Die Veneris, 3 Maii, 1650.
Counsel for the State.
ORDERED, That those Persons that are appointed
of Counsel for the Commonwealth shall, from time to
time, give their Attendance on the High Court of Justice,
as there shall be Occasion.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, to present to the
Parliament the Names of fit Persons to be of Counsel for
Incest and Adultery.
The House this Day took up the Debate upon the
Amendments to the Act against Incest, Adultery and
A Proviso was tendered to the said Act, "That no
Person or Persons shall incur any of the Penalties in this
Act mentioned, unless the said Person or Persons be thereof
indicted within Twelve Months after the Offence committed:" Which was read; and, upon the Question, agreed
unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Time for this Act to take Effect be
from the Twenty-fourth Day of June 1650: And that
the Bill be amended throughout accordingly.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Act, "That it shall
be lawful for any Person or Persons who shall be indicted for any of the Offences aforesaid, to produce, at
their respective Tryals, any Witness or Witnesses for the
Clearing of themselves from the said Offences whereof
they shall be so indicted: And the Justices before whom
such Tryal shall be so had, shall have Power, and are
hereby authorized, to examine the said Witnesses, upon
Oath:" Which was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
And the said Amendments to the said Act being put to
the Question, were assented unto.
Resolved, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed,
and brought in This-day-sevennight.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself, until Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.