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, 28 die Octobris, 1678.
Rooms underneath the House to be searched.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he had attended his Majesty, on Saturday last with the Address to remove the Papists: And that, after my Lord Chancellor had read the Address to the King, his Majesty was pleased to return Answer to this Effect;
Ordered, That the Members, who are Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, do withdraw, and take Mr. Oates Examination upon Oath: And that no Person be present at his Examination, save the Justices of the Peace only.
Papists not to sit in Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the more effectual Preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament: And that Sir John Knight do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
And it is referred to Sir Rob. Southwell, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Godolphin, Lord Cavendish, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir John Knight, Mr. Hide, Sir Edm. Jenings, Colonel Titus, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir Charles Cotterell, Lord Russell, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Thom. Lee, Colonel Whitley, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Mr. Papillon, Sir John Nicholas, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Duncomb, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Trevor, or any Three of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to send for an Inventory of all Mr. Coleman's Letters received by the Clerk of the Council now in waiting: And the Committee has Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.