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 Lunæ, 1 Februarii, 1646.
It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for the Collegiate Church of Westminster, and the Committee for divding the Parishes (joined, as to this Business) to consider of this Petition; and to examine, What Means is now allowed to Margrett's Westminster Parish; What Means may be had from the Revenue of the late Dean, and Prebends of Westminster, without Prejudice to the Maintenance of the School, Scholars. Almsmen, and Officers of the College, towards the Maintenance of This, and the other intended Parishes; and, upon the Consideration of the Whole, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance for the Settling of all, and for providing a way of Maintenance for the said Parishes respectively; and fitting Houses out of those that were the late Prebends, for the Ministers.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee that was appointed to consider of the Business, concerning the Members of Tertio Caroli, and others that suffered then, be made on this Day Fortnight peremptorily, the first Business: And that the Petition of Alice Gilman, on the Behalf of herself, and Six Children, the Widow and Orphans of Bartholomew Gilman, of London, Merchant deceased, be referred to the Consideration of the said Committee; to report it on this Monday come Fortnight, together with the other Matters referred to that Committee, and ordered to be then reported.
League and Covenant.
Mr. John Thyn, Mr. Bennett Hoskins, Mr. Edmond Weaver, Mr. Robert Andrews, Mr. John Doyley, Mr. John Bowyer, Mr. Michaell Biddulph, Mr. Henry Hungerford, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Samuel Gardiner, Mr. Thomas Middleton, Sir John Seymor, Edward Lord Clynton, Mr. Thomas Dacres, Mr. Robert Shapcott, Mr. Erasmus Erle, Mr. John Dodridge, this Day took the National League and Covenant.
It is Ordered, That Mr. Calamy be excused: And that Mr. Burges be desired to preach on the said Tenth Day of March next, before the Commons: And that Sir Peter Wentworth do give him Notice of this Order of the House.
Ordered, upon the Question, That all Members of the House that have not yet taken the Covenant in the House, that are in Town, or shall be in Town, the next Fast Day, shall have Notice to be here; and take the Covenant then peremptorily: And that the Serjeant do give them Notice hereof.
An Ordinance for publishing the Resolutions and Order of both Houses for the setting apart Wednesday the Tenth Day of March next for a Day of publick Humiliation, to be humbled thereon, for the Spreading and Growth of Errors and Heresies; and to seek God's Assistance for the Suppressing of the great Growth of Errors and Heresies; was this Day read the First and Second time.
Ordered, That Mr. Hodges be desired to preach on the Tenth Day of March next, being set apart for a Day of publick Humiliation, to be humbled for the Growth and Spreading of Errors and Heresies; Mr. Burges, formerly appointed, desiring to be excused: And that Sir Christofer Yelverton do give Notice hereof to Mr. Hodges.
Ordered, That on Wednesday next, the next Business after that the Reports concerning the Obstructions in the settling the Government of the Church shall be made, the House do take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the regulating the University of Oxon.
Commissioners to Scotland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare Instructions for the Earl of Stamford, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, and Mr. Wm. Ashurst, to be employed Commissioners from both Houses to the Parliament of Scotland.
Bill of Exchange.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do accept and comply with the Bill of Exchange charged upon that Committee, and returned from the Commissioners employed into the North; and is for Monies expended by them upon the Entertainment of the Hostages.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to put this House in mind of the Business formerly sent to this House, concerning the Lord Roberts to be Governor of the Isle of Silly: And likewise of the Earl of Mulgrave's Petition.
Governor of Silly.
Sir J. Barry.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto Sir James Barry, by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, for and towards his present Subsistence: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir James Barry, or his Assigns, be a good Discharge unto the said Committee, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment thereof, accordingly.
Reports, &c. deferred.
Ordered, That the Report and the Ordinance concerning Mr. Pennoyer and Mr. Hill, be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next, the first Business: And that no other Business do then intervene. And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.