Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 3d of December, 1652.
Preservation of Timber.
ORDERED, That the Informations which have been given to the Council of State, touching Wastes and Spoils committed in the Forests, or otherwise, in the Timber and Woods belonging to the Commonwealth, be transmitted to the Committee appointed to consider of the Improvement of Parks: And that the same Powers, which were formerly in the Council of State, as to the Preservation of Timber and Woods, be transferred to that Committee; who have Power to receive and examine all Informations that are or shall be given touching that Business: And to take Care for the Preservation of the Timber and Woods, for the future; and to send for Persons and Witnesses: And Mr. Lechmere and Mr. Aldworth, are added to that Committee.