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, 9 Decembris, 1646. Dies Publicæ Humiliationis.
ORDERED, That Mr. Buckley do, from this House, give Thanks to Mr. Ward, for the great Pains he took in the Sermon he preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at St. Margarett's, Westminster, it being the Day of Publick Humiliation; and desire him to print his Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege of printing of it, as others in the like kind usually have had.
Ordered, That Mr. Oxenden do, from this House, give Thanks to Mr. Whittacre, for the great Pains he took in the Sermon he preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at St. Margarett's Westminster, it being the Day of Publick Humiliation; and desire him to print his Sermon.
Lords Day, &c.
Ordered, That the Ordinances for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, and the publick Days of Fast and Humiliation, be printed together: And that it be referred to the Care of the Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties, Cities, and Boroughs, to send down a sufficient Number of Copies of them, so printed, to the several and respective Committees; to be distributed and dispersed to the several Parishes: And the several and respective Ministers are hereby enjoined and required, the Lord's Day immediately before every Day of Publick Humiliation, to give Notice of the said Day to the Congregation assembled; and to read unto them these Ordinances for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, and the Days appointed for Publick Humiliation: And that the Justices of Peace, in their several Limits, do take a strict monthly Account of the due Execution and Observation of these Ordinances.
This Committee is appointed to consider and bring in an Enumeration of those more crying national Sins, for which the Nation hath not as yet been humbled before God: And that Care hereof is more particularly referred to Mr. Weaver.
League and Covenant.
Sir Richard Hoghton, Colonel Edward Rosseter, Colonel Edmond Harvey, Colonel Thomas Wayte, Mr. Henry Arthington, Mr. Robert Clive, Sir John Fenwick, Mr. Robert Charlton, Mr. Thomas Boughton, Sir Francis Drake, Colonel George Booth, Mr. Alexander Thistlethwayte, Mr. John Spelman, Mr. Walter Kirle, Sir Richard Skeffington, Mr. Eliz. Crymes, Mr. John Dixwell, Mr. John Lloyd, Mr. Wm. Crowther, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Edward Harley, Mr. Robert Packer, Mr. Humphrey Edwards, Mr. Edmond Fowell, Colonel John Birch, this Day took Solemn League and Covenant.
Ordered, upon this Question, That, upon Wednesday Morning next, all such Members of the House, as have not yet taken the Solemn League and Covenant, do take the same: And this Order to be set up at the Door; to the end they may take Notice hereof.