Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[9 February, 1648/9.]
Proceedings in High Court of Justice forbidden to be printed without leave of Parl. on pain of fine or imprisonment.; Provisoes.
Be it enacted by authority of this present Parliament, That no person or persons shall presume to print the particular proceedings of the said High Court of Justice, or anything concerning the same, without leave or direction of the said Court or this House, upon pain of fine and imprisonment, to be imposed by the Commissioners of the said Court, or any five of them, upon confession of the party, or conviction upon oath, which the said Commissioners or any five of them have hereby authority to give. Provided, that such Fine exceed not the sum of Ten Pounds; and, That such Imprisonment be for one Moneth only for any one default: Provided also, That this Act shall continue for three Moneths, and no longer.