Die Veneris, 1 Februarii, 1649.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That the several
Members of this House be injoined, by This-daysevennight, to present unto the Lords Commissioners for
the Great Seal of England the Names of Persons for
Commissioners to be appointed in the Commissions, which
are to issue into the several Counties, in pursuance of the
Act for Maintenance of Ministers; to the end the same
may be speedily issued into all Parts, for the better
Effecting of the Work intended by that Act.
An Act for uniting several Parishes in the City of Norwich, and providing Maintenance for the Ministers of the
said several Parishes, was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That Mr. Aldworth bring in the Bill for
Ordered, That the Westminster Petition be read Tomorrow Morning the first Business.
Ordered, That Sir Michael Livesey, Knight of the
Shire for the County of Kent, do fetch in the Petition of
divers Inhabitants of that County now at the Door.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Gateshead
in the County of Duresme, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England do grant the next Presentation of the
Rectory of Gateshead in the County of Duresme unto
Mr. Thomas Welde, according to the Desire of the
Ordered, That the Bill touching Presentations, and the
Way of settling Ministers in Livings, be brought in on
This-day-sevennight: And Mr. Love is to take care hereof: And for that Purpose the former Committee for that
Bill is revived: And that they do sit To-morrow at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Queen's Court;
and so de die in diem: And all that come to have Voices.
Several Passages in a Book printed, intituled, "A fiery
flying Roll, &c.;" and composed by one Coppe, were this
Resolved, That the Book, intituled, "A fiery flying
Roll, &c." composed by one Coppe, doth contain in it
many horrid Blasphemies, and damnable and detestable
Opinions, to be abhorred by all good and godly People.
Ordered, That the Book, intituled, "A fiery flying
Roll, &c." composed by one Coppe, and all the printed
Copies thereof, be burnt by the Hand of the Hangman,
at the New Palace Yard, at Westminster; the Exchange,
in Cheapside; and at the Market Place, in Southwark.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, and Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, be injoined and required to take care
that the same be done in the Places aforesaid, within their
respective Liberties: And that the Bailiffs of Southwark
be injoined and required to take care the same be done
in Southwark accordingly.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do forthwith cause
diligent Search to be made in all Places, where any of
the said Blasphemous Books, intituled, "A fiery flying
Roll, &c." composed y one Coppe, are, or may be suspected to be; and to seize them; and cause the same to
be burnt at the Places appointed: And that all Persons
who have any of the said Books in their Custody, do
cause the same to be burnt at the Places aforesaid.
Ordered, That all Mayors, Sheriffs, and Justices of
the Peace, in the several Counties, Cities, and Towns,
within this Commonwealth, be required to seize all the
said Books in all Places where they shall be found; and
cause the same to be forthwith burnt by the Hand of the
Ordered, That these Orders be printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to examine the whole Business touching the Author,
Printer, and Publishers of the blasphemous Book intituled, "A fiery flying Roll, &c." and to present unto
the House their Opinion for the exemplary Punishment
of the Offenders, and the Preventing of the Publishing
of the like Blasphemies.
And Mr. Scott and Sir Wm. Masham are to take care
Ordered, That the Bills for Purishing of Incest, Presanation of the Sabbath, Adultery, &c. be presented to
the House on This-day-sevennight: And that all the
Members of this House, who have in their Hands any
Bills of this Nature, do take care to prepare the same;
and present them at that time to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Blagrave do bring in the Bill for
registring Conveyances on Monday next.
Whereas the Rectory of Gateside in the County of
Duresme is become void by the Death of the late Incumbent there; and the Right of Presentation to the said
Rectory is in the Commonwealth: And whereas the Inhabitants of Gateside asoresaid have humbly petitioned the
Parliament, that the same may be conferred upon Mr.
Thomas Weld, an orthodox, able, and pious Preacher:
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Thomas Weld be, and
is hereby, nominated, constituted, and appointed Rector
of the said Rectory and Parsonage of Gateside aforesaid:
And that he shall have, hold, possess, and enjoy the said
Church and Parsonage House, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Church
and Rectory belonging, from the Date of this Order, for
and during his natural Life.
And it is also Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners
for the Great Seal of England be her ebyuthorized and
required to pass a Presentation of the said Rectory of
Gateside asoresaid unto the said Thomas Weld, under the
Great Seal of England, accordingly.