Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[17 December, 1647.]
No malignant whatsoever to be Lord Mayor Alderman, etc., for the; space of one year, nor to vote in election of such.; Elections of such persons void.; Lord Mayor to publish this Ord. at all elections
Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament Assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That no person whatsoever that hath been imprisoned, or hath had his Estate sequestred for his Malignancy against the Parliament; That hath adhered to the King against the Parliament at any time during this unnaturall Warre, or who hath contrived, abetted, perswaded, or who hath entered into that late engagement in or about the City of London, adjudged treasonable by both Houses of Parliament, which preceded that horrid force of the 26 of July last against the Houses of Parliament by the Apprentices, Reformadoes, and others, or who hath had a hand in the said force, or gave encouragement thereunto: or who hath contrived, abetted, perswaded, or entered into that Engagement, entituled, The Agreement of the People, declared to be destructive to the being of Parliaments, and Fundamentall Government of the Kingdom, Shall for the space of one whole year, to be accompted from the 15 of Decemb. 1647, be elected, chosen, or put into the Office and Place of Lord Mayor of the City of London, or of Alderman, Sheriffe, Deputy of a Ward, or Common-Councell man of the said City nor shall have any voice in election of any such Officers: And all such persons are hereby made incapable, and declared so to be, of any of the said places: And if any Election shall be made of any such person, the same is hereby Ordained to be null and void. And the Lord Mayor for the time being, is from time to time to give speciall Order that this Ordinance be published at all Elections, and that the same be strictly and punctually observed.