House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 9 November 1654

Pages 383-384

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

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Thursday, the 9th of November, 1654.


Surrey Gaol.

WHEREAS by an Act, intituled, An Act touching a Common Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Surrey, the Commissioners for the Monthly Assessments for the Army were impowered to assess, tax, levy, and collect, the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds, for Purchasing, Building, and Repairing, of a Common Gaol and House of Correction for the said County: And it being informed, that a great Sum of Money hath been levied, but that the same cannot be gotten out of the Sheriff's Hands, for want of Powers in the said Act;

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to examine the Business; and to send for the Sheriffs that have the Monies in their Hands, to make Payment thereof; and, in Default of Power in the said Act to compel Payment thereof, that an additional Act be prepared, and presented to the House, to compel the Payment of the said Monies, for the Uses in the said Act: Viz. Unto Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Bond, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. Holman, Mr. Woodhowse, Colonel Thomas Birch, Mr. Warcup, Sir John Witterong, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Hoskins, Colonel Wood of Surrey, Mr. Francis Drake; or any Three of them: To meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of Clock: With further Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, Records.

Settling the Government.

Mr. Hoskins reports from the Committee of the whole House for the Government, The Resolution of the said Committee, upon the 24th Article of the Government, in these Words; viz.

THAT all Bills agreed unto by the Parliament, shall be presented to the Lord Protector for his Consent; and, in case he shall not give his Consent thereunto within Twenty Days after they shall be presented to him; or give Satisfaction to the Parliament within the Time limited, that then such Bills shall pass into and become Laws, although he shall not give his Consent thereunto: Provided such Bills contain nothing in them contrary to such Matters wherein the Parliament shall think fit to give a Negative to the Lord Protector.

The House, according to former Order, did take up the Debate upon the Report made from the Committee of the whole House, upon the Government.

The First Article being read, and debated on;

And the Question being propounded, That the Supreme Legislative Authority of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions thereto belonging, is and doth reside in One Person, and the People assembled in Parliament;

And the Question being put, That the Words "Supreme Legislative Authority," be Part of the Question;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the Question being put, That the Word "shall" be put into this Question, in the Place of the Word "doth;"

It passed with the Affirmative.

And it being debated, Whether the Twenty-fourth Article shall be Part of this Question;

The Question being put, That this Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock;

The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.

Lord Broghill, Tellers for the Yeas: 103.
General Disbrow, With the Yeas,
Sir Richard Onslow, Tellers for the Noes: 89.
Colonel Birch, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.