Saturday, 23d of December, 1654.
ORDERED, That Leave be given to Sir Wm.
Masham, Sir Richard Everard, Knights, and Carew
Mildmay Esquire, Members of this House, at their own
Request to this House, to appear at the Suit exhibited
against them in the Court of Chancery, by Henry Hodges,
and answer thereunto, without any Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Settling the Government.
A Bill prepared upon the Votes touching the Government, was this Day read a Second time.
And it appearing, that, in Transcribing, there were,
in the Oath of the Protector, some Words omitted,
which were in the Vote.
Resolved, That these Words, viz. "of the Parliament
and People of these Nations," in the Protector's Oath,
being omitted, be inserted into this Bill.
It likewise appearing, That this Vote of the House, in
order to the Government, was omitted in the transcribing
this Bill; viz. "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 Clause aforesaid, being now read,
be added to the Bill, between the Chapters Fifty-one and
The said Clause was afterwards read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Clause be read the Second time.
The said Clause was read the Second time, accordingly.
The Question being propounded, That this Bill be
committed to a Grand Committee of the House;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
Colonel John Birch,
||Tellers for the Noes:
Sir Wm. Boteler,
||With the Noes,
So it was Resolved, That this Bill be committed to a
Grand Committee of the House.
Resolved, That the House be presently resolved into a
Grand Committee of the House, upon this Bill.
The House was, accordingly, resolved into a Grand
Committee, upon the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
In the Grand Committee, there being some Question,
Who should come to the Chair; Mr. Hoskins being
named by some, and Mr. Serjeant Glyn by others; Mr.
Speaker was called to the Chair, to put a Question.
Resolved, That Mr. Hoskins be appointed to be in the
Chair of this Committee, upon this Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins reports from the Grand Committee of
the whole House, sitting upon the Bill brought in upon
the Votes touching the Government, Their desire, That
the House will give them Leave to sit again on Monday
Morning next, upon this Bill,
Resolved, That the Grand Committee have Leave to
sit again on Monday Morning next, upon the Bill touching the Government: And that the House be resolved
into a Grand Committee, on Monday Morning next,