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, 20 die Maii, 1679.
Carriages for the King.
ORDERED, That a Bill be brought in to continue the Act for providing necessary Carriages for his Majesty in his Royal Progress and Removals.
And it is referred to Sir Richard Mason, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Robert Peyton, Sir Thomas Bide, Mr. Papillon, Sir John Trevor, Sir Wm. Poultney, or any Two of them, to draw up and prepare the same.
A Bill for annexing Tangier to the Imperial Crown of England, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Hugh Smith have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight.
Ordered, That Dr. Jacob have Leave to go into the Country until Monday next.
A Bill for the better Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, by the general Wearing thereof, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time To-morrow Morning.
Norfolke, &c. Elections.
Ordered, That the Miscarriages in the Elections for the Counties of Norfolke and Leicester be taken into Consideration on Saturday next.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, concerning the condemned Popish Priests sent for up to London from the several County Gaols by Order of their Lordships: And that Sir Wm. Franklyn, Mr. Colt, Mr. Boscawen, and Sir Tho. Clarges, do withdraw, and prepare the said Message.
Miscarriages of the Navy.
Mr. Harboard reports from the Committee to whom amongst other Things it was referred to examine into the Miscarriages of his Majesty's Navy, That the Committee had taken some of the Matters to them referred into their Consideration; and had agreed upon a Report to be made thereof to the House: Which he read in his Place.
And several Persons being called in to the Bar of the House; and having owned the Information which they had given in Writing to the said Committee: Which said Informations were likewise read:
And the said Report and Informations, being delivered in at the Clerk's Table, were there again read.
Ordered, That Mr. Pepys and Sir Anthony Deane be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That the Matter of the Report this Day made, be further examined, at the Bar of the House, on Thursday next.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to examine into the Miscarriages of the Navy do draw up the Heads of the Matters this Day reported, which relate to Mr. Pepys and Sir Anthony Deane.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do attend Tomorrow Morning at the Admoralty, with Mr. Pepys.
Committee of Priviliges.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections be made on Friday next.
Disabling the Duke of Yorke.
Ordered, That the Bill for disabling the Duke of Yorke to inherit the Imperial Crown of this Realm, be read a Second time To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock: And that Mr. Treby do then make a Report of the Abstract of such Letters and Papers, in the Custody of the Committee of Secrecy, as concerns the Duke of Yorke; relating to the present Plot, at the same time; no other Business intervening.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That his Majesty having been Yesterday attended with the Address of this House agreed to on Wednesday last, That his Majesty was pleased to return this gracious Answer;
I thank you for your Zeal for the Preservation of the Protestant Religion, and of My Person; and I assure you I shall do what in me lies to secure the Protestant Religion; and am willing to do all such Things as may tend to the Good and Benefit of my Subjects.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Leave be given to Sir Robert Reeves to go into the Country.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Seven of the Clock.