House of Commons Journal Volume 7
6 September 1654


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 6 September 1654', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 366-367. URL: Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Wednesday, the 6th of September, 1654.


Settling the Government.

THE House, according to former Order, took into Debate the Matter of Government.

But, in the Debate, The Question being propounded, That no Act or Ordinance declaring the Offences of Treason, doth extend to prejudice Freedom of Speech in Parliament;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Colonel Fines, Tellers for the Noes: 187.
Ld. President Lawrence, With the Noes,
Sir Arthur Hesilrigge, Tellers for the Yeas: 130.
Mr. Scot, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Subject-Matter of the Debate To-morrow Morning shall be, Whether the House shall approve the Government shall be in one Single Person and a Parliament.