Wednesday, February 18, 1656–7.
Resolved, that the Lord Whitlock have the thanks of this
House, for his great and faithful service in the business of
this House, as Speaker, during the absence of the present
Resolved, that the sum of 500l., expended by the Lord
Commissioner Whitlock, in his embassy into Sweden, over
and above what he hath received, shall be forthwith paid unto
Resolved, that the sum of 2000l. be paid unto the said
Lord Commissioner Whitlock, over and above the said 500l.,
in respect of his great and faithful service to the public in that
Ordered, that the Commissioners for the Treasury be required to pay the said several sums accordingly.
Ordered, that the Lord Commissioner Whitlock have the
thanks of this House, for his great service in that embassy.
The Speaker, by command of the House, did give to the
Lord Commissioner Whitlock, standing in his place, the
thanks of this House, for his great and faithful service in
that hazardous voyage undertaken by him as Ambassador to
Sweden; and likewise for his readiness and faithfulness in
the service of this House, as Speaker, in the absence of the
present Speaker. (fn. 1)
A Bill, enjoining ministers and others to perform the duty
of catechising, was this day read the second time; and upon
the question, committed unto the same Committee that the
Bill concerning the Sabbath is referred to. And all that
come, shall have voices as to this business.
A Catechism was tendered to the House, to be the Catechism to be publicly taught, and to be made part of the
Resolved, that the title of this Book shall be read.
The title of the said Book was read accordingly, in these
words, viz. "The Humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines, now, by the Authority of Parliament, sitting at Westminster, concerning a short Catechism." (fn. 2)
Resolved, that this Catechism be referred to this Committee.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, that his Highness hath
invited all the Members of this House to dine with his Highness on Friday next, being the day of public thanksgiving,
in the Banquetting House at Whitehall (fn. 3)