Saturday, the 11th of November, 1654.
Settling the Government.
THE House this Day resumed the Debate adjourned
Yesterday: And, upon Debate, it was
Resolved, That, instead of these Words, in the Question put Yesterday; viz. "the Parliament shall think
fit to give the Lord Protector a Negative;" these Words
be inserted; viz. "Wherein the said Single Person and
the Parliament shall declare a Negative to be in the said
Single Person:" So it was
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the supreme Legislative Authority of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions thereto belonging,
is and shall reside in One Person, and the People assembled in Parliament: And that all Bills agreed unto by
the Parliament, shall be presented to the said Single Person for his Consent: And, in case he shall not give his
Consent thereunto within Twenty Days after they shall
be presented unto him; or give Satisfaction to the Parliament, within the Time limited; that then such Bills
shall pass into and become Laws, although he shall not
consent thereunto: Provided such Bills contain nothing
in them contrary to such Matters wherein the Single
Person and the Parliament shall declare a Negative to
be in the Single Person.
Resolved, That the House do, on Wednesday next, take
into Consideration the Assessments for the Army.
Resolved, That the Act for ejecting scandalous, ignorant, and insufficient Ministers, be read the Second time,
on Thursday next.
Resolved, That the Bill for transporting Corn be reported next after the Act for ejecting scandalous Ministers, on Thursday Morning next.
Ld. Craven, &c.
Resolved, That the Council for the Commonwealth,
for Haberdashers-Hall, Gurney-House, Drewry-House,
and Worcester-House, and Major John Hurst, and Colonel Freeman, be, and are hereby appointed to attend
the Committee to whom the Business touching the Lord
Craven, and Sir John Stawell, is referred, as of Council
for the State in the said Business.
Resolved, That Mr. Nutley be appointed Solicitor for
the State in the Business against the Lord Craven and
Sir John Stawell.