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 First of April, 1653.
Duchy of Lancaster.
ORDERED, That the Petition for the County Palatine of Lancaster be read on Thursday Morning next: And that the Act formerly ordered to be brought in, for taking away the County Palatine of Lancaster, be brought in, and read on that Day.
Ordered, That Mr. Obadiah Sedgwick be desired to preach before the Parliament, at Margarett's, Westminster, on Tuesday the 12th of April next, being a Day set apart for Publick Thanksgiving: And that Colonel Bossevile do give him Notice thereof.
Propagating the Gospel.
Resolved, That a certain Number of Persons, Ministers, and others, of known Ability and Godliness, be appointed to sit in every County to examine, judge, and approve, all such Persons, as, being called to preach the Gospel, have received Testimonials, as above: And, in case there shall not be found a competent Number of such Persons in the same County, that others of one or more Neighbour Counties be joined to them.