Lunæ, 12 die Augusti; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill Dutch Expedition.
AN ingrossed Bill for appropriating Monies for paying the States General of the United Provinces their
Charges for his Majesty's Expedition into this Kingdom,
and for other Uses, was read the Third time.
An Amendment was proposed to be made, Press 2,
Line 23, by inserting "Sum of;" and Press 2, Line 15,
by inserting "from and after the Nine-and-twentieth
Day of September 1689:"
Both which were, upon the Question severally put
thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And the Bill
amended at the Table accordingly.
A Petition of several Noblemen, Peers of the Realm,
who were domestick Servants of the late King Charles the
Second, in Behalf of themselves, and others his Majesty's
Servants, their Widows and Orphans, was read; setting
forth, That the Petitioners are respectively intitled to
several Sums, due for Wages, as domestic Servants to his
said Majesty; for Payment whereof, Provision was made
by Act of Parliament, 1° Jac. IIdi, for granting an Imposition upon all Tobacco and Sugar imported, between the
Twenty-fourth Day of June 1685 and Twenty-fourth Day
of June 1693: And being informed, That a Bill is passing
this House, whereby Sixty thousand Pounds only of the
said Revenue is applied for Payment of the said Wages;
whereas a much greater Sum is due: And the Residue of
the said Revenue being intended to be applied to other
Uses: And praying to be heard at the Bar of this House,
by their Counsel, before the said Bill passeth; to shew
Cause, Why the said Revenue should be applied to
the Payment of the Petitioners Salaries, due from King
Charles, before the said Revenue be applied to other Uses.-
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Bill do pass:
And that the Title be, An Act for appropriating certain
Duties for paying the States General of the United Provinces their Charges for his Majesty's Expedition into
this Kingdom, and for other Uses.
Ordered, That Mr. Hamden do carry up the Bill to the
Lords for their Concurrence.
Privilege-a person discharged from custody.
Thomas Bond, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, was
brought to the Bar, and had the Reprimand of the House
from Mr. Speaker: And thereupon was discharged out
Irish Affairs; Defence of Londonderry.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee appointed to inquire into the Miscarriages relating to Ireland
and Londonderry, That the Committee had examined several Witnesses; but came to no Resolutions thereupon:
But had directed him to report the Matter specially to the
House, How they found the same; viz.
That the Lord Kingston, for many Months, had maintained the Town of Sligoe, and the Country thereabouts,
for the Protestant Interest, till, April Thirteenth, Colonel
Lundee, the Governor of Londonderry, writ to him, to advance from thence with what Force he could, to join the
rest of the Protestants, and oppose the late King James's
Army from passing the Fin Water.
Lord Kingston, Major Vaughan, Cornet Nicholson, Hen.
Nicholson.-That thereupon the Lord Kingston came with
One thousand Horse and Foot as far as Ballyshannon,
where he staid for further Orders, but could get none, till
the Enemy got between that Place and Londonderry,
whereby all Communication was intercepted.
That by this means the Lord Kingston's Forces were
dispersed, and the best Regiment of Horse the Protestants
had, broken; besides the Town of Sligoe, and all That
Country, possessed by the Enemy.
Lieutenant Colonel Swan informed the Committee,
That he and Mr. Walker, and others, persuaded Captain
Williams to keep the Fort at Dungannon, where they
raised a Foot Company, and Two Troops of Horse.
That Mr. Walker went from thence to Londonderry to
consult Colonel Lundie; who promised to send Forces and
Guns thither, to make the Town the Frontier Garison
against the Enemy, who held Charlemont within Five
That, upon this Encouragement from Colonel Lundee,
the Country People fortified Dungannon, and brought in
great Store of Provisions; particularly Two thousand
Pounds worth of Oatmeal and other Grain.
That, the Sixteenth March, Colonel Lundie wrote a
Letter to Colonel Steward, the Governor of Dungannon,
in which he gave him Orders to quit the Town; and
that Mr. Walker, and others, saw this Letter.
That the Town was deserted, pursuant to these Orders,
and all the Provisions left in it; which the Enemy from
Charlemont possessed themselves of; being at that very
time ready to starve, and could not have held their own
Garisons much longer for want of Provisions, if this had
Mr. James Hamilton.-The Committee find, That Mr.
