Wednesday, the 18th of February, 1656.
Ld. Whitelock thanked.
RESOLVED, That the Lord Whitelock have the
Thanks of this House, for his great and faithful
Service in the Business of this House, as Speaker, during
the Absence of the present Speaker.
Grant to him.
Resolved, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds,
expended by the Lord Commissioner Whitelock, in his
Embassy into Sweden, over and above what he hath
received, shall be forthwith paid unto him.
Resolved, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be
paid unto the said Lord Commissioner Whitelock, overand-above the said Five hundred Pounds, in respect of his
great and faithful Service to the Publick in that Embassy.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Treasury be
required to pay the said several Sums, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Lord Commissioner Whitelock have
the Thanks of this House, for his great Service in that
A Bill for Promoting and more frequent Preaching of
the Gospel, and better Maintenance of the Ministers of
the Gospel, within the Town and Borough of Plymouth,
was this Day read the Second time; and committed to
the Committee, to whom the Bill for Exeter is committed: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
in the Duchy-Chamber.
Ld. Whitelock thanked.
The Speaker, by Command of the House, did give to
the Lord Commissioner Whitelock, standing in his Place,
the Thanks of this House, for his great and faithful
Service in that hazardous Voyage undertaken by him as
Embassador to Sweden: And likewise for his Readiness
and Faithfulness in the Service of this House, as Speaker,
in the Absence of the present Speaker.
Observation of Lord's Day.
A Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, was
this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Highland, General Disbrow, Mr. Bedford, Colonel Edwards, Colonel Markham, Colonel Harvey, Sir
Tho. Wroth, Sir Christofer Pack, Alderman Foote, Mr.
Downing, Lord Commissioner Fiennes, Mr. Holland, Mr.
Briscoe, Colonel Purefoy, Captain Hatsell, Major-General Packer, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Buller,
Mr. Jenkinson, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Sidenham, Sir Richard
Pigott, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Lord Rich. Cromwell, Mr.
Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Sheild, Mr. Sherley, Mr.
Lucy, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Margetts, Colonel Shuttleworth,
Lord Broghill, Colonel White, Mr. Bond, Mr. Dunch,
Mr. Stanley, Colonel Hawksworth, Major-General Howard, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Zanchy, Colonel Hewson,
Mr. Bodurda, Colonel Barkley, Colonel Beamont, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Wagstaff, Captain Fiennes, Mr. Collins,
Mr. Grove: And all that come, to have Voices: And
are to meet in the Painted Chamber To-morrow, at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon.
A Bill, enjoining Ministers and others to perform the
Duty of Chatechising, was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed unto the same Committee, that the Bill concerning the Sabbath, is referred:
And all that come, shall have Voices, as to this Business.
A Chatechise was tendered to the House, to be the
Chatechise to be publickly taught, and to be made Part
of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Title of this Book shall be read.
The Title of the said Book was read, accordingly in
these Words; viz. "The humble Advice of the Assembly
of Divines, now by the Authority of Parliament sitting at
Westminster concerning a shorter Chatechism."
Resolved, That this Chatechism be referred to this
House invited to dine with Protector.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That his Highness
hath invited all the Members of this House to dine with
his Highness on Friday next, being the Day of publick
Thanksgiving, in the Banquetting-House at Whitehall.
Resolved, That the Bill for regulating Perpetuanas and
Serges in the West, be read on Saturday next.