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.
Ordered, That the Act for regulating Printing, and
suppressing unlicensed Pamphlets, be reported To-morrow Morning.
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
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:
|Sir James Harrington,
||With the Yeas,
Sir John Danvers,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|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.