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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 14 November 1654

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Tuesday, the 14th of November, 1654.

Prayers.

Settling the Government.

THE Question being propounded, That if any Bill be tendered, at any time hereafter, to alter the Foundation and Constitution of the Government of this Commonwealth, from a Single Person, and a Parliament, that to such Bills the Single Person shall have a Negative;

And the Question being put, That the Words "hath and," be added in the last Vote, next before the Words, "shall have a Negative;"

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That if any Bill be tendered at any time hereafter, to alter the Foundation and Constitution of the Government of this Commonwealth, from a Single Person and a Parliament, That to such Bills the Single Person shall have a Negative.

The Question being put, That the House doth now proceed upon the Debate of the Consideration of the Oath to be taken by the Single Person, and such Persons as shall sit and serve in Parliament, that they shall not consent to alter the Government, by one Single Person, and a Parliament;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lord Lambert, Tellers for the Yeas: 76.
Sir Charles Wolsley, With the Yeas,
Sir Ralph Hare, Tellers for the Noes: 85.
Colonel Rous, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

The Question being propounded, That if any Bills shall be tendered at any time hereafter for the Continuance of any Parliament, for any longer time than for Six Months after the first Meeting, that to such Bills the Single Person shall have a Negative;

And the Question being put, That these Words; viz. "the Parliament doth declare a Negative to be in the Single Person," be in the Question;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth.

Lord Broghill, Tellers for the Yeas: 89.
Sir Charles Wolsley, With the Yeas,
Colonel John Birch, Tellers for the Noes: 96.
Mr. Bulkley, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned until Tomorrow Morning, Eight of Clock.