DIE Jovis, 7 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.||
| Arch. Cant.
Epus. Bath &
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Dorset & Midd.
Comes St. Alban.
Ds. De Grey.
North & Grey.
Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Arundell T.
Butler M. Park.
Report concerning Letters sent to Mr. Coleman.
The Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells
reported, "That the Committee for Examination of Papers concerning the horrid
Design against His Majesty's Person have examined Jerom
Boatman, Servant to Edward Coleman now a Prisoner
in Newgate, concerning Two Letters which have been
suppressed, directed to Mr. Coleman; which Two Letters
the said Jerom Boatman confesses he received, and
delivered them into the Hands of Mrs. Coleman, who says,
she does not remember that any Letters were delivered to her."
His Lordship further reported, "That the Committee desires
one Whitehall may have his Oath given him, in order to
his Examination concerning Mr. Coleman." Which was
Sorocold's Report, concerning Blundell.
Lieutenant Sorocold gave the House an
Account, "That he hath apprehended one John Blundell, by
Warrant of a Justice of Peace, upon a Suspicion of firing Lymehouse."
The House gave Directions, That the said Blundell should be brought to the Bar; and at the same Time Mr.
Tytus Otes should be present, to try whether he knows him
to be that Blundell, the Romish
Priest, which he mentioned in his Narrative.
Rich. Langhorne, Evidence against him.
Next, Richard Langhorne the Younger
was brought to the Bar; and Mary White was produced as a
Witness against him; who being asked, "Whether she did know the said
Richard Langhorne, and what she had to say concerning
him?" She answered, "That she did know the said Langhorne; and she did hear the said Langhorne say, He did not doubt but, if one Thing hit, his
Father would be the Third Man in the Kingdom."
Langhorne confessed he knew the said
Mary White; but denied he spake any such Words; and said,
"Why should he say any Thing to her, who was an Enemy to Catholics?"
Then Mary Planner upon her Oath
said, "That she was told by Mrs. Langhorne (Mother to the
said Richard Langhorne), That she went lately to her
Son's Chamber, and found him very jovial; whereupon she asked him, "How he
could be merry, seeing there was a Warrant against him, upon the Account of
bringing the Commission to his Father, to be Judge Advocate?" He replied, "He
did not fear; nor would he fly." At which Mrs. Langhorne
said, "None but a Prince could make Generals." To which he said, "Let them
bring it to that."
Then Mrs. Langhorne said, "She was
at her Son Richard Langhorn's Chamber; and he said to her
those Words as Mary Planner hath deposed."
Disabling Papists from sitting in Parliament, &c. Bill.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure,
to consider the Bill for the more effectual preserving of the King's Person and
Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of
The House was resumed.
Then John Blundell was called in;
and Tytus Otes was asked, "Whether he knows the said
John Blundell; and whether he be not that Person he
mentions to be the Romish Priest in his Relation?" He
answered, He doth not know this Person; and he who he mentions is
This John Blundell confessed himself
to be a Romish Recusant; but denied he had any Hand in
the burning of Lymehouse.
So, there being no other Accusation against him, the House
ORDERED, That he be discharged for this Matter.
Disabling Persons from sitting in Parliament, &c. Bill.
ORDERED, That To-morrow Morning this House be put into a
Committee, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Bill for the more
effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government.
Message from H. C. to remind the Lords of it; and with an
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Powle and others:
To acquaint their Lordships, that the Commons had prepared
an humble Address to be presented to His Majesty; to which they desire their
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Bill brought up
from the House of Commons, concerning the Preservation of His Majesty's Person
The said Address was read.
And it is ORDERED, That this Address shall be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning.
The E. of Berks, the Lord Bishop of
Sarum, and the Lord Howard of Esc.
are added to the Committee for Privileges.
L. Howard of Esc. takes his Seat.
This Day William Howard de Eserick
Chevalier sat first in Parliament, as a Peer of this Realm.
His Writ bears Date the 10th Day of October, Anno Regni Domini Regis Caroli
Secundi Tricesimo; coming in by Right of Succession after the Death of
Thomas Lord Howard his
Address for a Pardon for Tytus Otes.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to
desire Him, from this House, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to
grant His Royal Pardon to Tytus Otes, for what he hath
done and confessed concerning himself, for which he is liable to the Severity
of the Laws of this Kingdom."
D. Bucks, Privilege. Snape & al. released.
Whereas Francis Snape and
Edward Molton have for some Time lain in the Custody of
the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, for arresting and
detaining in (fn. *) Person Robert Feilding Esquire, Servant to
the Duke of Bucks:
It is this Day ORDERED, upon the Motion of the Duke of
Bucks (on their Behalf), That the said Francis Snape and Edward Molton be, and
are hereby, discharged from any further Restraint concerning that Matter
(paying their Fees): And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that
To Sir Edward Carteret Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every
Sir R. Walsh to attend the Committee for the Plot.
Whereas, upon some Information given to this House, by the
Earl of Clarendon, "That there might be some Papers of
dangerous Consequence in the Custody of Sir Robert
Walsh," he, with all his Papers were seized Yesterday, by Order of this
House, and is now in the Custody of the Gentlemen Usher of the Black
Upon reading the Petition of the said Sir Rob't Walsh this Day, praying his Release; it is ORDERED, by
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That he be, and is
hereby, discharged from his present Restraint for this Day; and he is hereby
required to attend the Lords Committees appointed to examine Papers concerning
the horrid Design against His Majesty's Person, To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock
in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; whose Lordships are to peruse his
Papers, and to consider whether there be any Cause for his further Restraint,
and make Report unto the House.
R. Langhorne committed.
ORDERED, That Richard Langhorne be
returned to the Prison of Newgate.
And the Keeper of Newgate was called
in; and charged he should have a great Care of this Prisoner, and not suffer
any Person to speak with him.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 8um diem
instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.