Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, 28 Februarii, 1643.
ORDERED, That Sir John Trevor, and Mr. Rous do, from this House, give Thanks unto Mr. Young and Mr. Bayly, for the great Pains they took in the Sermons they preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at Saint Margaret's, Westminster; it being the Day of publick Humuliation; and to desire them to print their Sermons: And they are to have the like Privilege in printing of them, as others in like kind usually have had.
Observation of Lord's Day, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. White do, on Saturday next, report the Ordinance concerning the Observation of the Lord's Day, and the Fast Days: And that it be referred to that Committee, to consider of some Way for the constant Catechizing of Children and Servants; and that they do insert it into that Ordinance.
Preachers at Whitehall.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Covenant, to take some Order that the Covenant may be tendered at Saint James's and Whitehall, to all the King's Servants, and Servants attending upon the King's Children.
Families in Whitehall, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Oldesworth, and Sir H. Mildmay, to inquire, and certify this House, what Families are lodged in Whitehall; and to take some Course for purging it from Alehouse-keepers, Cookshops, Taverns, and other such-like scandalous and in-famous Houses, Trades, and Persons.
League and Covenant.
Service in Westminster Abbey.
Ordered, That in the Place of the Service read every Day in the Abbey of Westminster, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Hearle, Dr. Stanton, Mr. Nie, Mr. Whitacre, and Mr. Hill, be desired to keep an Exercise for half an Hour every Morning, to end at Eight of the Clock.