House of Commons Journal Volume 9
11 May 1679

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 11 May 1679', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 619-620. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27773 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Die Dominico, 11 die Maii, 1679.

Prayers.

Conference concerning the Trials.

A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Edward Lee and Sir Samuel Clerke;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present free Conference with this House in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of a late Conference, relating to the Forms and Methods of Proceedings about the Tryals of the Lords in the Tower.

The Messengers being withdrawn;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to meet the Lords at a present free Conference in the Painted Chamber.

The Messengers being called in, Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That this House had agreed to meet the Lords at a present free Conference in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That the Members that managed the last Conference concerning the Tryals, do attend, and manage this free Conference: And that Mr. Serjeant Maynard and Sir Robert Howard be added to the said Managers.

Sir Thomas Meres reports the Matter of the free Conference.

Resolved, &c. That a free Conference be desired with the Lords upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference: And that Mr. Thyn do go up with the Message to the Lords.

Resolved, &c. That the Managers do, at the said Conference, insist upon the appointing of a Committee of both Houses, as the better Expedient for adjusting Matters than free Conferences.

Mr. Thyn reports, That the Lords had agreed to meet this House at a present free Conference in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That the Members that managed the last free Conference, do attend and manage this free Conference.

Sir Wm. Coventry reports the Matter of the free Conference.

Committee of both Houses on the Trials.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Lee and Sir Samuel Clerke;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have appointed a Committee, consisting of Twelve Lords, to join with a Committee of the House of Commons, at Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning, in the Inner Court of Wards; to consider of Propositions and Circumstances, in reference to the Tryals of the Lords in the Tower.

The Messengers being withdrawn;

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to join with the Committee of Lords, at Nine of the Clock Tomorrow Morning, in the Inner Court of Wards, to consider of Propositions and Circumstances relating to the Tryal of the Lords in the Tower, of the Members following; Mr. Trenchard, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Henry Capell, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Powle, Mr. Treby, Sir John Trevor, Serjeant Strode, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Hamden, Sir Francis Winnington, Mr. Vaughan, Colonel Titus, Sir Thomas Stringer, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Seymour, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Williams, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Thomas Clerges, Sir Thomas Littleton, Colonel Birch.

The Messengers being called in;

Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That this House had appointed a Committee to join with the Committee of Lords, at Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning, in the Inner Court of Wards; to consider of Propositions and Circumstances, in reference to the Tryals of the Lords in the Tower.

Disabling the Duke of Yorke.

The House then proceeded to take into Consideration the Business appointed for this Day.

Mr. Treby acquaints the House with several Particulars concerning the Duke of Yorke, contained in the Letters and Papers in the Custody of the Committee of Secrecy, relating to the Plot.

Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in to disable the Duke of Yorke to inherit the Imperial Crown of this Realm.

And it is referred to Mr. Bennet, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Robert Peyton, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Francis Winnington, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Williams, Mr. Hamden, Colonel Birch, Mr. Sachaverell, Mr. Swinfen, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the same: And they are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Resolution for Defence of the King.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That, in Defence of the King's Person, and the Protestant Religion, this House doth declare, That they will stand by his Majesty with their Lives and Fortunes: And that, if his Majesty shall come by any violent Death (which God forbid!), that they will revenge it to the utmost upon the Papists.

Ordered, That this Vote be drawn into the Form of an Address, to be presented to his Majesty.

And it is referred to Sir Robert Peyton, Sir Thomas Meres, Colonel Birch, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Hamden, Sir John Hotham, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the same.

Trials of the impeached Lords.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to join with the Committee of Lords, to consider of Propositions and Circumstances relating to the Tryals of the Lords in the Tower, to meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

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