Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 18th September, 1654.
Recognition of Government.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That all Persons returned, or who shall be returned, to serve in this Parliament, shall, before they be admitted to sit in this House, subscribe this Recognition of the Government.
"I do hereby freely promise and engage to be true and faithful to the Lord Protector, and the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland; and shall not (according to the Tenor of the Indenture whereby I am returned to serve in this present Parliament) propose, or give my Consent, to alter the Government, as it is settled in One Person and a Parliament."
Mr. Recorder reports from the Committee, A Declaration for a Day of solemn Fasting and Humiliation: Which was once read; and then, afterwards, read in Parts: And, after several Amendments and Additions at the Table, the same, so amended, was agreed.
Sir John Hobart, Sir Ralph Hare, Earl of Sarum, Lord Lambert, Colonel Norton, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel Mountague, Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Mr. Cromwell, Colonel Clarke, Mr. Serjeant Glynne, Lord Herbert, Mr. Swinton, Mr. Whitgreave, Sir William Doyley, Mr. Purefoy, Sir William Strickland, Mr. Recorder, Colonel Fyennes, Lord Broghill, Sir Antho. Ashley Cooper, Mr. Ellis, Solicitor General, Alderman Avery, General Desborrow, Colonel Jepson, Sir Robert Pye, Colonel Mackworth;