May 1643: An Ordinance for adding Commissioners for seising of Horses and Goods, and Chattels of Malignants.

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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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May 1643

[2 May, 1643.]

Additional Commissioners for seising malignant goods.; Their Powers.

Whereas Authority was formerly given by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament to Colonell Oliver Cromwell, and others for the Seising of the Persons, Horses, Armes, Money and Plate of Malignants and ill-affected persons within the County of Cambridge, the Isle of Ely, and other Counties, Cities, and Places in the said Ordinance mentioned: It is now further Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said Colonell Cromwell, and other the Committees and Deputy Lieutenants in the said Ordinance mentioned, as also Captain Charles Fleetwood, Captain Edward Whalley, and Captain John Disborough, or any two, or more of them: Together with any of the said Committees, or Deputy Lieutenants formerly appointed, shall have the like power and authority, for the seising as well of the Corne, Cattle, and other Goods and Chattels of the said Malignants, or any of them, as by the said Ordinance is given for the seising of Horses, Armes, Moneys, or Plate, the same to bee disposed of, used, and imployed to the same uses, as in the said Ordinance isspecified, upon accompt thereof to be made to both Houses of Parliament, or such as they shall appoint: and that they, and every of them for so doing, shall bee protected and saved harmlesse by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament.