Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[6 October, 1642.]
Whereas the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England (being deeply sensible of the bleeding condition of the Kingdom of Ireland) have thought it necessary to send into that Kingdom some Persons of Trust, to put in Execution the Instructions hereunto annexed; and whereas the House of Commons have nominated Two of their own Members for this Service, namely, Robert Reynolds and Robert Goodwyn, Esquires: It is therefore, this present Day, Ordered, Established, and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in the Parliament of England assembled, That the said Robert Reynolds and Robert Goodwin shall have the Credence, Power, and Esteem, of a Committee sent over thither by the Advice and Authority of both Houses of Parliament; and that the Lieutenant, Deputy, Lords Justices, or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being, as all other Officers, Ministers, and Subjects of that Kingdom, are hereby required, from Time to Time, to give their best Furtherance and Assistance to the said Committee, in putting the said Instructions (and such others as shall be sent unto them from both Houses of Parliament) in due Execution, according to the Purport and Tenor of the same; and in so doing, such Governors Ministers, and Subjects, shall be warranted and protected by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament.