House of Commons Journal Volume 5
23 February 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 23 February 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 470-471. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25307 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 23 Februarii, 1647.

Die Publico Humiliationis.

Preachers thanked.

ORDERED, That Mr. Rose do, from this House, give Thanks unto Mr. Ashe, for the great Pains he took in his Sermon preached on this Day at Margarett's, Westminster, before the House of Commons: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: Wherein he is to have the like Privilege in Printing of it, as others in the like kind usually have had.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Massam do, from this House, give Thanks to Mr. Nye, for the great Pains he took in his Sermon preached on this Day at Margarett's Westminster, before the House of Commons: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: Wherein he is to have the like Privilege in Printing of it, as others in the like kind usually have had.

Preachers appointed.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Massam do, from this House desire Mr. Thomas Goodwyn to preach before the House of Commons, at Margarett's, Westminster, on the next monthly Fast Day.

Ordered, That Mr. Boscawen do, from this House, desire Mr. Hicks to preach before the House of Commons at Margarett's, Westminster, on the next monthly Fast Day.

League and Covenant.

Mr. Arthur Annesley, Mr. John Moyle, Mr. Francis Holles, Mr. Robert Ellison, Mr. Thomas Crompton, Mr. Henry Stapilton, Sir John Palgrave, this Day took the National League and Covenant.

Lord's Day, &c.

An additional Ordinance for the more strict Observation of the Lords Day, and of all other Days set apart by Authority for publick Fasting and Humiliation, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Edward Stephens, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Dodderidge, Alderman Pennington, Sir John Palgrave, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Winwood, Sir John Bampfield, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Lister, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Bois, Mr. Ratcliff, Mr. John Gourdon, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Henry Stapilton, Major General Browne, Mr. Holles, Sir John Francklyn, Sir Nathaniell Barnardiston, Alderman Atkin, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Priestly, Captain Nutt, Mr. Crowther, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Francis Allen, Mr. Fell, Mr. Rose, Sir Ralph Ashton, Colonel Hunt, Alderman Hoyle, Mr. Doce, Mr. Shuttleworth: And all that will come are to have Voices: And are to meet To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And they are to report it on the next Fast Day, or sooner, if it may be: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Dodderidge.

Drunkenness, &c.

Mr. Salwey is to desire of Mr. Serjeant Wilde, the Ordinance for punishing Drunkenness, and other notorious Vices.

Blasphemous Publications.

Ordered, That the Order of this House for bestowing of One hundred Pounds upon such Person or Persons, as shall discover the Author, or Printer, of the vile blasphemous Pamphlets; the one intituled, "The Parliament's Ten Commandments; the Parliament's Pater-noster; and the Articles of the Faith;" the other intituled, "Ecce the New Testament of . . . Lords and Saviours the House of Commons at Westminster, or the supreme Council at Windsore;" be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That the vile blasphemous Pamphlets; the one intituled, "The Parliament's Ten Commandments, the Parliament's Pater-noster, and Articles of the Faith; the other intituled, "Ecce the New Testament of . . . Lords and Saviours the House of Commons at Westminster, or the supreme Council at Windsore;" be forthwith diligently searched for, and seized, and collected together, by the Care of the Sheriffs of the City of London and Middlesex: And the said Sheriffs are enjoined to see them, after they are so seized, and collected together, to be burnt by the Hands of the common Hangman the next Week, in three of the most publick Places of London and Westminster, upon a Market Day.