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 11th of January, 1654.
Settling the Government.
A Clause was tendered to be added to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "That Three hundred thousand Pounds per Annum be annually paid out of the publick Receipt of the Exchequer, arising by Customs, by Warrant from the Lord Protector, and major Part of the Council, for the Maintaining and Paying of the ancient maritime Forts and Garisons within this Commonwealth, and for a convenient Number of Ships for Defence of the same; which Payment shall continue until Six Months after the Death of the present Lord Protector, unless the Protector and Parliament shall agree to alter the same before that Time:" Which was read the First and Second time.