Monday, the 6th of November, 1654.
UPON Information, that the Order of this House
hath not been performed, whereby the Under-Sheriff of Middlesex was ordered forthwith to return, to
Sir Robert Pye, the Money deposited in the Hands of
his Deputy, upon the Arrest of the said Sir Robert Pye,
in Breach of the Privilege of this House;
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, do apprehend Thomas Crooke late Under-Sheriff
of the County of Middlesex, William Hastings his late
Deputy, and John Spragne, the Person at whose Suit Sir
Robert Pye was arrested: And that he bring them, as
Delinquents, to the Bar of this House, to answer their
Mr. James Ash reports from the Committee, A Bill,
intituled, An Act for Ejecting of ignorant, scandalous,
and insufficient Ministers and Schoolmasters: Which was
this Day read the First time; and appointed to be read
the Second time on Friday next.
Mr. James Ash further reports from the Committee to
whom the Ordinance for ejecting ignorant, scandalous,
and insufficient Ministers and Schoolmasters, was referred,
That it is the humble Opinion of this Committee, that,
in regard this Committee hath prepared an Act for Ejecting of scandalous Ministers, which is ready to be reported
to the Parliament, for Prevention of all Inconveniences
which may happen, by reason of the present Acting of
the Commissioners upon the Ordinance for ejecting scandalous, ignorant, and insufficient Ministers, That the said
Ordinance be suspended.
The Question being propounded, That the Ordinance
for ejecting scandalous, ignorant, and insufficient Ministers and Schoolmasters, be suspended;
And the Question being put, whether That Question
shall be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed in the Negative.