Statutes of the Realm: Volume 7, 1695-1701. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1820.
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Recital of Stat. 14 Car. II. c. 22
18 & 19 Car. II. c. 5; 29 & 30 Car. II. c. 2; 1 Jac. II. c. 14; and 7 & 8 W. III. c.17; All the said Acts continued.
Whereas in the Session of Parliament holden in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign King Charles the Second an Act was made intituled An Act for preventing [of (fn. 1) ] Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England which was thereby to continue in force for and during the Term of Five Years And whereas another Act was made in the Eighteenth Year of the said late King intituled An Act to continue a former Act to prevent Thest and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England both which Acts were revived and continued by another Act made in the Twenty ninth and Thirtieth Years of the Reign of the said late King intituled An Act for continuing of Two former Acts for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England for and during the Space and Terme of Seven Years and also from thence untill the End of the First Session of the then next Parliament which Three aforementioned Acts were continued by an Act made in the First Year of the late King James the Second for and during the Space and Term of Eleven Years and also from thence untill the End of the First Session of the then [next (fn. 1) ] Parliament and were further continued by another Act made in the Seventh and Eighth Years of His present Majesties Reign for and during the Space and Term of Five Years and from thence [to (fn. 2) ] the End of the First Session of the next Parliament which Laws have been found necessary for the Preservation of those Places from that great Number of lewd disorderly and lawless Persons that usually frequented and infested those Parts and are now near expiring Be it therefore enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majesty by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in Parliament assembled and by the Authority of the same That the said Acts and [all and (fn. 1) ] every of them and all and every Matter Clause and Clauses therein contained and all and every the Powers and Authorities thereby given be and continue and are hereby continued in full force from and after the Expiration of the last mentioned Act for and during the Space and Term of Eleven Years and from thence to the End of the First Session of the next Parliament and no longer.
II. The said Acts to be taken as Public Acts
Provided always and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the said Acts shall be accepted taken and reputed to be Generall and Publick Acts of Parliament of which all and every the Judge and Judges of this Kingdom in all Courts shall take Notice on all Occasions whatsoever as if they were Publick Acts of Parliament relating to the whole Kingdom Any thing therein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding