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, 2 die Novembris, 1680.
A BILL prohibiting the Importation of Irish Cattle, was read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read a Second time, in a full House, after Ten of the Clock.
A Petition of John Stone Esquire, touching the Election for Wallingford, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of that Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Burying in Woollen.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill touching Persons buried in Woollen . . . . be revived; and to sit this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyde, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
A person to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Harnage be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock; to answer to the Misdemeanors by him committed against Signor Francisco de Ferria, in Breach of the Privileges of this House: And that the said Signor Francisco do then likewise attend this House, to maintain his Charge.
Address for pardoning Dangerfeild
Ordered, That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, to desire his Majesty, That he would be pleased to grant his gracious Pardon to Mr. Dangerfeild; and that he would take Mr. Dangerfeild, Mr. Dugdale, Mr. Prance, and Signor Francisco Ferria, into his Royal Protection and Care.
Sir Francis Winnington, Chairman to the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords of the Two last Parliaments, and to make a Report of their Lordships Proceedings, relating to the horrid Popish Plot, acquaints the House, That the Committee had perused the said Journals, and taken an Abstract thereout: Which he read to the House.
Ordered, That the said Committee do perfect their Report of the said Abstract, taken out of the Journals of the Lords House; and do present the same in Writing to this House, together with a perfect Abstract of the Journals of this House, of the Two last Parliaments, relating to the said Popish Plot.
A Petition of Mr. William Willoughby, touching the Election for Saltashe in the Country of Cornwall, being presented to the House;
The Question was put, Whether the same shall be now read:
It passed in the Negative.
Mr. Treby, according to the Order of the House made Yesterday, gave an Information to the House of all the Matters by him reported in the last Parliament, relating to the horrid Popish Plot.
Resolutions against the Duke of York;
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Duke of York's being a Papist, and the Hopes of his coming such to the Crown, hath given the greatest Countenance and Encouragement to the present Designs and Conspiracies of the Papists against the King and Protestant Religion.
and for supporting the King.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That, in Defence of the King's Person and Government, and the Protestant Religion, this House doth declare, That they will stand by his Majesty with their Lives and Fortunes: And that if his Majesty shall come by any violent Death, which God forbid!, that they will revenge it to the utmost upon the Papists.
Disabling the Duke of Yorke.
Resolved, That a Bill be brought in to disable the Duke of Yorke to inherit the Imperial Crown of this Realm.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to prepare and draw up such a Bill.
And it is referred to Lord Russell, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. John Trenchard, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Foley, Mr. Treby, Mr. Powle, Colonel Birch, Sir William Poultney, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Francis Winnington, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Francis Russell, Colonel Titus, Sir John Hotham, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Hamden; or any Three of them: And they are to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
And then the House adjourned to Eight a Clock To-morrow Morning.