Lunæ, 28 die Octobris, 1678.
THE House being acquainted, That Mr. Oates had
some further Information to make to the House;
Ordered, That Mr. Oates be forthwith summoned to
attend the House.
Rooms underneath the House to be searched.
The House being informed, That there was a Discourse
of blowing up the Two Houses of Parliament; and that
This was the Day for executing the same;
Ordered, That Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Gilbert
Gerrard, Sir Ph. Warwick, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho.
Clerges, Sir Rich. Everard, do go and search the Rooms
underneath this House.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he had attended his Majesty, on Saturday last with the Address to remove the
Papists: And that, after my Lord Chancellor had read
the Address to the King, his Majesty was pleased to
return Answer to this Effect;
That you shall have the Effect of your Desire; and
that He would give speedy Order for putting the same
Mr. Oates being called in; and having given in a further Information;
Ordered, That the Members, who are Justices of the
Peace for the County of Middlesex, do withdraw, and
take Mr. Oates Examination upon Oath: And that no
Person be present at his Examination, save the Justices
of the Peace only.
Papists not to sit in Parliament.
An ingrossed Bill for hindering Papists to sit in either
House of Parliament, was read the Third Time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act for the more effectual Preserving of the King's
Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting
in either House of Parliament: And that Sir John Knight
do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
The Papers delivered in by Mr. Secretary Williamson,
on Saturday last, were then opened: And in the same,
there being several Letters written by Mr. Coleman in
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to translate
the Letters of Mr. Coleman.
And it is referred to Sir Rob. Southwell, Sir Tho. Meeres,
Mr. Godolphin, Lord Cavendish, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir
John Knight, Mr. Hide, Sir Edm. Jenings, Colonel Titus,
Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir Charles Cotterell, Lord
Russell, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Thom. Lee, Colonel Whitley,
Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir
Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Mr. Papillon, Sir John Nicholas, Sir Tho. Clergis,
Mr. Duncomb, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Wm.
Hickman, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Trevor, or any Three of
them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of
the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to send for
an Inventory of all Mr. Coleman's Letters received by
the Clerk of the Council now in waiting: And the Committee has Power to send for Persons, Papers, and
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, at Eight of the Clock.