Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas the Crooks. Knees, and Compass Timber, arising upon such Trees as shall be felled for Wharfing, Building any of His Majesty's Houses, or other Public Services, will be of singular Use for the Navy, whereof principal Care is to be had, in order to the Kingdom's Safety: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Crooks, Knees, and Compass Timber, arising from any Trees felled for any of the said Services by Order from the Committee of His Majesty's Revenue, be reserved to the Use of the Navy, and not disposed of to any other Use.
And it is further Ordained, That the Officers employed by the said Committee for the Revenue shall from Time to Time deliver the said Crooks, Knees, and Compass Timber, for the Service of the Navy, to such Persons as shall be assigned and appointed to receive them by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, who are to dispose the same into His Majesty's several Yards as they shall find most convenient; and to charge the several Proportions so delivered upon the respective Officers into whose Hands the same shall come, that they may be employed and accounted for according to the Purport and true Intent of this Ordinance, and not otherwise.