Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 18th of February, 1656.
Ld. Whitelock thanked.
Grant to him.
Resolved, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be paid unto the said Lord Commissioner Whitelock, overand-above the said Five hundred Pounds, in respect of his great and faithful Service to the Publick in that Embassy.
A Bill for Promoting and more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and better Maintenance of the Ministers of the Gospel, within the Town and Borough of Plymouth, was this Day read the Second time; and committed to the Committee, to whom the Bill for Exeter is committed: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-Chamber.
Ld. Whitelock thanked.
The Speaker, by Command of the House, did give to the Lord Commissioner Whitelock, standing in his Place, the Thanks of this House, for his great and faithful Service in that hazardous Voyage undertaken by him as Embassador to Sweden: And likewise for his Readiness and Faithfulness in the Service of this House, as Speaker, in the Absence of the present Speaker.
Observation of Lord's Day.
A Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Highland, General Disbrow, Mr. Bedford, Colonel Edwards, Colonel Markham, Colonel Harvey, Sir Tho. Wroth, Sir Christofer Pack, Alderman Foote, Mr. Downing, Lord Commissioner Fiennes, Mr. Holland, Mr. Briscoe, Colonel Purefoy, Captain Hatsell, Major-General Packer, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Buller, Mr. Jenkinson, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Sidenham, Sir Richard Pigott, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Lord Rich. Cromwell, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Sheild, Mr. Sherley, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Margetts, Colonel Shuttleworth, Lord Broghill, Colonel White, Mr. Bond, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Stanley, Colonel Hawksworth, Major-General Howard, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Zanchy, Colonel Hewson, Mr. Bodurda, Colonel Barkley, Colonel Beamont, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Wagstaff, Captain Fiennes, Mr. Collins, Mr. Grove: And all that come, to have Voices: And are to meet in the Painted Chamber To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
A Bill, enjoining Ministers and others to perform the Duty of Chatechising, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the same Committee, that the Bill concerning the Sabbath, is referred: And all that come, shall have Voices, as to this Business.
The Title of the said Book was read, accordingly in these Words; viz. "The humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines, now by the Authority of Parliament sitting at Westminster concerning a shorter Chatechism."
House invited to dine with Protector.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That his Highness hath invited all the Members of this House to dine with his Highness on Friday next, being the Day of publick Thanksgiving, in the Banquetting-House at Whitehall.