September 1647: An Ordinance concerning sequestered Book-evidences and Writings.

Pages 1014-1015

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

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September, 1647

[22 September, 1647.]

Sequestered books and writings in hands of Committee appointed by Parl. to be delivered to Henry Elsyng, Esq.; Who may deliver them out on order of Parl.

Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all the Books, Evidences, Records, and Writings Sequestred within the Cities of London or Westminster, that are come to the hands of the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament of the 18. of November, 1643. or of any of them, or of any person or persons by their or any of their direction or appointment; or which should by the said Ordinance be delivered to the said Committee or any of them, to be by the said Committee preserved for such uses as should be appointed by the Houses of Parliament, Be forthwith delivered unto, and placed in the custody, care and charge of Henry Elsyng Esquire, Register, appointed for the Sale of Bishops Lands; And that the said Register be hereby Authorized by himself or his deputies to deliver out any of the said Books, Evidences, Records, and Writings, according as from time to time he or they shall receive Order from both or either of the Houses of Parliament, or from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, or from the Commissioners of Lords and Commons sitting at Goldsmiths Hall respectively.