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 28th of November, 1654.
An Act for an Assessment for Three Months, at the Rate of Sixty thousand Pounds by the Month, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time, Tomorrow Morning.
Resolved, That the Bill for Marriages be reported on this Day Fortnight.
Salters-Hall Judges, &c.
Resolved, That the Bill for Salters-Hall, and the Bill touching the Chancery, be brought in, and read on Monday next.
Settling the Government.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Report in Debate Yesterday:
And the Vote passed the last Night being read;
Resolved, That these Words be added to the last Clause of the last Proviso, in that Vote; viz. "lying and being without the Limits of such City, Borough, or Town Corporate."
The next Clause in that Report being read;
Resolved, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal for the Time being shall forthwith be sworn truly and faithfully to issue forth, and send abroad, Writs of Summons to Parliament, at the Times, and in the Manner, before expressed: And such Chancellor, Keepers, or Commissioners of the Great Seal as shall hereafter be, shall be sworn before they enter into their Offices, truly and faithfully to issue forth, and send abroad, Writs of Summons to Parliaments, at the Times, and in the Manner, as is before expressed: And in Case of Neglect or Failure to issue and send abroad Writs of Summons accordingly, they and every of them shall, for every such Offence, be guilty of High Treason, and suffer the Pains and Penalties thereof.
The next Clause was read.
Resolved, That this Clause be committed, to word it, (viz.) to Lord Lambert, Colonel Clerk, Mr. Disbrow, Colonel Fines, Mr. Harrison, Captain Baines, Colonel Goff, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Strickland, Lord Broghill, Mr. Long, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Robinson: And this Committee is to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.