House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 6 August 1649

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Lunæ, 6 Augusti, 1649.


Licensing a Book.

ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee for plundered Ministers, to examine whether the Book, intituled, "The Consession of Faith, and Catechisms, agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines, at Westminster; together with their humble Advice concerning Church Government, and Ordination of Ministers;" lately printed for Robert Bostock, and licensed by James Cranford; were licensed by the said James Cranford, since he was discharged from Licensing: With Power to the said Committee to send for the Printer; and examine by what Authority he printed the same; and to send for Persons, Witnesses, and Papers: And that Mr. Millington, do give an Account hereof to the House, on Thursday Morning next.

Regulating Printing.

Ordered, That the Act for regulating Printing, and suppressing unlicensed Pamphlets, be reported To-morrow Morning.

Ecclesiastical Affairs.

A Declaration of the Parliament of England, manifesting their Intentions concerning the Maintenance of the Ministry, and concerning Church Government, was this Day read the First time at large; and was after read by Parts.

The Question being propounded, That this Clause, so amended; viz. "And therefore they do declare, That they hold it fit, that all and every Person and Persons do duly pay their accustomed Tythes, and other Duties, unto the several Ministers, and other Persons, to whom they belong, in the mean time;" be Part of this Declaration;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Strickland, Tellers for the Yeas: 16.
Sir James Harrington, With the Yeas,
Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Noes: 25.
Sir Gilbert Pickering, With the Noes,

So the Question passed with the Negative.

Ministers interfering in Politics.

An Act prohibiting Ministers and Preachers, in their Praying, Preaching, or Writing, to declare against the present established Form of Civil Government, was this Day read the First time.