Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[2 September, 1654.]
Who shall make the composition.; Persons admitted to compound 1 August 1654.
Be it Ordained by His Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the Consent of His Council, That the Lord Deputy of Ireland, and the Council there for the time being, be authorized and impowered by themselves or such person and persons as they shall appoint, to compound with all and every person and persons being Protestants in Ireland (other then the Protestants in Munster, mentioned in an Ordinance, Entituled, An Ordinance for Indempnity to the English Protestants of the Province of Munster in Ireland) who having been Delinquents there, have not been excepted from pardon, and to set such fines for the composition of all and every such person and persons, for his and their Estates both real and personal, as shall be fit.
The Proportion of the Fine.; Upon payment Sequestration, confiscation and Forfeiture shall be discharged.
Provided, That the Fine and Fines to be set and imposed for the real Estate of such person and persons, shall not be less then two years full value of such Estate, as the same was worth to be let in the year one thousand six hundred forty. All and every which Fine and Fines shall be paid into the Publique Treasury there, at such time and times as the said Lord Deputy and Council shall appoint. And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That upon payment into the said Treasury of the Fine and Fines, which shall be so set and imposed as aforesaid by the respective person and persons so compounding, and within the times which shall be so appointed, all and every such person and persons so paying in the same, and his and their heirs and assigns, and all and every the Lands and Estate which shall be so compounded for, shall be from thenceforth freed and discharged of and from all and all manner of Sequestration, Confiscation or Forfeiture, for or in respect of any Delinquency aforesaid; and the said Lord Deputy and Council, and such person and persons as shall be by them so appointed, are hereby authorized and enabled to give order for such discharge accordingly.