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, 9 Augusti, 1650.
Leave to go out of the House.
The Question being put, That this Clause; "And be it Enacted and Ordained, by the Authority of this present Parliament, That all and every Person and Persons, not distempered with Sickness, or distracted in Brain, who shall presume, avowedly, in Words, to profess, or shall, by Writing, proceed to affirm or maintain him or herself, or any other mere Creature, to be very God," do stand in the Act;
The Question being put, That this Clause; "Be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every the Mayors, Justices of the Peace, Bailiffs, or Constables, within their Limits, and respective Jurisdictions, be authorized and injoined, by this present Act, from time to time, to make diligent Search and Inquiry after the Places of such Meetings," * * * *;
And the Question being put, That, in this Clause in the Act beginning with these Words, "And be it Enacted and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every Person and Persons, who shall assemble and meet together in any Inn;" and ending with these Words; viz. "knowing the same;" be added to that Clause;
|Colonel Purefoy,||Tellers for the Yeas:||19.|
|Sir Wm. Brereton,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Henry Vane junior,||Tellers for the Noes:||24.|
|Lord Comm. Lisle,||With the Noes,|
The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "or that the Laws made by any Power on Earth for the Restraining and Condemning of these Things, in any Person, are against the Mind and Intention of God;" do stand in the Act;
Grant to Wyard.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider what Reward and Recompence shall be thought fit to be given to Captain Robert Wyard for his good Service; and to the Master and Owner of the Ship, in respect of the Damage done to the Ship: And that the said Council be and are impowered and authorized to give such Rewards and Allowances to them, as they shall think fit, accordingly.