Die Mercurii, 28 Februarii, 1643.
Dies publicæ Humiliationis.
ORDERED, That Sir John Trevor, and Mr. Rous do, from this House, give Thanks unto Mr. Young and Mr. Bayly, for the great Pains they took in the Sermons they preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at Saint Margaret's, Westminster; it being the Day of publick Humuliation; and to desire them to print their Sermons: And they are to have the like Privilege in printing of them, as others in like kind usually have had.
Ordered, That Mr. Rous do desire, from this House, Mr. Bond and Mr. Gillaspie to preach before the Commons the next Fast Day at Saint Margaret's, Westminster.
Ordered, That all the Members of the House, do, upon the Days of publick Humiliation, join with the rest of the Members, in observing that Day at Saint Margaret's, Westminster.
Observation of Lord's Day, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. White do, on Saturday next, report the Ordinance concerning the Observation of the Lord's Day, and the Fast Days: And that it be referred to that Committee, to consider of some Way for the constant Catechizing of Children and Servants; and that they do insert it into that Ordinance.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, To-morrow, to desire them to pass the Ordinance concerning the regulating the Family of Saint James's.
Mr. Rous is to go up with this Message; and to express, that this House conceives that they are bound to it by the Covenant.
Preachers at Whitehall.
Ordered, That none shall preach at Whitehall, but by the Allowance of Sir Benjamin Rudyerd and Sir Henry Mildmay.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Covenant, to take some Order that the Covenant may be tendered at Saint James's and Whitehall, to all the King's Servants, and Servants attending upon the King's Children.
Families in Whitehall, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Oldesworth, and Sir H. Mildmay, to inquire, and certify this House, what Families are lodged in Whitehall; and to take some Course for purging it from Alehouse-keepers, Cookshops, Taverns, and other such-like scandalous and in-famous Houses, Trades, and Persons.
League and Covenant.
Sir Philip Parker, Doctor Eden, Sir Wm. Brerton, Sir John Bampfeild, and Sir Henry Worsley, this Day took the solemn National League and Covenant.
Service in Westminster Abbey.
Ordered, That in the Place of the Service read every Day in the Abbey of Westminster, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Hearle, Dr. Stanton, Mr. Nie, Mr. Whitacre, and Mr. Hill, be desired to keep an Exercise for half an Hour every Morning, to end at Eight of the Clock.