House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 17 November 1654

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Friday, the 17th of November, 1654.


Settling the Government.

THE House resumed the Debate adjourned Yesterday: And the Question then propounded, being laid aside; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That such of the standing Forces of this Commonwealth, as shall be agreed to be continued upon the Charge of the Commonwealth, in the Intervals of Parliament, shall be ordered and disposed of for the Ends aforesaid, in the Intervals of Parliaments, by this present Lord Protector, during his Life, by and with the Advice and Consent of the said Council; and not otherwise.

Scandalous Ministers.

Ordered, That the Bill for rejecting scandalous Ministers be read the Second time, on Tuesday Morning next.

Settling the Government.

Resolved, That the Debate touching the disposing of the Forces, after the Death of the present Lord Protector, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

Members to attend.

The Serjeant was ordered to give Notice unto the Lords Commissioners, Judges, and Lawyers, that are Members of this House, to attend the Service of the House, To-morrow Morning.

Settling the Government.

The House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand 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 the Desire of the said Committee, That the House would give Leave, that the Committee may sit again on Wednesday Morning next, upon the Government.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday Morning next, upon the Government.

Resolved, That the House do sit Forenoon and Afternoon, Three Days in every Week, viz. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, till the Parliament take further Order.


Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Religion do sit every Thursday in the Afternoon.

Countess of Stirling, &c.

Ordered, That the Petition of Mary Countess of Stirling, and John Blunt her Husband, Sir Robert Crook Knight, and Dame Susan his Wife, Henry Alexander, alias Zinzan, and Jacoba his Wife, Sackvile Glemham, and Peter Glemham, be read on Tuesday Morning next.