Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[10 August, 1647.]
Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament; That the Ordinance which last passed both Houses of Parliament, for appointing or continuing Edward Earl of Manchester Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore and William Lenthall Esquire Speaker of the House of Commons, Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of England, stand and be in full Force, until the End and Determination thereof, according to the Tenor of the said Ordinance, notwithstanding any other Order or Ordinances to the contrary: And be it hereby further Ordained and Declared, That the said Edward Earl of Manchester and the said William Lenthall be, and are hereby, continued Commissioners of the said Great Seal, for and during the Space of One Month, to be accounted from the Time for which the said Earl of Manchester and William Lenthall were formerly appointed and continued Commissioners as aforesaid, together with the same and like Powers and Authorities, to all Intents and Purposes, as are mentioned or contained in the said former Ordinance.