January 1651: An Act for a Seal of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England.

Page 497

Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.


January, 1651

[22 January, 1650/1.]

Use of Parliament Seal.

Be it Enacted by this present Parliament, That the Seal Engraven with the Arms of England and Ireland (that is to say, a Cross and a Harp) with this Inscription in the Circle, that is to say (The Seal of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England) be onely used by Order of Parliament. And be it further Enacted, That whosoever shall counterfeit the same, shall be adjudged and taken to be guilty of High Treason, and shall be tryed in such maner, and undergo the like penalties as are appointed by any Act of Parliament in case of High Treason.