Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercuril, 18 die Decembris.
E. of Winchelsea takes the Oaths.
This Day Heneage Earl of Winchilsea took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving the Person of His Majesty and His Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament.
Popish Recusants Children, Bill.
Message to H. C. with it.
Rigmayden released upon Bail.
Whereas Mr. John Rigmayden, Servant to the Lord Arundell of Warder, was, by Order of the Third of December Instant, committed to the Prison of The Gatehouse, for Matters proved upon Oath against him: This House being this Day moved, "That, in regard he hath been in Prison so long, the said John Rigmayden may be enlarged from his Imprisonment upon Bail:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Rigmayden, giving sufficient Bail before the Lord Chief Justice of England for his Appearance from Time to Time, be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Imprisonment in The Gatehouse, paying his Fees due to the Officers attending this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Pugh's Papers referred to Lords Committees.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury having this Day brought into this House a Box of Papers, which he found in his House at Lambeth at his first coming thither (which was heretofore seized at the Customhouse), in which are many Papers relating to Robert Pugh, a Popish Priest, now in Custody:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Lords Committees for examining Persons and Papers for Discovery of the horrid Design against His Majesty's Person and Government, to peruse the said Papers, and dispose of them to Mr. Attorney General if they see Cause.
Wolf, Leave to come to Town.
Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Newport Esquire, Sir William Walter Baronet, and Edward Vernon, in Behalf of themselves and many other Protestants; shewing, "That John Wolfe, of Great Queene-Streete, who hath, in Obedience to His Majesty's late Proclamation of the 30th of October last, withdrawn himself from his House in Town, is a Person under whose Care and Management their Concerns to a very great Value are, and by whose Absence they suffer very much, and therefore pray that the said John Wolfe may be permitted, for some short Time, to come to and stay in Town, for settling their Concerns, which cannot be done in his Absence."
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Wolfe be, and is hereby, authorized to come to and stay in Town for Ten Days from the Time of his coming to Town, for settling the Concerns of the Petitioners, and no longer; and that, before his coming, he do cause Notice to be given to some Justice of the Peace of the Time of his intended coming to Town.
L Crewe excused.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That the Lord Crewe having received a Letter from the Lord Chancellor to give his Attendance on this House, his Lordship hath sent Two of his Servants to give their Lordships an Account in what Condition he is; whereupon James Harvy and Francis White being called in, upon Oath deposed, That the Lord Crewe is Four Score Years of Age, and hath not stirred out of his House since Michaelmas last past, and is not, as they conceive, able to attend the Service of this House, without Danger of his Health."
Message from H. C. that they will sit in the Holidays.
Supply Bill, for disbanding Forces from Abroad.
The Earl of Aylesbury reported, "That the Committee have made some Progress in the said Bill, and have made a Sub-committee to word some Clauses according to the Sense and Debate of the Committee, and desire that the Lord Chief Justice of England and Mr. Justice Atkins may be appointed to attend the Sub-committee To-morrow Morning: The Committee further desire, that the House would appoint another Time when the House shall be again put into a Committee, to proceed upon this Bill:"