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 1st of January, 1656.
House to keep a Day of Humiliation.
RESOLVED, That Friday Sevennight be set apart for a Day of Humiliation for this House.
Resolved, That that Day of Humiliation shall be kept in this House.
Resolved, That Doctor Reynolds be desired to be assisting in carrying on the Work of a Day of Humiliation in this House on Friday Sevennight: And that Sir Christofer Pack do give him Notice thereof.
Resolved, That Mr. Barker be desired to be assisting in carrying on the Work of a Day of Humiliation in this House on Friday Sevennight: And that Major General Bridges do give him Notice thereof.
Resolved, That Mr. Carryll be desired to be assisting in carrying on the Work of a Day of Humiliation in this House on Friday Sevennight: And that Mr. Maidston do give him Notice thereof.
Ordered, That Colonel Fitz-James, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Stephens, Sir Tho. Honywood, Mr. Margetts, Mr. Whitewey, Mr. Bradshaw, Mr. Gorges, Mr. Lawrence, Captain Blackwell, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Bridges, Major General Berry, Mr. Reynell, Mr. Thistlethwait, Major Boreman, Major Dewy, Mr. Westlake, Mr. Moody, Mr. Grove, Mr. Tho. Smyth; Mr. Stanley, Colonel Shuttleworth, Colonel Celey, Colonel Bethell, Colonel Lassells, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Quarles, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Crofts, Captain Scotten, Mr. Wall, Colonel Bingham, Mr. Pickering, Mr. John Ash, Mr. Maynard, be added to the Committee for stating the Publick Faith.
Resolved, That Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, in every Week, be set apart for publick Business; and no private Business to be offered or admitted on those Days.
Ordered, That no Committee do sit on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Fridays, in every Week, upon any private Business.
An additional Bill for the better Improvement and Advancing the Receipts of the Excise, and New Impost, was this Day read the First time; and ordered, upon the Question, to be read the Second time upon Tuesday Morning next.