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, 10 die Novembris, 1680.
Leave for Mr. Speaker to attend Common Pleas.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker have Leave to go to the Common Pleas Bar, to suffer a Common Recovery, in which he is concerned.
A Bill for regulating the Elections of Members to serve in the Commons House of Parliament, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Second time.
An ingrossed Bill for prohibiting the Importation of Cattle from Ireland, was read a Third time.
And a Clause being tendered to be added to the said Bill; and once read;
The Question was put, That the said Clause be read a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
A Proviso being tendered to be added to the said Bill; and twice read at the Table; and some Amendments being made to the same; and the said Proviso, so amended, being read a Third Time;
Resolved, That the said Proviso be made Part of the Bill.
Another Clause being tendered to be added to the said Bill; and twice read;
The Question being put, Whether the said Clause be read a Third time;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act prohibiting the Importation of Cattle from Ireland.
Ordered, That Sir John Trevor do carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sending Papists from London, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by the Lord Chief Baron Montague and Mr. Baron Atkins;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have passed an Act for freeing the City of London, and his Majesty's Court, and Parts adjacent, from Popish Inhabitants; and providing against other Dangers which may arise from Papists: To which their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.
Address on King's Message.
The House taking into Consideration his Majesty's Gracious Message, now read to the House;
And a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an humble Address to his Majesty, upon the Debate of the House, in Answer to his Majesty's Gracious Message.
And it is referred to Sir William Jones, Mr. Hamden, Colonel Birch, Mr. Boscawen, Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Treby, Mr. Trenchard, Sir John Otway, Lord Russell, Mr. Montague, Sir Francis Winnington, Colonel Titus, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Vernon, Mr. Powle, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Robert Howard, Serjeant Maynard, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the same: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Lord Stafford's Impeachment.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House will proceed in the Prosecution of the Lords in the Tower: And will forthwith begin with William Viscount Stafford.
Ordered, That Sir William Jones be added to the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of the Two last Parliaments, relating to the Popish Plot, and the Impeachments of the Lords in the Tower: And the said Committee is to sit de die in diem.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Secretary Jenkins acquaints the House, That, according to the Order of the House Yesterday made, his Majesty had been attended in Council with the Address of this House: And that his Majesty was pleased to return this Answer; That as to the Pardon of Mr. Dangerfeild, it should be not only for all Treasons, Misprisions of Treason, but also for all Felonies, Outlawries, and Misdemeanors whatsoever: And that he would grant the like Pardon to Mr. Turbeville; and will consider of an Allowance for his Maintenance.
Ordered, That the Trunk of Papers belonging to Mr. Bedloe's Widow, be committed to the Custody of Sir Thomas Player, for the Service of this House.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.