Friday, the 5th of January, 1654.
Settling the Government.
THE House this Day resumed the Debate, Yesterday adjourned, upon the Clause of the Government, reported from the Grand Committee of the whole
The Question being propounded, That, in order to a
particular Bill, distinct from the Government, it is resolved, That, for the Maintenance and full Discharge of
such Forces, both by Sea and Land, as shall be thought
necessary to be kept up for the Defence of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging, together with the incident
Charges of the said Forces, the yearly Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds shall be paid out of the Receipt of
the Exchequer, for the Purposes aforesaid, by Warrant of
the Lord Protector, and the Council, for so long Time
as this present Parliament shall hereafter declare;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
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Resolved, That the Debate upon the Bill touching the
Government, be adjourned until To-morrow Morning.
||Here follows the Vote aforesaid; but it is expunged; and against it, in the Margin, is written, "Vacated by a Vote of the 20th of