Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[19 January, 1647/8.]
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That no Wool of the Growth of Ireland be transported, in any Ship or Vessel, into any Parts out of that Kingdom (except into the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales), upon any Warrant or Pretence whatsoever, upon Pain of Forfeiture of the said Wools; and that the Commissioners and Officers of the Customs and Ports in that Kingdom do take effectual Care, and employ their Diligence, that this Order be duly observed; and that they be very careful to take good Security, to the Double Value of the Wools shipped, that the Transporters will unship and deliver the said Wools in some Port of the Kingdom of England or Dominion of Wales; and that they will not transport the said Wools into any other Parts or Places whatsoever; and that they do bring Certificate that they have delivered the same accordingly; and that the Governors of the Provinces, and Commanders in Chief of the Forces in that Kingdom, do give Order and Charge, and take Care, that all the Officers of Forts whom it may concern do duly observe this Order.