House of Commons Journal Volume 9
21 November 1678

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 21 November 1678', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 543. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27695 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Jovis, 21 die Novembris, 1678.

Prayers.

Bedloe's Pardon.

THE House being informed, that Mr. Bedloe is not satisfied, that his Pardon is full enough;

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to examine Mr. Bedloe's Pardon, and to report their Opinions to the House.

And it is referred to Mr. Williams, Sir Tho. Clerges, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Sachaverell, Colonel Titus, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Powle; or any Three of them: And they are to repair to Mr. Attorney General, and peruse the Pardon.

Papists not to sit in Parliament.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwyn and Sir Wm. Feversham;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament; with some Amendments, and a Proviso. To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the said Amendments and Proviso:

Which were twice read to the House.

The First Amendment, being read a Third time, was, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Second and Third Amendments, relating to the Servants of the Queen and Duchess of Yorke, being read a third time:

And the Question being severally put, For agreeing with the Lords in the said Amendments;

It passed in the Negative.

The Proviso being read a Third time;

The Question being put, For agreeing with the Lords in the said Proviso;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Mr. Hide, for the Yeas, 158.
Sir Jonathan Trelawney,
Tellers, Mr. Sachaverell, for the Noes, 156.
Mr. Bennet,

And it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons, to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, Why this House does not agree with the Lords in the Second and Third Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists to sit in either House of Parliament.

And it is referred to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Sawyer, Mr. Finch, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. May, Mr. Powle, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Rob. Howard, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Williams, Serjeant Gregory, Mr. Hide, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Trevor, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Tho. Littleton, Lord Ancram, Sir Tho. Higgins, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Bramston, Sir Winston Churchill, Colonel Birch, Serjeant Mainard, Sir Gilbert Gerrard; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Quarrel between Members.

A Breach of the Peace happening in the House, between Sir Jonathan Trelawney and Mr. Ash;

Ordered, That Sir Jonathan Trelawney and Mr. Ash be secured by the Serjeant at Arms, until the Matter be examined and determined by the House.

And the Matter being examined, and debated in the House;

The Question being propounded, That Sir Jonathan Trelawney be expelled the House;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House divide.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers, Mr. Collingwood, for the Noes, 130.
Colonel Strode,
Tellers, Colonel Birch, for the Yeas, 110.
Sir Capell Luckin,

And so it passed in the Negative.

One sent to the Tower;

Resolved, &c. That Sir Jonathan Trelawney be sent to the Tower, there to remain during this Session of Parliament.

the other reproved.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Ash be called in to his Place, and reproved by Mr. Speaker; and injoined, not to prosecute this Quarrel, either by himself, or his Friends.

And Mr. Ash being called in, Mr. Speaker gave him a Reproof in his Place: And he passed his Promise, not to prosecute this Quarrel, either by himself, or his Friends.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker be desired to require a Promise from Sir Jonathan Trelawney, not to prosecute this Quarrel any further, either by himself, or his Friends; and to report the same to the House.

The King's Speech to be considered.

Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, take into Consideration his Majesty's last Speech, made to both Houses of Parliament.

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