Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 26th of September, 1654.
Settling the Government.
THE House was this Day, according to former Order, resolved into a Committee of the whole House upon the Government.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins reports from the Committee, their Desire, That they may have the Leave of the House to sit again, on this Business, To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, upon the Government, according to former Order.
Army and Navy.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider, what the present Forces of this Commonwealth, by Sea and Land, now ar and what are fit to be continued, and what to be abated: And to attend his Highness the Lord Protector herein, from time to time, as they shall see Cause: and to report the same to the House: Viz. Lord Lambert, Colonel Norton, Lord Euers, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Charles Wolsley, Colonel Baines, Colonel Fines, Lord Broghill, Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Southby, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Moody, Mr. Guise, Lord Herbert, Mr. Howard, Lord Henry Cromwell, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Lechmere, Major Morgan, Mr. Hobert, Mr. Recorder, Colonel Fowke, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. Attorney, Mr. Mackworth, Colonel Jephson, Sir John Hobert, Lord Richard Cromwell, General Desborow, Colonel Mathewes, Mr. Barkley, Mr. Norden, Mr. Gorges, Mr. Floid, Colonel Bethell, Colonel Wastell, Sir Wm. Strickland, Colonel Clerk, Major Meredith, Sir Richard Everard, Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Mr. Thistlethwaite, Colonel Goffe, Colonel Tempest, Colonel Berkstead, Colonel Bright, Colonel Lockart, Sir Robert King, Colonel Venables, Colonel Lilburne, Colonel Carter, Mr. Collins, Mr. Swinton, Sir John Temple, Commissary-General Whalley, Colonel Sidenham, Colonel Montague, Sir Theophilus Jones, Colonel Wilton, Mr. Pury, Mr. Alderman Poole, Colonel Twisleton, Colonel Hill, Colonel Ingoldsby, Colonel Jones, Mr. Downing, Mr. Whitelock, Colonel Whetham, Alderman Avery, Major-General Skippon, Serjeant Glyn;
This Committee are also to consider of the Revenue for Maintenance of the Forces; and to present their Opinion to the House: And are to meet in the House called the Lords House, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Erasmus Phillips hath the Leave of this House to go into the Country, upon his Occasions.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business touching Marriages is referred, be impowered to consider of the whole Matter in that Act; and to report their Opinion to the House.