James Hamilton, who was employed with Arms, Money,
and Ammunition, from England to Londonderry, arrived
there the One-and-twentieth of March; and immediately
wrote to Colonel Lundie, to come aboard his Ship: Who
came accordingly, and brought divers Gentlemen along
with him: That Colonel Lundie there took the Oaths to
be true to King William, before his Commission was delivered to him: But the Mayor of Londonderry was not
present, being gone into the Irish Army: And the Deputy
Mayor was suspected for a Papist at that time.
That Colonel Stewart, Captain Mervyn, and Captain
Corry, were all present when Colonel Lundie took the
As to this particular Matter, Sir Arthur Royden informed the Committee, upon his Examination, That himself and Captain Beverly, who commanded the Jersey,
Frigate, and divers others, were put out of the Cabin at
that time, under Pretence that Colonel Lundie, and Mr.
James Hamilton had private Business.
That Mr. Hamilton told them afterwards, That he had
sworn Colonel Lundie; but the Mayor and Aldermen were
That the next Day he, and most of the Officers and
Gentry, did take the Oaths: And that they desired, for
their Satisfaction, That Colonel Lundie might be sworn
again: But it was refused.
Mr. James Hamilton said, That Colonel Lundie did
assist at the swearing all the Garison; and likewise at the
Proclaiming of King William, which was done March the
That Mr. Hamilton delivered all the Arms and Ammunition which he had in Charge; and, whereas he had Orders to receive One thousand Pounds from Mr. Anderton,
at Chester, he could get but Five hundred Ninety-five
Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence, which he paid
to Colonel Lundie, pursuant to his Instructions; and produced his Receipt for it.
And, upon the whole, the Committee seemed satisfied,
That Mr. Hamilton had given a good Account of himself.
The Committee find, That, Thirteenth April, the Enemy
first appeared before Londonderry, marching within Sight
of the Town, with the Vaunt Guard of their Horse:
Whereupon a Council of War was called that Afternoon,
and a Resolution taken to march, the Monday following,
out, and fight the Enemy; the People being very willing
and desirous so to do.
Daniel Sherrard informed the Committee, That, at this
time, when the Enemy appeared near the Town, the
Gunner had no Ammunition to fire at them, as the Gunner himself then told him.
There were Three Passes, called Claddyford, Sifford and
Long Lawsey, where all, from Sixteen to Sixty were ordered
to meet on Monday, April the Fifteenth, to stop the Enemy
from advancing further towards Londonderry.
That Colonel Lundie marched out with great Part of
the Garison; and likewise great Numbers of other Protestants did meet thereabouts.
Lord Blaney.-That, upon the Enemy's coming near
the Passes, the Protestants all run in great Confusion; no
Order was either given or observed.
That Colonel Lundie was looked upon to be the Commander in Chief; but there was no Sort of Care taken,
few of the Men having Powder; nor was there Three
Guns fired, before they were all routed.
Mr. Bennet.-That Colonel Lundie himself was one of
the first that fled; bidding the Men shift for themselves,
and saying, All was lost.
Colonel Chichester met Colonel Lundee running from
the Pass; and told him, He must tarry, and give some
Orders, or all would be lost: To which Colonel Lundee
replied, That Londonderry was his Post; and so made the
best of his Way thither.
That Colonel Lundie, when he came to Londonderry,
let in only some few, as he pleased, and shut the Gates
against the rest, who were Four or Five thousand; that
lay without the Walls all that Night, exposed to the
Mr. David Carnes.-Believes the Enemy had Notice,
someway or other, of the Resolution taken on Saturday, April
Thirteenth, at the Council of War; because they marched
immediately to the very Place where the Protestants were
to meet: Upon the which, he went to Colonel Lundie,
and acquainted him with it; and pressed him to march
presently, that the Enemy might not first get thither:
But he slighted his Advice; and said, He had taken
sufficient Care: But yet never marched till Monday
Morning, Ten of the Clock.
Major Joseph Stroud said, That he advised, that some
Harrows might be thrown into Claddy Ford; but he took
no care about it: That when he drew up what Men
he could, to make Opposition against the Enemy, they
cried out, They wanted Powder; and most of them
Mr. Bennet; That there was no Breast Work, or other
Defence whatsoever, at any of these Passes, to save the
Men, or hindering the Enemy from coming over.
It appeared to the Committee, That the same Day the
Fight was at Claddy Ford, Colonel Cunningham, and
Colonel Richards, arrived in Londonderry River, with the
Two Regiments under their Command; viz. Aprilis, 15.
