Monday, the 18th September, 1654.
Recognition of Government.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That all Persons returned, or who shall be
returned, to serve in this Parliament, shall, before they
be admitted to sit in this House, subscribe this Recognition of the Government.
Memorandum, The Recognition was contained in a
Parchment, upon which the Vote was written by the
Clerk; and was in these Words following:
"I do hereby freely promise and engage to be true
and faithful to the Lord Protector, and the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland; and shall not
(according to the Tenor of the Indenture whereby I am
returned to serve in this present Parliament) propose, or
give my Consent, to alter the Government, as it is settled
in One Person and a Parliament."
Resolved, That these Subscriptions, by any Members
who shall hereafter come to sit in the House, shall be
made in the Presence of any Two Members who have
subscribed this Recognition.
Mr. Recorder reports from the Committee, A Declaration for a Day of solemn Fasting and Humiliation:
Which was once read; and then, afterwards, read in
Parts: And, after several Amendments and Additions at
the Table, the same, so amended, was agreed.
Sir John Hobart, Sir Ralph Hare, Earl of Sarum, Lord
Lambert, Colonel Norton, Lord Commissioner Lisle,
Colonel Mountague, Lord Commissioner Widdrington,
Mr. Cromwell, Colonel Clarke, Mr. Serjeant Glynne, Lord
Herbert, Mr. Swinton, Mr. Whitgreave, Sir William Doyley, Mr. Purefoy, Sir William Strickland, Mr. Recorder,
Colonel Fyennes, Lord Broghill, Sir Antho. Ashley Cooper,
Mr. Ellis, Solicitor General, Alderman Avery, General
Desborrow, Colonel Jepson, Sir Robert Pye, Colonel
This Committee are to attend his Highness the Lord
Protector with this Declaration; and to desire his Highness's Concurrence.
Settling the Government.
Resolved, That the Debate upon the Government be
adjourned till To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The Committee before named, did this Afternoon
attend his Highness at Whitehall, with the Declaration
agreed this Day; and to desire his Highness's Concurrence.