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, 18 die Novembris, 1678.
Bedloe to attend.
Papers to be returned.
Mistranslation of Gazette.
Serjeant Seis reports from the Committee appointed to examine concerning the Translating, Printing, and Publishing the Gazette in French, That the Committee had taken the Particulars thereof; and put the same into Writing, which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Mr. Solicitor General acquaints the House, That Mr. Williams and himself had, according to the Order of the House, acquainted my Lord Chief Justice with the Desire of the House: And that my Lord Chief Justice, according to his wonted Readiness, was come along with them; and was at the Door.
Address for raising the Militia.
Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, to desire his Majesty to give Orders to the Lord Lieutenants of the several Counties, to raise a Third Part of the Militia for a Fortnight, to secure the Peace of the Kingdom; and that the Sheriffs may be ready, with the Posse Comitatus, to assist, in case of any Insurrection.
And it is referred to Mr. Powle, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Robert Sawyer, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Eliab Harvy, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir John Trevor, Colonel Titus, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Ric. Wiseman, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Fr. Russell, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Nicholas Carew, Colonel Birch, Sir Wm. Coventry; or any Three of them: And they are to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Commissions to Papists.
The House being informed, that there were several Commissions granted to Popish Recusants, and Warrants also, that they would be mustered, and receive Pay, notwithstanding they have not taken the Oaths, and subscribed the Declaration according to the Act of Parliament; and that they were signed by Mr. Secretary Williamson;
Mr. Sec. Williamson sent to the Tower.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Secretary Williamson be immediately sent to the Tower, for signing Warrants for Popish Officers to be mustered, and receive Pay, contrary to the Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants.
Persons to attend.
Address for removing the Duke of York.
Resolved, &c. That the adjourned Debate for an Address to be presented to his Majesty, That his Royal Highness may withdraw himself from his Majesty's Person and Councils, be further adjourned till Thursday Morning.