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 25th of February, 1652.
Papers to be returned.
ORDERED, That the Clerk of the Parliament be authorized to deliver unto the Committee appointed to meet with the Scottish Deputies, all such Papers or Books as have been returned from Scotland, touching Delinquents and Sequestrations, when they shall require it to be returned by them, after they have made use of them.
Propagating the Gospel.
The House this Day, according to former Order, took into Consideration, what Duty lies upon the Magistrate for Propagation of the Gospel, and by what Means he ought to proceed therein.
The Question being propounded, That the Magistrate hath Power, in Matters of Religion, for the Propagation of the Gospel;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Magistrate hath Power in Matters of Religion, for the Propagation of the Gospel.
Resolved, That the House do, on Friday next, proceed upon the Proposals reported; and to begin with the First, in the first Place, and so with the rest in Order.