That Colonel Cuningham wrote Two Letters presently
to Colonel Lundie; the Import of which Letters were,
to acquaint him with his Arrival with Two fresh Regiments; and to know in what Condition the Town stood;
and that he staid for further Orders: But, receiving no
Answer to these Letters, about Nine a Clock at Night,
he sent Major Tiffany up to the Governor with a Third
Letter to the same Purpose.
That Major Tiffany, as he went, met Colonel Lundie's
Messenger carrying an Answer to the Two former Letters; and took him back with him to Londonderry;
where Colonel Lundie opened his own Letter again, which
he had sent; and inserted a Postscript in it: The Purport
of his Letter was, That Colonel Cuningham should land
the Two Regiments, as soon as he could; and that he
would give them the best Accommodation the Town afforded. In the Postscript, he confirms the same Orders,
as to landing the Men; but intimates, That when they
should discourse together, the Place would be found not
tenable; and so refers him further to the Bearer, which
was Major Tiffany, that carried this Letter.
That the next Morning, Tuesday the Sixteenth, Colonel
Cuningham sent to Colonel Richards, to bring Three or
Four of his Officers along with him; and he taking the
like Number of his own, they went all up to Londonderry, leaving the Men aboard the Ships.
That they went directly to the Governor's House,
where they met a great Number of the Gentry and
Officers, that were then in Town. And Colonel Richards
said, That Colonel Cuningham, and the Governor, whispered together at the Window; but knows not what they
That in a short time after their Arrival, Colonel
Lundie proposed to go to a Council of War, in the
Council Chamber: Whither they went accordingly.
That Colonel Lundie did refuse to admit divers of the
Officers, who did use to come to former Councils; particularly Colonel Hamilton, Colonel Chichester, Major
Walker, and Major Baker: And that Colonel Chichester,
and Major Walker, endeavouring to thrust into the Room,
Colonel Lundie ordered them to be kept out; saying,
They were to be a select Company.
Colonel Lundie was the first Man that spoke at this
Council of War; and made a Proposition to quit the
Town, and send the Two Regiments Back again; alleging, for his Reason, That there was not above a
Week or Ten Days Provision left in the Town; and
that the Enemy was Five-and-twenty thousand strong,
and within Four or Five Miles.
Irish Affairs; Defence of Londonderry.
That this Proposition was consented to by all present,
without any Contradiction; saving, that Colonel Richards
says, He opposed it by saying, "Quitting the Town,
was quitting of a Kingdom:" Whereupon one present
rose up, and swore he would be hanged for no Man's
Pleasure; which, he thinks, was Major Tiffany: And
another said, He would go Home, let who would be displeased; which, he thinks, might be Colonel Cuningham;
but is not positive.
That all present subscribed a Paper of their Consent to
quit the Town; which Paper began in these Words;
"Finding, upon Inquiry, that there was not above a
Week or Ten Days Provision, &c." Whereas, in
Truth, no Inquiry was made at the Council of War; but
all present took the Governor's Word for it; who did
inform them, that he had searched the Stores.
That they did all agree afterwards, upon their Honour,
not to discover what Resolution they had taken. Colonel
Richards says, The Governor did propose an Oath of
Secrecy; which, he first refusing, was rejected.
The Lord Blaney said, There was a Proposition made
to destroy all the Ammunition left in the Town: Which
the Governor approved; saying, it was better so to do,
than to let it fall into the Enemy's Hand: But nothing
was resolved as to this Matter.
Cornet Nicholson said, That there was at this time,
great Store of Provisions in the Town; every House
having great plenty: That Provisions came daily into the
Town in Boats, sufficient, at this time, for Three Months,
for Three thousand men; as Colonel Lundie himself told
the Lord Blaney, but a very little while before this
Council of War was held.
That, after this Council of War was up, the People
was very desirous of knowing what Resolutions they had
taken: And, the more to amuse them, it was generally
reported, That they had resolved to land the Men
immediately, and march them into the Town.
Colonel Chichester said, That, that afternoon, Colonel
Cuningham and Colonel Richards, and most of the
Gentry and Officers that were present at the Council of
War, went down to the Ships, as the People thought,
to bring up the Men: But, when they saw the Ships fall
down lower from the Town, they first took the Alarm;
and cried out, They were betrayed.
