Lunæ, 4 die Novembris, 1678.
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.