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House of Commons Journal Volume 9
15 November 1680

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 15 November 1680', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 653-655. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27816 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Lunæ, 15 die Novembris, 1680.

Prayers.

Scotch Cattle.

A BILL against the Importation of Cattle from Scotland, was read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read a Second time on Saturday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

Westminster Election.

Mr. Treby reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, That the Committee had taken into Consideration the Matter touching the Election and Return of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Westminster; and had agreed on Four Resolves: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table; and are as followeth;

Resolved, That the King's menial Servants, not having proper Houses of their own within the City of Westminster, have not Right to give Voices in the Election of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the said City.

Resolved, That Sir William Poultney is duly chosen a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Westminster.

Resolved, That Sir Francis Wythens was not duly chosen a Citizen to serve in this Parliament for the City of Westminster.

Resolved, That Sir William Waller is duly chosen a Citizen to serve in this Parliament for the City of Westminster.

The First of the said Resolves being read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the King's menial Servants, not having proper Houses of their own within the City of Westminster, have not Right to give Voices in the Election of Citizens to serve in Parliament in the said City.

The Second of the said Resolves being read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Sir William Poultney is duly chosen a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Westminster.

The Third of the said Resolves being read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Sir Francis Wythens was not duly chosen a Citizen to serve in this Parliament for the City of Westminster.

And the Fourth of the said Resolves being read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Sir William Waller is duly chosen a Citizen to serve in this Parliament for the City of Westminster.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown, and the Bailiff of Westminster, do attend this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, to amend the Return.

Message respecting Tangier.

Mr. Secretary Jenkins acquaints the House, That his Majesty had sent a Message to the House in Writing: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and, being read by Mr. Speaker, is as followeth;

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HIS Majesty did, in His Speech, at the Opening of this Session, desire the Advice and Assistance of His Parliament, in relation to Tangier: The Condition and Importance of the Place obliges His Majesty to put this House in mind again, That He relies upon them for the Support of it; without which it cannot be much longer preserved: His Majesty does therefore very earnestly recommend Tangier again to the due and speedy Consideration and Care of this House.

Resolved, That this House will proceed in the Consideration of his Majesty's Message on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

Tryal of Peers.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Regulating the Tryal of Peers of England, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That this Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Mr. Hamden, Sir William Jones, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. White, Mr. Booth, Sir John Trevor, Sir Richard Corbett, Sir Thomas Clarges, Colonel Titus, Mr. Garway, Mr. Thomas Foley, Mr. Slater, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Francis Rolls, Sir George Downing, Mr. Dutton Colt, Sir Fran. Winnington, Sir Henry Ford, Serjeant Rigby, Colonel Birch, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Barker, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. Harbord, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Gray, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Wharton, Sir Henry Calverly, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Sir Gilbert Gerald, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Duboys, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Ayliffe, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Vernon, and all the Members of the House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Privilege- petition from a person in custody.

A Petition of William Rapley, late Bailiff of the Borough of Haslemere in the County of Surrey, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.

Ordered, That the said William Rapley be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.

Regulating Elections, &c.

Ordered, That the Two Bills, concerning the Regulating of Elections of Members to serve in the Commons House of Parliament, be read a Second time To-morrow Morning.

Popish Plot.

Mr. Dugdale, being called in, gave his further Information, at the Bar of this House, relating to the Popish Plot.

A Petition of Sir Thomas Whitgrave, Francis Eld, and Samson Birch, was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to receive Informations concerning the Popish Plot; and to inquire into the same: And they are to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Dugdale have Liberty to print his own Narrative, given to this House, relating to the Popish Plot.

Mr. Bourck, Mr. Macnamarra, and Eustase Coninge, being called in, presented their several Informations, formerly given at the Bar of this House, relating to the Popish Plot in Ireland, in Writing.

Privilege- libellous Publication.

Mr. Yarrington, Mr. Symonds, Mr. Lee, Mr. Janeway, Mr. Everingham, Mr. James, and Mr. Bradwell, being called in, and severally examined touching a Pamphlet lately printed, styled, "The Popish damnable Plot," &c. wherein are several Reflections upon Sir Edward Deering, a Member of this House;

And Mr. Yarrington acquainting this House, That all the Animadversions, contained in the said Pamphlet, were penned by Doctor Tonge; and that he received the Abstract of the several Letters, therein mentioned, from a Scrivener in Essex Court in the Temple;

And a Debate arising in the House upon the whole Matter;

Resolved, That all the reflective Parts of the said Pamphlet upon Sir Edward Deering, a Member of this House, are false, scandalous, and libellous.

Ordered, That Doctor Tonge have Notice to attend this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.

Ordered, That Mr. Yarrington, Mr. Symonds, Mr. Lee, Mr. Everingham, Mr. James, Mr. Bradwell, and Mr. Robert Groome, be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; for their Breach of Privilege by them therein committed against Sir Edward Deering, a Member of this House.

Ordered, That Richard Janeway be discharged from the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, paying his Fees: And that he receive the Censure of the House, upon his Knees, from Mr. Speaker:

Which was done accordingly.

Committees added.

Ordered, That Mr. Papillon, Sir Thomas Stringer, Mr. Fleetwood, Sir Thomas Player, Sir Tho. Midleton, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Pilkington, Sir William Ellis, Mr. Mostin, Mr. Banks, Sir Robert Clayton, be added to the Committee to whom the Matter relating to Sir Robert Peyton is referred.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees that are discontinued, be revived; and do sit in the Places formerly appointed.

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