[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.