DIE Lunæ, 5 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Bridge.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordered, That the Lord General is hereby added
to the Committee appointed to receive such Things from
the Commissioners of Scotland as they have to communicate to the Parliament.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Mr. Serjeant Fynch returned with this Answer to the Message sent to the House
of Commons on Saturday last:
That they agree with their Lordships to the Instructions
for taking the Covenant, with the Alterations and Additions. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom.
Next, the Ordinance for taking of Accompts was read
Twice, and Ordered to be committed to a Committee
of the whole House, to be taken into Consideration
Message to the H. C. for the Committees to meet with the Scotch Commissioners.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire them, that the Committee appointed to meet
with the Scotts Commissioners may meet presently, in
the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, if it may stand with their
This House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Ordinance for taking of Accompts of the Kingdom was
The House was resumed.
But nothing now brought to a Result.
Message from thence, that the Assistants of this House may take the Covenant;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Reynolds, &c.
To desire that the Assistants and the Officers of this
House may take and subscribe the Covenant; and that
the Names of such Members of this House as have
subscribed the Covenant may be printed with the Covenant.
Agreed to, and Ordered accordingly.
to expedite Two Ordinances;
2. To desire their Lordships would please to expedite
the Ordinance concerning the taking of Accompts, and
the Ordinance concerning Uxbridge.
and with an Ordinance for 5000 l. for Plymouth.
3. To desire Concurrence concerning Five Thousand
Pounds to be advanced for Plymouth.
The Ordinance concerning Five Thousand Pounds to
be paid to Plymouth was read Twice, and committed to
these Lords following:
Committee to consider of it.
Any Two, to meet presently in the Prince's
(fn. *) Lodgings.
The Lord Admiral reported, "That the Committee
have considered of the Ordinance for advancing Five
Thousand Pounds for (fn. †)
Plymouth; and they think it fit
to pass as it is, without any Alteration."
Hereupon it was read the Third Time, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned to this Message was:
That their Lordships have appointed Wednesday next
for tendering the Covenant to the Assistants and Officers
of this House; and their Lordships have Ordered,
That the Names of such Members of this House as have
subscribed the Covenant shall be printed with the Covenant: Likewise their Lordships do agree to the Ordinance for advancing Five Thousand Pounds for Plymouth;
and concerning the Two Ordinances, concerning Uxbridge and taking of Accompts, their Lordships will take
them into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That their Committee shall be ready to meet with
the Scotts Commissioners presently, as is desired.
Committee to consider of the Ordinance concerning Uxbridge.
Ordered, That the
Earls of Kent,
The Lord Bruce, and
Are added to the Committee for the Ordinance concerning Uxbridge.
And the House was adjourned during Pleasure to take
the same into Consideration.
Nothing brought to Result.
The House was resumed.
Committees ment with the Scots Commissioners;
And the Lord General reported to the House, "That
the Committees of both Houses have met (fn. *) with the
Commissioners from the Kingdom of Scotland, and
have seen their Powers; and Two Papers were delivered from them:" Which was read presently.
(Here enter them.)
Papers from them.
Ordered, That these Papers be presently sent to
the House of Commons; and to desire them that they
would give a speedy Resolution, that so some Course may
be taken, that the Commissioners may meet, and treat
Message to the H. C. with these Papers; and to desire they would expedite this Business.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Mr. Serjeant Fynch:
To deliver these Papers to them, which this Morning was received from the Commissioners of Scotland
by the Committees of both (fn. †) Houses; and, in regard
of the urgent Affairs of both Kingdoms, to desire that
there may be some speedy Expedition given to this
Business, that so the Commissioners may fall to treat;
and because that these are true Copies which their Lordships do send down, in regard of the great Haste, this
House desires that the said Copies may be returned to
this House again.
Assembly of Divines complain that Dr. Burges was prevented from preaching in St. Paul's, by Mr. Simpson.
The Earl of Pembrooke reported to this House, "That
the Assembly desired him to acquaint their Lordships,
that Yesterday the Lord Mayor of London having appointed a Sermon to be preached in Paul's Church in
the Afternoon, by Mr. Dr. Burges; but one Mr.
