June 1649: An Act appointing Six pence in the pound, as a Salary to the Trustees and Contractors for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands

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Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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June, 1649

[19 June, 1649.]

Additional salary for trustees and contractors for sale of Deans' and Chapters' lands out of purchase moneys.

Be it Enacted and Ordained by the Commons of England in Parliament assembled, That in lieu of the respective salaries of three pence in the pound, by Act of this present Parliament, allowed to the Trustees and Contractors, (other then the Treasurers) for sale of Lands and possessions of the late Deans, Deans and Chapters and other persons in the said Act mentioned; The respective purchasers of any the said Lands and possessions, upon signing their respective Contracts, shall in part of their purchase money pay sixpence in the pound of the whole purchase money to the said Contractors, or such person or persons, as they or any five or more of them shall appoint; who from time to time shall pay the moiety of all such sum and sums so received to the said Trustees, or such as they, or any five or more of them shall appoint:

And whatsoever shall be so paid by any such Purchaser or Purchasers, shall be defalked by every such Purchaser respectively in part of their respective purchase-moneys; and upon a Certificate of the Receipt thereof, made to the Treasurers in the said Act named, or any two of them, by any five or more of the said Contractors, the said Treasurers are hereby required and authorized to allow of the same to the said respective Purchasers, in part of their respective purchase money, and make Certificates thereof to the said Trustees accordingly, The aforesaid Act or any Clause, Sentence or thing therein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.