September 1643: An Ordinance giving power to the Committee of the Militia or London, to raise Forces to goe under the Command of Sir William Wailer.

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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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September 1643

[6 September, 1643.]

Power to Committee of Militia of London to send troops to march under Sir Wm. Waller.; And to recall them when they shall think fit.; All Officers to obey Militia.

It is is this day Ordered by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled That the Committee of the Militia of the City of London, shall have power and is hereby authorised to Command any one, two, or more Regiments of the Trayned Bands, or Auxiliaries of Foot, and as many Troopes of Horse, either of the Trayned Bands, Auxiliaries, or other Forces under their Commands, within the Citties of London and Westminster, Lynes of Communication, and Parishes in the weekly Bills of mortality, as to them shall seeme convenient, to march under the Command of Sir William Waller, who is hereby authorised by the said Lords and Commons to lead and conduct them, and such other Forces both of Horse and Foot, as he hath, or shall Leavy by virtue of any Commission from the Lord Generall the Earle of Essex, for the defence of the City of London, and Counties adjacent, assistance of the Lord Generall, and the preservation and recovery of the Westerne parts; And it is further Ordeyned, That the said Committee of the Militia, shall have power, and is hereby authorised to call back such Forces as they shall Command to march forth by virtue of this Ordinance, when they shall thinke fit. And it is further Ordeyned by the said Lords and Commons, That all Collonels, Livetenant Collonells, Captains, and other Officers and Souldiers whatsoever, under the Command of the said Militia, whether Masters or Servants shall obey the Commands, and directions of the said Militia from time to time within the said Cities and Lynes of Communication; and likewise to march with their Colours to any place whatsoever, for the defence of the said City, and the publique safety; Upon paine of Imprisonment, and such other punishment as the said Militia shall thinke fit to Impose upon them, according to the course of Warre.