House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 12 July 1650

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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, 12 Julii, 1650.


Persons to officiate at Prayers.

RESOLVED, That the Governors of the College of Westminster do take care, that some fit and able Person or Persons do attend de die in diem, to pray in Parliament: And that they give their Attendance accordingly.


The Question being propounded, That the House do now proceed to the Business of the Excise;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.

Lord Grey, Tellers for the Yeas: 30.
Lord Howard, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Noes: 32.
Colonel Purefoy, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Suppressing Ranters.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill against several atheistical, blasphemous, and execrable Opinions, and unlawful Meetings, where such Opinions are vented: And proceeded therein by Parts.

The Question being propounded, That these Words, "or that the Judging of such Things to be Sin, is only through the Darkness that is in Men," do stand;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Debate upon this Bill be adjourned till This-day-sevennight, the first Business.

Petition to be read.

Resolved, That the Petitions of the Lady Fairfax, the Countess of Exeter, Mr. Smithby, and Sir Gerard Lowther, be read on Wednesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.

Arthington's Claims.

Resolved, That the Bill concerning Mrs. Arthington be reported on Tuesday next, after the Bill for Corn and Meal.

Bourchier's Claims.

The humble Petition of Sir John Bourchier Knight, a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.

Resolved, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Obstructions; to examine the Truth of the Matters in the Petition; and to state the same; and report it, with their Opinion, to the House: And that the Northern Committee be added to the Committee for Obstructions, for this Purpose.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself till Tuesday, Eight of Clock.