DIE Mercurii, 12 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard de B.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. Park.
E. Mulgrave takes the Oaths.
This Day John Earl of Mulgrave took the Oaths of
Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed
the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more
effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House
Popish Recusants, for better Discovery, of, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the
better Discovery and more speedy Convicting of Popish
ORDERED, That this Bill is committed to the Committee of the whole House; and to be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning next.
State of Appeals and Impeachments of last Parliament not finished.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported, "That the Committee appointed Yesterday, to consider in what State
the Impeachments in the last Parliament now stand,
have perused the Journal of this House; and find
that, the 5th Day of December 1678, the Impeachments against the Five Lords now Prisoners in The
Tower were brought from the House of Commons,
which consisted of a general Charge of Treason and
other high Crimes; the House of Commons declaring
they would in convenient Time exhibit the Articles of
their Charge against them.
"The next Day, this House appointed to go upon
the Consideration of these Impeachments; and all the
Judges were appointed to be then present: But nothing was done thereon.
"The Lords Committees do also find, that an Impeachment of High Treason, and other high Crimes,
against Thomas Earl of Danby, Lord Treasurer, was
brought from the House of Commons, the 23th Day
of December, 1678; and the particular Articles then
exhibited: And the Commons desired that he might
be sequestered from his Place in Parliament, and committed to safe Custody.
"That the Lord Treasurer desired Copies of all
Papers and Proceedings concerning this Business; and
that it was then resolved, upon the Question, That
the Lord Treasurer should not then withdraw.
"It further appears, that, on the 26th of December,
1678, the Lord Treasurer moved the House, for a
Copy of his Charge, and that he might not lie long
under it: Whereupon it was moved, That the House
would consider of the Desire of the House of Commons, concerning his Consinement.
"The Debate was adjourned.
"It appears that this House, on the 27 of Decem.
resolved, That the Lord Treasurer should not now be
consined; and ordered, That he should have a Copy
of the Articles, to which he was appointed to bring
in his Answer before the Third Day of January;
and that he might have Counsel to assist him."
State of Impeachments to be considered.
Upon Report made, by the Earl of Shaftesbury, from
the Lords Committees for Examination of the late horrid Conspiracy, concerning the Impeachments brought
up from the House of Commons in the last Parliament,
how they stand entered in the Journal of this House:
It is ORDERED, That it be, and is hereby, referred
to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider of
the State of the said Impeachments, and all the Incidents
relating thereunto; and to report their Opinion thereupon unto this House.
Committee for the Plot to send for Persons, Papers, &c.
ORDERED, That it be, and is hereby, referred to
the Lords Committees for examining Matters relating to
the Discovery of the late horrid Conspiracy, to send for
and examine such Persons as they shall think fit, who
have declared, or shall declare and publish, "That the
Persons, or any of them, who have been executed as
guilty of the said Conspiracy, were innocent, and have
suffered wrongfully;" as also to send for such Justices,
Constables, and other Persons, as they shall think fit,
who were intrusted with the Execution of His Majesty's
late Proclamations, for banishing Popish Recusants from
the Cities of London and Westminster; and to enquire
an Account why the said Proclamations have not been
effectually pursued; and make Report thereof unto the
House to be called.
ORDERED, That on this Day Fortnight, being the
Twenty-sixth Day of this Instant March, this House shall
be called; on which Day also the Roll of the Standing
Orders of this House shall be read in the House.
Members of the Convocation to take the Oaths.
ORDERED, That the Lords of the Bishops Bench do
prepare a Bill, to be presented to this House, whereby
the Members of the Convocation may be enjoined to
take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and subscribe the Declaration, according to the Directions of
the Act for the more effectual Preservation of the King's
Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 13um diem
instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.