Wednesday, the 22d of November, 1654.
RESOLVED, That the Bill for ejecting scandalous Ministers be now read.-
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Chancery be reported on Saturday next.-
An Act for ejecting scandalous, ignorant, and insufficient Ministers and Schoolmasters, was this Day read the
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the
Committee that brought it in: And are to meet at Two of
the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Afternoon, 22d November, 1654.
RESOLVED, That no private Business be taken
into Consideration in this House for a Month.
The humble Representation of the Committee for
taking and receiving the Accompts of the Commonwealth;
with Matter of Fact stated therein, annexed to the said
Representation; were both read.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider what may be fit to be done, that the Accompts of
the publick Monies received, both for the Time past and
present, may be discovered and perfected; and the Accompts brought to an Account; and how the same may
be put into such a way for the future, as may be for the
Advantage of the Commonwealth; and report their Opinion therein to the House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to consider of all Debentures and Bills, and find out such
of them as have been forged; whereby the Commonwealth hath been defrauded; and what they think fit to
be done therein for the Reparation of the Commonwealth,
for the Wrong suffered by such of them as have been
counterfeited; and present their Opinion therein to the
House: Viz. To Colonel John Birch, Colonel Thomas
Birch, Colonel Whetham, Alderman Gibbs, Alderman
Avery, Mr. Pury, Mr. Jones, Mr. Holman, Mr. Guis,
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Thelwall, Sir Wm. Roberts, Colonel
Dawkins, Mr. Wilton, Colonel Mathews, Mr. Beale,
Mr. Beake, Mr. Sanchy, Sir Rich. Temple, Colonel Shuttleworth, Mr. Whitgreave, Mr. Grove, Mr. Thistlethwait,
Colonel Twisleton, Earl of Salisbury, Captain Maidston,
Sir Wm. Boteler, Colonel Montagu, Sir Rich. Everard,
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Price, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Rous,
Mr. Clerk, Mr. Bulkley, Colonel Carter, Colonel Fines,
Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Gorges, Captain Skinner, Lord Rich.
Cromwell, Colonel Madrin, Colonel Read, Sir Raph
Hare, Alderman Foote, Mr. Pickering, Colonel Sanders,
Mr. Williams, Colonel Baines, Colonel James, Mr. Hobart, Captain Boys, Major Gibbons, Lieutenant-Colonel
Worsley, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Collins, Mr. Earnley,
Colonel Gorges, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Garland, Mr.
Hale, Mr. Gwin: And this Committee are to meet Tomorrow Morning, at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Chamber; and Colonel Thomas Birch, and Mr. Garland, are to take special Care thereof.
Settling the Government.
The House now resumed the Debate upon the Report
made from the Committee of the whole House, upon the
The Question being propounded, That the Laws of
this Commonwealth shall not be altered, suspended, abrogated, or repealed, nor any new Law made, nor any Tax,
Charge, or Imposition laid upon the People, but by
common Consent in Parliament; provided that this Vote
shall not extend to invalid or prejudice any Ordinances
or Provisions made by the Lord Protector, and his Council, before this Parliament, for the maintaining of the
Forces of this Commonwealth by Sea and Land in
England, Scotland, and Ireland, and for the necessary
Charges of the Government, until Order shall be taken
in Parliament concerning the same;
The Question being put, That Candles be brought in;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Colonel John Birch,
||With the Noes,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.