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 28th of November, 1654.
Salters-Hall Judges, &c.
Settling the Government.
Resolved, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal for the Time being shall forthwith be sworn truly and faithfully to issue forth, and send abroad, Writs of Summons to Parliament, at the Times, and in the Manner, before expressed: And such Chancellor, Keepers, or Commissioners of the Great Seal as shall hereafter be, shall be sworn before they enter into their Offices, truly and faithfully to issue forth, and send abroad, Writs of Summons to Parliaments, at the Times, and in the Manner, as is before expressed: And in Case of Neglect or Failure to issue and send abroad Writs of Summons accordingly, they and every of them shall, for every such Offence, be guilty of High Treason, and suffer the Pains and Penalties thereof.
Resolved, That this Clause be committed, to word it, (viz.) to Lord Lambert, Colonel Clerk, Mr. Disbrow, Colonel Fines, Mr. Harrison, Captain Baines, Colonel Goff, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Strickland, Lord Broghill, Mr. Long, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Robinson: And this Committee is to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.