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An ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for execution of martiall law, according to the meaning of this ordinance, to continue for the space of four moneths from the date hereof. Together with the names of such commissioners as are appointed for the execution thereof. 16. August, 1644. Ordered by the Commons in Parliament, that this ordinance be forthwith printed & published: Henry Elsyng, Cler. Parl. D. Com.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE Lords and Commons Assembled in PARLIAMENT For Execution of Martiall Law According to the meaning of this Ordinance to continue for the space of four Moneths from the date hereof Together with the Names of such Commissioners as are appointed for the Execution thereof 16. August 1644. ORdered by the Commons in Parliament That this Ordinance be forthwith printed published Henry Elsyng Cler. Parl. D. Com. Printed for Edward Husbands August 17. August 16. 1644. An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for execution of Martiall Law according to the meaning of the Ordinance to continue for the space of four Moneths from the date hereof BE it Ordained by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament and by authority of the same That Robert Earl of Essex Captain Generall of the Forces raised by the authority of Parliament Algernon Earl of Northumberland Henry Earl of Kent Philip Earl of Pembroke William Earl of Salisbury Oliver Earl of Bullingbrook Edward Earl of Manchester Basil Earl of Denbigh William Lord Viscount Say and Seale Philip Lord Whatton Dudley Lord North William Lord Grey of Werk John Lord Roberts Philip Lord Lisle Sir William Waller Sir Arthur Haslerig Sir John Corbet Sir John Bamfield Sir Henry Heyman Colonell Alexander Popham Col Stapeley Col Whitehead Col Morley Col Purefoy Col Ven Edward Bainton Esq Col William Jephson Col Alexander Rigby Tho Arundell Esq Sergeant Major Generall Skippon Sir Nathaniel Brent Doctor Tho Eden John Bradshaw Esq William Steele Esq Sir James Harrington Col Brown Col West Col Charls Fleetwood Col William Strode Col Turner Col Manwaring Col Whitchcote Col Pyndar Lieutenant Col Welden Lieutenant Col Underwood Lieutenant Col Wilson Major Salloway Major Titchborn Col Humfrey Col Player Col Prince Col Harsnet Major Camfield _____ Molyns Col Owen Lieutenant Col Web Lieutenant Col Bradley or any Twelve or more of them whereof such of the Members of either House of Parliament as have Commission and commands in any of the Armies or Garrisons and Sir William Waller Sir Arthur Haslerig Sir John Corbet Sir Henry Heyman Col. Alexander Rigby Col William Jephson Col Ven Sir Nathaniel Brent alwayes to be Three shall be Commissioners and shall have full power and authority to hear and determine all such causes as belong to Military cognizance according to the Articles in this present Ordinance mentioned And to proceed to the Tryall Condemnation and Execution of all Offenders against the said Articles and to inflict upon the Offenders such punishment either by Death or otherwise corporally as the said Commissioners or the major part of them then present shall judge to appertain to Iustice according to the nature of the Offence and Articles here insuing I. NO persons whatsoever shall from henceforth voluntarily repair or go from the Cities of London and Westminster or from any other parts of the kingdom under the power of the Parliament unto the person of the King or Queen or Lords of the Counsell abiding with him or her or to any Commander or Officer of the Kings Army or shall give or hold any Intelligence by Letters Messages or otherwise with any in Arms against the Parliament without consent of both Houses of Parliament or the Committee appointed by Ordinance of Parliament for managing the war the Lord Generall of the forces raised by the two Houses or from the respective Officers that shall Command in chief any of the said forces upon paine of death or other Corporall punishment at discretion II. Whosoever hath or shall Plot Contrive or endeavour the betraying surrendring or yielding up to the Enemy or hath or shall contrary to the rules of War surrender yield up or betray any Cities Townes Forts Magazines or forces which now are or hereafter shall be under the power of the Parliament shall be punished with death III. No Person or Persons whatsoever not under the power of the Enemy shall voluntarily relieve any Person being in Armes against the Parliament knowing him to have been so in Armes with any money victualls or Ammunition upon paine of death or other corporall punishment at discretion or shall voluntarily and knowingly harbour or receive any being in Armes as aforesaid upon paine of punishment at discretion IIII. No Officer or Souldier shall make any mutinous assemblies or be assisting thereunto upon paine of death V. No Guardian or Officer of any Prison shall wilfully suffer any Prisoner of War to escape under paine of death or negligently under paine of imprisonment and further punishment at discretion VI. Whosoever shall voluntarily take up Armes against the Parliament having taken the Nationall Covenant shall dye without mercy VII Whatsoever Officer or Commander hath or shall desert their trust and adheare to the enemy shall dye without mercy And it is hereby further Ordained by the authority aforesaid that the said Commissioners or any twelve or more of them whereof such of the Members of either House of Parliament as have Commissions and commands in any of the Armies or Garrisons and sir William Waller sir Arther Haslerig sir Iohn Corbet sir Henry Heyman Colonell Alexander Rigby Col. William Iephson Col. Venn sir Nathaniell Brent alwaies to be three shall be authorized from time to time so often as they shall thinke fit or shall be ordered thereunto by both or either House of Parliament to sit in some convenient place within the cities of London and Westminster or Lines of Communication and to appoint a Iudge Advocate a Provost Martiall and all other Officers needfull And it is hereby further Ordained that all Maiors Sheriffs Iustices of Peace Constables Bailiffes and other Officers shall be aiding and assisting to the said Commissioners in the execution of the Premisses and that the said Commissioners and every of them and all and every other Person and Persons that shall be aiding and assisting to them in the execution of the Premisses shall be saved harmlesse and indempnified for what they shal do therein by authority of Parliament provided neverthelesse that no Member of either Houses of Parliament or Assistants of the house of Peeres shall be questioned or tryed before the Commissioners appointed by vertue of this present Ordinance without assent and leave first had and obtained of both Houses of Parliament And be it also provided that this present Ordinance and the authority hereby given and appointed to the Persons hereby nominated shall endure and have continuance for four moneths from the making hereof Provided that this Ordinance for any offence hereafter to be committed shall not take place or be of force untill eight daies after the publication hereof any thing in this Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding FINIS