Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 5th of September, 1651.
Battle of Worcester.
The Parliament being very sensible of the wonderful and seasonable Mercies God hath been pleased to vouchsafe unto this Nation, by his great Blessing upon their Army near Worcester, in routing the Army of the Scotts on Wednesday last; as is expressed in a Letter from the Lord General to the Speaker of the Parliament, herewith printed; and intending to set apart a Day of solemn Thanksgiving unto God, to be observed through this Commonwealth; Do, in the mean time, order, That the Ministers in all Churches and Congregations within the late Lines of Communication, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, on the next Lord's Day, give publick Thanks to Almighty God for this great Mercy: And that the Lord Mayor of the City of London do take Care, that timely Notice be given to the said Ministers, for that Purpose; and that the said Ministers do then read the said Letter.
Resolved, That a Letter of Thanks be sent to the Lord General from the Parliament, taking Notice of his great Service; and that it be referred to the Council of State to prepare this Letter; to be signed by Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That Constantyne Heath and Richard Cadwell, the Messengers, who brought the News from Worcester, have 30£. a Piece bestowed on them, as Gratuities: And is is referred to the Council of State, to see the same forthwith paid unto them; accordingly.
Letters and Papers read.
Major Lister reports, from the Council of State, a Letter from Colonel Duckenfield, from Chester of the Second of September 1651; and the Examination of Nathanael Lancaster, Rector of Tarpurby in the County of Chester, the Second Day of September in the Year of our Lord 1651: Which were this Day read.
Recorder of Chester.
St. Alban's Ministry.
An Act for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, Instructing and Catechizing of the People of the Parish of St. Alban's, and better Maintenance of a godly Minister, in the said Parish, in the Borough of St. Alban's, in the County of Hertford, was this Day read the first time.
The said Act was read the second time accordingly; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Say, Mr. Leman, Sir Richard Lucy, Sir James Harrington, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Col Purefoy, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Strickland, Attorney-general, Col. Downes, Mr. Moyle, Mr. * * * Challoner, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Love, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Gold, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Hallowes, Col. Thompson, Col. Bossevile, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Garland, Sir Gilbt. Pickering, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Hodges, Sir Grigory Norton, or any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr. Garland is to take Care of it.
Bray, a Prisoner.
House to sit.
|Sir Gilbert Pickering,||Tellers for the Yeas:||21.|
|Sir James Harrington,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Noes:||17.|
|Colonel Marten,||With the Noes,|