Die Martis, 17 Septembris, 1650.
Thanks giving Day.
SIR Henry Vane reports a Narrative, setting forth the
Grounds and Reasons for setting apart the Eighth
Day of October next, for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving;
and, An Act for setting apart the said Day for a Day of
Which were this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be
forthwith printed and published.
Resolved, &c. That the Door be shut till Twelve of
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care, as well by the Ways and Means appointed
by the Act for Sheriffs to appoint Deputies, as otherwise,
That the said Act and Narrative be forthwith sent to
the Sheriffs, to be dispersed to the several Ministers, and
put in Execution: And they are to give an Account
thereof to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs of the respective Counties
within England and Wales be required and injoined forthwith to send to the Ministers of the several Parishes in
their respective Counties, the Act for setting apart Tuesday
the Eighth of October 1650, for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving; together with a Narrative and Declaration of the
Declaration of the King.
Colonel Marten reports from the Council of State, An
Answer to a Paper, intituled, "A Declaration by the
King's Majesty to his Subjects of the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland."
Which was this Day read the First time, at large;
and after, it was read by Parts; and, every Part being
put to the Question, was assented unto.
Resolved, That the Door be shut till One of Clock.
The Question being propounded, That the Word
"Change" do stand;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Henry Vane,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
Earl of Pembroke,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes:
So it passed with the Negative.
The Question being put; That these Words; viz. "the
Parliament and People thereof unconsulted;" do stand:
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate upon the said Answer
be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, Eight of Clock.