House of Commons Journal Volume 7
16 December 1654

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 16 December 1654', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 403. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24422 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Saturday, the 16th of December, 1654.

Prayers.

Settling the Government.

THE House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Government.

Resolved, That Candles be brought in.

The Question being propounded, That for maintaining of Ten thousand Horse and Dragoons, and Twenty thousand Foot in England, Scotland, and Ireland, for the Defence and Security thereof; and also for a convenient Navy of Ships for guarding the Seas; a Revenue be raised, to continue until Forty Days after the Time appointed for the Sitting of the next Parliament, unless the Protector, and the Parliament, the Parliament sitting, or the Protector and his Council in Intervals of Parliament, shall otherwise think fit to lessen the same in the mean time.

And the Question being put, That these Words; viz. " until Forty Days after the Time appointed for the Sitting of the next Parliament;" be part of the Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lork Broghill, Tellers for the Noes: 56.
Colonel Montagu, With the Noes,
Sir John Hobart, Tellers for the Yeas: 90.
Colonel John Birch, With the Yeas:

So it was Resolved, That these Words; viz. " until Forty Days after the Time appointed for the sitting of the next Parliament;" be Part of the Question.

And the Question being put, That the said Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That for maintaining of Ten thousand Horse and Dragoons, and Twenty thousand Foot, in England, Scotland and Ireland, for the Defence and Security thereof; and also for a convenient Navy of Ships for guarding the Seas; a Revenue be raised, to continue until Forty Days after the Time appointed for the Sitting of the next Parliament, unless the Protector, and the Parliament, the Parliament sitting, or the Protector and his Council in the Intervals of Parliament, shall otherwise think fit to lessen the same in the mean time.

Resolved, That the further Debate upon the Government be taken up on Monday Morning.