Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Martis, 26 die Novembris, 1678.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for preserving the Peace of the Kingdom, by raising the Militia, and continuing them in Duty for Two-and-forty Days: And that Mr. Booth do go up to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence to the said Bill.
Address concerning Bedloe's Pardon.
Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, to desire his Majesty, That Mr. Bedloe's Pardon may extend and relate to this Day inclusive.
Conference with Lords.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Secretary Coventry acquaints the House, That he had attended his Majesty with the Address of this House concerning Mr. Bedlow's Pardon: And that his Majesty was pleased to return Answer, That he would take time to consider; and return an Answer.
State of the Army.
Further Answer to Address.
HIS Majesty having received the Address from the House of Commons, desiring His Majesty, That Mr. Bedlow's Pardon may extend to this Day inclusive: His Majesty is pleased, that this Answer be returned: That Mr. Bedlow's Pardon, to the First of November, is as full to all Offences as can be desired: If any Offence hath been committed since that Time, His Majesty ought to know it, before he pardon it: For a Pardon for an Offence to come (as a Pardon for a whole Day inclusively amounts to, when it is granted before the Day is expired) will not be good in Law.
Conferenc on Bill for disabling Papists.
Sir Edward Deering reports from the Conference had with the Lords, That my Lord Chancellor managed it: And that he acquainted them, that the Lords had considered of the Reasons that were offered at the last Conference; and proposed a further Expedient, in which they hoped this House would concur.
That the Lords did insist upon the Amendment by them made, which did relate to the Queen's Portugal Servants: That the Lords did wave that Part of their Amendments which did relate to the Excepting of a certain Number of Men Servants to the Queen and Duchess; and did Now only except a small Number of Women Servants to the Queen and Duchess: And that the Reason for it was, that it could not reasonably be supposed, that they were Persons from whom any Assassination might proceed.
|Tellers,||Sir Winston Churchill,||for the Yeas,||71.|
|Sir John Hanmer,|
|Tellers,||Sir Fr. Drake,||for the Noes,||81.|
|Tellers,||Captain Howard,||for the Yeas,||65.|
|Tellers,||Sir John Moreton,||for the Noes,||87.|
|Sir Arthur Harris,|
Resolved, &c. That the Persons who did manage the Conference, do prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, Why this House doth not agree with the Lords in the said last Part of the Second Amendment.