Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 6 die Decembris, 1680.
JOHN Lovis did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his Naturalization.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Nosworthy the younger, and Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Members of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Privilege- Petitions for discharge.
A Petition of Knyvett Hastings Esquire, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Hastings be discharged from any further Confinement.
A Petition of Richard Thompson Clerk, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, being presented to the House;
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Clerk's Table.
Lord Stafford's Impeachment.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
And the Committee of the Commons did proceed in the Management of the Impeachment against William Viscount Stafford before the Lords in Parliament.
THE Committee of Commons returned to the House.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the Name of John Lovis, who this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, be inserted in the Bill of Naturalization.
Lord Stafford's Trial.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwin and Sir Samuel Clark;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That they have appointed William Viscount Stafford to be brought to the Bar in Westminster Hall, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, to hear Judgment.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House will go, To-morrow Morning, with their Speaker, to the Ba of the House of Lords; and demand Judgment, upon the Impeachment of the Commons of England, against William Viscount Stafford.
Ordered, That no Member of this House do go into the Court in Westminster Hall To-morrow Morning, before this House shall have demanded Judgment, at the Bar of the House of Lords, upon the Impeachment of the Commons of England, against William Viscount Stafford: And that Mr. Howard have Notice hereof.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.