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, 13 Septembris, 1650.
ORDERED, That the Act for a Day of Thanksgiving, and a Narrative, declaring the Grounds and Reasons thereof, be brought in on Tuesday next, the first Business.
Resolved, That the Door be shut till Twelve of Clock.
Elections on Lord's Day.
A Bill against the Electing and Swearing of Mayors, and other Officers, on the Lord's Day, was this Day read the First and Second time: And
Upon the Question, Ordered, That Mr. Miles Corbett and Mr. Weaver do withdraw, and amend the said Act upon the Debate now had in the House; and bring it in forthwith.
Proposals of Ld. General.
The House, according to former Order, took into Debate the particular Proposals and Desires of the Lord General, in his Letter, dated 4 Septembris 1650.
Which were now read.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act for repealing several Acts of 1°, 23°, and 35° Eliz. and of 1° Jacobi, was committed, be revived: And that they be injoined to bring in the said Bill, and report the Amendments, on This-day-sevennight; and to fit de die in diem: And all that come, to have Voices: And that Colonel Jones be added to that Committee: And Colonel Jones and Mr. Weaver do take care of it.
Elections on Lord's Day.
Mr. Corbett reports an Act against the Electing and Swearing of Mayors, and other Officers, on the Lord's Day.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be ingrossed, and brought in on Wednesday Morning next.
Pardon of Goff.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General be required to draw a Pardon, for Pardoning of Clement Goff, a Prisoner in Maidstone Gaol, attainted of Felony and Burglary, for breaking the Dwelling House of Mary Wharton Widow, at East Greenwich in Kent, and stealing thence Goods of the Value of Seventy-four Pounds, and Five hundred Pounds in Money, for which he had Judgment to be hanged till he should be dead; and sign the same: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal be, and are hereby impowered, and authorized, to seal the said Pardon accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do, from henceforth, draw up all special and general Pardons in English.
Grant to Lewes.
Ordered, That George Lewes have Five Pounds out of the Money in the Box: And that Mr. Serjeant do forthwith pay him Five Pounds accordingly.
Declaration of King of Scots.
Mr. Bond reports from the Council State, An Answer to the Paper intituled, "A Declaration of the King of Scots."
Which, upon the Question, was re-committed to the Council of State; and ordered to be brought in on Tuesday next, the first Business.
Propagating the Gospel.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to whom the Act touching tender Consciences is committed, to bring in a Bill for propagating the Gospel through the whole Nation, and also for ejecting seandalous Ministers.
Persons to go to Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Carill and Mr. Owen be required forthwith to go into Scotland, according to the Desire of the Lord General.
Ordered, That Mr. Strong and Mr. Brooks be desired to preach before the Parliament on the next Thanksgiving Day, at Margaret's, Westminster: And that Colonel Feilder do give notice hereof to Mr. Stronge; and Alderman Allen give Notice to Mr. Brooks.