Sabbati, 18 die Maii, 13 Caroli.
Leave of Absence.
THIS House being informed, That Sir Anthony Irby,
one of the Members thereof, had special Occasions,
which required his speedy Repair into the Country.
Ordered, That the said Sir Anthony Irby have the
Leave of this House to go into the Country.
A Bill for reviving of a Settlement made by George
Orlibeare, Gentleman, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read again the Second
time on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That a Bill enabling Sir Anthony Brown to
sell Lands, which was now presented, be brought in by
Mr. Sicklemore, and read on Monday Morning next.
A Bill for the Continuance and Enjoyment of an Improvement made by Thomas Derham Esquire, in West
Derham and Roxham in the County of Norfolk, was this
Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read again on this Day
Fortnight; against which Time the Parties concerned are
to have Notice.
Repairs of Churches.
A Bill enabling Churchwardens and Constables to
assess and levy Monies for Repair of Churches, and upon
other Occasions incident to their Offices, being prepared
and brought in by Sir Henry North, was this Day read
the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read again the Second time
on Wednesday next.
Call of the House.
This House being this Day called over, the Defaults
of such Members as did not appear, was taken notice
Resolved, That the Members of this House, who were
appointed Commissioners, by the Lord High Steward, to
administer the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, or
any Four or more of them, do meet this Day, in the
Speaker's Chamber, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon: And that the Clerks of this House do attend them
with the Book of Returns, and the Notes of the Names
of such Members as have taken the said Oaths, to the
end they may compare the same, and give an Account
to this House, on Wednesday next, whether any Members
do sit, who have not taken the said Oaths.
Solemn League and Covenant.
The Vote concerning the burning of the Writing or
Instrument, called the Solemn League and Covenant,
being this Day resumed, the following Order was agreed
Ordered, by and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, That the Instrument or Writing, called, The
Solemn League and Covenant, a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed, be burned by the Hand of the Common
Hangman; and that all other Copies be taken down out
of all Churches and publick Places in England and Wales,
and the Town of Berwicke upon Tweede, where the same
are set up.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to this Order: And that the Lord
Falkland do carry up the same to the Lords for their
Resolved also, upon the Question, That the Committee
appointed to make search for the traiterous Writing,
called, The Instrument of Government, do peruse the
Journals of this House, and see a true Copy of the Instrument or Writing, called, The Solemn League and
Covenant, be written, and annexed to the Order, which
is to be carried up to the Lords.
And then the House adjourned till Eight of the
Clock on Monday Morning.