House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 1 December 1680

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Mercurii, 1 die Decembris, 1680.

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 intend to proceed in the Tryal of William Viscount Stafford, at Ten of the Clock this Morning, in Westminster Hall.

Privilege- petition for discharge.

A Petition of Samuel Gibbs, Mayor of Westbury in the County of Wilts, being in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, being presented to the House;

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Clerk's Table, in order to the Reading thereof in a full House.

Taunton Election.

Ordered, That the Matter touching the Election for Taunton in the County of Somersett, be heard, at the Bar of this House, on Saturday Morning next.

Court of Marches.

Ordered, That the Bill for taking away the Court, holden before the President and Council in the Marches of Wales, be read a Second time on Friday Morning next.

Bexhill, &c. Manors.

Ordered, That the Bill for the better Securing and Payment of an Annuity or Rent Charge of One hundred and Thirty Pounds per Annum, out of the Manors and Farms of Bexhill and Cowding in the County of Sussex, to the Use of the Poor of several Parishes in the County of Surrey, be read on Friday Morning.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. John Farrington, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health.

Then Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Post Meridiem.

House resumed.

THE Committee of the Commons returned to the House.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Lord Stafford's Impeachment.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwyn and Sir Samuel Clarke;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint this House, That they have ordered the Prisoner William Viscount Stafford to be brought to the Bar in Westminster Hall, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.


Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.