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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 20 January 1655

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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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Saturday, the 20th of January, 1654.

Prayers.

Vote vacated.

RESOLVED, That the Vote of the Fifth of January instant, whereby, in order to a particular Bill distinct from the Government, it was resolved, That the yearly Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds should be paid out of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for the Purposes therein mentioned, be vacated.

And the same, by Command of the House, was vacated, in the Presence of the House, accordingly.

Debate resumed.

The House proceeded in the Debate adjourned Yesterday, upon the Proviso then in Debate.

Eodem Die, post Meridiem.

Settling the Government.

THE Question being propounded, That these Words; viz. "Provided, that whereas the Militia of this Commonwealth ought not to be raised, formed, or made Use of, but by common Consent of the People assembled in Parliament," be Part of the Proviso.

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Richard Onslow, Tellers for the Yeas: 109.
Colonel Birch, With the Yeas,
Lord Broghill, Tellers for the Noes: 82.
General Disbrow, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the whole Proviso being put to the Question; It was

Resolved, That this Provso be Part of this Bill.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill; " That no future Lord Protector should consent to take away the Negatives hereby declared to be in the Lord Protector."

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be received;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Debate upon this Bill, and the present Debate in the House, be adjourned till Monday Morning.