Veneris, 3 die Decembris, 1680.
Privilege A person discharged.
A PETITION of Richard Rawlins, in Custody of
the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was
Ordered, That the said Richard Rawlins be discharged
from his Imprisonment.
Court of Marches.
A Bill for taking away the Court, holden before the
President and Council in the Marches of Wales, was
read a Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Mr.
Serjeant Street, Sir William Jones, Serjeant Maynard,
Sir Richard Mason, Mr. Powle, Sir Robert Henley, Mr.
Mansell, Sir John Knight, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Edward
Morgan, Mr. Price, Sir Robert Thomas, Colonel Titus,
Sir Fra. Winnington, Mr. Arnold, Mr. John Trevor, Mr.
Mostin, Serjeant Seys, Mr. Hamden, Sir Richard Graham,
Mr. Henley, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Duboys, Sir Hugh
Owen, Mr. Phillips, Sir Richard Corbett; and all the
Members of the Long Robe: And all the Members that
serve for the Counties of Salop, Gloucester, Worcester,
Hereford, and Monmouth: And all the Members that
serve for North Wales and South Wales: And they are
to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the
Debate to be resumed.
Ordered, That the adjourned Debate, touching the
Information Yesterday communicated to the House from
his Majesty, be resumed this Afternoon, when the Committee of this House returns from the Tryal of William
Viscount Stafford: And that the Serjeant at Arms attended this House do give the Members of this House
Notice thereof in the mean time.
Privilege- petition for discharge.
A Petition of John Hutchinson Esquire, in Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Hutchinson be brought
to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of
Exporting Cloth, &c.
Ordered, That the Bill for exporting Cloth, and other
Woollen Manufactures, be read a Second time, in a full
Ordered, That Edward Vaughan Esquire be added to
the Committee appointed to prepare Evidence against
the Lords in the Tower.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
THE Committee of the Commons returned to the
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Stawell, a Member of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery
of his Health.
Papers to be printed.
Ordered, That Leave be given to print some of Mr.
Coleman's Letters and Declaration, that are in the Custody
of Mr. Treby, relating to the Popish Plot; to complete
his Report and Narrative ordered to be printed.
Lord Stafford's Impeachment.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwyn
and Sir Samuel Clark;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint this
House, That they have ordered William Viscount Stafford to be brought again to his Tryal at the Bar in
Westminster Hall, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the
Ordered, That the adjourned Debate, relating to the
Information Yesterday communicated to this House
from his Majesty, be further adjourned to Monday
Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
Mr. Thomas Waters being called in, gave the House
an Account, That one Welsh, a Soldier, had informed
him, That an ancient Man, whose Name he knows not,
is detained a Prisoner in the Tower; and hath Matters
of Importance to discover, relating to the Lord Viscount
Stafford, and the Popish Plot.
Ordered, That the said Matter be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee appointed to receive
Informations relating to the Popish Plot: Who are
forthwith to proceed upon the same; and report it,
with their Opinions therein, to the House, To-morrow
Ordered, That the said Mr. Waters do forthwith bring
the said Welsh to the said Committee.
Ordered, That all Committees that are discontinued,
be revived; and do sit in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the
Clock To-morrow Morning.