Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[23 February, 1648/9.]
Ordinances making Robert Earl of Warwick Lord High Admiral and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports repealed.; Council of State to exercise his powers.
The Parliament now assembled do Enact and Ordain, and be it by Authority of Parliament Enacted and Ordained, that all Ordinances made or passed this present Parliament, for the constituting Robert Earl of Warwick, Lord High Admiral of England, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, or either of them; and all Letterspatents under the Great Seal of England, passed for the constituting the said Robert Earl of Warwick Lord High Admiral of England, or Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, or either of them; and all Powers and Authorities given to the said Robert Earl of Warwick, by the said Ordinances, or the said Letters-patents, for or concerning the said Office of the Lord Admiral and Warden of the Cinque Ports, or either of them be henceforth repealed and made void, to all intents and purposes. And be it by authority aforesaid further Enacted and Ordained, That the Councel of State appointed by Authority of Parliament, shall have and exercise all such Power, Jurisdiction and Authority, and are hereby authorized and enabled to do and execute all such things as pertain to the Office of Lord High Admiral of England and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, in as ample maner, and to all intents and purposes, as the Lord High Admiral, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, or either of them, have used and ought to do, for the good and safety of the Commonwealth of England, and due government of the affairs and persons belonging to the said Offices.