Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 25 die Novembris, 1680.
Tryals of impeached Lords.
ORDERED, That a Message be sent to the Lords, desiring their Lordships to appoint a Committee to join with the Committee of this House, for adjusting the Methods and Circumstances relating to the Tryals of the Lords in the Tower: And that Mr. Treby do go up to the Lords with the said Message.
Privilege- Misconduct of an Under Sheriff.
And it is referred to Sir Richard Corbett, Sir John Hobbart, Mr. England, Sir George Downing, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Powle, Sir Henry Ford, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Burwood, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Gervase Elwes, Sir Gilbert Gerald, Mr. John Trenchard, Sir John Guise, Mr. Barker, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Ralph Dutton, Sir Henry Calverly, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Robert Henley, Sir William Estcourt, Mr. Barker, Sir Philip Skippon, Sir Edward Harley, Mr. Owen, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, and Lincolne; or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And the same Committee is likewise impowered to examine the Abuses, Miscarriages, and Misdemeanors committed by all Under Sheriffs throughout the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the said Samuel Verdon be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; to answer, at the Bar of the House, for a notorious Breach of Privilege by him committed against this House.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House that he attended his Majesty Yesterday in the Afternoon, in the Banqueting House, with the Address for removing George Earl of Hallifax from his Majesty's Presence and Councils: And after the same was presented, his Majesty was pleased to say, "I will send you an Answer to this Address."
Privilege- A person discharged.
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That his Majesty having been desired to appoint a Time, When both Houses should attend him with an Address for a Fast; his Majesty was pleased to return Answer, "That 'tis his Majesty's Pleasure, That both Houses do attend him at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Banqueting House."