Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Monday, February 2, 1656–7.
Mr. Drake reported from the Committee, that having attended his Highness with the Declaration, his Highness hath given his full and free consent thereunto.
Ordered, that the Declaration be forthwith printed and published, and that the same be sent to the sheriffs of the respective counties and shires, who are requested to take care that the same be delivered to the ministers of the respective parishes and congregations.
Ordered, that it be recommended to the Council, and that they be desired to give order for the sending abroad the Declaration through England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Resolved, that the Court of Exchequer be required to forbear any suspensions or discharges of recusants' estates, until the Bill concerning recusants be here taken into consideration and passed.