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 Veneris, 3 Maii, 1650.
Counsel for the State.
Incest and Adultery.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Act, "That no Person or Persons shall incur any of the Penalties in this Act mentioned, unless the said Person or Persons be thereof indicted within Twelve Months after the Offence committed:" Which was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Act, "That it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons who shall be indicted for any of the Offences aforesaid, to produce, at their respective Tryals, any Witness or Witnesses for the Clearing of themselves from the said Offences whereof they shall be so indicted: And the Justices before whom such Tryal shall be so had, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to examine the said Witnesses, upon Oath:" Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.