Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[11 March, 1644/5.]
It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sir Thomas Fairefax, for the more speedy raising, perfecting, and compleating of the Army whereof he is appointed Commander in Chief, shall have Power to take into the same all such Lieutenants, Serjeants, and other Under Officers and Soldiers, as he shall think fit, as well of Horse as Foot, now or late in the several Armies under the immediate Commands of the Lord General the Earl of Essex, the Earl of Manchester, and Sir William Waller, and likewise all Gunners, Gentlemen of the Ordinance, and other Officers and Soldiers, belonging to the several Trains of Artillery in the said several Armies.