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House of Commons Journal Volume 7
12 December 1653


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 12 December 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 363. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Monday, the 12th of December, 1653.

Parliament resign their Powers.

IT being moved in the House this Day, That the Sitting of this Parliament any longer, as now constituted, will not be for the Good of the Commonwealth; and that therefore it was requisite to deliver up unto the Lord General Cromwell the Powers which they received from him; and that Motion being seconded by several other Members; the House rose: And the Speaker, with many of the Members of the House, departed out of the House to Whitehall; where they, being the greater Number of the Members sitting in Parliament, did, by a Writing under their Hands, resign unto his Excellency their said Powers: And Mr. Speaker, attended with the Members, did present the same to his Excellency, accordingly.