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First Reading

Terry F  •  Link

Henry Scobell (d. 1660), Clerk of Parliament (1649-58) and of Lords (1659-60). Author of tracts on parliamentary procedure, and a collection of the *Acts and Ordinances of the Long Parliament* [aka the Rump], called by Pepys *Scobell's Acts of the Long Parliament* when he acquired it Nov. 1663; also generally known and cited as *Scobell's Acts* by Thos. Jefferson, and in American law. (L&M Companion, et al.)

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

SCOBELL, HENRY (d. 1660), clerk of the parliament: appointed for life, 1648; joint-licenser of newspapers and political pamphlets, 1649; assistant-secretary to council of state, 1653; published works on parliamentary procedure.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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