Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 18 die Decembris, 1680.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Ralph Carr, and Mr. Edward of * in the County of Montgomery, Members of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
A Bill to supply a defective Conveyance, made by Mr. Roger Price, of the Manor of Westbury, in the County of Bucks, was read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read a Second time.
Court of Marches.
An ingrossed Bill for taking away the Court holden before the President and Council in the Marches of Wales, was read a Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Taking away of the Court holden before the President and Council in the Marches of Wales.
Ordered, That Sir Trevor Williams do carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Hyde acquaints the House, That his Majesty had directed him to communicate to the House a Letter, written from one * Robards to Mr. Dugdale, touching William Pickering: Which Letter he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
And the same being there read;
Ordered, That the said Letter, together with the Letter lately sent from Doctor Lamphire to Mr. Secretary Jenkins, be delivered, by the Clerk of this House, to Mr. Attorney General, in order to the Prosecution of the said Pickering at Law.
The King's Speech considered.
The House then, according to their Order, entered into the Consideration of his Majesty's Gracious Speech made to both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday last.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare an humble Address to his Majesty, upon the Debate of the House, in answer to his Majesty's Speech.
And it is referred to Lord Russell, Mr. Hamden, Sir Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Garway, Sir William Jones, Mr. Vernon, Mr. Harbord, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Nicolas Carew, Sir Francis Winnington, Colonel Birch, Sir John Moreton, Sir Robert Markham, Serjeant Maynard, Colonel Titus, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Foley, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Robert Henley, Mr. Powle, Mr. Conningsby, Mr. Montague, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Gower, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Robert Clayton, Lord Cavendish, Sir John Hotham, Sir Richard Cust, Mr. Colt, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Gilbert Gerald, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Finch, Sir Robert Carr, or any Seven of them, to draw up and prepare the same: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That all Committees that are discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the respective Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned to Monday Morning Eight of the Clock.