Wednesday, the 17th of January, 1654.
Settling the Government.
THE House proceeded in the Consideration of the
Bill, declaring and settling the Government of the
Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and
the Dominions thereto belonging.
And the Question being propounded, That the Bill be
ingrossed, in order to its Presentment to the Lord Protector, for his Consideration and Consent; and this House
doth declare, that, without an Agreement thereunto by
the Lord Protector and Parliament, it ought not to be,
in Part, or in whole, made use of as a Law, or become
binding to the People;
The Question being put, That these Words, "ought
to be," stand in the Question;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Word "is" shall
be in the Question, in place of the Word "ought;"
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Rich, Onslow,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this Bill, intituled, An Act, declaring
and settling the Government of the Commonwealth of
England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging, be ingrossed, in order to its Presentment
to the Lord Protector, for his Consideration and Consent;
and that if the Lord Protector and the Parliament shall
not agree thereunto, and to every Article thereof, then
this Bill shall be void, and of none Effect.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee
who brought in this Bill, or any Two of them, to examine
the same with the Ingrossment thereof, before it come
into the House: And that Sir Charles Wolsley be added
to that Committee: And to be brought in on Friday
Morning, the first Business.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee on this Day Sevennight, touching publick