Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[24 February, 1648/9.]
22 Feb. 1648/9.; Further Encouragement of Seamen, &c.; 101. for every Gun above Minion.
Whereas by a late Act of this present Parliament, Entituled, An Act for Encouragement of Officers and Mariners, and Impresting of Seamen, It is Ordained (amongst other things) That for their Encouragement, in case they shall sink, fire, or otherwise destroy the Admiral of the Revolted Ships, or of other Fleet in hostility against this Commonwealth, they shall receive of the State Twenty pounds for each Piece of Ordnance in such Admiral so destroyed: and it the Vice-Admiral, Sixteen pounds for each Gun; and if the Rere-Admiral, Twelve pounds for each Gun; but nothing is expressly assigned, in case of the sinking, firing or destroying any other ship: Be it therefore Enacted, and it is Enacted by this present Parliament, and by Authority of the same, for the further Encouragement of Officers, Mariners and Seamen in the Service of this Commonwealth at Sea, That in case they shall sink, fire or otherwise destroy any other Ship of War of the Revolted Fleet, or of other Fleet in hostility against this Commonwealth, they shall receive of the State Ten pounds Sterling for each Piece of Ordnance above Minion in such ship so destroyed, to be distributed to the Captain or Captains, and other Officers and Mariners of the ship or ships acting in that particular service, and to be paid them together with their Wages.