Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 24 die Maii, 1679.
A PETITION of several Freeholders of the County of Norfolke, was read.
And a Mistake being therein, in Directing of the said Petition;
Ordered, That the said Petition be withdrawn.
Mons', &c. Nat.
Sir John Mallet reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Naturalizing of Isaac de Mons, and others, was committed, several Amendments agreed upon by the Committee to be made to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Trials of the impeached Lords, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee appointed to join with the Committee of Lords, do insist upon the former Instructions; and do give no Answer to the Propositions Yesterday made by the Lords, until they have made an Answer for adjusting the Propositions already made to their Lordships by the Committee of this House.
Resolved, &c. That an Answer be returned to the last Message of the House of Peers, touching the Appointment of the Tryal of the Five Lords in the Tower, to be on Tuesday next; with Reasons, Why this House cannot proceed to the Tryal of those Five Lords, before Judgment be given of the Earl of Danby's Plea of his Pardon; and the Point of the Bishops not voting in any Proceedings upon Impeachments for Capital Offences be settled; and the Methods of Proceedings adjusted: And that a Committee be appointed to prepare and draw up the same.
And it is referred to Mr. Sachaverell, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Treby, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Duboys, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Garraway, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Robert Peyton, Mr. Hamden, Sir Richard Cust, Sir John Knight, Sir Francis Winnington, Sir John Hewley, Mr. Rushworth, Mr. Vaughan, Mr.Powle, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Williams, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Nic. Pelham, or any Three of them.
Lords Journals to be searched.
Ordered, That Sir John Mallet, Sir Christopher Musgrave, and Mr. Woogan, do inspect the Journals of the Lords; and see what Votes and Orders were Yesterday made, concerning the Committee of both Houses.
A Petition of Sir Thomas Hare, John Fincham Esquire, and others, on the Behalf of Themselves, and the major Part of the Freeholders of the County of Norfolke; complaining of several undue and illegal Practices, in the Electing and Returning of Sir John Hobart Baronet to serve in this present Parliament, as One of the Knights of the Shire for the said County; and setting forth, That, by reason of the Printing and Publishing of the Resolves and Orders of this House, the Freeholders of the said County were affrighted and terrified; was read.
A Motion being made, That the said Petition may be rejected;
The same was, upon the Question, rejected.
Trials of the impeached Lords.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee appointed to join with the Committee of Lords, to consider of Propositions and Circumstances relating to the Tryal of the Lords in the Tower, That the Lords had communicated to the Committee of this House a Vote of the House of Lords, in hæc verba;
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Earl Danby's Impeachment.
Sir Francis Winnington reports from the Committee appointed to draw up further Articles, and prepare Evidence, against the Earl of Danby, several Informations, given to the said Committee, of Monies paid for Secret Service to the Members of the last Parliament: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
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Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Knight, living between the End of Chancery Lane and St. Dunstan's Church, be immediately sent for to attend this House.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Wiseman be immediately sent for to attend this House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Bide have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Colonel Whilley, being One of the Commissioners for disbanding the Army, have Leave to go and attend that Service.
Farmers of Excise.
Ordered, That the Auditor of the Excise, or his Deputy, do bring in a List of all the Farmers of the Excise, to the Year 1672: And that the Members that serve for the City of London, do acquaint them with this Order.
Witnesses to be summoned.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant, for the Summoning of such Witnesses as shall be named to him by any Members of this House, touching Monies paid for Secret Service.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicholas Johnson and Mr. Richard Kent be immediately sent for to attend this House.
Money paid to Members.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Debate upon the Report this Day made by Sir Francis Winnington, of Monies paid for Secret Service to the Members of the last Parliament, be adjourned till Tuesday Morning.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Seven of the Clock.