House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 17 September 1650

Pages 468-469

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 Martis, 17 Septembris, 1650.


Thanks giving Day.

SIR Henry Vane reports a Narrative, setting forth the Grounds and Reasons for setting apart the Eighth Day of October next, for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving; and, An Act for setting apart the said Day for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving.

Which were this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.

Door shut.

Resolved, &c. That the Door be shut till Twelve of Clock.

Thanksgiving Day.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care, as well by the Ways and Means appointed by the Act for Sheriffs to appoint Deputies, as otherwise, That the said Act and Narrative be forthwith sent to the Sheriffs, to be dispersed to the several Ministers, and put in Execution: And they are to give an Account thereof to the Parliament.

Ordered, That the Sheriffs of the respective Counties within England and Wales be required and injoined forthwith to send to the Ministers of the several Parishes in their respective Counties, the Act for setting apart Tuesday the Eighth of October 1650, for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving; together with a Narrative and Declaration of the Grounds thereof.

Declaration of the King.

Colonel Marten reports from the Council of State, An Answer to a Paper, intituled, "A Declaration by the King's Majesty to his Subjects of the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland."

Which was this Day read the First time, at large; and after, it was read by Parts; and, every Part being put to the Question, was assented unto.

Resolved, That the Door be shut till One of Clock.

The Question being propounded, That the Word "Change" do stand;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Yeas: 16.
Alderman Atkin, With the Yeas,
Earl of Pembroke, Tellers for the Noes: 20.
Colonel Martin, With the Noes:

So it passed with the Negative.

The Question being put; That these Words; viz. "the Parliament and People thereof unconsulted;" do stand:

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Debate upon the said Answer be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, Eight of Clock.