That the Governor, Colonel Lundie, said the Council
of War had resolved the Men should be landed: And to
make it the more credible, pretended to give some Orders
about Quarters. And, when so many Gentlemens going
down to the Ships frighted the Town's People; he said,
They went only to see the Men land.
The Committee find, That when the Ships fell so far
down, that it appeared plainly there was no Intention of
landing Men, the People then went, and beset Colonel
Lundie's House; and, from that time, watched him so
close, that he could not make his Escape to the Ships,
which staid for him; yet, that he sent to Colonel Cuningham not to go away without him, lest he became a Sacrifice to the Rabble.
||That the next Morning, April the 17th, one Mr. Coningham, the Colonel's Brother, and one Captain Cole,
were sent from the Town aboard the Ships to Colonel
Coningham, to offer him the Government of the Town
if he would come up, and take Possession of it, and land
his two Regiments; at the same time telling him, They
had sufficient Provisions in the Town; and
that they, being great Numbers of Men, would
march out and take the Field; and leave the Garison
to his Care. But Colonel Coningham refused the Offer,
bidding them go back, and obey their Governor. All
which he confessed, saving, that Captain Cole was the
only Messenger that came to him, without any further
Authority than from the Rabble.
That the Ships came back to Liverpoole, with most of
the Officers, and Gentry, belonging to the Town: But
Colonel Lundic was left behind at Londonderry; from
whence he after made his Escape into Scotland, in a
private Soldier's Habit.
Upon Tuesday, April the 16th, there came one Whitloe, the Minister of Raffoe, to Londonderry, from Lieutenant General Hamilton, to propose a Treaty for the
Surrender of the Town. The next Day, another Council
of War held; where this Whitloe was present; and sat
near the Governor.
Irish Affairs; Defence of Londonderry.
The Archdeacon Hamilton, Captain Kynaston, and
Mr. Francis Nevill, were sent out by the Town to Lieutenant General Hamilton, to see What Terms they could
They received but one Article; viz. To surrender the
Town, their serviceable Horses, and Arms; and they
might live peaceably: Which Article they had under the
Hand of Lieutenant General Hamilton; and likewise of
General Rosen, who commanded in Chief.
||When Mr. Francis Nevill came back to Londonderry,
he was denied Entrance into the Town by one
Captain Whitney, that commanded that Night,
who pretended, from the Walls, that he did not know
him; by which means he lay in a little Hut all Night,
and was there taken by the Enemy: Where he has undergone great Hardship since, till he made his Escape
from Dublyn and brought his Bail along with him.
The Committee were informed, by Cornet Nicholson,
that he asked Mr. Whitloe, the Minister (with whom
he had been formerly acquainted) upon 16. April, at
Londonderry, What Colonel Lundie intended to do concerning the delivering the Town. Whitloe seemed at
first very shy towards him; but, at last, told him, The
Town would be delivered before Saturday following; and
that he was to receive his Letters next Morning from
Colonel Lundie: And he advised him, as an old Acquaintance, to shift for himself.
Cornet Nicholson says further, That he told this very
Passage, the same Day, to Mr. Henry Nicholson, and one
Dr. Lasby. Which Henry Nicholson was examined before
the Committee, and confessed he was told of it, at that
Time: And they both, believing the Town would be
betrayed, left it for that Reason.
|Sir Arthur Royden.
|Mr. Bennet; That there was a Stack of Hay, and
One hundred and fifty, or Two hundred Barrels of Salmon, belonging to the Lord Mazarine, within a Quarter
of a Mile of Londonderry; which might
have been had into the Town for fetching: But the Governor took no Care about it: But Colonel Lundie said it was got in. And Mr. Nevill
said the same thing, That Mr. Jemmit, the
Governor of Culmore Fort, did get it in.
Sir Arthur Royden informed the Committee, That he
often desired Colonel Lundie, that his Men might be
employed to fetch in Provisions; but he could never
give him Orders for it: Only one Day his Men brought
in Three hundred Horse Load of Meal, without Order.
He says further, That Colonel Lundie told him, but
Three Days before Cuningham and Richards came to
Londonderry, That there was then in the Town Three
Months Provision for Six thousand Men.
Daniel Sherrard informed the Committee, That Colonel Lundie had preferred a Captain in his own Regiment,
who had sworn he would not serve King William, nor
receive Pay against King James.
That Colonel Lundie admitted one Mr. Netervile to
the Council, who was suspected to hold Correspondence
with King James, and afterwards actually went to him.
