DIE Lunæ, 28 Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of York.|
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Comes St. Alban.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. North et Grey.
Ds. Gerrard B.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. P.
King's Answer to the Address for removing Papists.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
His Majesty having been presented with the Address
of both Houses for Removal of all Papists from the
Cities of London and Westm. His Majesty is pleased
to give this Gracious Answer, That He will give
Order speedily for issuing out a Proclamation, as is
desired; and will take Care that the Lieutenancy for
the Militias shall have Orders to be ready accordingly."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Knight and others; who brought a
Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament;" to which the Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Address to the King, for Preservation of His Person.
The Duke of Monmouth reported, "That the Committee for drawing up an Address to His Majesty,
as the humble Advice of this House to His Majesty,
for the better Preservation of His Person, have prepared a Draught for that Purpose."
Which, being read, was Agreed to, with an Addition.
The said Address followeth:
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, considering the Dangers Your Majesty's Royal Person is daily exposed to, by the great
Resort to Your Palace, and the Parts adjoining
where You are pleased to entertain Yourself, of
Persons heretofore not admitted to that Liberty;
and reflecting upon the wicked Conspiracies and villainous Designs of the Papists lately discovered; do,
in most humble Manner, beseech Your Majesty to
give effectual Order, that the following Points, within and without Your Royal Palace, may, for the
Preservation of Your Sacred Person, be duly and exactly observed:
"1. That all possible Care be taken, to hinder
all Papists from coming to Court, excepting
only the menial Servants of the Queen and
Dutchess, allowed by the Articles of Marriage.
2. That the like Care be taken, that all such
as are employed in Your Majesty's Guards
do receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, and take the Oaths and Test enjoined
by Law; and that a Reward be offered, in
such Manner as Your Majesty shall think fit,
to those who shall discover any, who, having
taken the Sacrament and Oaths aforesaid,
have since turned, or hereafter shall turn, Papists, or hear Mass.
3. The like Care to be taken, that no Papist
be employed in the Preparation of Your Majesty's Diet of any Kind whatsoever.
4. The like Care to be taken, concerning the numerous Resort of Your Majesty's Subjects to
the Chapel of Somersett House, and to the
Chapels of Ambassadors and Foreign Ministers; and that the Chapel at St. James's,
lately used for Mass, being so separated
from Your Majesty's Palace there as that
Access to it cannot be prejudicial to Your
said Palace, may be used for the Ease of
the Parish of St. Martin's in the Feilds, for the
Service of God, by the Use of the Liturgy of
the Church of England, and Preaching there.
5. And because there is usually a great Concourse
of mean and unwarranted People frequenting
Your Majesty's Privy Galleries and Privy Lodgings, and Rooms adjacent; that Your Majesty
be pleased to cause a severe Restraint to be
made thereof, and none admitted there but
such as Your Majesty shall be pleased to qualify thereunto; and, in order thereunto, to
cause the Officers of Your Household to wait
in their proper Stations: That the Locks
of the Doors of Your Majesty's Palace
be changed; and Keys delivered to none,
but such only as shall be given them by the
Lord Chamberlain, according to a List signed
by Your Majesty: That all Persons, forbidden
as aforesaid, be made to abstain from following Your Majesty in St. James's Parke; and
that all the private Doors there be walled
"And generally, That the Rules and Orders of
the Household, established by Your Majesty's
Royal Father of Blessed Memory, be strictly
observed; or with such Variations as Your
Majesty, in Your great Wisdom, shall be
pleased to think fit."
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Lords with the White
Staves, and the Lords Committees who prepared the
Address of Advice for the Preservation of His Majesty's
Person, do attend His Majesty, from this House, for
Committee to examine Prisoners.
ORDERED, That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench is appointed to go with the Lords that are appointed to examine the Prisoners in Newgate, to assist
them in the said Examinations.
Removing Timber, &c. from Cellars near the Parliament House.
