House of Commons Journal Volume 6
9 August 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 9 August 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 453-454. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25961 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Die Veneris, 9 Augusti, 1650.

Prayers.

Door shut;

RESOLVED, That the Door be shut till Twelve of Clock.

Suppressing Ranters.

An Act against several atheistical, blasphemous, and execrable Opinions; was this Day read the Third time.

Leave to go out of the House.

Resolved, That the Lord Lisle have Leave to go out of the House.

Resolved, That the Lord Howard have Leave to go out of the House.

Resolved, That Mr. Hodges and Mr. Hallowes have Leave to go out of the House.

Resolved, That Sir John Dancers have Leave to go out of the House.

Suppressing Ranters.

The Question being put, That this Clause; "And be it Enacted and Ordained, by the Authority of this present Parliament, That all and every Person and Persons, not distempered with Sickness, or distracted in Brain, who shall presume, avowedly, in Words, to profess, or shall, by Writing, proceed to affirm or maintain him or herself, or any other mere Creature, to be very God," do stand in the Act;

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, That Mr. Scott have Leave to go out of the House.

The Question being put, That this Clause; "Be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every the Mayors, Justices of the Peace, Bailiffs, or Constables, within their Limits, and respective Jurisdictions, be authorized and injoined, by this present Act, from time to time, to make diligent Search and Inquiry after the Places of such Meetings," * * * *;

And the Question being put, That, in this Clause in the Act beginning with these Words, "And be it Enacted and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every Person and Persons, who shall assemble and meet together in any Inn;" and ending with these Words; viz. "knowing the same;" be added to that Clause;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the Question being put, That the said Clause, so amended, do stand in the Act;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Purefoy, Tellers for the Yeas: 19.
Sir Wm. Brereton, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Vane junior, Tellers for the Noes: 24.
Lord Comm. Lisle, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the subsequent Clauses in the Bill, touching punishing the Second and Third Offence, do stand in the Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, That the next Clause, touching the Owner or Master of the House where such Assemblies shall be, do stand in the Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Clause for Punishment of the Neglect of Justices of the Peace, and other Officers, do stand in the Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "or that the Laws made by any Power on Earth for the Restraining and Condemning of these Things, in any Person, are against the Mind and Intention of God;" do stand in the Act;

It passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "and other Things of that Kind or Nature," do stand in the Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

The said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and it is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published.

Grant to Wyard.

Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Council of State, A Letter from Robert Wyard, from Yarmouth, of the Fifth of August 1650: Which was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider what Reward and Recompence shall be thought fit to be given to Captain Robert Wyard for his good Service; and to the Master and Owner of the Ship, in respect of the Damage done to the Ship: And that the said Council be and are impowered and authorized to give such Rewards and Allowances to them, as they shall think fit, accordingly.

The House, according to former Order, did adjourn itself until Tuesday Morning, Eight of Clock.