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Resolved upon the Question by the Parliament,
THat such person or persons who shall at any time within the space of six Moneths now next coming, Apprehend and bring in safe Custody before any Iustice of Peace, or any other Officer of Iustice, any person that hath committed, or shall commit any Bur­glary or Robbery on the High-way, or that hath or shall break open any Dwelling-house, or enter into any such House, and there use any violence upon any persons or their Goods, dwelling or residing there, Vpon the Conviction of such person apprehended, shall have a Reward of Ten pounds for every such person so Apprehended and Convicted.

Ordered, That all and every the Sheriff and Sheriffs of the respective Counties in England and Wales, where such Apprehension and Conviction shall be made and had, be required upon the Certificate of the Iudge, or under the Hands of two or more Iustices of the Peace be­fore whom such Conviction shall be made, to pay unto such person or persons who shall Ap­prehend such Offenders, the Reward aforesaid of Ten pounds for every Offender so Ap­prehended and Convicted, out of the publique Moneys received by him in that County, and that the same shall be allowed unto him upon his Accompts in the Exchequer.

Resolved upon the Question by the Parliament, That the Sheriffs, the Iustices of Peace, and Members of the Committees in the several Counties throughout England and Wales, or any of them, be authorized and required speedily to Disarm all Papists, Delinquents, and other suspitious persons who have Arms contrary to the Law, and to take order that such Arms be brought into some publique Magazine for the publique use.

Ordered, That all Iustices of Peace in the several Counties, be required and enjoyned to put in execution the Laws against Vagrants and Rogues, and to take especial notice of such persons as are or shall come out of Ireland, or pretend to be such, and Travel up and down the Countrey and beg, and either to send them back again, or otherwise to punish them as Vagrants according to the Law. And that all Masters of Ships, Mariners and Sea­men, be enjoyned not to bring over any such persons coming out of Ireland into this Nation; And the Generals at Sea, and all Captains of the Ships belonging to the State, and all Officers of Ports are to take especial care hereof.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Councel of State, to cause these Votes to be printed and published, and to see the same put in execution, and require an accompt every Moneth from the Counties; and that the said Councel give an accompt thereof to the House.

Hen: Scobell, Cleric. Parliamenti.

ORdered by the Parliament, That the Councel of State be impowered to give Reprieves or Protection to such person or persons guilty of any the Crimes expressed in the former Vote, or shall make any considerable Discovery of his or their Complices, or other the like Offenders, as they shall see cause, for the safety of the Commonwealth, and to give an ac­compt of it from time to time to the House, for their further direction therein.

Hen: Scobell, Cleric. Parliamenti

London, Printed by John Field for Edward Husband, Printer to the Parliament of England.

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