House of Commons Journal Volume 5
11 February 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 11 February 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 461-462. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25299 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Die Veneris, 11 Februarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Suppressing Stage Plays, &c.

MR. John Stephens carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for suppressing all Interludes and Stage Plays.

Confession of Faith.

According to former Order, the House took into Consideration the Advice of the Assembly of Divines, concerning a Confession of Faith; and proceeded in the Consideration of the Third Paragraph of the Twenty-fourth Chapter, intituled, "Of Marriage and Divorce:" And

It is Resolved, That these Words, in that Paragraph, be left out; viz. "Who are able with Judgment to give their Consent."

Resolved, &c. That the Word "therefore" continue in this Paragraph.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Third Paragraph of the Twenty-fourth Chapter, intituled, "Of Marriage and Divorce," in these Words; viz. "It is lawful for all Sorts of People to marry; yet is it the Duty of Christians to marry only in the Lord; and therefore such as profess the true Reformed Religion should not marry with Infidels, Papists, or other Idolaters; neither should such as are godly be unequally yoked, by marrying with such as are notoriously wicked in their Life, or maintain damnable Heresies.

Delinquents Compositions

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to consider of the Obstructions that are touching Delinquents Compositions, and bringing in Monies at Goldsmiths Hall; and of effectual Remedies for them: And that they do report them on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Suppressing Stage Plays.

Mr. John Stephens brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for Suppressing of Stage Plays.

Declaration of Non-Addresses.

According to former Order, the House resumed the Consideration of the Declaration, expressing the Grounds of passing the late Votes, touching the further Application to the King.

The Question was propounded for agreeing to that Clause in the Declaration concerning Colonel Cockram's Instructions:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Walter Erle, Tellers for the Noe: 43.
Sir John Evelyn of Surrey, With the Noe,
Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Yea: 70.
Mr. Lisle, With the Yea,

The Clause concerning Cockram's Instructions being put to the Question, For agreeing unto it;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Walter Erle, Tellers for the Noe: 48.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Noe,
Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Yea: 66.
Mr. Lisle, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That Candles be brought in.

The intire Declaration expressing the Grounds of passing the late Votes touching no further Application to the King, being put to the Question, For passing now;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 80.
Sir Peter Wentworth, With the Yea:
Sir John Evelyn of Surrey, Tellers for the Noe: 50.
Mr. Bulkeley, With the Noe:

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative: And

It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the Declaration do now pass.

Resolved, &c. That this Declaration be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that prepared it, to take care that, it may be true and well printed: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Lisle and Mr. Challoner.

Ordered, That a competent Number of this Declaration be printed for the Service of the House: And the Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Barons of the Cinque Ports, that serve for the several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, and Ports, are required to send Copies thereof to be published and dispersed in the several respective Places for which they serve.

Adjournment.

According to former Order, the House adjourned till Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.

SignetSeal.

Ordered, That the Signet Seal, that was taken by the Soldiers at Whitehall, be carried and kept in the same Place as the Great Seal is kept.