An ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament with an oath or covenant to be taken by all persons within the city of London, or line of communication for the better securing of the Parliament, the cities of London and Westminster, with the suburbs therof and parts adjacent, in these times of imminent danger. And that the committee for the militia of London shall have power to punish all such as shall weare any colours or marks of division in the said city, or execute them according to martiall law. Being also further authorized to take order (as occasion shall require) for the shutting up of shops within the said cities, &c. to the end that all persons may be in a readinesse and fitting posture for defence therof. Jovis 17. Augusti. 1643. Ordered by the Lords in Parliament, that this ordinance for the safety of the cities of London and Westminster, and the liberties thereof, be forthwith printed and published. I. Brown Cler. Parliamentorum.
printed for John Wright in the Old Bayley,
Aug. 18. 1643.
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