Die Jovis, 17 Octobris, 1650.
ORDERED, That Mr. Strickland be added to the
Committee of the Army.
Ordered, That Sir John Bourchier be added to the
Committee of the Navy.
Resolved, That the Door be shut till Twelve of the
Oath, &c. before Exchequer.
An Act for Discharging all Lords of Liberties, or their
Bailiffs, from taking any Oath upon passing any Account,
or suing out any Quietus est, in any Office in the Court of
Exchequer, was this Day read the Third time; and the
Debate adjourned till Tuesday next.
Sir Henry Mildmay reports from the Council of State,
That the Council hath Informations, from divers Places
of this Nation, of the great Disaffection of several Ministers; and their Disobedience to the Orders and Acts of
Parliament; and Disservice, in stirring up the People
against the Government; which are like to produce bad
Effects: And that the House be desired to take it into
their Consideration; and appoint some fit Remedies for
the Prevention of that Mischief.
A Letter from Grafton, of the Thirteenth of October
1650, from the Lord Grey, was this Day read.
Non-observance of Thanksgiving.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Lord Mayor of
London, and the several Militias of London, Westminster,
Southwarke, and the Hamlets of the Tower, do, on Tuesday Morning next, give an Account to the Parliament of
all such Ministers within their respective Jurisdictions,
who did not observe, and yield Obedience to, the Act for
appointing the Eighth Day of October Instant for a Day of
publick Thanksgiving, according to the Order of Parliament of the Ninth of October Instant: And that Mr.
Alderman Atkin do give Notice hereof to the Lord
Mayor of London.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
upon Information given to the Parliament of the Neglect
of divers Ministers in the several Counties, in the Observation of the last Day of Thanksgiving, That, upon such
Informations as they have, or shall receive, they do report
to the House the Names of such Ministers, as they shall
find most refractory or dangerous, in disturbing the
Peace of the Nation, or depraving the present Government; and their Opinion, what is fit to be done therein,
that the Parliament may take it into their Consideration
for further Order.