House of Commons Journal Volume 9
4 November 1678


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 4 November 1678', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 532-533. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Lunæ, 4 die Novembris, 1678.


Coleman's Examination.

MR. Speaker acquaints the House, That, in pursuance of the Order of the House, he did Yesterday (accompanied with Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Buscawen, and Mr. Gwyn) repair to Newgate, to Mr. Coleman: And after he had shewed him the Order, and laid his Condition before him, he acquainted him with his Majesty's gracious Pleasure; and told him, That he was not to expect any Pardon by any other Means, or upon any other Condition; and that this was the last Time that any Offer of that Nature would be made him: That Mr. Coleman told him, He was very sensible of the Miserableness of his Condition; for, that, he knew, there was enough already known to take away his Life, and that he did not know enough to save it: That he had already discovered all his Knowledge of the Plot.

That he shewed Mr. Coleman the Two Letters: And that Mr. Coleman told him, what Cyphers, to the best of his Memory, did belong to them, and how they were to be made use of: That there passed several other Matters in Discourse: The Effect of which Mr. Speaker declared to the House.

Mr. Speaker then proceeded to the Reading of some other of Mr. Coleman's Papers.

Address for removing the Duke of York.

A Debate arising in the House, for an Address to be presented to his Majesty, That his Royal Highness may withdraw himself from his Majesty's Person and Councils;

Ordered, That the Debate be adjourned till Friday Morning, Ten of the Clock.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.