Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 16 Januarii, 1648.
An Act for Adjourning of Hilary Term next, from the Return of Octabis Hil. until Crastino Purificationis next, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published: And that the Members of this House do take care for speedy sending it down to the Sheriffs of the respective Counties within the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do indorse this Act in manner following; viz. "Decimo sexto Januarii 1648; read the Third time; and, upon the Question, Resolved, That it be Enacted for a Law, and have the Force of a Law."
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Gray, Mr. Holland, Mr. Love, and Mr. Allen, or any Two of them, to present to the House the Names of such Persons as they shall think fit, for taking an Inventory, and for preserving all the Goods in all the King's several Houses.