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, 30 Decembris, 1646. Die Publicæ Humiliationis.
ORDERED, That Sir William Massam do, from this House, give Thanks to Mr. Marshall and Mr. Newcomen, for the great Pains they took in the Sermons they preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at St. Margarett'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 others, in the like kind, usually have had.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicoll do, from this House, desire Mr. Obadiah Sedgewick to preach before the Commons, at St. Margarett's, Westminster, the next Fast Day.
Ordered, That Mr. Whitehead do, from this House, desire Mr. Arrowsmith to preach before the Commons, at St. Margarett's, Westminster, the next Fast Day.
Ordered, upon the Question, That all the Members of the House that have not yet taken the Covenant, do, on the next Fast Day, positively take the Covenant: And that the Clerk do give a List of the Members that have not yet taken the Covenant, to the Serjeant: And that he give them that are or shall be in Town before that Time, particular Notice of this Order.
Ordered, upon the Question, That, on Friday next, the Grand Committee do meet, the first Business, to take into Consideration, in the first place, the Ordinance sent from the Lords, concerning Persons preaching that are not in Orders; and, in the next place, the Ordinance for punishing and preventing the Spreading and Growth of Blasphemies.
Relief of Tenants.
Ordered, That the next Day that is appointed for Reports from Goldsmiths Hall, before any Reports be made, Mr. Swynfen do make Report of the Ordinance for Relief of well-affected Tenants, against Delinquent Landlords.
League and Covenant.
Mr. John Herbert, Mr. Charles Vaughan, Mr. Thomas Pury junior, Mr. Wm. Wray, Mr. Wm. Davies, Sir Humfrey Briggs, Mr. Richard Price, Mr. Thomas Wogan, Mr. John Trevor, this Day took the National League and Covenant.