Martis, 6 die Maii, 1679.
SIR John Hewley reports from the Committee to
whom the Bill for enabling Trustees to sell the Lands
of the Coheirs of Charles Dale Esquire, deceased, was
committed, That the Committee had met; and had gone
through the Bill; and had made several Amendments:
Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the
same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice
read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed, be ingrossed.
Privilege- contemp. tuous Words.
The House being informed, that John Wilson and Roger
Beckwith Esquires, Justices of the Peace for the County
of Yorke, have spoken contemptuous Words against the
Parliament, in saying, "This Parliament is no Parliament; and that they would justify it;"
Ordered, That the said John Wilson and Roger Beckwith be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, to
answer, at the Bar of this House, their speaking contemptuous Words against the Parliament, in saying, "That
this Parliament is no Parliament; and that they would
Absentee without Leave.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Goreing, having departed the
Service of this House without Leave, be sent for in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms: And that he shall not
be admitted to take his Place in the House, till he hath
paid the Serjeant his Fees and Charges.
Irish Cattle, &c.
A Bill for prohibiting the Importation of Cattle from
Ireland, and other Parts beyond the Seas, and Fish taken
by Foreigners, was read the First time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be read the
The House divide.
The Yeas go forth.
||Sir Francis Russell,
||for the Noes,
|Sir Robert Peyton,
||Sir Joseph Tredenham,
||for the Yeas,
|Mr. Richard Williams,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill for prohibiting the Importation of Cattle from Ireland, and other Parts beyond the
Seas, and Fish taken by Foreigners, be read a Second time.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Butler and Sir Robert Parker have
Leave to go into the Country for a Week.
Impeachment of the five Lords.
Mr. Treby acquaints the House, That the Committee
of Secrecy are ready to make good the several Charges
and Impeachments exhibited by this House against the
Five Lords in the Tower.
Supply Bill; disbanding the Army.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed the Bill, intituled,
An Act for granting a Supply to his Majesty of Two hundred and Six thousand Four hundred Sixty-two Pounds
Seventeen Shillings and Three Pence, for paying off and
disbanding the Forces raised since the Twenty-ninth of
September 1677; with some Amendments: To which they
desire the Concurrence of this House.
Impeachment of Earl Powys, &c.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint them, That this House is ready to make good the
several Charges and Impeachments exhibited by this
House against William Earl of Powys, William Viscount
Stafford, Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour, William Lord
Petre, and John Lord Bellasis.
Ordered, That the Members of the Committee of Secrecy that prepared the Evidence against the Five Lords
in the Tower, be appointed to manage the Evidence at
the Tryals of the said Lords: And that Mr. Williams and
Sir George Strode be added to the Committee.
Address for removing the Duke of Lauderdale.
Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be made to
his Majesty, to desire his Majesty to remove the Duke
of Lauderdale from all Offices, Employments, and Places
of Trust, and from his Majesty's Councils in England and
Scotland, and from his Presence for ever.
And it is referred to Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Francis Winnington, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Richard Graham, Colonel
Titus, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Hamden,
Sir John Trevor, Mr. Papillon, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr.
Hopkins, Sir Thomas Clerges, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir
John Hotham, Colonel Birch, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Harboard,
Mr. Boscawen, Sir Robert Peyton, Mr. Love, Mr. Foley,
Mr. Duboyes, Sir John Mallett, or any Three of them, to
prepare and draw up the same; and present it to the House
To-morrow Morning. And they are to inspect the Laws
of Scotland, and see how far they are prejudicial to England, in relation to the hostile Laws; and to examine the
Reason of the Failure of the Commerce between the Two
Kingdoms: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four
of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Address for Papers.
Resolved, &c. That an humble Address be made to his
Majesty by such Members of this House as are of his
Majesty's Privy Council, humbly to desire his Majesty,
That such Papers as relate to the former Proceedings in
Council, concerning the Hunter Sloop and the Ship
Catharine, may either be delivered into the Hands of the
Committee appointed by the House to inspect into that
Matter, as also into the Miscarriages of his Majesty's
Navy; or that Sir Robert Southwell may cause Copies of
the same to be forthwith transcribed, and transmitted to
the said Committee.
Supply Bill; disbanding the Army.
Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning, take into Consideration the Amendments made by the
Lords to the Bill for paying off and disbanding the Army.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Seven of the Clock.