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, 27 Martii, 1679.
Banishing Earl of Danby.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Hoskins;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for banishing and disabling Thomas Earl of Danby: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Discovery and more speedy Conviction of Popish Recusants, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Petition of Richard Deerham Esquire, complaining of an undue Return of Sir Edward Harley, to serve in this present Parliament as Burgess for the Borough of Radnor, in Injury of the Petitioner; was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition do lie upon the Clerk's Table, till Mr. Decrham do come and own the same.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect the Temporary Laws that will expire with this Session of Parliament, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.
Attainder of Earl Danby.
A Bill to summon Thomas Earl of Danby to render himself to Justice by a certain Day, to be therein limited; or, in Default thereof, to attaint him; was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Francis Winnington, Sir Francis Drake, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Powle, Colonel Titus, Lord Russell, Sir William Poultney, Mr. Bennet, Sir Trevor Williams, Serjeant Seis, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Booth, Sir Robert Peyton, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir William Ellis, Colonel Birch, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Garraway, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir John Cloberry, Mr. Hamden, Sir Thomas Stringer, Mr. Upton, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Harbord: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to bring in a Clause for Discovery of all Trusts relating to the Earl of Danby: And that he may be made incapable of receiving any Pardon but by Act of Parliament, wherein he shall be particularly named.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Street have Leave to go the Welch Circuit.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Beversham and Sir John Hoskins;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act to disable any Person from sitting in any of the Houses of Convocation, till he hath taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration therein contained: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Banishing Earl of Danby.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for banishing and disabling Thomas Earl of Danby, was read the First time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be rejected.
A Petition of Sir Francis Rolles Baronet, complaining of an undue Return of Colonel Ralph Stawell, to serve in this present Parliament as One of the Burgesses for the Borough of Bridgwater in the County of Somerset, in Injury of the Petitioner, who was duly elected, and returned by Indenture under the Hand and Seal of the Mayor of the said Town, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter of the said Return; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Answer to Address.
Sir Thomas Chichley acquaints the House, That his Majesty had been attended with the Address of this House, desiring his Majesty, That all Papers and Examinations relating to the Discovery of the Plot, might be transmitted to the Committee of Secrecy: And his Majesty commanded this Answer to be returned; That those Papers and Examinations were delivered to the Committee of Lords; and so soon as they were dispatched there, they should be sent to the Committee of Secrecy appointed by this House.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.