House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 12 November 1678

Pages 538-539

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, 12 die Novembris, 1678.


Murder of Sir E. Godfrey.

ORDERED, That Mr. Sachaverell, Serjeant Gregory, Colonel Birch, and Sir Gilbert Gerrard, do go to Newgate, and examine Mr. Atkins touching the Plot, and the Death of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey; and such other Matters as they shall think fit.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Secretary Williamson acquaints the House, That he had attended his Majesty with the Second Address of this House, touching a Particular Prayer to be used on Wednesday next: And that his Majesty was pleased to give Order, That the Prayers should be altered.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That he attended his Majesty Yesterday, with the Address of both Houses: And that my Lord Chancellor read the Address to the King: Who was pleased to return this Answer;

That He would take Care, that all that was desired should be done accordingly.

Popish Plot.

The House being informed, that there were certain Informations, taken by one Mr. Roe, a Justice of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, touching a lighted Match, and combustible Matter, which was found in the Stables of Sir George Wakeman;

Ordered, That Justice Roe be forthwith summoned to attend this House, to give an Account touching the Informations he has taken, concerning the Match, and combustible Matter, which was found in Sir George Wakeman's Stable, on Sunday Night last.

Bedlow's Examination.

Ordered, That a Copy of Mr. Bedlow's Examination given in at the Bar of this House, touching the Plot and Conspiracy, and the Murder of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey, be made out, and delivered to Mr. Bedlow.

Address concerning Sir W. Godolphin.

Resolved, &c. That there being an Accusation of High Treason against Sir William Godolphin, his Majesty's Ambassador in Spain, that an humble Address be presented to his Majesty by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, to desire his Majesty to call Home Sir Wm. Godolphin, to answer the Accusation.

Address for administering Oaths to King's Servants.

Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, to desire his Majesty, That a Special Commission may be issued forth, for tendering the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to all the Servants of his Majesty, and his Royal Highness, and to all other Persons (except her Majesty's Portugal Servants) residing within his Majesty's Houses of Whitehall, St. James, and Somerset-house, and all other his Majesty's Houses: And that there may likewise Special Commissions be issued forth, for tendering the said Oaths to all Persons residing within the Two Serjeants Inns, all the Inns of Court, and Inns of Chancery.

Committees added.

Ordered, That Mr. Papillon, Mr. Love, Sir Rob. Can, Sir Fran. Russell, Serjeant Rigby, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Mr. Morgan, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Sir George Hungerford, be added to the Committee appointed to examine concerning the Translating, Printing, and Publishing the Gazette in French.

Justices of Peace.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do bring in the Lists of the Justices of the Peace, for the several Counties of England and Wales; as likewise, the List of such Persons as have been out of the Commission of the Peace within Seven Years last past, on Friday Morning next.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.