Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[2 June, 1654.]
The Act of 2 April 1651, as to setling and continuing the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty declared to be, and to have always since 12 April, 1651, been in force.
Be it Declared and Ordained by His Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the Consent of His Council, That so much of the Act of Parliament of the Second of April, One thousand six hundred fifty one, Entituled, An Act for continuing of the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty, as to so much thereof as concerns the setling and continuing of the Jurisdiction of the said Court, according to former Acts and Ordinances of Parliament, be, and is hereby Declared to be, and at all times since the Twelfth of April, Anno Dom. One thousand six hundred fifty and one, to have been continued of full force and vertue, according to the words contained therein, and the same shall so continue and be, and shall be so in all Courts adjudged to be continued, and of full force and vertue, until further order shall be taken to the contrary; And that all proceedings in the said Court of Admiralty, since the Thirtieth of March last, or hereafter to be had, according to the said Act of April, One thousand six hundred fifty one, shall stand good, firm and valid in Law, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, and be so adjudged, construed and taken, Any thing to the contrary notwithstanding.