Jovis, 14 die Novembris, 1678.
Bedlow to attend.
ORDERED, That Mr. Bedlow be forthwith sent
for, to attend at the Bar of this House.
Ordered, That Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Wright, Mr. Pepis,
Sir Anth. Deane, Sir John Newton, Sir Edm. Windham,
Sir John Hobart, Mr. Hamden, Sir George Hungerford,
Mr. Spry, Sir Giles Hungerford, Sir Ro. Berkley, Sir John
Holland, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Browne, be added to the
Committee appointed to examine Mr. Coleman's Papers.
Dr. Stilling-fleet thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be returned
to Doctor Stilling fleet, Dean of St. Paul's, for his Sermon,
Yesterday preached before this House at St. Margaret's
Westminster: And that he be desired to print his Sermon.
And Colonel Titus is desired to give him the Thanks of
the House; and to acquaint him with the Desire of the
House to print his Sermon.
Justices of Peace.
Ordered, That Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster be desired to give Orders, That a List of the
Justices of the Peace within the said Jurisdiction; as
also, a List of such as have been turned out within this
Seven Years last past; may be brought to the House.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to examine
Mr. Langhorne's Papers, do meet To-morrow in the
Afternoon; and do examine and sort such of his Papers
as they have laid by; to the end that those that are
necessary for the Service of the House, may be fitted
and prepared to be presented to the House.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Secretary Williamson acquaints the House, That
his Majesty had been attended with the Two Addresses
of this House; the One in relation to the Calling Home
of Sir William Godolphin; the other, concerning the
Issuing forth of Special Commissions for tendering the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to certain Persons:
That, as to that concerning Sir Wm. Godolphin, his
Majesty was pleased to return Answer, That he had
already ordered his Letter of Revocation; and that he
had a Person in his Eye, whom he designed should
succeed him in that Service: That, as to the other
Address, his Majesty was pleased to return his Answer
in Writing: Which he delivered to Mr. Speaker, who
read the same to the House; and is as followeth, viz.
HIS Majesty having considered of the Address of this
House, of the Twelfth Instant, desiring 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; His
Majesty is pleased, That this Answer be returned:
That, as to all His Majesty's own Servants, all the
Servants of his Royal Highness, all other Persons residing in Whitehall, St. James, Somerset-house, or in any
other of his Majesty's Palaces or Houses, except the
menial Servants of the Queen, and of the Duchess; as
also, all Persons within either of the Serjeants Inns, or
any of the Inns of Court or Chancery; His Majesty
willingly grants it: But, as to the Queen's menial Servants, who are so very inconsiderable in Number, and
within the Articles of Marriage; His Majesty doth not
think it fit. And his Majesty cannot but take Notice,
that in a late Address from the House of Peers, for
Prohibiting all Papists to come to Court, the menial
Servants of the Queen and Duchess were excepted: And
his Majesty hopes, this House will proceed with the
same Moderation as to that Particular. Given at the
Court at Whitehall, the 14th Day of November, 1678.
Further Address for administering Oaths.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That a further Address
be presented to his Majesty, for Issuing forth of Commissions for tendering the Oaths of Allegiance and
Supremacy to the Menial Servants of the Queen, and
her Royal Highness.
And it is referred to Sir Wm. Coventry, Colonel Birch,
Sir Tho. Clerges, Mr. Powle, Mr. Sachaverell, Colonel
Titus, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Hamden, Sir Eliab Harvey,
Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir
Wm. Hickman, Sir Nich. Carew, or any Three of them,
to prepare and draw up the said Address: And they are
to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the
Lords put in mind of Address.
Resolved, &c. That a Message be sent to the Lords,
to put them in mind of the Address sent from this House,
to be presented to his Majesty, for the Printing of Mr.
Coleman's Letter to Mons. Le Chese, the French King's
Confessor, dated the 29th of September 1675; and another Letter of Mr. Coleman to the same Person, owning
the Sending of the same; and Mons. Le Cheze's Answer
to Mr. Coleman, acknowledging the Receipt thereof.
Address for pardoning Bedlow.
Mr. Bedlow was then called into the House to give in
his further Information: And being withdrawn;
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to
his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of
his Majesty's Privy Council, to beseech his Majesty,
That he will be graciously pleased to grant Mr. Bedlow
Address for Removal of Duke of York.
Resolved, &c. That the adjourned Debate, for an
Address to be presented to his Majesty, That his Royal
Highness may withdraw himself from his Majesty's Person and Councils, be further adjourned until Monday
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.