House of Commons Journal Volume 7
3 January 1655

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 3 January 1655', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 412. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24437 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Wednesday, the 3 of January, 1654.

Prayers.

Settling the Government.

THE House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill touching the Government.

The Three-and-fortieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Form of the Oath to be administered to the Council of the Lord Protector, was read.

Resolved, That, instead of these Words in the Oath, "contrary to the Laws of the Land," it be made, "contrary to Law."

And the said Oath, so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Four-and-fortieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Five-and-fortieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Six-and-fortieth Chapter was read: And the Question being put, That these Words, viz. "damnable Heresies," do stand in this Chapter;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put, That these Words, "damnable Heresies," do stand in this Chapter;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the Question being put, That these Words, "to be particularly enumerated by the Parliament," stand in this Chapter;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lord Broghill, Tellers for the Yeas: 81.
Mr. Maidston, With the Yeas,
Sir Richard Onslow, Tellers for the Noes: 75.
Colonel Morley, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the whole Chapter, being put to the Question, was agreed unto.

Post Meridiem.

Assessment.

ORDERED, That the Debate upon the Bill for an Assessment, be adjourned until this Day Sevennight.

Publick Debts.

Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee on this Day Sevennight, to consider of the Satisfaction of the Publick Debts of this Nation.

Settling the Government.

The House proceeded on the Debate of the Bill touching the Government.

The Seven-and-fortieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Eight-and-fortieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Nine-and-fortieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Fiftieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The One-and-fiftieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Clause touching the Thirty thousand Horse and Foot was now read.

Resolved, That this Chapter be referred to a Grand Committee.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee To-morrow Morning, upon this Business.

The Two-and-fiftieth Chapter was read.

Resolved, That Candles be brought in.

The Question being put, That the Two-and-fiftieth Chapter be Part of the Government;

It passed with the Affirmative.

The Three-and-fiftieth Chapter was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Four-and-fiftieth Chapter was read;

Resolved, That these Words, "is and," be added before the Words "shall be," in this Chapter.

And the said Chapter, so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Five-and-fiftieth Chapter was read.

The Question being put, That these Words, "with such Reservations and Limitations as the Parliament shall approve;" do stand in this Chapter;

It passed in the Negative.

And the Chapter (those Words being omitted) was, upon the Question, passed.

The Six-and-fiftieth Chapter being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Seven and-fiftieth Chapter being read;

And the Question being propounded, That the First Clause do stand as it now doth;

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

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That this Clause do stand.

And the latter Part of the same Chapter, being also put to the Question, was agreed.

The Eight-and-fiftieth Chapter being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Nine-and-fiftieth Chapter being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Sixtieth Chapter was read.

Resolved, That, instead of these Words in the last Proviso in this Chapter, viz. "since the Sixteenth Day of July One thousand Six hundred Fifty-and-one, and," these Words be inserted, viz. "to this Parliament."

Resolved, That, instead of the Word "instant," these Words "One thousand Six hundred Fifty-and-four," be inserted.

The Question being put, That these Words, "of Delinquents Estates," do stand in the Chapter;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Chapter, so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed.

Militia.

Resolved, That the Consideration of the Business touching the Militia be referred to the Grand Committee of the whole House, appointed to sit To-morrow Morning.