That, at the Council of War, Whitloe, that came
about the Surrender of the Town, was present, and sat
near the Governor: And that Colonel Lundie there said,
the Town could not hold out; but must surrender.
||That one Ellis, that was the Lord Tyrconnell's Secretary, held constant Correspondence with Colonel Lundie by Letters, till the Army
came down, and the Post was stopped; and franked them
with his own Name upon the Superscription: And
Colonel Lundie wrote to him again.
Colonel Lundie being several times examined, says,
As to the Fight at the Pass, That the Men would not
stand but run away; so he fled among the rest: But
denies he bid them shift for themselves.
He says, when he came to Londonderry, he shut the
Gates against the Rabble; knowing it would quickly
make a great Scarcity of Provisions.
He says, Major Tiffany, when he brought Cuningham's
Letter, told him, they had brought no Provisions for
the Town; and proposed, That Colonel Cuningham might
come up, and discourse with him, before the Men were
landed: and that he did consent to it. Colonel Cuningham
says, He gave Tiffany no such Orders.
He owns the Proceeding at the Council of War; and
says, He did not know but that Provisions were as
scarce as he had represented them. He denies the several Discourses, and Confessions, which the Witnesses
have charged him with.
Colonel Cuningham, being examined, says, That, as
to the Proceedings at the Council of War, it was as is
mentioned; but denies the Words he should say, "He
would go home again, let who would be displeased with it."
Denies his Brother ever came down to the Ships, only
Captain Cole.-Says, He, having a good opinion of Colonel Lundie's Loyalty, bids them go back, and obey
There was mention made of Colonel Coningham being
named in the Dispensation to Popish Officers, for not
taking the Oaths, and Test: To which he said, He
knew not how his Name came to be inserted; but he
produced a Certificate from the Officer, in the King's
Bench Court; whereby it appeared, That he did take
the Oaths, and Test, at that very time: Which satisfied
the Committee as to that Matter.
Upon Richards' being examined, it appeared to the
Committee, That Cuningham was his Commander in
Chief; and that he had acted nothing in the whole Matter, but in Obedience to his superior Officer.
Colonel Chichester informed the Committee, That
Captain Cornwall, Commander of the Swallow Frigate,
which carried Colonel Cuningham to Londonderry, when
he came back again for England, brought a great many
Protestant Passengers aboard his Ship; and demanded
Four Pounds a-head of every one; and where the Money
was not to be had, plundered them of their Swords,
Watches, Cloaths, or any thing they had, in a very barbarous manner.
Then the Committee took into their Consideration several Complaints made against Mr. Anderton, the Customer, at Chester; which consisted of Three Particulars;
The Badness of the Provisions sent along with Cuningham's and Richards' Regiments: And
That they had not Shipping enough provided for
That he failed in the Payment of divers Sums of
Money, according to his Orders.
As to the Shipping-Anderton, received Orders from
the Commissioners of the Navy to provide Shipping for
Fifteen hundred Men.
Colonel Richards said, That he complained the Shipping was not sufficient; for that the Men wanted Convenience to lie down.
That more Shipping might have been had; but Matthew Anderton told him, His Father had provided as
much Shipping as he had Orders for.
That he attributed, in great Measure, the Sickness of
the Men, in the Voyage, to the want of Room in the
Ships, as well as the Badness of Provisions.
That there was no Platforms for the Men to lie upon,
as is usual in such Cases.
There appeared only Two Sons of Matthew Anderton,
before the Committee: The Father was summoned; but
a Certificate, upon Oath, was produced under Two Surgeons Hands, That he had a bruised Leg, and could not
It appeared as to this first Head complained of, That
Matthew Anderton had Orders for Shipping, for Fifteen
hundred Men; and accordingly agreed for Seven Ships,
some of which had carried formerly the like Number of
Soldiers as they now agreed to take aboard: But the
Officers complained they were streightened in Three
Ships; upon which he did provide another of One hundred and Fifty . . ., which carried One hundred and Fifty
Men: They did desire another Ship for their Horses:
But, for that, there was no Order.
Colonel Richards and all the Officers, gave the Masters of the Ships Certificates, That they had carried and
brought back their full Number; of which Copies only
were produced before the Committee: But said, That
the Originals were at Chester, and ready to be produced.
