Wednesday, the 8th of October, 1651.
Sitting of this Parliament.
MR. Lechmere reports from the Committee to whom
it was referred to prepare a Bill for the setting a
Time certain for the sitting of this Parliament, and for
Calling a new Parliament, the said Bill: Which was this
Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered
to be read the Second time on Friday Morning next.
Propagating the Gospel.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act for Propagation of the Gospel, be reported on this Day Sevennight: And that the Committee, to whom the same is
referred, do meet this Afternoon; and sit de die in diem.
Regulating the Law.
Ordered, That the Committee for regulating the Law
be revived; and sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two
of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in
diem: With Power to confer with what Persons they
shall think fit: And to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business;
and to report to the House from time to time, as often
as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Report formerly made from the
Committee for regulating the Law, be proceeded in
Blasphemies and Heresies.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for the punishing of Blasphemies and Heresies,"
be brought in, and read on Wednesday next, for the
House's further Consideration thereof.
Ordered, That the Bill for suppressing Popery be
brought in on Wednesday next.