Martis, 12 die Novembris, 1678.
Murder of Sir E. Godfrey.
ORDERED, That Mr. Sachaverell, Serjeant Gregory, Colonel Birch, and Sir Gilbert Gerrard, do go
to Newgate, and examine Mr. Atkins touching the Plot,
and the Death of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey; and such
other Matters as they shall think fit.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Secretary Williamson acquaints the House, That
he had attended his Majesty with the Second Address of
this House, touching a Particular Prayer to be used on
Wednesday next: And that his Majesty was pleased to
give Order, That the Prayers should be altered.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That he attended
his Majesty Yesterday, with the Address of both Houses:
And that my Lord Chancellor read the Address to the
King: Who was pleased to return this Answer;
That He would take Care, that all that was desired
should be done accordingly.
The House being informed, that there were certain
Informations, taken by one Mr. Roe, a Justice of the
Peace for the County of Middlesex, touching a lighted
Match, and combustible Matter, which was found in
the Stables of Sir George Wakeman;
Ordered, That Justice Roe be forthwith summoned
to attend this House, to give an Account touching the
Informations he has taken, concerning the Match, and
combustible Matter, which was found in Sir George
Wakeman's Stable, on Sunday Night last.
Ordered, That a Copy of Mr. Bedlow's Examination
given in at the Bar of this House, touching the Plot and
Conspiracy, and the Murder of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey,
be made out, and delivered to Mr. Bedlow.
Address concerning Sir W. Godolphin.
Resolved, &c. That there being an Accusation of High
Treason against Sir William Godolphin, his Majesty's
Ambassador in Spain, that an humble Address be presented to his Majesty by such Members of this House
as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, to desire his
Majesty to call Home Sir Wm. Godolphin, to answer the
Address for administering Oaths to King's Servants.
Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be presented to
his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of
his Majesty's Privy Council, to desire his Majesty, That
a Special Commission may be issued forth, for tendering
the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to all the Servants of his Majesty, and his Royal Highness, and to
all other Persons (except her Majesty's Portugal Servants)
residing within his Majesty's Houses of Whitehall, St.
James, and Somerset-house, and all other his Majesty's
Houses: And that there may likewise Special Commissions be issued forth, for tendering the said Oaths to all
Persons residing within the Two Serjeants Inns, all the
Inns of Court, and Inns of Chancery.
Ordered, That Mr. Papillon, Mr. Love, Sir Rob. Can,
Sir Fran. Russell, Serjeant Rigby, Sir John Barnaby, Sir
Roger Bradshaw, Mr. Morgan, Sir Sam. Bernardiston,
Sir George Hungerford, be added to the Committee
appointed to examine concerning the Translating, Printing, and Publishing the Gazette in French.
Justices of Peace.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do bring in the
Lists of the Justices of the Peace, for the several Counties
of England and Wales; as likewise, the List of such
Persons as have been out of the Commission of the Peace
within Seven Years last past, on Friday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.