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 Veneris, 21 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Comes St. Alban.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. (fn. 1) Howard Esc.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. Parke.
Message from H. C. to remind the Lords of the Impeachment against the E. of Danby.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Cavendish and others; who was commanded, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses assembled in Parliament, to put their Lordships in Mind of the Impeachment of High Treason, and other high Crimes, Misdemeanors, and Offences, exhibited, in the Name of the Commons of England, against Thomas Earl of Danby; and to desire their Lordships, that he may be forthwith sequestered from Parliament, and committed to safe Custody.
After a long Debate of this Business; it is ORDERED, That this Debate is adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Persons in Custody for the Plot, Recognizances of their Bail to be discharged.
Upon Report made, by the Lord Viscount Fauconberg, from the Lords Committees for examining Matters relating to the Discovery of the late horrid Conspiracy, "That their Lordships judge it reasonable, that all those Persons who have become Bail, or entered into Recognizances to His Majesty, at the Council Board, for the Appearance of any Persons who have rendered themselves, and are now in Custody, be discharged of their said Recognizances or Bonds:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Persons are hereby appointed to attend the Clerks of the Council, for the Discharge of their said Bonds or Recognizances.
Smith to have the Reward, for discovering a Priest.
Upon Report made, by the Lord Viscount Fauconberg, from the Lords Committees for examining Matters relating to the Discovery of the late horrid Conspiracy, "That Henry Smith, who hath discovered and apprehended a Romish Priest, videlicet, Nayler, alias Carpenter, ought to have the Reward promised by His Majesty's late Royal Proclamation for that Purpose published:"
It is ORDERED, That the Lord Chancellor of England do move His Majesty in Council concerning this Matter.
Bampfield versus Vaughan.
Whereas Hugh Vaughan was, by Order of this House, dated the 16th of December last, required to put in an Answer, in Writing, to the Petition of Warwick Bampfeild Esquire, depending in this House against him, within One Week then next following, peremptorily, or otherwise that the Petitioner should be heard ex parte; which hath not been done, by reason of the Prorogation of the Parliament soon after following:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Hugh Vaughan be, and is hereby, required peremptorily to put in his said Answer, in Writing, within One Week next after Notice given him of this Order; or else this House will proceed to hear the Petitioner ex parte.
Capt.Spalding to be attached.
Upon Report made, from the Lords Committees for examining Matters relating to the Discovery of the late horrid Conspiracy, "That Captain Francis Spalding, Deputy Governor of Chepstow Castle, who was, by Order of this House, dated the 21th of November last, committed to the Prison of The King's Bench, for Matters wherewith he stands charged, hath since that Time been enlarged upon Bail; and, being upon Bail, commands still at Chepstow Castle, as Deputy Governor, and hath misbehaved himself, as hath appeared to the said Lords Committees:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said Francis Spalding, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Geo. Charnock Knight, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and to all His Majesty's Ministers and Officers Civil and Military, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
King's Answer, concerning Bedloe.
The Lord Viscount Newport reported, "That the Lords with the White Staves have attended His Majesty, with the Address concerning the Payment of Five Hundred Pounds to Mr. Bedloe; and His Majesty is pleased to say, That He will take it into His Care."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 22um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined, this 26th of March, 1679, by us,