Wednesday, the 11th of February, 1656.
A BILL for the Promoting and more frequent
Preaching of the Gospel, and Maintenance of a
godly Minister in the Town of Totnes in the County of
Devon, was this Day read the First Time; and, upon
the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on
Monday Morning next.
Leave for a Member to be Mayor.
Resolved, That Alderman Dickenson, a Member of this
House, being chosen Mayor for the City of York, have
the Leave of this House to accept of the said Office; and
that his Attendance in this House be dispensed withal.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Petition of
Sir Richard Lucy is referred, shall have Power to send for
Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
Proceedings concerning Cole.
Resolved, That Saturday next be appointed for the
House to have an Account concerning the Execution of
their Orders in the Case of Rodney and Cole: And that
the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal, and the
Judges, who are Members of this House, do then attend
the Service of the House.
Resolved, That Friday next the Report be made of
the Amendments to the Bill for settling Ministers in
Resolved, That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill
for bestowing the Cathedral Church at Winchester on the
City, for preaching the Gospel there.
York Court of Law.
Ordered, That the Report of Amendments to the Bill
for York be made on Friday Morning next: And that
then also the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the
Counties of Nottingham and Derby be read.
Resolved, That the Bills for the better Observation of
the Sabbath, and for Catechising, be read on this Day
The House, according to former Order, was resolved
into a Committee of the whole House, for preparing a
Bill for the Assessments.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Downing called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Downing reports from the Committee of the whole
House, That the said Committee desire Leave of the
House to sit again To-morrow.
Resolved, That To-morrow Morning the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Act of Excise.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on Friday next, upon the Business of raising
Four hundred thousand Pounds.