The House being informed, "That there is some
Timber and other Materials laid up in some Room
or Cellar under Part of the Court of Requests,
which may be of dangerous Consequence:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby,
recommended to the Lord High Chamberlain of England, to take special Care that the said Timber and
other Materials be forthwith removed; and that for
the future no Timber, Fire-wood, Coals, or any other
Goods, be lodged and kept in any of the Rooms or
Cellars under any Part of the House of Peers, nor in
any of the Rooms or Cellars under or adjoining to
the Prince's Lodgings, the Painted Chamber, or the
Court of Requests.
Thompson's Popish Books to be burned.
Whereas divers Books and Papers belonging to James
Thompson, now Prisoner in The Gatehouse, have been
seized, and carried to the Lord Bishop of London's
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of London do cause all such of the said Books
as are Popish Books, and ought not to be uttered here,
to be publicly burned, at The Old Exchange in London, between the Hours of Twelve and One of the
Clock of such Day as his Lordship shall appoint; and
that the Sheriffs of London and Midd. do take Care to
provide such Guards, as that there may be no Disturbance at the burning of the said Books.
Sorocold, for seizing them, to be recommended to the King.
It appearing to this House, "That William Sorocold
hath done very good Service to His Majesty and
this House, in seizing James Thompson, and his Papers and Popish Books:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, recommended to the Lord High Treasurer of England, to represent the said Wm. Sorocold's said Service to
the King's Majesty, that he may be rewarded as His
Majesty shall think fit.
Consideration of the present Dangers to be proceeded in.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the present
Dangers the King's Majesty and the Kingdom is in,
and how to prevent the same, be proceeded in To-morrow Morning, the First Business; and nothing to intervene.
ORDERED, That the Lords appointed to examine
the Prisoners now in Newgate for Treason do make
Report to this House of what they have done therein
Restraining and examining Peers to be considered.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That this House will take into
Consideration the Way, according to the Course of Parliaments, of arresting and restraining a Peer of this
Realm, sitting the Parliament, and of taking Examinations against him, in Cases of High Treason, and of
the Proceedings to be had against such a Peer, on Monday the Fourth Day of November next.
Fielding, D of Bucks' Servant, arrested:
Upon Oath made at the Bar, by Mathew Lyster; and
Samuell Ellams, "That Robert Feilding Esquire, Servant to the Duke of Bucks a Peer of this Realm,
was arrested, by Edward Moulton One of the Bailiffs to the Head Bailiff at Westm. at the Suit of
Francis Snape, and detained Prisoner in the Prison
of The Gatehouse at Westm. within the Time of
Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the said Privilege; and that the said Edward Moulton, seeing and
owning the Duke's Hand and Seal to the Protection of the said Robert Feilding, refused to deliver
him, alledging that the said Francis Snape would
bear him out, and that the said Francis Snape had the
Duke's Leave for what he did:"
Moulton and Snape to be attached.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Edward Moulton
and Francis Snape, and bring them in safe Custody to
the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that
To Sir George Charnock Knight, Serjeant
at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies.
and Fielding discharged.
Upon Oath made at the Bar, by Mathew Lyster
and Samuell Ellams, "That Robert Feilding Esquire,
Servant to the Duke of Buckingham a Peer of
this Realm, was arrested by Edward Moulton, One of
the Bailiffs to the Head Bailiff of Westminster, at the
Suit of Francis Snape, and detained Prisoner in the
Prison of The Gatehouse at Westminster, till he was removed to the Prison of The King's Bench, within
the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert
Fielding be forthwith discharged from the said Arrest
and Imprisonment, at whose Suit soever, or whatsoever other Actions be laid on him: And this shall be
a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Marshal or Keeper of the Prison
of The King's Bench, his Deputies and
Turnkeys, and every of them.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 29um diem
instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic
Hitherto examined, this 20th of November, 1678, by us,
P. Bath & Wells.