House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 14 February 1659

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 14 February 1659', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660, (London, 1802), pp. 603. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/p603 [accessed 14 June 2024].

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Monday, the 14th of February, 1658.

Prayers.

Recognizing Protector's Title.

THE House, according to the Order made on Saturday, took into Consideration a previous Vote, upon the Matter of the Debate of the House, before the Commitment of the Bill, intituled an Act of Recognition.

The Question being propounded, That it be Part of this Bill, to recognize and declare his Highness Richard Lord Protector to be the undoubted Lord Protector, and Chief-Magistrate of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging;

The Question was put, That this Word, "recognize," shall stand in the Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Cook, Tellers for the Yeas: 191.
Colonel Grosvenor, With the Yeas,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Noes: 168.
Mr. Henry Nevill, With the Noes,

Resolved, &c. That this Word, "recognize," shall stand in the Question.

The Question was put, That the Word "undoubted," shall stand in the Question:

And it passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, That Candles be now brought in;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Ayres, Tellers for the Noes: 153.
Mr. Howe, With the Noes,
Sir Richard Temple, Tellers for the Yeas: 209.
Mr. Ansley, With the Yeas,

Resolved, &c. That Candles be now brought in.

And they were brought in, accordingly.

The Question being propounded, That there shall be any Addition to this Question;

The Question was put, That this Question be now put.

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Henry Fitz-James, Tellers for the Noes: 223.
Sir John Coppleston, With the Noes,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yeas: 134.
Mr. Henry Nevill, With the Yeas,

So the Question passed with the Negative.

The Question being propounded, That it be Part of this Bill, to recognize and declare his Highness Richard Lord Protector to be the Lord Protector, and Chief-Magistrate, of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging;

The Question was put, That this Question be now put.

And it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, &c. That it be Part of this Bill to recognize and declare his Highness Richard Lord Protector to be the Lord Protector, and Chief-Magistrate, of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging.

Resolved, &c. That, before this Bill be committed, this House do declare such additional Clauses to be Part of the Bill, as may bound the Power of the Chief-Magistrate; and fully secure the Rights and Privileges of Parliament, and the Liberties and Rights of the People; and that neither this, nor any other previous Vote, that is or shall be passed in order to this Bill, shall be of Force, or binding to the People, until the whole Bill be passed.