Martis, 9 die Novembris, 1680.
ORDERED, That all Committees that are discontinued, be revived; and do meet at Three of the
Clock this Afternoon, in their respective Places, formerly appointed.
Burying in Woollen.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that serve
for the Counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, Hereford,
Worcester, Wilts, Suffolk, Norfolk, North Wales, South
Wales, and the several Northern Counties, be added to
the Committee to whom the additional Bill touching
Persons buried in Woollen, stands committed.
A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of
the Company of Silkthrowers, London, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the Bill for the
better Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, by
the general Wearing thereof, is committed; to examine
the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their
Opinions therein, to this House.
A Petition of the Bailiffs, Wardens, and Assistants of
the Company of Silk Weavers, London, was read.
And the Question being . . ., Whether the said Petition should be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Encouragement
of the Woollen Manufactures by the general Wearing
thereof, stands committed;
It passed, after a long Debate, in the Negative.
East India Company.
Resolved, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Grand Committee for Trade: And they
are to proceed upon the same in the First place: And
they are then likewise to consider of the present State of
the East India Company; and to report the same, with
their Opinions therein, to the House.
Message for expediting Business.
Mr. Secretary Jenkins acquaints the House, That he had
a Message to deliver from his Majesty to this House.
And the same being by him delivered in Writing, to
Mr. Speaker, was read to the House by Mr. Speaker:
And is as followeth;
HIS Majesty desires this House, as well for the Satisfaction of His People, as of Himself, to expedite such
Matters as are depending before them, relating to Popery,
and the Plot; and would have them rest assured, That all
Remedies they can tender to His Majesty conducing to
those Ends, shall be very acceptable to Him; provided
they be such as may consist with preserving the Succession
of the Crown in its due and legal Course of Descent.
Entry in Journal.
Mr. Hamden acquaints the House, That, in the Entry
made in the Journal of this House, of the Report by him
Yesterday made, from the Conference had with the Lords,
it appears, That in that Part of his Report, which relates
to the Delivery of such Papers relating to the Plot, to the
Clerk of this House, there is an Omission of these Words,
"received from the Clerks of the Council."
Ordered, That the said Words be added in the Entry
of the said Report in the Journal.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Janeway be sent for in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to
answer, at the Bar of this House, for the Breach of Privilege by him committed against Sir Edward Deering, a
Member of this House.
Mr. Turbervile being called in, gave Information, at
the Bar of this House, of the horrid Popish Plot; and
delivered the same in, in Writing.
Mr. Jennison being called in, delivered his Information,
formerly given at the Bar of this House, in Writing.
Mr. Dangerfeild being called in, acquainted the House,
That he was advised, that the Pardon now granted to him
by his Majesty, is, in some Particulars, defective; and
humbly desired this House to represent the same to his
Address for Pardon of Dangerfeild, &c.
Ordered, That an humble Application be made from this
House to his Majesty, by such of the Members of this
House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy
Council, desiring his Majesty to grant to Mr. Dangerfeild, a full and general Pardon of all Treasons, Misprision
of Treasons, Felonies, and other Crimes and Misdemeanors by him committed, to the Time of his last Discovery, made to this House, of the Popish Plot: And
that his Majesty would in like Manner be graciously
pleased to grant to Mr. Edward Turberville, who hath this
Day given Evidence at the Bar of this House, relating to
the horrid Popish Plot, a full and general Pardon: And
that his Majesty would be pleased to take him under his
Royal Protection and Care, and grant him some Allowance for his Subsistence.
Ordered, That all the Informations already given in at
the Bar of this House, in Writing, relating to the Popish
Plot, be entered upon the Journal of this House: And
that all the said Informations be printed, being first
perused and signed by Mr. Speaker: And that Mr.
Speaker nominate and appoint the Persons to print the
same: And that Mr. Dangerfeild have the Benefit of the
Printing the said Information.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to consider
of Means to preserve the Evidence of Mr. Bedlow, and
others, that have or shall give Evidence relating to the
And it is referred to Sir Thomas Player, Sir Fra. Winnington, Mr. Hamden, Mr Sacheverell, Mr. Colt, Mr.
Trenchard, Sir William Jones, Colonel Birch, Mr. Foley,
Mr. Dubois, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Nicolas Carew,
Serjeant Rigby, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Barker, Mr.
Harbord, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Francis
Russell, Mr. Treby; or any Three of them: And they
are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect the
Journals of the Two last Parliaments, and to make a Report of their Proceedings, as well relating to the Popish
Plot, as of the Impeachment against the Lords in the
Tower, do present their Report on Thursday Morning
next, in Writing.
Ordered, That Mr. Treby do, on Thursday Morning
next, present to the House, in Writing, the Information by
him lately given to this House, of the Matters by him
reported in the last Parliament, relating to the horrid
Ordered, That Richard Thompson Clerk be sent for in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to
answer at the Bar of this House, for his high Misdemeanor
against the Privilege of this House.
Popish Plot in Ireland.
The Information of Mr. Murphy, relating to the Popish
Plot in Ireland, being read;
Ordered, That Mr. Hetherington do attend this House
To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, to give his
Evidence relating to the said Plot.
Ordered, That the rest of the Papers relating to the
Popish Plot in Ireland, now in the Hands of the Clerk of
this House, be read To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the
Clock To-morrow Morning.