Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[26 June 1657.]
Be it enacted by His Highness the Lord Protector and this present Parliament, and the Authority of the same, that this Parliament, and all Bills, Causes, and matters now depending in Parliament undetermined, shall be, from and after the six and twentieth day of June, One thousand six hundred fifty and seven, adjourned unto the twentieth day of January, then next ensuring: at which time all such persons as have been duly Elected and Returned to served in this present Parliament, being qualified according to the qualifications in the Humble Petition and Advice, and not disabled thereby, are required to give their Attendance accordingly; And the Speaker of the Parliament is hereby Authorized and Impowered to Adjourn the same accordingly.
Provided alwaies that if His Highness, with the Advice of His Council, shall finde it necessary for the Affairs of the Commonwealth, that the Parliament shall meet sooner, and before the time hereby limited and appointed: that then His Highness by Proclamation declaring the same, the Sheriffs of the several and respective Counties are to give notice thereof unto the several members within their County: And all Members of this Parliament are Required and Enjoyned to attend, and to meet at the time and place appointed by such Proclamation.