Friday, May 22, 1657.
Sir Lislebone Long reported from the Committee to whom
it was referred to bound the title of Lord Protector, the resolution of that Committee thereupon.
Resolved, (fn. 1) that the House doth agree with the Committee herein.
The question being put, that this paragraph, "that your
Highness will be pleased to assume the name, style, title, dignity, and office, of King of England, Scotland, and Ireland,
and the respective dominions and territories thereto belonging; and to exercise the same, according to the laws of these
nations;" do stand in the Petition and Advice;
It passed in the negative.
Resolved by the Parliament, that instead of that paragraph,
this clause be inserted:—
"That your Highness will be pleased, by and under the
name and style of Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of
England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the dominions and territories thereunto belonging, to hold and exercise the office of
Chief Magistrate of these nations; and to govern according
to this Petition and Advice, in all things therein contained,
and in all other things, according to the laws of these nations,
and not otherwise."
||On a division, 53 against 50.