how far they are prejudicial to England, in relation to the hostile Laws; and to examine the Reason of the Failure of the Commerce between the Two Kingdoms: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Address for Papers.
Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be made to his Majesty by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, humbly to desire his Majesty, That such Papers as relate to the former Proceedings in Council, concerning the Hunter Sloop and the Ship Catharine, may either be delivered into the Hands of the Committee appointed by the House to inspect into that Matter, as also into the Miscarriages of his Majesty's Navy; or that Sir Robert Southwell may cause Copies of the same to be forthwith transcribed, and transmitted to the said Committee.