Jovis, 2 die Decembris, 1680.
JOHN Van Hattem and William Henry Cornelisson
this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to their Naturalization.
Elers', &c. Nat.
A Bill for the Naturalization of Peter Elers, and
others, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Edward Kynaston Esquire, a Member
of this House, have Leave to go into the Country, for
Recovery of his Health.
Privilege- A person discharged.
A Petition of John Dandridge, in the Custody of the
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.
Ordered, That the said John Dandridge be discharged
from his Confinement.
Complaint being made to the House of a Breach of
Privilege committed by Knyvett Hastings Esquire, in
striking and wounding the Servant of Hender Roberts
Esquire, a Member of this House;
Ordered, That the said Mr. Knyvett Hastings be sent
for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, to answer for the said Breach of Privilege by him
Proceeding on Lord Stafford's Tryal not to be printed.
Ordered, That nothing that hath been, or shall be said
by any Member of this House, or any Person that shall
be produced as a Witness in Behalf of the Commons
of England, in the Tryal of William Viscount Stafford, be
printed or published, without the Leave of this House.
New Radnor Election.
A Petition of Griffith Jones Esquire, touching the
Election for the Town of New Radnor in the County of
Radnor, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the
same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Lord Stafford's Impeachment.
And the Committee of the Commons proceeded in
the Management of the Evidence upon the Impeachment
of the Commons of England, against William Viscount
Post meridiem ejusdem diei.
THE Committee of the Commons returned to the
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Lord Stafford's Impeachment.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy * * and
Sir Samuel Clark;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint this
House, That they have ordered the Prisoner William
Viscount Stafford to be brought again to his Tryal, at
the Bar in Westminster Hall, To-morrow Morning at
Ten of the Clock.
Information of treasonable Words.
Mr. Secretary Jenkins acquaints the House, That his
Majesty had commanded him to communicate to the
House a Letter written by Dr. Lamphire, Principal of
Hart Hall in Oxford, directed to Mr. Secretary; giving
an Account, That one William Pickering, a Taylor, at
Wheatley in the County of Oxon, and Brother to Pickering
that was executed for the horrid Popish Plot, had spoken
these Words; viz. "That, if the King should try the
Lords, he should not live half a Year:" And that the
said Pickering was committed to Oxford Gaol by the
said Doctor Lamphire.
Which Letter was read to the House.
Ordered, That the Thanks of the House be humbly
presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House
as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council,
for this his Majesty's most gracious Communication.
A person to attend.
Ordered, That the said William Pickering be forthwith
brought up to the Bar of this House, to answer this high
Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Matter
be adjourned to To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the
Clock To-morrow Morning.