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House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 7 December 1680

Pages 671-672

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, 7 die Decembris, 1680.

WILLIAM Leonardson Robolt did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his Naturalization.

Lord Stafford's Impeachment.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to manage the Impeachment against William Viscount Stafford, be impowered, in case the House of Lords shall proceed, immediately after the Fact found, to give Judgment, to insist upon it, That it is not Parliamentary for their Lordships to give Judgment, until the same be first demanded by this House.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

The Committee of the Commons, appointed for the Management of the Impeachment against William Viscount Stafford, were present at the Court in Westminster Hall, when the Lords found William Viscount Stafford Guilty of the High Treason, whereof he stands impeached.

The Committee of the Commons returned to the House.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Ordered, That Mr. Howard be desired forthwith to clear the Places, appointed for the Members of this House to sit at the Tryal of William Viscount Stafford in Westminster Hall, of all Persons whatsoever.

The House then, with Mr. Speaker and the Mace, went up to the Bar of the Lords House; and, by Mr. Speaker, in the Name of the Commons, and in the Name of all the Commons of England, demanded Judgment of High Treason against William Viscount Stafford, upon the Impeachment of the Commons.

The House being returned;

Dr. Burnett to preach on Fast-day.

Ordered, That Doctor Burnett be desired to preach before this House, at St. Margarett's, Westminster, upon the Fast-day appointed by his Majesty's Proclamation: And that Colonel Titus is desired to acquaint him therewith.

Ordered, That Doctor Spratt be likewise desired to preach before this House on the same Day: And Sir John Trevor is desired to acquaint him herewith.

Lord Stafford's Impeachment.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwin and Sir Samuel Clark;

Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to acquint this House, that their Lordships are going presently into Westminster Hall, to give Judgment against William Viscount Stafford.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

The Committee of the Commons, appointed for the Management of the Impeachment against William Viscount Stafford, were present at the Court in Westminster Hall, when the Lords gave Judgment of High Treason against William Viscount Stafford, upon the Impeachment of the Commons.

The Committee of the Commons returned to the House.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.

Robolt's Nat.

Ordered, That the Name of William Leonardson Robolt, who this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy at the Clerk's Table, be inserted in the Bill of Naturalization.

And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.