March 1647: Ordinance to give to the University of Cambridge books added to Archbishop Bancroft's Library.

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

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March, 1647

[24 March, 1646/7.]

Whereas there are divers Books in the Study over the Cloisters in Lambeth, amongst those of Archbishop Bancroft's, which, by Order of both Houses of Parliament, bearing Date the 15th of February, 1646, were given, granted, and confirmed, to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, and their successors for ever, as by the said Order more at large may appear, which said Books were added to those of Archbishop Bancroft's by his successor Archbishop Abbott and others, for the perfecting and compleating of that Library, from which they cannot now be severed without much Prejudice thereunto: Be it therefore hereby Ordered, Ordained, and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, that all the said Books so added as aforesaid shall be, and are hereby, given and granted to the said Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars, and their successors for ever, to remain, with those so formerly given as aforesaid, in the Public Library of the said University, for their Public use.