March 1654: An Ordinance declaring that the proceedings in Case of Murther in Ireland, shall bee as formerly.

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Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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March, 1654

[20 March, 1653/4.]

Proceedings in case of murder in Ireland to be as formerly notwithstanding late Ord. as to High Treason

Whereas by the Laws of Ireland, the Proceedings in case of Murther, and against Murtherers, hath been used to bee as in Case of Treason and against Traitors; whereupon a doubt hath arisen, whether by the Ordinance, Entituled An Ordinance declaring that the Offences therein mentioned, and none other, shall bee adjudged High Treason, within the Common-wealth of England. Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging the same bee not taken away and repealed; For clearing whereof, be it Declared, Ordeined, and Established by His Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the advice and consent of his Council, that the offence, proceedings, and punishment in case of Murther, and of Murtherers in Ireland, and all Commanders, aiders, and abettors, in or unto any such fact, or person, shall remain, continue and bee the same to all intents and purposes, as the same was or were before the making of the said Ordinance, and as if the said Ordinance had not been made, any thing therein contained, or any Law, or Statute to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.