As to the Second Complaint,
|Colonel Cunningham, Colonel Richards, Captain Tucker, Lieutenant Driver.
||Divers Witnesses informed the Committee, That the Biscuit was very bad,
and so was the Beer; but the Cheese
was agreed, on all Hands, to be good.
Lieutenant Mouse, Lieutenant Hasley.
||The Biscuit was rotten, and mouldy;
and not fit to eat, as to great Part of
it: And some of the Beer stunk so,
That the Men chose rather to drink salt Water, or their
That the Cask, which contained the Beer, when it was
gauged, did frequently want Twelve or Fourteen Inches
of being full.
That divers of the Officers and Soldiers died, and were
sick; which was occasioned by the Badness of the Bread
That some Part of the Provisions, viz. Biscuit, as
they were informed, had been in the Castle ever since
To these several Matters, Anderton said, That the
Provisions, which were had from the Castle, were baked
but in December: Which his Father was forced to borrow;
for that the Town could not provide enough in the Time
limited: That the Masters of the Ships received their
full Quantity, according to Order, as appeared by their
Certificates, ready to be produced: And, that the Castle
Biscuit was good, He produced a Certificate, signed by
Five Persons, who viewed the same. As to the rest,
He desired the Aldermen of each Company of Brewers
and Bakers in the City of Chester, to see the full Quantity provided, and to see it should be good; and paid
the best Rates, as appeared by their Receipts.
The Brewers and Bakers gave Certificates to the
He produced Colonel Cuningham's Order to the Master of the Ship, that carried the last Ten Days Provision,
to deliver out of his Ship, to several Officers, spare Provisions, at his Return from Londonderry.
As to the Third Branch of the Complaint, about Nonpayment of several Sums of Money;
That Mr. Anderton was ordered to pay One thousand
Pounds to Mr. James Hamilton.
To This he says, He paid but Five hundred Ninetyfive Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence; which
was more than he had then of the King's Money resting
in his Hand.
The Second Order was, for Two thousand Pounds to
This Order was dated March the Fourteenth, and received the Sixteenth; and the Money paid the Nineteenth, as appeared by Colonel Cuningham's Receipt;
which he produced to the Committee.
That Mr. Blaithwaite writ a Letter to Mr. Anderton,
to pay Two thousand Pounds more to Colonel Cuningham, out of such Monies as he had in his Hands.
Colonel Cuningham informed the Committee, That he
went over to Chester for this Money: But Mr. Anderton
told him, He had none, and could not pay it: And that
he afterwards sent one Mr. King thither again for it, but
could not get it: And he offered to procure some to lay
it down for him, and give him Credit.
That Mr. Anderton has since, upon full and positive
Orders to that Purpose, paid this second Two thousand
Pounds to Lieutenant Colonel St. Johns, who commanded the Two Regiments that followed Colonel Cuningham
Mr. Anderton informed the Committee, That his Father had not Forty Pounds of the King's Money in his
Hands; but raised the first and last Two thousand Pounds
upon his own Credit.
Sir Thomas Littleton also acquainted the House, That
he was directed by the said Committee to move the
House, That an Address may be presented to his Majesty,
That the said Colonel Cuningham may be bailed.
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to his
Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his
Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, That Colonel
Lundie be sent over to Londonderry, to be tried there for
the Treasons that are laid to his Charge.
Proceedings respecting Titus Oates.
Then, there arising a Debate, touching the Pardon
about to be granted to Mr. Oates;
Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Report, from the Committee appointed to prepare Reasons for a Conference with the
Lords, for the settling the Method of Proceedings between the Two Houses, upon Conferences, and free
Conferences, be made To-morrow Morning.
Papers to be returned.
Ordered, That the Books, which were brought to this
House, touching the Excise, be delivered back to the
Officer that brought the same.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
Securing Government against Papists.
A Bill for securing the Government against Papists,
and other disaffected Persons, read a Second time;
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Hawles,
Major Vincent, Mr. Christy, Sir Wm. Williams, Mr.
Paul Foley, Sir John Thomson, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr.
Phil. Foley, Mr. Norries, Sir Tho. Darcye, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Blake, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Ellwell, Mr.
Whitehead, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Jo. Williams,
Mr. Attorney General, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Solicitor
General Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Reynold,
Sir John Trevor, Major Wildman, Sir Wm. Ashurst,
Colonel Mildmay, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Arnold, Sir
Rob. Clayton: And all that come are to have Voices:
And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four a Clock,
in the Speaker's Chamber.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.