June 1645: An Ordinance giving Sir Thomas Fairfax power to Prest men in al Towns and places where his Army shall march, And to continue for one Moneth.

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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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June, 1645

[11 June, 1645.]

Power to Sir T. Fairfax to press men during one month.

Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sir Thomas Fairfax shall have power by vertue of this Ordinance to Imprest men in all Towns, Parishes and Places as his Army shall march through, or Quarter in, during the space of one Moneth after the passing of this present Ordinance.

Persons exempted.

Provided, That this Ordinance shall not extend to the Pressing of any Clergyman, Scholar or Student in any the Universities, Inns of Court or Chancery, or Houses of Law, or of any person rated in the last Subsidies granted by Parliament, or the Son of any person rated at Five pounds Goods, or Three pounds Lands in the Subsidy Books, or of any person of the Rank or Degree of an Esquire or upwards, of the Son of any such person, or the Son of the Widow of any such person, or to the Presting of any person under the age of Eighteen, or above the age of Fifty, or of the Members or Officers of either House of Parliament, or their menial Servants, or any the Assistants or Attendants of the Lords House, or any of their menial Servants, or of any Marriner, Seaman, Waterman or Fisherman, or any Officer imployed in the Office of Excize, or in the Office of Customs for Tunnage or Poundage.