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House of Commons Journal Volume 7
23 November 1653


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 23 November 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 355. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Wednesday, 23d November, 1653.

Union with Scotland.

RESOLVED, That the Report of Amendments to the Bill for Union of Scotland shall be heard this Day, the first Business.

Mr. St. Nicholas reports, from the Grand Committee, Amendments to the Bill for Uniting Scotland into one Commonwealth with England: Which were twice read: and, upon the Question, severally agreed.

The Question being put, That the Clause, beginning in the Fourth Line of the Fourth Folio, and ending with the Word "Scotland," in the One-and-twentieth Line of the same Folio, shall stand as it is now amended;

It passed in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That these Words be added and inserted in the Nineteenth Line of the Third Folio, next after the Word "Union;" "That all the publick Seals, Seals of Office, and Seals of Bodies Civil or Corporate, in Scotland, which heretofore carried the Arms of the Kings of Scotland, shall from henceforth, instead thereof, carry the Arms of this Commonwealth; and, in lieu of any Motto relating to the said Kings, the said Seals shall carry correspondent Words and Circumscriptions referring to this Commonwealth."

Resolved, That the Clause in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Lines, in these Words, "which import Vassalage and Servitude, as also all other Clauses of," be amended in these Words, "as also all other Clauses, which import Vassalage and Servitude, or."

Resolved, That this Bill be engrossed.

Estates in Scotland.

Resolved, That the Bill for Confiscation of Estates in Scotland be brought in on Monday next.

Resolved, That the Quorum of the Committee for Scotland be Five.