DIE Lunæ, 25 die Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. St. Asaph.
L. Privy Seal.
Marq. of Worcester.
Comes St. Alban.
Ds. North and Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Arunaell T.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day these Lords following took the Oaths of
Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act
for the more effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from
sitting in either House of Parliament:
Phillip Lord Wharton.
John Lord Bishop of Chester.
Henry Earl of Peterborough.
Thomas Earl of Stamford.
Memorandum, That the Reason of the Lord Bishop
of Chester taking the Oaths of Allegiance and
Supremacy, and making and subscribing the
Declaration, the Second Time, is, because the
First Taking and Subscribing on Friday last was
not within the Hours prescribed by the Act.
ORDERED, That these Lords following (fn. *) were added
to the Committee for receiving Informations for
the Discovery of the Plot:
E. of Stamford. Bp. of Bath & Wells. L. Wharton.
Bill to clear London, &c. of Papists.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for freeing
the City of London and Parts adjacent from Popish
Inhabitants, and providing against other Dangers
which may arise from Papists."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to a Committee of the whole House; to be
considered To-morrow Morning.
The Lord Chamberlain and the Lords with the White
Staves, reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address of
this House on Saturday last; videlicet,
King's Answer, concerning a Proclamation.
"His Majesty hath considered of the Address made
by the House; and is so willing to encourage all
Persons who know any Thing of any Treasons and
Conspiracies against His Person and Government, That
He will cause His Royal Proclamation to issue, declaring, that He will fully pardon and secure all
Persons who shall make such Discovery, not only
during the Space of Two Months as is desired, but
at any Time after whensoever such Discovery shall
Address of Thanks.
ORDERED, That the Lords with White Staves do
return the humble Thanks of this House to His Majesty,
for His most Gracious Answer to their late Address, for
issuing out His Royal Proclamation of Pardon to such
as shall come in, and make further Discovery of the
ORDERED, That the Address and His Majesty's Answer thereunto be communicated to the House of
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench and the
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas:
To deliver the Address of this House to His Majesty,
and His Majesty's Gracious Answer thereunto.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the Copy of the Address
and His Majesty's Answer to the House of Commons.
The Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells is added to the
Committee for the Journal Book.
Trial of Peers, for regulating, Bill.
ORDERED, On Thursday next the House is to be put
into a Committee, to consider of the Bill for better
regulating the Trial of the Peers of England.
Bickley, for desaming Titus Oates, to attend.
The Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee for Examinations, being informed upon Oath
by John Peachy Esquire, that Captain Thomas Bickley,
about a Fortnight since, did, at a public Meeting in
Chichester, say, That Doctor Oates was a very bad
Man, and that it had been better he had never been;
and that he had contradicted himself Two and Twenty
Times in his Testimony against the Prisoners;" their
Lordships are of Opinion, and do order, that the
House be moved, That the said Bickley may be required to attend their Lordships."
Wereupon the House made this Order following:
"Upon Report made from the Lords Committees for
examining Matters relating to the Discovery of the
late horid Plot and Conspiracy, That Captain Thomas
Bickley hath lately vilified Doctor Titus Oates, at a
public Meeting at Chichester, to the Prejudice of His
Majesty's Evidence for the further Discovery of the
said Plot: It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That
the said Thomas Bickley be, and is hereby, required
to appear before their Lordships, in the Lord Privy
Seal's Lodgings near the House of Peers, on Wednesday the 3d Day of November next, at Eight of
the Clock in the Forenoon: And it is further ORDERED, That Alderman Exon and Alderman William
Bury, of Chichester aforesaid, who were then present
at the said Meeting, do likewise attend their Lordships at the Time aforesaid, to give Evidence of what
they know concerning this Matter."
Ducket versus Mildmay.
Upon reading the Petition of William Mildmay Esquire,
and others; shewing, "That they have put in an Answer to the Appeal of Thomas Ducket Esquire, de
"pending in this House against them; and praying,
that a Day may be appointed to hear the said Cause:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will
hear Counsel on both Parts, at the Bar, in the said
Cause, on Thursday the Fourth Day of November next,
at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said
William Mildmay is to cause timely Notice to be given to
the said Thomas Ducket for that Purpose.
Committee for Examination empowered to transmit Papers to H. C.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That all such Books, Papers, and
Informations or Depositions, relating to the late horrid
Plot and Conspiracy, which have been by His Majesty's
Order transmitted from His Privy Council Board to this
House, shall be perused by the Lords Committees for
Examination of Matters relating to the said horrid Plot;
whose Lordships are hereby empowered to transmit to
the House of Commons such of them as they shall judge
necessary or useful for that House, in order to the
Trial of the Lords in The Tower; as also such other
Examinations as their Lordships of the said Committee
shall take relating thereunto.
Order to seize Irishmen, in London, Westminster, and Southwark.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Mayor
of London, and Sheriffs of London and Midd. and the
Justices of Peace for the County of Midd. and Liberty
of Westm. and for the Borough of Southwarke, in the
County of Surry, within their respective Limits and
Jurisdictions, be, and are hereby, required to take effectual Care and Order for the speedy apprehending of all
such Irishmen who are now Lodgers and Inmates within
either of the said Cities or Borough, or the respective
Liberties thereof; and to give an Account of their so
doing, together with the Names of the Persons seized,
to the Lords Committees appointed to examine Matters
relating to the late horrid Plot, in the Lord Privy Seal's
Lodgings near the House of Peers; and this shall be a
sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To all Mayors, Sheriffs, Justices, Constables,
Bailiffs, and other His Majesty's Officers
and Ministers, to be aiding and assisting in
the Performance of this Service.
Lodgers in London and Westminster, Account to be taken of.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Lords
Committees for examining Matters relating to the late
horrid Plot, to take an Account of all such Persons,
Inmates, and Lodgers, as are now in or about the Cities
of London and Westminster, and Parts adjacent, contrary
to His Majesty's late Proclamation, and to consider what
is fit to be done concerning them; and make Report to
Their Lordships likewise have hereby Power given
them, to summon all such Persons to give Evidence concerning the said Plot, as they shall, from Time to Time,
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 26um diem
instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.