Lunæ, 18 die Novembris, 1678.
Bedloe to attend.
ORDERED, That Mr. Bedloe be forthwith sent
for, to attend at the Bar of this House.
Papers to be returned.
Ordered, That Mr. Coleman's original Papers, which
have been already perused by this House, be returned
back to the Clerk of the Council, now in waiting.
Mistranslation of Gazette.
Serjeant Seis reports from the Committee appointed
to examine concerning the Translating, Printing, and Publishing the Gazette in French, That the Committee had
taken the Particulars thereof; and put the same into
Writing, which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of this
Report be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Bedloe, being called in, delivered a further Information in Writing, touching the Plot and Conspiracy
now under Examination.
Resolved, &c. That my Lord Chief Justice be desired
immediately to repair to this House: And that Mr. Solicitor General and Mr. Williams do acquaint him with the
Desire of the House.
Mr. Solicitor General acquaints the House, That Mr.
Williams and himself had, according to the Order of the
House, acquainted my Lord Chief Justice with the
Desire of the House: And that my Lord Chief Justice,
according to his wonted Readiness, was come along with
them; and was at the Door.
My Lord Chief Justice being called in, Mr. Speaker
acquainted him with the Occasion that this House had
sent for him.
After which his Lordship withdrew into Mr. Speaker's
Address for raising the Militia.
Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be made to
his Majesty, to desire his Majesty to give Orders to the
Lord Lieutenants of the several Counties, to raise a Third
Part of the Militia for a Fortnight, to secure the Peace of
the Kingdom; and that the Sheriffs may be ready, with
the Posse Comitatus, to assist, in case of any Insurrection.
And it is referred to Mr. Powle, Sir Gilbert Gerrard,
Sir Robert Sawyer, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir
Eliab Harvy, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir John
Trevor, Colonel Titus, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Ric. Wiseman, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Fr. Russell, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir
Nicholas Carew, Colonel Birch, Sir Wm. Coventry; or
any Three of them: And they are to meet at Four of
the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the said Committee do bring in a Bill
or Bills, to make the Militia more useful in this Time of
Commissions to Papists.
The House being informed, that there were several
Commissions granted to Popish Recusants, and Warrants
also, that they would be mustered, and receive Pay,
notwithstanding they have not taken the Oaths, and
subscribed the Declaration according to the Act of
Parliament; and that they were signed by Mr. Secretary
Mr. Sec. Williamson sent to the Tower.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Secretary Williamson be immediately sent to the Tower, for signing Warrants for
Popish Officers to be mustered, and receive Pay, contrary to the Act for preventing Dangers which may
happen from Popish Recusants.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Lock, Mr. Henry Howard, Sir
Cecill Howard, and Mr. Kingdon, be summoned to
attend at the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning.
Address for removing the 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 till Thursday Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.