Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 30 die Octobris, 1680.
Haverford West Election.
A PETITION of William Wogan Esquire was read.
A Petition of the Town and County of Haverford-west was likewise read.
Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
The King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Secretary Jenkins acquaints the House, That his Majesty having been attended by such of the Members of this House as are of the Privy Council, to know his Pleasure, when this House should wait upon his Majesty with the Address, declaring the Resolution of this House to preserve and support his Majesty's Person and Government, and the Protestant Religion, both at Home and Abroad; That he was pleased to appoint Three of the Clock this Afternoon, for this House to attend him in the Banqueting House.
Answer to Address.
He further acquainted the House, That his Majesty being attended by such Members of this House as are of his Privy Council, with the Address relating to Doctor Tongue; his Majesty was pleased to return Answer, That he had already taken some Care of Doctor Tongue: And that he would take him into further Consideration.
A Petition of the Inhabitants of Taunton-dean, in the County of Somersett, touching the Election for the said Town, was read.
Ordered, That the Matter of the said Petition be heard at the Bar of this House on Friday next come Three Weeks.
Resolved, That the Votes of this House be printed, being first perused and signed by Mr. Speaker: And that Mr. Speaker nominate and appoint the Persons to print the same.
Signor Francisco Ferria, being called in, delivered his Evidence at the Bar of this House, relating to the Popish Plot.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House will forthwith proceed to the full Examination of the Popish Plot, in order to bring the Offenders to Justice.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Journals of the Two last Parliaments; and make a Report to the House of their Proceedings relating to the Popish Plot.
And it is referred to Sir Francis Winnington, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Richard Cust, Sir Thomas Meres, Colonel Titus, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Duboys, Sir Hen. Beaumont, Sir Francis Russell, Mr. Love, Mr. Colt, Mr. Treby, Mr. Garway, Mr. Hamden, Sir John Trevor, Sir Henry Capell, Sir John Knight, Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir Thomas Player, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Powle, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Vernon, Mr. Foley, Serjeant Rigby, Sir John Hotham, or any Three of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are to sit de die in diem.
Ordered, That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, by such of the Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, That all the Letters, Papers, and Evidences, which have been delivered in to the Privy Council, relating to the horrid Popish Plot, may be delivered in to this House.
Ordered, That Signor Francisco Ferria do put his Evidence, this Day given at the Bar, into Writing; and do attend the House with the same on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning.
Mr. Dugdale, being called in, gave in Part of his Evidence, at the Bar, relating to the horrid Popish Plot.
Ordered, That Mr. Dagdale do put his Evidence, this Day given at the Bar, into Writing: And that he attend this House on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, with the same: And then deliver the rest of his Evidence at the Bar of this House.
Ordered, That all Committees that are discontinued, be revived; and do meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the respective Places formerly appointed.
Ordered, That Mr. Praunce do attend this House on Monday Morning at Ten of the Clock, to give in his Evidence, in relation to the horrid Popish Plot.
And then the House adjourned to Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
The House attends the King.
THE House being met, in order to the attending his Majesty with the Address, declaring the Resolution of this House to preserve and support his Majesty's Person and Government, and the Protestant Religion, both at Home and Abroad.
Adjourned to Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.