Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 6th of January, 1652.
Mass at Ambassadors Houses.
A Bill, explaining the Meaning of a former Act, giving Relief to tender Consciences in Matters of Religion; and for Discovery of, and Proceeding against, Popish Recusants; was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Lord Chief Baron, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Lister, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Oldisworth, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Pury, Mr. Sey, Mr. Millington, Major General Skippon, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Lassells, Mr. Bruister, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Allein, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Nelthrop, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Arthure Hesilrig, Mr. Long, Colonel Wauton, Mr. Challoner, Major-General Harrison, Mr. Burrell, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Holland, Sir Henry Vane, Major Salvey, Mr. Hallowes; or any Five or more of them: And all that come to have Voices: And Sir Henry Mildmay and Mr. Gurdon to have especial Care of it: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.