Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[18 December 1649]
Whereas by an Act of Parliament made the Fourteenth of this instant December (entituled, An Act disabling the Election of divers persons to any Office or Place of Trust within the City of London, and the Votes of such persons in such Elections) whereby divers Directions are given for the same Elections; The Parliament of England do Enact, and hereby give Order, concerning the Election of Quest-men, Constables, and all other subordinate Officers whatsoever, within the said City and Liberties thereof, for the year ensuing, That the same Elections may be made, so that it be of such persons that have not been Imprisoned, nor hath had his Estate Sequestered for Delinquency, nor hath assisted the late King against the Parliament, in the first or second Wars; nor hath been ayding or assisting in bringing in the Scots Army to Invade the Commonwealth of England, in the year One thousand six hundred forty eight; nor did Subscribe or abet the treasonable Ingagement in the year One thousand six hundred forty seven; nor did assist or abet the Tumults within the Cities of London and Westminster, or in the Counties of Kent, Essex, Middlesex or Surrey, in the year One thousand six hundred forty eight; And that the same Elections be of such persons as shall Subscribe the Ingagement, To be true and faithful to this Commonwealth, in the same Act mentioned. And it is further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Lord Mayor, and each Alderman in his Ward respectively, shall have power to tender and take the Subscriptions in the said Act mentioned, of all persons that shall be Elected and Chosen to any Office or Place whatsoever, by vertue of this or the said recited Act; and that the Lord Mayor, and each Alderman in his Ward-Mote, shall have power to commit to Prison any person or persons, that shall make any Disturbance at any Election, contrary to this or the before recited Act.