Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Two Thousand Men shall be forthwith sent, for the Relief and Defence of the Town of Hull, and assisting Sir John Hotham in keeping the same, according to the former Ordinance in that Behalf; which men are to be raised, by the beating of the Drum, in the City of London, the Suburbs, and adjoining Parts, in the several Counties of Midd. Essex, Kent, and Surrey, or such other Counties of the Kingdom of shall be thought fit by the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed to take Care for the Defence of the Kingdom; that the said Two Thousand shall be put into Ten Companies, each Company consisting of Two Hundred Men; all which, after their Arrival in Hull, are to be obedient to Sir Jo. Hotham, Governor there, and to defend the same for His Majesty's Service, and the Peace of the Kingdom, according to the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament; and in so doing, they shall be protected by the Power and Authority of Parliament.