Die Veneris, 2 Januarii, 1645.
THE Grand Committee, according to former Order,
sat, to take into Consideration the great Work of
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Resolved, &c. That, to the end we may have God's
Assistance in the Finishing and Settling of this great Work
of Church-Government, Wednesday Sevennight be appointed and set apart for a Day of Humiliation, for both
Houses of Parliament, and the Assembly of Divines, to seek
God for His Directions therein.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein, by Sir
Ordered, That Mr. Jeremiah Whittacre and Mr. Stephen
Marshall be desired to preach before both Houses, and the
Assembly of Divines, on Wednesday Sevennight; being an
especial Day of Humiliation, set apart to seek God for his
Direction, in the Settling of this great Work of Church-Government: And that Mr. Ashurst do give Mr. Whittacre
notice hereof: And that Mr. Wheeler give notice to Mr.
Ordered, That Mr. Burgesse be desired to preach the next
Fast-Day, before the Commons House at St. Margaret's,
Westminster, in the place of Mr. Marshall: And that Mr.
Alderman Atkins do give him notice hereof.
Ordered, That the Members of this House be injoined
to attend and be present on Wednesday Sevennight, being
the Day of Humiliation, at the Exercise of the Day.
A Letter from Tiverton, of 29 Decembris 1645, was
this Day read.