Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 12 die Novembris, 1680.
Privilege- Petition from a person in custody.
A PETITION of Sir Robert Yeamans, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Yeamans be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
A Petition of Richard Janeway, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.
Ordered, That the said Richard Janeway be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, 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; was read the First Time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Second time after Ten of the Clock, in a full House.
Haslemere Return amended.
The Clerk of the Crown, and the Bailiff of the Borough of Haslemere in the County of Surrey, being called in, amended the Return for the said Borough, by taking off the Indenture, whereby Sir William Moore Baronet, and James Gresham Esquire, were returned; and by razing out the Name of Sir William Moore, and inserting the Name of Francis Dorington Esquire, in the other Indenture.
Popish Plot in Ireland.
Mr. Hobart Bourck, Mr. Thomas Samson, Mr. John Macnamarra, and Eustance Coning, being severally called in, gave an Account of some Proceedings relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland;
Ordered, That Mr. Samson and Mr. Macnamarra do put in Writing their further Informations relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland, besides what they have already delivered at the House of Lords, and which are transmitted to this House: And that they do present the same to the House on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, to desire his Majesty to grant a full and effectual Pardon to Edmund Murphy, Hobart Bourck, Thomas Samson, John Macnamarra, John Fitzgerald, and Eustace Coning, who have made considerable Discovery to this House of the Popish Plot in Ireland, for all Treasons, Misprisions of Treason, Crimes and Offences by them committed, to the Time of their making their respective Discoveries to this House: And that his Majesty would likewise be pleased to take them under his Royal Protection and Care.
Mr. David Fitzgerald being called in, gave in a further Information to the House, relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland.
Lord Stafford's Impeachment, &c.
Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint them with the Resolution of this House to proceed to the Tryal of the Lords in the Tower; and forthwith begin with William Viscount Stafford; and to desire their Lordships to appoint a convenient Day for the Tryal of the said William Viscount Stafford; and likewise to desire their Lordships, that the Lords in the Tower may be confined, and kept from holding Correspondence with one another, as Persons impeached and committed for High Treason by Law ought to be: And that Sir William Jones do go up with this Message to the Lords.
Sir Francis Winnington reported, and delivered in at the Clerk's Table, the Abstracts of the Proceedings of the Two last Parliaments, as well relating to the Popish Plot, as to the Impeachments against the Lords in the Tower.
Ordered, That the Report now delivered in, be read To-morrow Morning.
Sir William Jones acquaints the House, That he had, according to the Order of the House, attended the Lords with the Message: And that their Lordships were pleased to return Answer to him to this effect; viz.
That, as to that Part of the Message relating to the Confinement of the Lords, and their Correspondence, they had already given Order therein, as desired by this House.
That, as to the other Part of the Message relating to the Appointing of a Day for the Trial of William Viscount Stafford, their Lordships have appointed Tuesday come Fortnight for the said Tryal.
Address for Papers.
Ordered, That a further Address be made to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, humbly to desire his Majesty, That all Papers, Letters, Examinations, Writings, and other Evidences relating to the horrid Popish Plot, which have been delivered in to the Clerks of the Council, or Secretaries of State, since the Dissolution of the last Parliament, may be transmitted to the House.
Impeachments of Lords in the Tower.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. George Pelham, and Mr. Paul Foley, be added to the Committee appointed to prepare Evidence against the Lords in the Tower.
Ordered, That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, to desire his Majesty to give Order for the issuing out a Sum of Money, for defraying the Charges of summoning the Witnesses, and other Expences incident in the Prosecution and Tryals of the Lords in the Tower.
Ordered, That such Money as his Majesty shall be pleased to direct to be issued for the Uses aforesaid, be deposited in the Hands of Mr. Charles Clare.
Ordered, That all Committees that are discontinued, be revived; and do sit in the respective Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.