Simpson came in a disorderly Way, and claimed (fn. ‡) the
Pulpit to be provided for him to preach; but he
was prevented by the Officers, who locked up the
Church Doors; whereupon the said Mr. Sympson
used unfitting Speeches, and went to the Preaching
Place in Paul's Churchyard, and offered to preach
there; but the Officers discreetly prevented him;
else there would have been a Tumult and Disorder."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That when this House
receives the Particulars of this Business, their Lordships
will give further Directions herein.
Dispute between the Earl of Manchester and Lord Willoughby.
Next, the Earl of Northumb. reported, "That the
Committee have taken divers Examinations of Witnesses concerning the Difference between the Lord
Willoughby and the (fn. †) Earl of Manchester; and it appears that there was Way laid in The Cloysters at Westm.
to affront the Earl of Manchester, as he came from
the Assembly: And likewise the Committee examined
the Lord Willoughby, who says, The Difference between him and the Earl of Manchester is for Personal and Private Injuries which he hath received
from the Earl of Manchester, from whom he hath received Letters, but no Satisfaction."
Upon this, the Earl of Manchester declared to this
House, "That he knows no Personal Injuries which
the Lord Willoughby ever charged him withall; for
he hath ever used the Lord Willoughby with great
Respects, as hath been acknowledged by himself."
But his Lordship further said, "That when Colonel
Askew delivered him the Letter from the Lord Willoughby, he told his Lordship it was concerning Colonel
The House hereupon taking it to be a great Breach
of Privilege of Parliament, and a Dishonour to this
House, for a Challenge to be sent a Peer of this House
in Parliament-Time: Therefore it is Ordered, That
the Committee shall examine upon Oath such Persons
as they shall think fit, upon such Particulars as it is fit
an Oath should be given; and that the Clerk of the
Parliament is hereby Ordered to give the said Oath:
And further it is Ordered, That the said Committee
do examine the Lord Willoughby what those Private and
Personal Injuries are, which he says the Earl of Manchester hath done him; and likewise what the Satisfaction is which the Earl of Manchester hath (fn. *) not given
him: And further it is Ordered, That the Earl of
Denbigh is hereby added to be of this Committee, who
are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock.
Covenant to be tendered to the Lords who are in Town.
Ordered, That the Earls of Bolingbrooke and Rutland shall repair to those Lords that are in Town, and
tender the Covenant of the Three Kingdoms to them,
in the Name of this House; and the Clerk of the Parliament is to attend them with the said Covenant.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords will sit To-morrow, A. M.
Ordered, That this House will sit To-morrow
Morning, at Ten of the Clock; and that a Message be
sent to the House of Commons, to let them know so
much; which (fn. †) accordingly was done, by Sir Rob't Rich
and Mr. Page.
Ordinance for 5000 l. for Defence of Plymouth, Poole, and Lyme.
