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, 24 Aprilis, 1644; Dies Publicæ Humiliationis
ORDERED, That Sir Rob. Harley and Sir Rob. Pye do, from this House, give Thanks unto Dr. Stanton and Mr. Green, for the great Pains they took in their Sermons they preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at Saint Margaret's, Westminster; it being the Day of publick Humiliation; and to desire them to print their Sermons: And they are to have the like Privilege in printing of them, as other, in the like Kind, usually have had.
Ordered, That Mr. Rowse do desire, from this House, Dr. Smyth and Mr. Hall to preach before the Commons the next Fast Day, at Saint Margaret's, Westminster.
Members not attending Church.
Ordered, That such Members of the House as do not, on every Day of publick Humiliation, come to the Church, where the House appoints to go, to hear the Ministers appointed by them to preach, shall forfeit Ten Shillings.
Keeping the Fast.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, concerning the better keeping of the Fast, be read To-morrow.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Gentlemen of this House, that are of both the Temples, to consider of providing some painful Minister to preach in the Inner Temple Church.
Church Plate, &c.
Ordered, That the Materials, informed of by Sir Robert Harley, be forthwith sold by Sir Rob. Harley; viz. the Mitre and Crosier-staff, found in Paul's Church, London; and the Brass and Iron in H. VII. Chapel, in Westminster; and the Proceed thereof (the necessary Charges deducted) be employed according to the Direction of this House.
That the Members, that have not yet taken the Covenant, do take the same.