Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 10th July, 1660.
SIR Wm. Wheeler reports an additional Clause, to be inserted into the Bill for Poll Money, for appointing Treasurers to receive the Poll Money, and appointing the Commissioners, for the several Counties therein named, to put the same in Execution, instead of the Clause formerly in the Bill, wherein the Commissioners, in the Act for an Assessment, were appointed Commissioners in this Act; and another Clause, for employing and disposing the Money raised thereby, for paying the Arrears, and disbanding the Forces, &c.; and for an Account to be made thereof to the Parliament; and some other Amendments to the said Bill: Which were twice read; and after the Addition of these Words to the said last Clause, viz. "or to such Person or Persons as shall by this, or any other succeeding Parliament, be thereunto appointed;" the same were, upon the Question, agreed unto.
"And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, that every Person, who is a Popish Recusant, and every other Person, being above the Age of Eighteen Years, of any of the several Degrees, Ranks, and Qualities, before in this Act set forth and mentioned, who shall refuse to take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, being tendered to him or her by any Two or more of the Commissioners named in this Act; which Oaths the said Commissioners, or any Two, or more of them, have hereby Power to tender and administer to any such Popish Recusant, or any other Person, whom they shall have Cause to suspect to be disaffected to the Protestant Religion, or to his Majesty's Kingly Authority; shall pay double the Rate and Proportion imposed upon the same Degree, Rank, or Quality, of which he or she, the said Popish Recusant, or other Person, is, or otherwise imposed on him or her, by virtue of this Act."