"Whereas Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and
George Henley, Merchants, are, by an Ordinance in
that Behalf made, appointed to receive, collect, and
take, certain Customs or Subsidy, to be employed for,
in, and about, the Defence of the Town and Port
of Plymouth, and Island of St. Nicholas, and the
Town of Poole and Lyme, and Places adjacent; and
whereas, by One other Order of both Houses of
Parliament, dated Die Martis, 12 Decembris, 1643,
the said Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and George
Henley, are appointed Treasurers of the said Sums of
Money; and whereas the Committee of Lords and
Commons, for the Safety of the said Places, have, for
the necessary and pressing Occasions of the Commonwealth and the said Parts, propounded to the said
Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and George Henley,
to advance the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds; and
have offered that the said Nathan Wright, Francis
Lenthall, and George Henley, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be re-paid the said
Money, in Manner as is herein mentioned, with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum for
a Year; who have accepted thereof, so the Re-payment thereof may be secured by (fn. ‡) and according to
this Ordinance, with Clauses as are herein expressed:
Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the
said Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and George
Henley, shall advance the said Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, and pay Two Thousand Pounds thereof
at or before the Fifth of February Instant, and the
Three Thousand Pounds Residue at or before the
15th Day of the same Month; the same to be paid
unto such Person and Persons as the said Committee,
or any Five of them, shall appoint; and the said
Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and George Henley
aforenamed, the Survivors and Survivor of them,
his and their Assigns, shall collect the Duty due
by the said Ordinance, till the said Five Thousand
Pounds, with Interest as aforesaid, be fully re-paid,
according to the true Intent of this Ordinance; and
the said Collectors, on or before the First Day of
February next, shall make a perfect Accompt in
Writing to the said Committee, of all such Monies
as are already collected upon the said Ordinance, and
in their Hands; which Money in their Hands upon
such Accompt shall be by them paid and disposed as
the said Committee, or any Five of them, shall direct; and the said Collectors shall from Time to
Time hereafter, till the First Day of August next,
pay all the Monies by them collected to such Persons
as the said Committee, or any Five of them, shall
appoint, the Charges deducted; and shall accompt
(fn. *) for all such Monies which they shall hereafter collect by force of the said Ordinance, before the said
First Day of August, as often as the said Committee,
or any Five of them, shall appoint; and, on the
said First Day of August, accompt to the said Committee (fn. *) for all Receipts and Collections then made,
and out of the Money which shall be then in their
Hands (fn. †) shall deduct the Interest aforesaid, for the
said Five Thousand Pounds, from the respective
Times of Payment thereof, with such Charges also
as shall be undergone for the said Collection, as
hereby is allowed; and shall dispose of the Residue
of the said Monies then, which shall upon the said
Accompt be in their Hands, as the said Committee
shall appoint; and the said Collectors, and the Survivors and Survivor of them, their and his Assigns,
shall again, that is to say, on the First Day of November next, yield another Accompt in Writing of
all the Monies by them collected on or after the
said First Day of August, and shall retain so much of
the same as shall by them be collected; first, towards the Payment of the said Charges and Interest
after the Rate of Eight per Cent. as aforesaid to
them then to grow due; and afterwards so much of
their Principal as the same will amount unto; and
shall again, at Three Months after, that is to say,
on the First Day of February, give an Accompt in
Writing of all Monies received on or after the said
First Day of November; and then, the said Charges
for Collection and Interest first deducted, for so
much of the said Five Thousand Pounds as remains
unsatisfied by the Monies on the said Accompt made
the First Day of November, shall retain so much of
the Residue remaining on the said Accompt of the
First of February, as will fully satisfy the said Five
Thousand Pounds, if the same will amount to so
much; and so from Time to Time, on the First Day
of every Third Month, the said Collectors shall make
such Accompt, till the said Five Thousand Pounds,
with such Interest (fn. ‡) as from Time to Time shall accrue,
and Charges, be in like Manner satisfied; and, after
such Satisfaction, shall be accountable for the whole
Residue, and pay the same as the said Committee or
any Five of them shall appoint.
"And it is Ordained also, That the said Collectors,
Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and George Henley,
Merchants, for and towards the said Charges of their
Collections, be allowed, and shall detain, on their
said Accompts, Twelve Pence in the Pound, for all
the Charges of the Collection, Treasurership, and
otherwise, of the said Deputy and Customs.
"And lastly, be it further Ordained, That the said
Collectors, Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and
George Henley, be secured and saved harmless, by
Authority of both Houses of Parliament, in what
they shall do in Execution of the Premises: Provided
always, That as touching the Duty hereby imposed,
there be no Deduction or Defalcation of Fifteen
Pounds per Hundred Pound: And be it further Ordained, That the Customers, Comptrollers, and other
Officers whom it may concern, in the Port of London, and all the other Out-ports, do take particular
Notice of this Ordinance; who are to pass no Entry
until the said Duty of One Tenth Part, over and
above the present and future Customs and Duties,
be duly satisfied and paid to the said Collectors or
their Deputies, and signified under their Hands in
Writing, according to the true Intent of this present
Ordinance. Provided also, and it is hereby Declared,
That this Ordinance is to have no longer Continuance than until the Five Thousand Pounds herein
mentioned be fully satisfied, with Interest and Charges
Paper from the Scots Commissioners, acquainting the Houses with their Powers, and for settling a Method of treating with them.
