Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[31 July, 1647.]
We, the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled seriously weighing the imminent Danger the King, Parliament and City, are in at this present, through the manifold Distractions in this Juncture of Time, do order and ordain, and be it hereby Ordered and Ordained, That those Persons, and any Two of them, as are, or shall be, by the respective Committees of Lords and Commons for the Safety of the Kingdom, and the Militia for the City of London, or either of them, by virtue of any Order or Ordinance of either or both Houses of Parliament authorized to seize and list Horses, for the Service of the King. Parliament, and City, and to value the same, shall, may, and hereby have, full Power to give Tickets to all such Person or Persons, from whom, or by whose Consent, the said Horses shall be seized, listed, and valued, as aforesaid; whereby the Parliament shall be bound, at the End of One Month or sooner, to restore the said Horses, so to be seized, listed, and valued, with Satisfaction for their Impairment, if any be; or otherwise, within One whole Year from such Seizure or Listing, to pay to the respective Owner and Owners thereof proportionably what the said Horses shall be valued at as aforesaid; the said Lords and Commons hereby declaring their Acceptance of the aforesaid Service, with Promise of Satisfaction for their Care and Pains therein in due Time; and shall and do hereby give them and every of them Indemnity for the same.