Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, 24 Junii, 1646, Die Publicæ Humiliationis.
ORdered, That Sir Wm. Allenson do, from this House, give Thanks to Doctor Smyth, for the great Pains he took in the Sermon he preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at St. Margaret's, Westminster; it being the Day of Publick Humiliation; and to desire him to print his Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege in Printing of it, as others in the like kind usually have had.
Ordered, That Mr. Gerard do, from this House, give Thanks to Mr. Spurstoe, for the great Pains he took in the Sermon he preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at St. Margaret's, Westminster; it being the Day of Publick Humiliation; and to desire him to print his Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege in Printing of it, as others in the like kind usually had.
Ordered, That, on the next monthly Fast-Day, there be a Collection within the several Churches and Chapels within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Liberties thereof, the Lines of Communication, and Weekly Bills of Mortality: And that one Moiety of the said Collection be paid, by the several Collectors or Receivers thereof, unto Mr. Michael Herring, Merchant, to be disposed of and employed for the Relief of the Poor of the Parishes of Tiverton and Culliton in the County of Devon (which Places are now sorely visited with the Plague) in such sort and manner, as the Committee for the West shall direct and appoint: And that the other Moiety of the said Collection be employed and disposed by the Churchwardens or Overseers for the Poor of the respective Parishes and Places within the Limits aforesaid, for the Relief of the Poor there: And that the several Ministers within the Limits aforesaid do earnestly stir up the People to a free and charitable Contribution; the Necessities of their own Poor, as well as of the Poor of Tiverton and Cullyton, calling for greater Supplies than otherwise, both in respect of the Hand of God, in his Visitation, being upon them, and the Distractions of the Times: And the Lord Mayor of the City of London is desired, That the respective Ministers may have notice of this Order.
Ordered, That Paul Best be brought to the Bar on Wednesday next: And that all the Lawyers of the House do attend the House for his Tryal: And the Care of managing the Charge against him is especially referred to Mr. Grimston.
Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir John Barrington, James Bellingham Esquire, Sir Matthew Boynton, John Bingham, Edward Boate, Francis Chettle, Henry Darley, George Fleetwood, Wm. Fenwick, John Holcroft, James Harbert, John Kemp, Henry Marten, John Palmer, Clement Walker, Thomas Boone, Luke Hodges, Robert Blake, Edmund Ludlow, Rowland Wilson, Esquires, this Day took the National League and Covenant.