Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, the 11th of November, 1654.
Settling the Government.
THE House this Day resumed the Debate adjourned Yesterday: And, upon Debate, it was
Resolved, That, instead of these Words, in the Question put Yesterday; viz. "the Parliament shall think fit to give the Lord Protector a Negative;" these Words be inserted; viz. "Wherein the said Single Person and the Parliament shall declare a Negative to be in the said Single Person:" So it was
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the supreme Legislative Authority of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions thereto belonging, is and shall reside in One Person, and the People assembled in Parliament: And that all Bills agreed unto by the Parliament, shall be presented to the said Single Person for his Consent: And, in case he shall not give his Consent thereunto within Twenty Days after they shall be presented unto him; or give Satisfaction to the Parliament, within the Time limited; that then such Bills shall pass into and become Laws, although he shall not consent thereunto: Provided such Bills contain nothing in them contrary to such Matters wherein the Single Person and the Parliament shall declare a Negative to be in the Single Person.
Resolved, That the House do, on Wednesday next, take into Consideration the Assessments for the Army.
Resolved, That the Act for ejecting scandalous, ignorant, and insufficient Ministers, be read the Second time, on Thursday next.
Resolved, That the Bill for transporting Corn be reported next after the Act for ejecting scandalous Ministers, on Thursday Morning next.
Ld. Craven, &c.
Resolved, That the Council for the Commonwealth, for Haberdashers-Hall, Gurney-House, Drewry-House, and Worcester-House, and Major John Hurst, and Colonel Freeman, be, and are hereby appointed to attend the Committee to whom the Business touching the Lord Craven, and Sir John Stawell, is referred, as of Council for the State in the said Business.
Resolved, That Mr. Nutley be appointed Solicitor for the State in the Business against the Lord Craven and Sir John Stawell.