Statutes of the Realm: Volume 7, 1695-1701. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1820.
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Stat. 13 & 14 C. II. c. 22.
Whereas an Act was made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Yeares of the Reigne of our late Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second entituled An Act for preventing of Thest and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England And whereas also another Act was made in the Eighteenth Yeare of the said King entituled An Act to continue a former Act to prevent Theft and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England both which Acts were continued by another Act made in the Twenty nineth and Thirtieth Yeares of the Reigne of the said late King entituled An Act for continuance of Two former Acts for preventing of Thefit and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England for and dureing the space and time of Seaven Yeares and alsoe from thence untill the End of the First Session of the then next Parliament And whereas the Three afore mentioned Acts were continued by another Act made in the first Yeare of the Reigne of the late King James the Second entituled An Act for Continuance of Three former Acts for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England for and dureing the Space and Terme of Eleven Yeares and also from thence untill the End of the First Session of this present Parliament Which Lawes have beene found very necessary for the preservation of those Places from that great Number of lewd disorderly and lawlesse Persons that usually infested and frequented in those Parts Bee itt therefore enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majesty by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the Authority of the same That the said Foure former Acts and all and every of them and every Matter Clause and Clauses therein contained and all and every the Powers and Authorities thereby given shall be continue and remaine in full force from henceforth for and dureing the Space and Terme of Five Yeares and also from thence unto the End of the First Session of the next Parliamen.