Monday, February 2, 1656–7.
Mr. Drake reported from the Committee, that having attended his Highness with the Declaration, his Highness hath
given his full and free consent thereunto.
Ordered, that the Declaration be forthwith printed and
published, and that the same be sent to the sheriffs of the respective counties and shires, who are requested to take care
that the same be delivered to the ministers of the respective
parishes and congregations.
Ordered, that it be recommended to the Council, and that
they be desired to give order for the sending abroad the Declaration through England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Resolved, that the Court of Exchequer be required to forbear any suspensions or discharges of recusants' estates, until
the Bill concerning recusants be here taken into consideration