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1661-1676 1 (1661)

handle is hein.ssl/ssva0286 and id is 1 raw text is: ANNO -REGNI
Regis    Aglia,     Scotie,    Francie,      &   Hibernie,
Decimo Tertio.
At   a   G  RAND       AssEMBL Y, fumMoned                  to 9( 1TAM
be     ield  at James City, the Twenty Third
Day of March, in the Twelfth Year of the
Reign of our Sovereign Lord CHA R L ES
the Second, by the Grace of G 0 D, of E;g-
land, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, De-
fender of the Faith, &r,, and in the Year of
our Lord 166o: And from thence continued
by Prorogation, to the Twenty Third Day
of March i66i.
MM             H E R E A S the late unhappy Diftradions, caufed  Preryrhe,
V              frequent Change in the Governmnt of this Country, and r' thp,
'b                                   (!i~ne~iof
thole produced to many Alterations in the Laws, that the Govmeniti,
People knew not well what to obey, nor the Judges what i  th
to punifb; by which Means, njufic was hardly to be tion.
avoided, and the juft Freedom of the People, by the Un-
*q;f I        certainty and Licentiouthes of the laws, hardly to be
preferved . This Affembly taking the fatne into their Jerious Confideration,
and gravely weighing the Obligations they are under, to diliharge to GO D, the
King, and the Country, have, by Settling the Laws, diligently endeavoured
to prevent the like Inconveniences, by caufing the whole Body of the Laws
to be reviewed, all unneccfary A&s, and chiefly fuch as might kecp in Mc-
A                           mory.

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