June 1647: Order for Indemnity of Officers and Soldiers that come off from the Army.

Pages 957-958

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

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June, 1647

[19 June, 1647.]

The Lords and Commons in Parliament, having well accepted the Obedience and Readiness of those Officers and Soldiers who have complied with their Orders, have Ordered and Ordained, and by Authority aforesaid do Order and Ordain, That all and every the said Officers and Soldiers aforesaid shall be freed, exonerated, acquitted, and discharged, and are in and hereby Declared and Adjudged from henceforth to be free, exonerate, acquit, and discharged, of and from all and whatsoever Prosecution, Judgement of Life or Member, Pains, Penalties, and Punishments whatsoever, incurred, or that shall, may, or can, might, could, should, or ought to, be inflicted, prosecuted, had, or pursued, against them, or any of them, for, or by reason of, the said pretended Offence or Offences, of their Departure from their said Colours, or from under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax, or from or under the Command of any Military Officer or Officers under him whatsoever.