"Whereas the Committee of the Parliament of
England represented to the Convention of Estates of
Scotland, that the Honnorable Houses did hould it
of absolute Necessity, that a Committee or Commissioners from the Kingdome of Scotland should bee
forthwith sent to reside in London, or elswhere neere
the Parliament, with sufficient Power and Authority
to treate and conclude of all such Things as shall bee
necessary for the Good of the Three Kingdomes,
in Pursuance of the Covenant and of the late Treaty,
with further Power to send some, by joynt Consent,
to any the Parts beyond Seas, for the procureing of
Moneyes or Ingagements of other States in the common Cause; and that they were commaunded with
all Earnestnes to presse this Article, as that without which the whole Busines was like to become
very dilatory, if not altogether fruitlesse: The Convention of the Estates of Scotland, considering and
acknowledging the Necessity of joyning the Councells
as well as the Forces of both Nations for prosecuteing of this Cause, and for sattisfying the Desires of
the Parliament, as they have appointed Committees
to reside in Scotland, and to come alongst with the
Scottish Army, and joyne with the Committees of
England at the Campe; soe they have sent some of
theire Number to London, authorized with an Commission, whereof an Coppy is herewith delivered to
your Lordships and these noble Gentlemen of the
House of Commons.
"Likeas seing both Kingdomes are now joyned in
one common Cause and Covenant, and theire Safety
consists under God in theire joynt Councells and Endeavors; they have commaunded us to assure the
Parliament of England, in Name of that Kingdome,
theire constant Resolutions, with theire Lives and Fortunes, to stand in the Defence thereof; and as theire
takeing Armes is for the establishing and maintayning
of Religion and Liberty in both Nations, soe alsoe
to signify that, these being obtayned, it is still theire
earnest Desire that, by the joynt Advise of both
Kingdomes, all good Meanes may bee used for procureing such a happy Pacification betwixt His Majesty and His People, as may serve most for the
Glory of God, His Majesty's true Honnor, and
theire Prosperity: And for the better effecting
hereof, wee are comaunded by all Meanes to
strengthen the happily-begun Union, and intertaine
the mutuall Confidence and Correspondence betwixt
the Kingdomes, betwixt theire Committees, and betwixt theire Armyes; and to prevent all Jealousyes
and Mistakes which may arise through theire Misapprehension, or the Suggestion of our common Adversaryes: And to this End, we are enjoyned to encourage the Hearts, strengthen the Hands, and further
the good Motions, of the wel-affected, tending to the
Advancement of the Cause, and Conjunction of the
Kingdomes; and, by our best Advice and Endeavors,
to prevent or remove any Overtures or Motions
flowing from Enemyes or Neutrals, to the Prejudice
of the Covenant or Treaty, or common Interest of
"Wee are alsoe instructed and warranted to advise
and consult, with such Committees as the Honnorable Houses of Parliament shal bee pleased to appointe, what may bee further necessary to goe from
both Kingdomes, for Information and Correspondence with other Nations, and drawe the same upp,
with any other Propositions shal bee thought necessary concerning our Armyes in England or Ireland; or for Remonstrances, Declarations, or Petitions, to the King's Majesty; or Answers to Declarations or Propositions sent from His Majesty, concerning the present Troubles; to bee presented unto,
and agreed upon by, the Houses of Parliament in
England, and the Committee of the Estates of Scotland.
"And seing wee have severall Desires to propone
in Name of the Kingdome of Scotland, whereof some
concernes the present Maintenance of theire Armyes
in England and Ireland; the Necessitys whereof, as
they cannott bee well represented in this Paper, soe
can they not admitt of long Prefaceings and many
Delayes and Debates; wee doe intreate your Lordships and these noble Gentlemen of the House of
Commons, to represent to the Houses of Parliament
our earnest Desires, that they would bee pleased to
lay downe some speedy and constant Way of communicateing the Desires and joyning the Councells
of both Kingdomes, in Pursuance of the Covenant,
Treaty, and common Interest of His Majesty's Dominions, and for supplying the present Necessityes
of these Armyes; for the Furtherance whereof, wee
have brought alongst with us the Act of the Publique Faith of the Kingdome of Scotland, to bee
made Use of at Home or Abroad, as shal bee found
"John Donn, Cler. Commiss."
