Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 15 die Novembris, 1680.
Mr. Treby reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, That the Committee had taken into Consideration the Matter touching the Election and Return of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Westminster; and had agreed on Four Resolves: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table; and are as followeth;
Resolved, That the King's menial Servants, not having proper Houses of their own within the City of Westminster, have not Right to give Voices in the Election of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the said City.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the King's menial Servants, not having proper Houses of their own within the City of Westminster, have not Right to give Voices in the Election of Citizens to serve in Parliament in the said City.
Message respecting Tangier.
HIS Majesty did, in His Speech, at the Opening of this Session, desire the Advice and Assistance of His Parliament, in relation to Tangier: The Condition and Importance of the Place obliges His Majesty to put this House in mind again, That He relies upon them for the Support of it; without which it cannot be much longer preserved: His Majesty does therefore very earnestly recommend Tangier again to the due and speedy Consideration and Care of this House.
Tryal of Peers.
Resolved, That this Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Mr. Hamden, Sir William Jones, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. White, Mr. Booth, Sir John Trevor, Sir Richard Corbett, Sir Thomas Clarges, Colonel Titus, Mr. Garway, Mr. Thomas Foley, Mr. Slater, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Francis Rolls, Sir George Downing, Mr. Dutton Colt, Sir Fran. Winnington, Sir Henry Ford, Serjeant Rigby, Colonel Birch, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Barker, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. Harbord, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Gray, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Wharton, Sir Henry Calverly, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Sir Gilbert Gerald, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Duboys, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Ayliffe, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Vernon, and all the Members of the House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Privilege- petition from a person in custody.
Regulating Elections, &c.
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to receive Informations concerning the Popish Plot; and to inquire into the same: And they are to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Privilege- libellous Publication.
Mr. Yarrington, Mr. Symonds, Mr. Lee, Mr. Janeway, Mr. Everingham, Mr. James, and Mr. Bradwell, being called in, and severally examined touching a Pamphlet lately printed, styled, "The Popish damnable Plot," &c. wherein are several Reflections upon Sir Edward Deering, a Member of this House;
And Mr. Yarrington acquainting this House, That all the Animadversions, contained in the said Pamphlet, were penned by Doctor Tonge; and that he received the Abstract of the several Letters, therein mentioned, from a Scrivener in Essex Court in the Temple;
Ordered, That Mr. Yarrington, Mr. Symonds, Mr. Lee, Mr. Everingham, Mr. James, Mr. Bradwell, and Mr. Robert Groome, be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; for their Breach of Privilege by them therein committed against Sir Edward Deering, a Member of this House.
Ordered, That Richard Janeway be discharged from the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, paying his Fees: And that he receive the Censure of the House, upon his Knees, from Mr. Speaker:
Ordered, That Mr. Papillon, Sir Thomas Stringer, Mr. Fleetwood, Sir Thomas Player, Sir Tho. Midleton, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Pilkington, Sir William Ellis, Mr. Mostin, Mr. Banks, Sir Robert Clayton, be added to the Committee to whom the Matter relating to Sir Robert Peyton is referred.