Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 18 die Novembris, 1680.
SIR Francis Winnington's Report, consisting of several Abstracts taken out of the Journals of this House, and of the Lords House, of the Proceedings of the Two last Parliaments, relating to the Popish Plot, and Impeachments of the Lords in the Tower, was read.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to communicate to this House all such Papers, Writings, and Evidences, relating to the Popish Plot, as have been received from the Clerks of the Privy Council; as also all such Examinations and Informations touching the said Plot, as have been taken by their Lordships, or their Secret, or any other Committee, in this or the Two last Parliaments: And that Mr. Treby do go up with the Message to the Lords.
Ordered, That Edward Brett, of Dinsdale near Newcastle, in the County of Stafford, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer, at the Bar, for a notorious Breach of Privilege, by him committed against this House.
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 to grant to Mr. Lewis a full and general Pardon; and to take him into his Royal Protection and Care; and to grant him some Allowance: And that, in the several Pardons already granted, upon the Addresses of this House, to such Persons as have given Evidence to this House relating to the Popish Plot, his Majesty's Grace and Pardon may be extended to all Crimes and Misdemeanors whatsoever by them committed; and that to this time.
Mr. Treby acquaints the House, that he had attended the Lords with the Message of this House: And that their Lordships had returned this Answer; That they will cause to be delivered to this House the several Papers, Writings, Evidences, Examinations, and Informations, desired by this House.
Privilege- libellous Words.
The House being informed, that a Peer of the Realm did, in the Presence of some of the Members of this House, drink to the Confusion of all such Persons as voted for the Bill against the Duke of Yorke; and that one Mr. Offley was at the Door, ready to make out the same;
Privilege- Petition from a person in custody.
Committee to search Papers.
And it is referred to Sir John Stonehouse, Sir Robert Clayton, Sir Gilbert Gerald, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir John Wynne, and all the Members of this House that are Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and Counties of Middlesex, Berks, and Oxon.