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, 3 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Bath & Wells.
L. Chancellor, L. High Steward pro hac vice.
L. Privy Seal.
Comes St. Albans.
Ds. (fn. 1) Cromwell.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. (fn. 2) Maynard.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Ch.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler de West.
Memorandum, That these Lords Spiritual were in the House in the Morning; but none of them went down into Westminster Hall.
Seyver versus Colke, in Error.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench brought in a Transcript of a Writ of Error, to reverse a Judgement given in the King's Bench; in the Writ of Error, Seyver is Plaintiff, and Colke is Defendant.
All Papists to go out of Town.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Persons, as well Peers as others, that are Papists, and now in or about the Cities of London or Westminster be, and are hereby, required forthwith to depart from the same, at their Peril of undergoing the utmost Punishment as can be by Law inflicted upon them for their Disobedience herein; and further, that this Order be forthwith printed and published, to the End all Parties concerned may take Notice thereof.
Bill for securing Papists to be prepared.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Committee for Examinations, to prepare a Bill for the Commitment of the principal Persons who are Papists or suspected Papists therein named, and present the same to the House; and that Mr. Justice Dolben and Mr. Baron Atkins do attend the said Committee, at Eight of the Clock To-morrow in the Forenoon, in the Lord Privy Seal's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
House adjourned to Westm. Hall.
The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall.
Proclamation was made, for keeping Silence.
Proclamation also was made, for the Lieutenant of The Tower to bring forth William Viscount Stafford, his Prisoner, to the Bar.
L. Stafford went through his Evidence.
The Lord Viscount Stafford produced the remainder of his Witnesses; which done, he desired Leave to sum up his Evidence.
The House was adjourned to the House above.
To proceed To-morrow.
ORDERED, That this House will proceed in the Trial of William Viscount Stafford To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock in Westminster Hall.
ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Lieutenant of His Majesty's Tower of London be, and is hereby, required to bring William Viscount Stafford, now Prisoner there, to the Bar of this House in Westminster Hall, on Saturday the Fourth Day of December Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message to acquaint H. C.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Tymothy Baldwin and Sir Samuell Clerke:
To let them know, that the Lords have ordered the Lieutenant of The Tower to bring William Viscount Stafford to Westminster Hall To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 4tum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.