Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 29 die Novembris, 1678.
Answer to Address.
Disbanding the Army.
Lords desire a Paper to be communicated.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have received Information, That there is a Faculty under the Seal of Cardinal Barberini, for dispensing with the Taking of Oaths, and other Things, in the Hands of a Member of this House; which their Lordships desire may be communicated to them.
Ordered, That the said Paper be sent to the Lords: And that Mr. Speaker do acquaint the Messengers, That when their Lordships have perused the same, this House does expect it should be returned again, in order to be entered in the Journal of this House.
Paper respecting the Plot.
Sir Charles Cotterill acquaints the House, That he had been with the French Ambassador; and that he had obtained a Copy of That Part of the Letter, of which this House Yesterday received Information: Which, being delivered in, and read at the Table, is as followeth:
SOME Days since a Jesuit, coming from Rome, arrived at Basil, with Intent to go for England; who, being in Discourse with certain Merchants there, is reported to have said, That there was something designed in England against the King, whereof, he believed, he should hear the Effect, before he should get to his Journey's End; and, for the going through with the Design, he should find more than a Thousand Jesuits in England. During this Discourse, the Post brought News of the Discovery of the Conspiracy; whereupon the Jesuit withdrew, and suffered himself no more to be seen.
Disbanding the Army.
Sir John Trevor reports from the said Committee, That they had taken the Matter to them referred into Consideration; and had agreed upon several Votes: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to; and are as followeth:
Resolved, That the Commissary General of the Musters do bring in a List of all the Regiments and Companies that have been raised and come from foreign Parts, since the Nine-and-twentieth of September 1677, and the Time when they entered into Pay.
Resolved, That the Paymaster of the Army do bring in a State and Account, of what Money hath been paid to every Troop and Company of the Forces raised or come from foreign Parts, since the Nine-and-twentieth of September 1677; and what is due and in Arrears to them, from the said Nine-and-twentieth of September 1677, to the First of December next.
Resolved, That the Auditor of the Exchequer do bring in an Account of what Money he hath issued to the Paymaster of the Army, for the Use of the Forces raised or come from foreign Parts, since the Nine-and-twentieth of September 1677.
Resolved, That the Commissary General of the Musters do bring in a List of all such Forces as are now in Flanders, which were raised since the Nine-and-twentieth of September 1677; and another List of all such Forces as are now in England, raised since the Nine-andtwentieth of September 1677; and of such Forces as are come from foreign Parts since the Nine-and-twentieth of September 1677.
Sir John Trevor, Sir Henry Capell, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Hotham, Sir Lionel Walden, Sir John Knight, Sir Thomas Meers, Lord Allington, Mr. Booth, Mr. Montague, Sir Eliab Harvey, Lord Cavendish, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Sir William Hickman, Mr. Greenville, Sir Francis Rolls, Sir Robert Howard, Col. Burch, Mr. Spry, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Talbot, Serjeant Gregory, Sir Charles Wheeler, Colonel Titus, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir Christ. Musgrave, Mr. Harbord, Sir Francis Russell, Mr. Stanhop, Sir Richard Corbett, Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir Henry Goodrick, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Thomas Hanmer, Mr. Hamden, Sir Tho. Clarges; or any Three of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.