Sabbati, 26 die Octobris, 1678.
ORDERED, That Mr. Bagnall be added to the
Committee appointed to search Mr. Richard Langhorne's Papers and Writings.
Papists not to sit in Parliament.
Sir John Knight reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill for hindering Papists to sit in either House of
Parliament, was committed, That the Committee had
taken the Bill into their Consideration; and had agreed
upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which
he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same
in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice
read; and, upon the Question, with some Amendments
made at the Table, severally agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
A Petition of the Burghers of the Borough of Aldborough, in the County of Yorke, complaining, That Sir
John Reresby had procured himself to be returned to
serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough,
although he was not duly elected, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to
the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and
Elections; to examine the Matter; and report the same,
with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Address for Coleman's Papers.
Ordered, That an humble Address be made to his
Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his
Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, to desire his
Majesty, That Mr. Coleman's Papers, and all other Papers
relating to the Plot and Conspiracy, mentioned by his
Majesty in his Speech, may be communicated to the House.
Mr. Tongue being called in, to give an Account touching the Firing of the City of London; and he having reduced his Information into Writing, which he delivered in
to the Clerk; and the same being read to the House;
Ordered, That the Papers delivered in by Doctor
Tongue, relating to the Firing of the City of London, be
referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed
to examine concerning the Murder of Sir Edmundbury
Godfrey; to make an Extract thereout; and report the
same to the House.
Answer to request for Papers, &c.
Mr. Secretary Williamson informs the House, That in
pursuance of the Order of Yesterday, he had attended his
Majesty; and acquainted him with the Desires of this
House, That a Committee of this House might have
Leave to search Mr. Langhorne's Papers: And that his
Majesty was pleased to give Leave, that the same may
be searched; and had appointed Two of the Clerks of
the Council to assist the Committee therein: And that
his Majesty was pleased to deliver him some of Mr.
Coleman's Papers sealed up; and ordered him to deliver
the same to the House: And had also commanded him
to acquaint the House, That the rest of Mr. Coleman's
Papers were at present under Examination before the
House of Lords; and that when the Lords had done
with them they should be communicated to this House.
And the Papers were accordingly, by Mr. Secretary
Williamson, delivered in, sealed up.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwyn
and Sir Wm. Beversham;
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded to acquaint you,
that the Lords of the White Staves have waited upon his
Majesty, to know his Pleasure, when both Houses shall
attend Him with the Address for removing the Papists
from London: And that his Majesty has appointed this
Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, for both Houses to
attend Him, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall.
And then the House adjourned till Two of the
Clock, in the Afternoon.
The King attended.
THE House being met, in order to attend his
Majesty with the Address;
Adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.