Select Documents of English Constitutional History

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Act Declaring England to Be a Commonwealth

(1649, May 19. Scobell, ii. 30. Gardiner, 388.)

BE it declared and enacted by this present Parliament, and by the authority of the same, that the people of England, and of all the dominions and territories thereunto belonging, are and shall be, and are hereby constituted, made, established, and confirmed, to be a Commonwealth and Free State, and shall from henceforth be governed as a Commonwealth and Free State by the supreme authority of this nation, the representatives of the people in Parliament, and by such as they shall appoint and constitute as officers and ministers under them for the good of the people, and that without any King or House of Lords.

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Chicago: "Act Declaring England to Be a Commonwealth," Select Documents of English Constitutional History in Select Documents of English Constitutional History, ed. George Burton Adams (1851-1925) and Henry Morse Stephens (1857-1918) (New York: Macmillan Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed November 29, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1IMUGY46GLVLAV.

MLA: . "Act Declaring England to Be a Commonwealth." Select Documents of English Constitutional History, in Select Documents of English Constitutional History, edited by George Burton Adams (1851-1925) and Henry Morse Stephens (1857-1918), New York, Macmillan Company, 1916, Original Sources. 29 Nov. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1IMUGY46GLVLAV.

Harvard: , 'Act Declaring England to Be a Commonwealth' in Select Documents of English Constitutional History. cited in 1916, Select Documents of English Constitutional History, ed. , Macmillan Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 29 November 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1IMUGY46GLVLAV.