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, Decembris 11, 1644.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Back Gatehouse of St. Mary's in Yorke, with the Rooms over it, and adjacent unto it; and also the Room called Garners, within the said Manor Yard, together with the said Manor Yard, be appointed for keeping the County Gaol in, till the Castle be restored to its former Use: And that it be referred to the Lord Fairfaxe, Governor, to appoint the said Places accordingly: And that Sir Wm. Stricland acquaint the Governor with this Vote. And it is further Ordered, That the Commissioners of Parliament, residing at Yorke, do allow Monies for making the Gaol strong and sufficient, and Irons for the Prisoners, out of the Assessments of the County.
Resolved, &c. That a Fast shall be appointed for this House do observe, on Wednesday next, to humble themselves for their particular and parliamentary Sins and Failings, whereby they may hope to obtain God's Blessing in a better measure upon their Endeavours for the future.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, peremptorily, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Prideaux, and Mr. Hill, do bring in the Bill for repressing of Incest, Adultery, Whoredom, Drunkenness, Swearing, and Blaspheming the Name of God, and other enormous Vices.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, peremptorily, the Committee for plundered Ministers do bring the Ordinance for preventing Sabbath-breaking, and Profanation . . . the Lord's Day: Mr. Speaker is required to put the House in mind of these Ordinances.
Lady Hotham's Petition.
The humble Petition of the Lady Hotham, Wife of Sir Jo. Hotham, was this Day read; desiring the Commiseration and Pardon of this House to be extended to her Husband, who, by the Council of War, is condemned to die on Monday next.
Members not to hold Offices.
An Ordinance appointing, That no Member of either House, during the Time of this War, shall have or execute any Office or Command Military or Civil, granted or conferred by both, or either of the Houses of Parliament, or by any Authority derived from both or either of them, was this day read the First time, and ordered to be read the Second time To-morrow Morning, the first Business.