Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[6 September, 1643.]
Weekly Assessments on Associated Counties of Norfolk, etc. for payment of their forces.
The Lords and Commons in Parliament taking into serious consideration, the great charge which the five Associated Counties of Norffolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hartford, Huntington, the Isle of Ely, and City of Norwich, are now necessarily to undergoe, by reason of many thousands of Horse and Foote which they are inforced to raise, and send out, for the defence of the said associated Counties, and parts adjacent, against a great Army of the Earle of Newcastles. To the end the said severall Counties may not be destroyed for want of competent Summes of money to pay their Forces; And that those Summes of money may be raised with as much ease, and indifferency to the good Subjects as the exigent of these times will permit, the said Lords and Commons doe Ordaine and be it ordained by the said Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, that such summes of money as shall be by any sixe or more of the Deputy Livetenants thought necessary for the payment of such Forces of Horse, Foot and Dragoones as are raised or to be raised by the aforesaid severall Counties respectively be charged rated taxed and leavyed upon all and every the foresaid Associated Counties, by a weekly Assessment in the same manner as the weekly Taxe for the payment of his Excellency his Army, is rated charged taxed and leavyed, to begin the thirteenth day of this present September, by the same Committee and persons named and appointed for the said severall and respective Counties of Norffolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hartford, Huntington, Isle of Ely, and City of Norwich.
Provided the said weekely assessments by this Ordinance be not greater then the weekely taxe for the payment of his Excellency his Army for the two last months beginning the third of August, and ending the last of September next in case the former Ordinances, and other provisions for money be not sufficient to pay the said Forces without his weekely taxe, and that any three or more of the Deputy Livetenants in their severall Counties, shall appoint such Treasurers as they shall thinke fit.