Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 18th of March, 1651.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That an Act be brought in, for incorporating Scotland into one Commonwealth with England; for taking away and abolishing Kingly Power in Scotland, and all Laws and Oaths relating thereunto; and for the Punishment of such as shall endeavour the Restitution of Kingly Power in Scotland; or that shall oppose, or endeavour to subvert the Government established upon the said Union, or the Authority exercised in Scotland, in order thereunto, or in pursuance thereof.
Resolved, That, in the said Act, it be declared, That Scotland, upon this Union, shall have Power to elect Members to serve in the Parliament of England, in such Proportion, and at such Time, as this Parliament shall think fit.
Resolved, That a Declaration be brought in, That the respective Shires and Boroughs who accept the Tender of Union, be authorized to elect a certain Number of Persons, with Power to the Deputies (each of them having first expressed their Consent to the Tender of Union, in such Manner as the Parliament shall think fit) to elect a fewer Number of Persons to represent all the Shires, and a lesser Number of Persons to represent all the said Boroughs: Which Persons, or any more of them, are to repair to such Place as the Parliament shall appoint, by a certain Day, with full Power, on the Behalf of Scotland, to effect the Premises; with Blanks for the Number of Persons, and the Place to which they are to resort: And that the Charge of these Persons, in coming up and attending that Business, be defrayed out of the Revenue in Scotland, or otherwise, as the Parliament shall appoint.