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, 9 die Novembris, 1680.
ORDERED, That all Committees that are discontinued, be revived; and do meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in their respective Places, formerly appointed.
Burying in Woollen.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that serve for the Counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, Hereford, Worcester, Wilts, Suffolk, Norfolk, North Wales, South Wales, and the several Northern Counties, be added to the Committee to whom the additional Bill touching Persons buried in Woollen, stands committed.
A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the Company of Silkthrowers, London, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, by the general Wearing thereof, is committed; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to this House.
A Petition of the Bailiffs, Wardens, and Assistants of the Company of Silk Weavers, London, was read.
And the Question being . . ., Whether the said Petition should be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures by the general Wearing thereof, stands committed;
It passed, after a long Debate, in the Negative.
East India Company.
Resolved, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Grand Committee for Trade: And they are to proceed upon the same in the First place: And they are then likewise to consider of the present State of the East India Company; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Message for expediting Business.
Mr. Secretary Jenkins acquaints the House, That he had a Message to deliver from his Majesty to this House.
And the same being by him delivered in Writing, to Mr. Speaker, was read to the House by Mr. Speaker: And is as followeth;
HIS Majesty desires this House, as well for the Satisfaction of His People, as of Himself, to expedite such Matters as are depending before them, relating to Popery, and the Plot; and would have them rest assured, That all Remedies they can tender to His Majesty conducing to those Ends, shall be very acceptable to Him; provided they be such as may consist with preserving the Succession of the Crown in its due and legal Course of Descent.
Entry in Journal.
Mr. Hamden acquaints the House, That, in the Entry made in the Journal of this House, of the Report by him Yesterday made, from the Conference had with the Lords, it appears, That in that Part of his Report, which relates to the Delivery of such Papers relating to the Plot, to the Clerk of this House, there is an Omission of these Words, "received from the Clerks of the Council."
Ordered, That the said Words be added in the Entry of the said Report in the Journal.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Janeway be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer, at the Bar of this House, for the Breach of Privilege by him committed against Sir Edward Deering, a Member of this House.
Mr. Turbervile being called in, gave Information, at the Bar of this House, of the horrid Popish Plot; and delivered the same in, in Writing.
Mr. Jennison being called in, delivered his Information, formerly given at the Bar of this House, in Writing.
Mr. Dangerfeild being called in, acquainted the House, That he was advised, that the Pardon now granted to him by his Majesty, is, in some Particulars, defective; and humbly desired this House to represent the same to his Majesty.
Address for Pardon of Dangerfeild, &c.
Ordered, That an humble Application be made from this House to his Majesty, by such of the Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, desiring his Majesty to grant to Mr. Dangerfeild, a full and general Pardon of all Treasons, Misprision of Treasons, Felonies, and other Crimes and Misdemeanors by him committed, to the Time of his last Discovery, made to this House, of the Popish Plot: And that his Majesty would in like Manner be graciously pleased to grant to Mr. Edward Turberville, who hath this Day given Evidence at the Bar of this House, relating to the horrid Popish Plot, a full and general Pardon: And that his Majesty would be pleased to take him under his Royal Protection and Care, and grant him some Allowance for his Subsistence.
Ordered, That all the Informations already given in at the Bar of this House, in Writing, relating to the Popish Plot, be entered upon the Journal of this House: And that all the said Informations be printed, being first perused and signed by Mr. Speaker: And that Mr. Speaker nominate and appoint the Persons to print the same: And that Mr. Dangerfeild have the Benefit of the Printing the said Information.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to consider of Means to preserve the Evidence of Mr. Bedlow, and others, that have or shall give Evidence relating to the Popish Plot.
And it is referred to Sir Thomas Player, Sir Fra. Winnington, Mr. Hamden, Mr Sacheverell, Mr. Colt, Mr. Trenchard, Sir William Jones, Colonel Birch, Mr. Foley, Mr. Dubois, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Nicolas Carew, Serjeant Rigby, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Barker, Mr. Harbord, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Francis Russell, Mr. Treby; or any Three of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of the Two last Parliaments, and to make a Report of their Proceedings, as well relating to the Popish Plot, as of the Impeachment against the Lords in the Tower, do present their Report on Thursday Morning next, in Writing.
Ordered, That Mr. Treby do, on Thursday Morning next, present to the House, in Writing, the Information by him lately given to this House, of the Matters by him reported in the last Parliament, relating to the horrid Popish Plot.
Ordered, That Richard Thompson Clerk be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer at the Bar of this House, for his high Misdemeanor against the Privilege of this House.
Popish Plot in Ireland.
The Information of Mr. Murphy, relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland, being read;
Ordered, That Mr. Hetherington do attend this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, to give his Evidence relating to the said Plot.
Ordered, That the rest of the Papers relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland, now in the Hands of the Clerk of this House, be read To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.