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.
THE Tender of the Commissioners of the Parliament in Scotland was this Day read, the first time at large, and after by Parts.
And the first Offer of the Commissioners in that Paper being read; It was
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.
And the second Paragraph being read; It was
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.
The Third Paragraph being read; It was
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.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Members of the Council of State, who are Members of Parliament, to prepare the said Bill and Declaration, and report it to the House.
The Fourth Paragraph being read;
Ordered, That this Debate be resumed on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Fens be made on Thursday Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.