Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Recital that during the Troubles the Lords and Commons were assembled, and several cts were passed of necessary Use.
WHEREAS during the late difficulties & exigencies of affaires in the absence of His most Excellent Majestie and in reference to His return from beyond the Seas into those His Majesties Dominions The Lords and Commons being assembled att Westminster the five and twentieth day of Aprill in the twelfth yeare of His Majesties Reigne were from thence and after his Majesties returne continued untill the nine and twentieth day of December then next following and now last past and then dissolved by his Majestie In which time severall cts were passed by his Majesty by and with the advice & consent of the [said (fn. 1) ] Lords and Commons assembled as aforesaid which being of necessary use are fitt to be continued and confirmed although the manner of the said assembling enforced by the difficulties and exigencies aforesaid which then lay upon the Nation is not to bee into example Bee it therefore Encted by the Kings most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the Authority of the same That all and singuler the cts made or menc[i]oned to be made by his said Majesty by and with the advice or [consents (fn. 2) ] of the Lords and Commons upon or since the said five and twentieth day of Aprill herein after particularly menc[i]oned and expressed (that is to say) One ct Entituled An ct for the encouraging and encreasing of Shipping and Navigation One other ct Entituled An ct for Prohibiting the Exportation of Wool Wool Fells Fullers Earth or any kind of Scouring Earth One other ct Entituled An ct impowring the Master of the Rolls for the time being to make Leases for yeares in order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls One other ct Entituled An ct for prohibiting the planting setting or sowing of Tobacco in England and Ireland One other ct Entituled An ct for restraining the takeing of excessive Usury One other ct Entituled An ct for the present nominating of Commissioners of Sewers One other ct Entituled An ct for the Incorporating of the Master and Wardens of the Company of Haberdashers London to be Governors of the Free Schoole & Almes houses in Newport in the County of Salop of the Foundation of William Adams and for setling of Lands and Possessions on them for maintenance thereof and other charitable uses. And all and every the Clauses Sentences and Articles in them and every of them contained shall be and [are hereby ratified (fn. 3) ] and confirmed and encted and declared to have the full force and strength of cts of Parliament according to the tenor and purport thereof and soe shall be adjudged deemed and taken to all intents and purposes whatsoever and as if the same had beene made declared and encted by Authority of this present Parliament.