Die Mercurii, 30 Septembris, 1646.
Die Publicæ Humiliationis.
ORdered, That Mr. Long do, from this House, give
Thanks to Mr. Palmer, for the great Pains he took
in the Sermon he preached this Day, at the Intreaty of
this House, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, it being the
Day of Publick Humiliation; and to desire him to print
his Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege, in
Printing of it, as others in the like kind usually have
Ordered, That Mr. Salwey do, from this House, give
Thanks to Mr. Simons, for the great Pains he took in
the Sermon he preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this
House, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, it being the Day
of Publick Humiliation; and to desire him to print his
Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege in Printing
of it, as others in the like kind usually have had.
Ordered, That Mr. Bosevile do, from this House, desire Mr. Lockyer to preach before the Commons, at St.
Margaret's, Westminster, the next Fast-Day.
Ordered, That Mr. Millington do, from this House,
desire Mr. * Strickland to preach before the Commons,
at St. Margaret's, Westminster, the next Fast-Day.
Mr. Ball reports, from the Committee, some Additions to the Ordinance for preventing the Neglect and
Prosanation of the monthly Fast: The which were read.
And, upon the Question, the Ordinance, with the Additions, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords,
for their Concurrence, by Mr. Ball.
Mr. Rous, Mr. Bois, Mr. Leigh, Mr. Roll, Sir John
Temple, Sir John Clotworthy;
This Committee are to bring in a Consession of the Sins
of this Kingdom, and of the Kingdom of Ireland; and
of the Sins of this Kingdom, in relation to Ireland; to
be read on every monthly Fast-Day; and to report the
same on the next monthly Fast-Day.
Mr. Recorder, Sir Simond D'Ewes, Mr. Ashurst, Sir
Ralph Ashton, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Oldesworth, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Allen, Mr. Harrington,
Mr. Rous, Mr. Bois, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Leigh, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Long, Mr. White, Mr. Oxenden, Mr. Palmer,
Mr. Clive, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Selden,
Mr. Drake, Mr. Ball, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Hallowes,
Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Scott;
This Committee, or any Five of them, are to take into
Consideration the several Oaths, that are taken either in
the Universities, or by Sheriffs, or in any City, Borough,
or Town Corporate, or by any Society or Company, or
by any other Persons: They are likewise to consider of a
Remedy to prevent clandestine Marriages, without the
Consent of Parents; and incestuous Marriages: And are
to meet upon it, in the Star-Chamber, To-morrow in
the Afternoon at Two of Clock; and present what they
think fit to be done, upon these Particulars, to the House;
and report the same on the next monthly Fast-Day.
And the Care hereof is more especially referred to Mr.
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Alderman Pennington, Alderman
Atkin, Mr. Long, Mr. Allen, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Thomas
Dacres, are appointed to go to the Commissioners of Excise; and to press them, as the earnest Desire of this
House, to advance the Ten thousand Pounds charged
upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, with Interest, after
the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, every Six Months,
for the Forbearance, ordered to be employed for the Relief of Widows, and other necessitous People, to whom
Money is owing; and to acquaint them, that, as it will
be a pious and charitable Work, so it will be a very acceptable Service to the House.