Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 11th of September, 1654.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, that the Members of this House for the respective Counties do meet together, and consider of, and, on Friday next, present to the House, the Name of one godly and able Minister of the Gospel, for each County, to be approved of by this House, to be called to offer their Advice concerning such Matters of Religion as shall be proposed to them by the Parliament.
Resolved, That the Number of Ministers to be named for Ireland shall be Eight; viz. for each Province Two.
Resolved, That the Number of Ministers to be named for Scotland shall be Eight.
Resolved, That the Members who serve for the Universities, have Power to present the Name of One for each University.
Settling the Government.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the former Debate, according to the former Order: And that Mr. Speaker leave the Chair.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Nath. Bacon was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.