Tuesday, the 26th of September, 1654.
Settling the Government.
THE House was this Day, according to former Order,
resolved into a Committee of the whole House upon
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins reports from the Committee, their Desire,
That they may have the Leave of the House to sit again,
on this Business, To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Committee
of the whole House To-morrow Morning, upon the Government, according to former Order.
Army and Navy.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider,
what the present Forces of this Commonwealth, by Sea
and Land, now ar and what are fit to be continued, and
what to be abated: And to attend his Highness the Lord
Protector herein, from time to time, as they shall see
Cause: and to report the same to the House: Viz. Lord
Lambert, Colonel Norton, Lord Euers, Sir Wm. Doyley,
Sir Charles Wolsley, Colonel Baines, Colonel Fines, Lord
Broghill, Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Southby, Mr. Chadwick,
Mr. Moody, Mr. Guise, Lord Herbert, Mr. Howard, Lord
Henry Cromwell, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Lechmere,
Major Morgan, Mr. Hobert, Mr. Recorder, Colonel
Fowke, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. Attorney, Mr. Mackworth,
Colonel Jephson, Sir John Hobert, Lord Richard Cromwell,
General Desborow, Colonel Mathewes, Mr. Barkley, Mr.
Norden, Mr. Gorges, Mr. Floid, Colonel Bethell, Colonel
Wastell, Sir Wm. Strickland, Colonel Clerk, Major Meredith, Sir Richard Everard, Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Mr. Thistlethwaite, Colonel Goffe, Colonel Tempest,
Colonel Berkstead, Colonel Bright, Colonel Lockart, Sir
Robert King, Colonel Venables, Colonel Lilburne, Colonel
Carter, Mr. Collins, Mr. Swinton, Sir John Temple, Commissary-General Whalley, Colonel Sidenham, Colonel
Montague, Sir Theophilus Jones, Colonel Wilton, Mr.
Pury, Mr. Alderman Poole, Colonel Twisleton, Colonel
Hill, Colonel Ingoldsby, Colonel Jones, Mr. Downing,
Mr. Whitelock, Colonel Whetham, Alderman Avery,
Major-General Skippon, Serjeant Glyn;
This Committee are also to consider of the Revenue for
Maintenance of the Forces; and to present their Opinion
to the House: And are to meet in the House called the
Lords House, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Erasmus Phillips hath the Leave of
this House to go into the Country, upon his Occasions.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business
touching Marriages is referred, be impowered to consider
of the whole Matter in that Act; and to report their
Opinion to the House.