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 Jovis, 6 Decembris, 1649.
And, upon the Debate of the House, the Question being propounded, That this House doth declare, that they will not meddle with any Case of Meum & Tuum, between Party and Party, which is determinable by any Court of Justice, except it be in case of Male Administration, or where the Law is defective;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of this Petition; and to examine the Matter of Force and Practice: And that they have Power to give Relief therein, by restoring the Child to her former Guardians, or otherwise, as they shall think sit.