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Great Seal Act 1688

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[I.] Commissioners of the Great Seal may execute the Power and entitled to the Emoluments of Chancellor. Their Place.E+W

Such Commissioners for the time being may use and exercise at all times according to their Commissions as of right belonging to the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seale of England for the time being all and every the same and like Offices Authority Jurisdiction and Execution of Laws and all other Customes Priviledges Emoluments and Advantages which the Lord Chancellor of England or Lord Keeper of the Great Seale of England for the time being of right ought to [X1have use] or execute as belonging to their or either of their said Offices or otherwise howsoever to all intents and purposes as if the said Lords Commissioners for the time being were Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seale of England and shall have and take place next after the Peeres of this Realme [X2and Speaker of the House of Commons unlesse any of them shall happen to be a Peere and then to take place according to his Peerage]

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X1Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: use have O. [O. refers to a collection in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge]

X2annexed to the Original Act in a separate Schedule.

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