Wednesday, the 1st of October, 1656.
Security of Protector's Person.
MAJOR General Goff reports from the Committee,
to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for Security of
his Highness the Lord Protector his Person, and Continuance of the Nation in Peace and Safety, is referred,
That they conceive it requisite, that not only a Commission be issued for England, as is in the Bill committed,
but the like into Scotland, and the like into Ireland; but
desire the Direction of the House, before they further
proceed in it.
Resolved, That the said Committee be impowered to
bring in an Amendment in that Bill for the like Commissions to issue into Scotland and Ireland.
Sequestered Parsonages, &c.
Bill for the quiet enjoying of sequestered Parsonages
and Vicarages, by the present Incumbent, was this Day
the First time read.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Ordered, That whereas Mr. Speaker was elected and
returned to serve as a Knight for the County of Northumberland, and as a Citizen for the City of York; and hath
made his Choice to serve for the County of Northumberland, and waves his Election for the City of York; It is
Ordered, That a Warrant do issue, to require the
Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery, to issue forth
a Writ for Election of another Citizen for the City of
York, instead of Mr. Speaker; being Sir Thomas Widdrington, Serjeant at Law.
Manner of Address, &c.
The Lord Chief Justice Glyn reports from the Committee, to whom it was referred to consider of the Manner
of Address, with Bills, to his Highness, the Opinion of
the Commitee, in several Resolutions of theirs: Which
And the Report being put to the Question, by Parts;
Resolved, That a Copy shall be made of every Bill that
shall pass in the House; which Copy shall be carefully
examined by the Clerk of the House, with the Original,
and signed by him: And that the Speaker, with the whole
House, shall attend his Highness; where the Speaker,
in the Name of the House, shall present the Bills to his
Highness, for his Consent: And the Clerk of the Parliament shall read the Titling of the Act; and, if the Lord
Protector require it, the Clerk to read the Bill: And then
the Speaker shall deliver to his Highness the Copy.
Resolved, That the Place of Meeting, to pass the Bills,
shall be the Painted Chamber.
Resolved, That, when the Lord Protector shall pass a
Bill, the Form of Words to be used shall be these, "The
Lord Protector doth consent:" Which Words shall be
Entered (fn. [a]) upon the Bill.
The Question being propounded, That the Lord Protector may require such Officers of State to attend him at
the Time of presenting and passing Bills, as his Highness
shall think fit:
And the Question being put, That these Words, "the
Judges and," be inserted into that Question;
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That the Lord Protector may require the
Judges, and such Officers of State to attend him at the
Time of presenting and passing of Bills, as his Highness
shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the same Committee, to consider what Words are fit to be used, when a
Bill is first passed by this House; and to be indorsed by
the Clerk thereupon: And how Notice shall be given to
the House, when his Highness comes to pass Bills: And
likewise what Words shall be used, when, in case the
Lord Protector shall not consent in Twenty Days, a Bill
is to become a Law: And how Bills may be passed, in
case of the Lord Protector's Sickness, or Absence: And
to report their Opinion therein to the House.
War with Spain.
The House resumed the Debate adjourned Yesterday.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament,
Nemine contradicente, That the Parliament doth declare
the War against the Spaniard was undertaken upon just
and necessary Grounds, and for the Good of the People
of this Commonwealth: And the Parliament doth approve thereof; and will, by God's Blessing, assist his
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare
a Declaration, to shew the Justice of this War, and the
Necessity of carrying it on; viz. Lord Lambert, Lord
Commissioner Fiennes, Sir Charles Woolsley, Mr. Secretary, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Lord Broghill, Mr.
Robinson; or any Three of them.
Resolved, That Friday next be appointed to take into
Consideration the Manner of carrying on the Spanish
War, and the Business of Assistance therein.
Resolved, That the Lord Lambert be desired to acquaint
his Highness herewith.
Resolved, That the Bill for Copyholds be read the
Second time To-morrow Morning.