5 Februarii, 1644.
Scots Commissioners Powers for treating with the Two Houses.
"At Edenburgh, the 9th of January, 1644.
"Whereas this Kingdome (after all other Meanes of
Supplications, Remonstrances, and sending of Commissioners, have beene used without Successe) hes
entered into a Solemne League and Covenant with the
Kingdome and Parliament of England, for Reformation and Defence of Religion, the Honnor and Happines of the King, and the Peace and Safety of the
Three Kingdomes of Scotland, England, and Ireland,
and a Treaty agreed on, and ane Army raised and sent
out of this Kingdome, for these Ends; and the
Estates of this Kingdome presently conveined being
still desireous to use all good and lawfull Meanes
that Truth and Peace may bee established in all His
Majesty's Dominions, and that, without the Effusion
of more Blood, there may bee such a blessed Pacification betwix His Majesty and His Subjects, as may
serve most for His Majesty's true Honnor, and the
Safety and Happines of His People: They doe therefore give full Power and Commission, expresse Bidding and Charge, to John Earle of Lowdoun Lord
High Chauncellor of this Kingdome, Johne Lord
Maitland (now in England), Sir Archibald Johnston of
Wareston, and Mr. Robert Barclay, to repaire with all
Dilligence to the Kingdome of England; and with
Power to them, or any Two of them, to endeavor
the effectuateing of the foresaid Ends, and all such
other Matters concerning the Good of both Kingdomes as are or shal bee from Tyme to Tyme committed to them bee the Estates of this Kingdome,
or Committee thereof, according to the Instructions
given or to bee given to them; firme and stable holding, and for to hould, all and whatsomever Thinges
they sall doe conforme thereto.
Vera Copia, ex'r,
Arch. Primrose, Cler. Conven."
John Donn, Cler. Commiss.
"An Ordinance enjoining the taking of the late
Solemn League and Covenant throughout the
Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales.
Ordinance enjoining the taking the Covenant.
"Whereas a Covenant for the Preservation and
Reformation of Religion, the Maintenance and Defence of Laws and Liberties, (fn. *) has been thought a
fit and excellent Means to acquire the Favour of
Almighty God towards the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and likewise to unite
them, and, by uniting, to strengthen and fortify
them against the common Enemy of the true Reformed Religion, Peace, and Prosperity of these
Kingdoms; and whereas both Houses of Parliament
in England, the Cities of London and Westm. and the
Kingdom of Scotland, have already taken the same:
It is now Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, That the same Covenant be
solemnly taken in all Places, throughout the Kingdom, and Dominion of Wales; and, for the better
and more orderly taking thereof, these Directions
ensuing are appointed and enjoined strictly to be
"Instructions for the taking of the Solemn League
and Covenant, throughout the Kingdom.
Instructions for taking the Covenant.
"1. That the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament do speedily send to the Lord General, and
all other Commanders in Chief, and Governors of
Towns, Forts, Castles, and Garrisons, as also to the
Earl of Warwick Lord High Admiral of England,
true Copies of the said Solemn League and Covenant, to the End it may be taken by all Officers and
Soldiers under their several Commands.
"2. That all the Knights and Burgesses now in
Parliament do take special Care speedily to send
down into their several Counties (which are or shall
hereafter be under the Power of the Parliament) a
competent Number of true Copies of the said League
and Covenant, unto the Committees of Parliament
in their several Counties; and that the said Committees do, within Six Days at the most, disperse the
said Copies to every Parish Church or Chapel in
their several Counties, to be delivered unto the Ministers, Churchwardens, or Constables, of the several Parishes.
"3. That the said Committees be required to return a Certificate of the Day when they received the
said Copies, as also of the Day they sent them
forth, and to what Parishes they have sent them;
which Certificate they are to return to the Clerk of
the Parliament appointed for the Commons House,
that so an Account may be given of it as there
shall be Occasion.
