Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, ultimo Martii, 1647. Dies Publicæ Humiliationis.
ORDERED, That Sir Wm. Strickland do, from this House, give Thanks unto Mr. Robert Johnson, for the great Pains he took in the Sermon he preached on this Day at Margarett's, Westminster, before the House of Commons, it being a Day of publick Humiliation: And that he do desire him to print his Sermon: Wherein he is to have the like Privilege, in Printing thereof as others, in like Kind, usually have had.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do, from this House, give Thanks unto Mr. Cudworth, for the great Pains he took in the Sermon he preached on this Day, it being a Day of publick Humiliation: And that he do desire him to print his Sermon: Wherein he is to have the like Privilege in Printing thereof, as others, in like Kind usually have had.
Mastership of Clarehall.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the University of Cambridge, to settle the yearly Sum of an Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for ever, upon the Mastership of Clarehall in the University of Cambridge.
Ordered, That Mr. Allen do, from this House, desire Mr. Stronge to preach before the House of Commons, at Margarett's, Westminster, on the next monthly Fast Day.
Ordered, That Mr. Gourdon do, from this House, desire Mr. Ash to preach before the House of Commons at Margarett's, Westminster, on the next monthly Fast Day.
Grant to Hartlib.
Ordered, That the Committee for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers Hall, do forthwith pay unto Mr. Hartlib the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, in Consideration of his good Deserts, and great Services to the Parliament: And the Lords and Commons, considering the present great Necessities of the said Mr. Hartlib, and his Family, do hereby earnestly recommend it to the said Committee, That speedy Payment may be made of the said Three hundred Pounds. And the more particular Care of this Business is especially referred to Mr. Lisle and Mr. Bond.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the University of Oxon, to take into their especial Consideration the Deserts of Mr. Hartlib, both from this Parliament, and from all that are Well-wishers to the Advancement of Learning: And to recommend him to some Place of Benefit in the University of Oxon; where he may have an Encouragement, and future Supply.
Ordered, That the Keeper of the Spring Garden be hereby required and enjoined to admit no Person to come into, or walk in, the Spring Garden on the Lord's Day, or any of the publick Fast Days; or that any Wine, Beer, Ale, Cakes, or other thing, be sold, either upon the Lord's Days, or publick Fast Days: And Mr. Oldisworth is required to take especial Care, That this Order be punctually and effectually observed.