August 1648: Additional Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea.

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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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August, 1648.

[23 August, 1648.]

The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, taking Notice of the Defect in the Ordinance of the 21th of August Instant, for the Execution of Martial Law, by the Lord Admiral; for the Supply of the said Defect in that Ordinance, do order and ordain, and it is hereby Ordered and Ordained, That the Lord Admiral, with his Council of War commissionated by his Commission under his Hand and Seal, be, and are hereby, authorized to agree upon such Laws and Ordinances as are mentioned in the said Ordinance of the 21th of this Instant, for Trial of Offenders by Martial Law; and the same to put in Execution accordingly.