House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 10 January 1681

Pages 703-704

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

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Lunæ, 10 die Januarii, 1680.

Resolution against prorogation.

RESOLVED, That whosoever advised his Majesty to prorogue this Parliament, to any other Purpose than in order to the Passing of a Bill for the Exclusion of James Duke of Yorke, is a Betrayer of the King, the Protestant Religion, and of the Kingdom of England, a Promoter of the French Interest, and a Pensioner to France.

Leave for printing.

Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Samson have Leave to print his Narrative relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland.

City of London thanked.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Thanks of this House be given to the City of London for their manifest Loyalty to the King, their Care, Charge, and Vigilancy for the Preservation of his Majesty's Person, and of the Protestant Religion.

Ordered, That the Members that serve for the City of London do accordingly give them the Thanks of this House.

Burning of London.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it is the Opinion of this House, That the City of London was burnt in the Year One thousand Six hundred Sixty-and-six, by the Papists; designing thereby to introduce arbitrary Power and Popery into this Kingdom.

French Wines.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Commissioners of the Customs, and other Officers of the Customhouse, have wilfully broken the Law prohibiting the Importation of French Wines, and other Commodities: And that, if they shall hereafter, wilfully, or negligently, break that Law, they shall be questioned therefore in Parliament.

Duke of Monmouth.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it is the Opinion of this House, That James Duke of Monmouth hath been removed from his Offices and Commands by the Influence of the Duke of Yorke.

Ordered, That an humble Application be made to his Majesty from this House, by such Members thereof as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, to desire his Majesty to restore the said James Duke of Monmouth to his said Offices and Commands.

Protestant Dissenters.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it is the Opinion of this House, That the Prosecution of Protestant Dissenters upon the Penal Laws is at this Time grievous to the Subject, a Weakening of the Protestant Interest, an Encouragement to Popery, and dangerous to the Peace of the Kingdom.

Message to attend the King.

A Message from the King, by Sir Edward Carterett, Usher of the Black Rod;

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this honourable House to attend Him immediately in the House of Peers.

Parliament prorogued.

And, accordingly, Mr. Speaker, went up with the House, to attend his Majesty: Who was pleased to prorogue this present Parliament to next Thursday Sevennight, being the Twentieth Day of this Instant January.