November 1680

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House of Commons Journal Volume 9
8 November 1680

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 8 November 1680', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 647-648. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27810 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Lunæ, 8 die Novembris, 1680.

Turkey Company.

A PETITION of the Turkey Company, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred, upon the Debate of the House, to the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, by the general Wearing thereof, is referred; to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And the said Committee is impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Montgomery Election.

A Petition of the Bailiffs and Burgesses of the Borough of Poole, in the County of Montgomery, touching the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Shire Town of Montgomery, was read.

And a Debate arising in the House, Whether the said Petition be exhibited within the Time prefixed by the Orders of this House;

The Question being put, Whether the said Petition shall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir John Trevor, For the Yeas, 67.
Mr. Dutton Colt,
Tellers, Sir Trevor Williams, for the Noes, 140.
Sir John Moreton,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Irish Cattle.

Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for prohibiting the Importation of Irish Cattle, was committed, several Amendments and Clauses, agreed by the said Committee to be made and added to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice read, they were, with some Amendments made at the Clerk's Table, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and Clauses agreed to, be ingrossed.

Privilege- Arrest of Witness.

The House being informed, That one William Chitty is summoned to appear as a Witness before the Committee of Elections and Privileges, in the Matter touching the Election for the Borough of Haslemere, in the County of Surrey, is arrested, and detained in the Prison of the Fleet, in Breach of the Privilege of this House;

Ordered, That the said William Chitty be forthwith discharged of his Imprisonment: And it is referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to examine the Matter of the said Breach of Privilege; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Privilege.

Ordered, That Mr. Joseph Pagett be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer for the notorious Misdemeanor by him committed against the Privilege of this House.

Conference- Popish Plot in Ireland.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Baron Atkins and Mr. Baron Gregory;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, to impart to this House several Exaimations relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland.

The Messengers being withdrawn;

Resolved, That this House doth agree to meet the Lords at a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.

The Messengers being called in;

Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That the House agreed to meet the Lords at a present Conference, as desired by the Lords.

Resolved, That Mr. Hamden, Mr. Powle, Colonel Birch, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Foley, Sir Tho. Lee, Colonel Titus, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Tho. Player, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Colt, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Garway, Sir Richard Temple, do attend and manage the said Conference.

Mr. Hamden reports from the said Conference, That the same was managed by the Lord Privy Seal: And that his Lordship did then deliver to them several Examinations in Writing, relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland, contained in Seven several Parcels of Papers: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table: And further reported, That his Lordship acquainted them, That all other Papers, in the Custody of the Clerk, belonging to their House, relating to the Popish Plot, should be delivered to the Clerk of this House, he giving Acquittance for the same.

Ordered, That the several Papers, now delivered in at the Clerk's Table, be read To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.

Ordered, That Mr. Hethrington do attend this House To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, to give in his Information relating to the horrid Popish Plot.

Privilege- Petition from a Member in the Tower.

A Petition of Sir Robert Cann Knight and Baronet, now Prisoner in the Tower, was read; whereby he acknowledges his Offence; and begs the Pardon of the House, and to be released from his Imprisonment.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Cann be discharged from his Imprisonment: And that Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant for the Doing thereof.

Disabling the Duke of Yorke.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill to disable James Duke of Yorke to inherit the Imperial Crown of England and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir William Poultney took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir William Poultney humbly moved, from the said Committee of the whole House, That the House would be pleased to order the Serjeant at Arms to go into the Hall, and the Court of Requests; and to require the immediate Attendance of such Members of the House, as are of the Long Robe, and all other the Members of the House: And that the House would then resolve again into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the said Bill.

Members summoned.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do go into the Hall, and the Court of Requests; and do require all the Members of the Long Robe, and all other the Members of the House, to give their immediate Attendance on the Service of this House.

Disabling the Duke of Yorke.

Resolved, That this House do now resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the said Bill.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir William Poultney took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir William Poultney reports from the Committee of the whole House, that the said Committee had taken into Consideration the said Bill, and other the Matters to them referred; and had agreed upon an Amendment to be made, and a Clause to be added, to the said Bill: 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 to.

An Amendment being proposed to be made at the Table in the said Bill, by filling up the Blanks in the Eleventh Line of the Third Page of the said Bill; the First, with the Word "Fifth;" the Second, with the Words "November in the Year of our Lord God One thousand "Six hundred and Eighty;" was, upon the Question, agreed to.

A Clause being tendered to be added to the said Bill; and read to the House; and several Amendments being made therein;

Resolved, That the said Clause, so amended, be added to the said Bill.

Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said several Clauses and Amendments, be ingrossed.

A Person to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Jennison do attend this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, with his Evidence in Writing.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees that were discontinued, be revived; and do meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Places formerly appointed.

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