Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas the safeguard of the Isle of Wight is of great consequence to the whole Kingdome, and whereas wee are informed, that many of the Inhabitants of the said Isle have cheerfully contributed for defence of the same, upon the Ordinance of subscriptions lately made, and communicated to them by both Houses of Parliament; Bee it therefore Ordeyned by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, that whatsoever Monyes, Plate, or Arms, are or shalbe raised upon the said Ordinance within the Island aforesaid, shalbe wholy imployed for defence of the same, and be it likewise Ordered and Ordeyned by the authority aforesaid, that the treasurers of the said Island nominated by virtue of the fore-cited Ordinance, shall and may issue forth and deliver, by the warrant and direction of Sir Henry Worsley Barronet, John Lysle, Colonell Thomas Curne, and John Bulkley Esquires, deputy Lievtenants of the said Island, or any two of them, such Moneys, Plate, or Armes, as are or shall be there raised upon the said Ordinance of subscriptions; to be imployed by Order and direction of the said Deputy Livetenants, or any two of them, towards the safeguard and defence of the Island aforesaid. And be it further Ordered and Ordeyned, that a true and perfect accompt shall be made in writing to be subscribed by the said treasurers of all such sums and other things as shall be issued forth by virtue of this present ordinance, upon the warrant and direction of the said deputy Livetenants, or any two of them; And shall be returned to the speaker of the Commons House of Parliament, where the said Sir Henry Worsley, John Lysle, Collonel Thomas Curne, and John Bulkley, and all others observing their Commands and directions herein, are only to be accomptable, and shall be protected, defended, and saved harmlesse in whatsoever they shall doe, in pursuance of this Ordinance by the authority and power of both Houses of Parliament.