"4. That the several Ministers be required to read
the said Covenant publicly unto their People, the
next Lords-day after they receive it, and prepare
their People for it against the Time that they shall
be called to take it.
"5. That the said League and Covenant be taken
by the Committees of Parliament in the Place where
they reside, and tendered also to the Inhabitants of
the Town within Seven Days after it comes to the
said Committees Hands.
"6. That the said Committees, after they have taken
it themselves, do speedily disperse themselves through
the said Counties, so as Three or Four of them be
together on Days appointed, at the chief Places of
Meeting for the several Divisions of the said Counties, and summon all the Ministers, Churchwardens,
Constables, and other Officers, unto that Place;
where, after a Sermon preached by One appointed
by the Committee for that Purpose, they cause the
same Minister to tender the League and Covenant
unto all such Ministers and other Officers, to be
taken and subscribed by them in the Presence of the
"7. That the said Committees do withall give the
said Ministers in Charge, to tender it unto all the
rest of their Parishioners the next Lords-day, making
then unto their said Parishioners some solemn Exhortation concerning the taking and observing thereof; and that the said Committees do also return to
the several Parishes the Names of all such as have
taken the Covenant before them, who yet shall also
subscribe their Names in the Book, or Roll, with
their Neighbours in their several Parishes; and
if any Minister refuse or neglect to appear at the
said Summons, or refuse to take the said Covenant
before the Committee, or to tender it to his Parish,
that then the Committees be careful to appoint
another Minister to do it in his Place.
"8. That this League and Covenant be tendered to
all Men, within the several Parishes, above the Age
of Eighteen, as well Lodgers as Inhabitants.
"9. That it be recommended to the Earl of Manchester, to take special Care that it be tendered and
taken in the University of Cambridge.
"10. That, for the better Encouragement of all
Sorts of Persons to take it, it be recommended to the
Assembly of Divines, to make a brief Declaration,
by Way of Exhortation, to all Sorts of Persons, to
take it; as that which they judge not only lawful, but
(all Things considered) exceedingly expedient and
necessary, for all that wish well to Religion, the
King, and Kingdom, to join in, and to be a singular
Pledge of God's Gracious Goodness to all the Three
"11. That, if any Minister do refuse to take or to
tender the Covenant, or any other Person or Persons do not take it the Lords-day that it is tendered,
that then it be tendered to them again the Lordsday following; and if they continue still to refuse it,
that then their Names be returned by the Minister
that tenders it, and by the Churchwardens or Constables, unto the Committees, and by them to the
House of Commons, that such further Course may
be taken with them as the Houses of Parliament
shall see Cause.
"12. That all such Persons, as are within the several Parishes when Notice is given of the taking
of it, and do absent themselves from the Church at
the Time of taking it, and come not in afterwards,
to the Minister and Churchwardens, or other Officers,
to take it in their Presence, before the Return be
made, be returned as Refusers.
"13. The Manner of taking it to be thus: The
Minister to read the whole Covenant distinctly and
audibly, in the Pulpit; and, during the Time
of the reading thereof, the whole Congregation to
be uncovered; and, at the End of the reading thereof, all to take it, standing, lifting up their Right
Hands bare; and then afterwards to subscribe it severally, by writing their Names, or their Marks (to
which their Names are to be added), in a Parchment
Roll, or Book, whereinto the Covenant is to be inserted, purposely provided for that End, and kept
as a Record in the Parish.
"14. That the Assembly of Divines do prepare an
Exhortation, for the better taking of the Covenant;
and that the said Exhortation, and the Declaration
of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, joined
in Arms for the Vindication and Defence of their
Religion, Liberties, and Laws, against the Popish,
Prelatical, and Malignant Party, and passed the 30th
of January last, be publicly read when the Covenant
is read, according to the Fourth and Sixth Articles;
and that a sufficient Number of the Copies of the
said Declaration be sent by the Persons appointed
to send the true Copies of the said Covenant in the
First and Second Articles."
House adjourned till 10a cras.