Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[3 August, 1647.]
Whereas the Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery since the Beginning of this present Parliament, upon the Resignation of William Laud Late Archbishop of Canterbury, was fully chosen, in the Convocation for the University of Oxford, Chancellor for the said University; and afterwards, at Baynard's Castle, according to the solemn Form in like Cases used, in the Presence of divers of the Members of both Houses of Parliament, by the then Vice-chancellor, Proctors, and sundry of the Masters of that University, to that Purpose sent, was settled and invested in that Place; and whereas the said Earl, for his constant and faithful Adhering to the Parliament, as in Conscience and Honour he was bound to do, and did, upon Letters from His Majesty to the said Convocation, was put out of the said Chancellorship, and for no other Cause, and the Marquis of Hertford chosen and established Chancellor by the said Convocation, in the Place of thesaid Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery: It is therefore Ordered, Ordained, and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the said putting out of the said Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery ought not to have been done, and from henceforth is and shall be null and void; and that the said Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, to all Intents and Purposes, is absolutely Chancellor of the said University; whereof all Members of the University are to take Notice, and thereunto by Authority of this Ordinance to conform, as they will answer the contrary to the Parliament.