Die Mercurii, 26 Maii, 1647. Dies Publicæ Humiliationis.
ORDERED, That Sir John Bampfield do, from this
House, give Thanks unto Mr. Hughes, for the great
Pains he took in the Sermon he preached on this Day, at
Margarett's, Westminster, before the House of Commons,
it being a Day of publick Humiliation: And that he do
desire him to print his Sermon: Wherein he is to have the
like Privilege in Printing thereof as others, in like kind,
usually have had.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Brereton do, from this House,
give Thanks unto Mr. Case, for the great Pains he took
in the Sermon he preached on this Day, at Margarett's
Westminster, before the House of Commons, it being a
Day of publick Humiliation: And that he do desire him
to print his Sermon: Wherein he is to have the like Privilege in Printing thereof, as others, in the like kind,
usually have had.
Ordered, That * * do, from this House, desire Mr.
Cawdrey to preach before the House of Commons, at
Margarett's, Westminster, on the next Monthly Fast Day.
Ordered, That Mr. Dove do, from this House, desire
Mr. Strickland to preach before the House of Commons,
at Margarett's, Westminster, on the next Monthly Fast
Ordered, That Serjeant Wilde do, To-morrow Morning
at Ten of Clock, report the Ordinance, in his Hand, for
the Punishing of Incest, Adultery, Fornication, Drunkenness, Swearing and Cursing.
Ordered, That, on this Day Sevennight, the first Business, the Ordinance for the regulating and setting on
Work poor and lewd People, be read.
Information against Butcher.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Kent
to examine the Truth of the Information concerning one
Nicholas Butcher, that has married his Father's Wife;
and to certify the Truth of it to this House.
Blasphemies and Heresies.
Resolved, &c. That, on Wednesday Morning next, the
next Business after the Ordinance concerning the setting
the Poor on Work, the Chairman of the Grand Committee, to whom the Ordinance concerning Blasphemies
and Heresies was referred, do make report of so much as
the Grand Committee has resolved upon in that Ordinance:
And that the House do take the Consideration of that
Ordinance from the Grand Committee into the House:
And that the Grand Committee be dissolved, as to that
Ordinance: And that Sir Wm. Strickland do then make
Report concerning one Biddle, a Schoolmaster of Gloucester, that has written a Treatise against the Divinity of
the Holy Ghost.
Resolved, &c. That the Clerk do give a List to the
Serjeant of the Names of all such Members of the House
as have not yet taken the Covenant: And that the Serjeant do give them respectively particular Notice, that
Wednesday next is appointed for them to take the Covenant here in the House: And that such as shall not be
here then ready to offer themselves to take it, shall, from
that Time, be suspended from sitting in the House until
further Order: And Mr. Speaker then is to put the
House in mind of this Business.
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