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.
A PETITION of Richard Rawlins, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.
Ordered, That the said Richard Rawlins be discharged from his Imprisonment.
Court of Marches.
A Bill for taking away the Court, holden before the President and Council in the Marches of Wales, was read a Second time.
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.
A Petition of John Hutchinson Esquire, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Hutchinson be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
Exporting Cloth, &c.
Ordered, That the Bill for exporting Cloth, and other Woollen Manufactures, be read a Second time, in a full House.
Ordered, That Edward Vaughan Esquire be added to the Committee appointed to prepare Evidence against the Lords in the Tower.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
THE Committee of the Commons returned to the House.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Stawell, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
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.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwyn and Sir Samuel Clark;
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.
Ordered, That the adjourned Debate, relating to the Information Yesterday communicated to this House from his Majesty, be further adjourned to Monday Morning next, 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.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Waters do forthwith bring the said Welsh to the said Committee.
Ordered, That all Committees that are discontinued, be revived; and do sit in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.