Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 3 die Decembris, 1680.
Privilege A person discharged.
Court of Marches.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Serjeant Street, Sir William Jones, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Richard Mason, Mr. Powle, Sir Robert Henley, Mr. Mansell, Sir John Knight, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Edward Morgan, Mr. Price, Sir Robert Thomas, Colonel Titus, Sir Fra. Winnington, Mr. Arnold, Mr. John Trevor, Mr. Mostin, Serjeant Seys, Mr. Hamden, Sir Richard Graham, Mr. Henley, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Duboys, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. Phillips, Sir Richard Corbett; and all the Members of the Long Robe: And all the Members that serve for the Counties of Salop, Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, and Monmouth: And all the Members that serve for North Wales and South Wales: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Debate to be resumed.
Ordered, That the adjourned Debate, touching the Information Yesterday communicated to the House from his Majesty, be resumed this Afternoon, when the Committee of this House returns from the Tryal of William Viscount Stafford: And that the Serjeant at Arms attended this House do give the Members of this House Notice thereof in the mean time.
Privilege- petition for discharge.
Exporting Cloth, &c.
Leave of Absence.
Papers to be printed.
Ordered, That Leave be given to print some of Mr. Coleman's Letters and Declaration, that are in the Custody of Mr. Treby, relating to the Popish Plot; to complete his Report and Narrative ordered to be printed.
Lord Stafford's Impeachment.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint this House, That they have ordered William Viscount Stafford to be brought again to his Tryal at the Bar in Westminster Hall, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
Mr. Thomas Waters being called in, gave the House an Account, That one Welsh, a Soldier, had informed him, That an ancient Man, whose Name he knows not, is detained a Prisoner in the Tower; and hath Matters of Importance to discover, relating to the Lord Viscount Stafford, and the Popish Plot.
Ordered, That the said Matter be referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed to receive Informations relating to the Popish Plot: Who are forthwith to proceed upon the same; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House, To-morrow Morning.