Mercurii, 10 die Novembris, 1680.
Leave for Mr. Speaker to attend Common Pleas.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker have Leave to go
to the Common Pleas Bar, to suffer a Common
Recovery, in which he is concerned.
A Bill for regulating the Elections of Members to serve
in the Commons House of Parliament, was read the First
Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Second time.
An ingrossed Bill for prohibiting the Importation of
Cattle from Ireland, was read a Third time.
And a Clause being tendered to be added to the said
Bill; and once read;
The Question was put, That the said Clause be read a
It passed in the Negative.
A Proviso being tendered to be added to the said Bill;
and twice read at the Table; and some Amendments being made to the same; and the said Proviso, so amended,
being read a Third Time;
Resolved, That the said Proviso be made Part of the
Another Clause being tendered to be added to the said
Bill; and twice read;
The Question being put, Whether the said Clause be
read a Third time;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the said Bill do pass: And that the
Title be, An Act prohibiting the Importation of Cattle
Ordered, That Sir John Trevor do carry up the said Bill
to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sending Papists from London, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by the Lord Chief Baron
Montague and Mr. Baron Atkins;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have passed an Act for freeing the
City of London, and his Majesty's Court, and Parts adjacent, from Popish Inhabitants; and providing against
other Dangers which may arise from Papists: To which
their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.
Address on King's Message.
The House taking into Consideration his Majesty's
Gracious Message, now read to the House;
And a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That a Committee be
appointed to draw up an humble Address to his Majesty,
upon the Debate of the House, in Answer to his Majesty's
And it is referred to Sir William Jones, Mr. Hamden,
Colonel Birch, Mr. Boscawen, Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Treby,
Mr. Trenchard, Sir John Otway, Lord Russell, Mr. Montague, Sir Francis Winnington, Colonel Titus, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Vernon, Mr.
Powle, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Robert Howard, Serjeant
Maynard, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up
the same: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock
this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Lord Stafford's Impeachment.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House will
proceed in the Prosecution of the Lords in the Tower:
And will forthwith begin with William Viscount Stafford.
Ordered, That Sir William Jones be added to the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of the Two last
Parliaments, relating to the Popish Plot, and the Impeachments of the Lords in the Tower: And the said Committee is to sit de die in diem.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Secretary Jenkins acquaints the House, That, according to the Order of the House Yesterday made, his
Majesty had been attended in Council with the Address of
this House: And that his Majesty was pleased to return
this Answer; That as to the Pardon of Mr. Dangerfeild,
it should be not only for all Treasons, Misprisions of Treason, but also for all Felonies, Outlawries, and Misdemeanors whatsoever: And that he would grant the like Pardon
to Mr. Turbeville; and will consider of an Allowance for
Ordered, That the Trunk of Papers belonging to Mr.
Bedloe's Widow, be committed to the Custody of Sir
Thomas Player, for the Service of this House.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the
Clock To-morrow Morning.