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.
Leave of Absence.
Norfolke, &c. Elections.
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.
Committee of Priviliges.
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.