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 Mercurii, 28 Februarii, 1648; Public Fast.
Dissents to Vote 5 Dec.
MR. Blakeston reports from the Committee appointed to take the Dissent or Disapproval of the Members to the Vote of the Fifth of December, That Mr. Burrell hath attended the Committee; and declared, That he was not then present; but doth disapprove that Vote; and desires his Disapproval may be entered.
Resolved, &c. That Thursday-next-come-three-weeks be set apart for a Day of Publick Humiliation, to be observed through England and Wales: And that it be referred to Sir James Harrington, Mr. Scott, Commissary General Ireton, Lieutenant General Cromwell, to draw up the Grounds and Reasons of the Resolution of this House, in Setting apart that Day; and of the Alteration of it from the Day formerly observed; and present the same to the House: And they are to meet speedily, and make Report thereof.
Ordered, That Sir William Masham do, from this House, desire Mr. Owen to preach before the House at Margaret's, Westminster, on Thursday-next-come-threeweeks; being a Day set apart for Publick Humiliation.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do, from this House, desire Mr. Warren to preach before this House at Margaret's, Westminster, on Thursday-next-come-three-weeks; being a Day set apart for Publick Humiliation.
Ordered, That Mr. Caryll be desired, from this House, to be assisting unto the Ministers appointed to preach before the Parliament on Thursday-next-come-three-weeks, in Prayer and Preaching, to carry on the Work of that Day; being set apart for Publick Humiliation.
Ordered, That Colonel Venn do give hearty Thanks, from this House, to Mr. Carter, for his great Pains in his Sermon preached before the House this Day at Margaret's, Westminster: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: Wherein he is to have the like Privilege of printing it, as others in the like Kind usually have had.
Oath of Abjuration.
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux, and Mr. Love, do Consider of the Form of an Oath of Abjuration of all Foreign Jurisdiction, to be administred, instead of the Oath of Supremacy; and to prepare an Act for the Administring thereof; and report it to the House on Friday next.
Ordered, That it be referred to be Committee of the Navy, to take Order for the providing and furnishing the Ships the St. Andrew, the Triumph, and the St. George, to be sent forth in the Service of the State, in the next Summer Fleet.
Securing Scotts Commissioners, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider, What is further fit to be done in managing the Business touching the said Commissioners; and to prepare a Letter to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland.
London Common Council.
And some Alterations being offered at the Table; viz. in all Places where it was "the Court of Common Council;" upon the Question, these Words, "Co\?\t of" were rased out; and that the Word "Court," throughout the said Act, be made "Council;" and the Quorum to be Forty.
Norwich City Offices.
An Act for regulating Elections of Officers in the City of Norwich, and for preventing the Election of ill-affected Persons into such Offices, was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Sir Henry Mildmay, Lord Mounson, Sir Wm. Massam, Colonel Rich, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr. Lister, Mr. Dove, Mr. Lisle, Colonel Temple, Mr. Whittacre, Colonel Jones, Mr. Allen, Alderman Atkins; and ordered to be brought in on Friday next.
Ordered, That the General be desired to grant Commissions to the Forces of Horse and Foot in South Wales, and Monmouthshire, who have voluntarily listed themselves, at their own Charge, for the Service of the State, as he shall think sit.
Ordered, That no Advantage be taken against Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir John Barrington, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Robert Andrewes, Alderman Hoyle, and Mr. Stockdale, for not having entered their Dissents, before the First Day of March 1648, to the Vote of 5 Decembris last.