Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 24 Maii 1650.
AN Act for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and better Maintenance of a Preaching Minister, in Colchester in the County of Essex, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Bond, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Holland, Mr. Blagrave, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Darley, Sir Wm. Allenson, Colonel Fielder, Aiderman Pennington, Mr. Garland, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Salway, senior, Mr. Hallows, Mr. Masham, Colonel Wayte, Major Lister, Mr. Carey, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Harrison, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir Wm. Brereton, Major General Skippon, Mr. Heveningham, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Hayes, or any Five of them: And are to sit in the Exchequer Chamber, this Afternoon at Two of the Clock; and so de die in diem.
Corn and Meal.
Propagating the Gospel.
An Act for the better Propagation of the Gospel, and Maintenance of Preaching Ministers, in the County of Yorke, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time This-day-fortnight.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to examine the State of the Business touching the Feoffees for purchasing Impropriations for the Advancement of the Gospel, and how those Profits and Revenues are, and have been, employed: And that they report the same, with Speed, to the House: And this Committee has Power to secure that Revenue, and all such Sums of Money as they shall find in the Hands of any Person or Persons raised out of that Revenue, in such sort as they shall think fit, for preserving the same: And likewise to send for Persons, Papers, Records, and Witnesses.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to bring in a Bill for setting the Poor on Work throughout the Nation: Viz. to Mr. Bond, Mr. Holland, Mr. Snelling, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Salwey, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Myles Corbet, Mr. Darley, Mr. Reynolds; or any Two of them: And all that come, to have Voices.
Embassy from Holland.
A Letter from the Lord Gerard Schaep, Commissioner from the States of Holland and West Friezland, directed thus; "Mons. Mons. Wm. Lenthall, Orateur au Parlement de la Republique d'Angleterre, a Westminster;" was this Day read; together with a Translation of his Letters of Credence.
Resolved, That the Parliament cannot admit of any Address to be made to them, by any Foreign State or Prince whatsoever, in any other Manner or Form than they have already enacted and declared; viz. "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England:" And therefore do declare, That they do expect, That the Addresses to be made by the Lord Gerard Schaep, Commissioner from the Provincial States of Holland and West Freisland, on the Behalf of his Superiors, be agreeable to the Form above mentioned.
Ordered, That Three of the Members of this House do go to the Lord Gerard Schaep; and acquaint him with the said Resolution of this House; viz. Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Reynolds, Major General Skippon.