June 1650: An Act for constituting of Oliver Cromwel Esq., to be Captaine Generall, and Commander in cheife of all the Parliaments Forces raised and to be raised, &c.

Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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'June 1650: An Act for constituting of Oliver Cromwel Esq., to be Captaine Generall, and Commander in cheife of all the Parliaments Forces raised and to be raised, &c.', in Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, (London, 1911) pp. 393. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/acts-ordinances-interregnum/p393 [accessed 12 April 2024]

June 1650

[26 June 1650.]

Whereas by Ordinance of Parliament, Thomas Lord Fairfax, by the name of Sir Thomas Fairfax, Knight, was constituted and ordained Commander in cheife of the Forces in the said Ordinance appointed to bee raised, And whereas by Act of this present Parliament, the said Thomas Lord Fairfax was constituted and appointed Captain Generall, and Commander in cheif of the Armies and Forces raised and to be raised by Authority of Parliament, within the Commonwealth of England. Both which Commissions were upon the 26 day of June, 1650, surrendred and delivered up to the Parliament.

Be it Enacted and Ordained by this present Parliament, and, by Authority thereof, that from and after the 26 of June, 1650, the said Ordinance and Act before recited, and every the Powers and Authorityes given or granted unto him as Commander in cheife, or Captaine Generall, in or by them, or either of them, or by any other Act, Ordinance or Order of Parliament as Commander in cheife, or Captain General, be and are hereby repealed, annulled, and made void to all intents and purposes. Provided alwayes, And it is Further Enacted, that all and every Commission and Commissions granted or issued by, or under the said Thomas Lord Fairfax as Commander in cheife or Captain Generall by Vertue of the Ordinance and Act before recited, or either of them, or of any other Act, Ordinance, or Order of Parliament, and which were in force the 24 of June 1650, be and shal be continued. And are hereby declared to be in full force, untill such time as Oliver Cromwell Esq, now Captaine Generall and Commander in cheife, of all the Forces raised and to be raised by Authority of Parliament within the Commonwealth of England shall renew or alter the same.