Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 18 die Maii, 13 Caroli.
Leave of Absence.
Repairs of Churches.
A Bill enabling Churchwardens and Constables to assess and levy Monies for Repair of Churches, and upon other Occasions incident to their Offices, being prepared and brought in by Sir Henry North, was this Day read the First time.
Call of the House.
Resolved, That the Members of this House, who were appointed Commissioners, by the Lord High Steward, to administer the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, or any Four or more of them, do meet this Day, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon: And that the Clerks of this House do attend them with the Book of Returns, and the Notes of the Names of such Members as have taken the said Oaths, to the end they may compare the same, and give an Account to this House, on Wednesday next, whether any Members do sit, who have not taken the said Oaths.
Solemn League and Covenant.
Ordered, by and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Instrument or Writing, called, The Solemn League and Covenant, a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed, be burned by the Hand of the Common Hangman; and that all other Copies be taken down out of all Churches and publick Places in England and Wales, and the Town of Berwicke upon Tweede, where the same are set up.
Resolved also, upon the Question, That the Committee appointed to make search for the traiterous Writing, called, The Instrument of Government, do peruse the Journals of this House, and see a true Copy of the Instrument or Writing, called, The Solemn League and Covenant, be written, and annexed to the Order, which is to be carried up to the Lords.