Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[3 April, 1648.]
Thomas Andrews and Maurice Thompson to be Treasurers under Ord. of 16 Feb. 1647/8.; To issue moneys for service of Ireland as Committee for Ireland shall direct.; Allowance to Mr. Gualter Frost, jun., and others.; Collectors to return duplicate assessments to Treasurers.; And pay to them moneys received on this Ord.; Treasurers acquittances Mr. Gualter Frost Registrar.; None but Treasurers to meddle with money collected on this Ord.
Whereas by an Ordinance of Parliament of the Sixteenth of February 1647. intituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, For raising of Twenty thousand a Moneth for the Relief of Ireland, Sir Adam Loftus Knight was appointed and Authorized to be Treasurer for the receipt of all moneys that should be tendred and paid unto him by vertue of the said Ordinance: The Lords and Commons for weighty considerations them thereunto moving, Do Ordain, and be it Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That Thomas Andrews, Alderman of the City of London, and Maurice Thompson Esq; be hereby appointed and authorized to be Treasurers for receipt of moneys on the said Ordinance of the Sixteenth of February, 1647. by themselves or either of them, or their sufficient Deputy or Deputies, at the house of the said Thomas Andrews in Lime street, London, to receive all such moneys as shall be collected by vertue of the said Ordinance, and tendred and paid to the said Treasurers, or either of them, or their sufficient Deputy or Deputies: And the said Treasurers shall from time to time issue forth those moneys which shall be brought in by vertue of the said Ordinance, unto such persons, and in such manner for the service of Ireland, as the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby-house, shall by their Orders or Warrants direct, who are hereby authorized to dispose thereof for the carrying on the War of Ireland and for other services tending thereunto, as is more largely expressed in the said recited Ordinance: And the said Treasurers are hereby authorized and required, to make such payments and allowances to Mr. Gualter Frost Junior, and all other person and persons to whom any allowance is limited by the said Ordinance. And whereas by the said Ordinance of the Sixteenth of February, the respective Commissioners in their several Counties and respective Divisions and Limits, were appointed to send up a Duplicate of their several Assessments to the said Sir Adam Loftus, and the several and respective Collectors were appointed to pay all such moneys as they shall receive by vertue of the said Ordinance, unto the said Sir Adam Loftus; It is Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners shall return the said Duplicates of the said Assessments within the time limited in the said recited Ordinance, unto the said Aldermen Thomas Andrews, and Maurice Thompson, or one of them; and that the said Collectors shall pay all such moneys as they shall receive by vertue of the said Ordinance, unto the said Thomas Andrews and Maurice Thompson, or one of them, at the house of the said Thomas Andrews in Lime street aforesaid; And the said Treasurers shall give Acquittances for the same, under their or one of their hands; which Acquittances shall be brought to the said Mr. Gualter Frost, who is by himself or his sufficient Deputy, to give his Attendance in or near the said place where the said Treasurers are appointed to receive those moneys, and is to enter the same immediately after they are brought unto him, in a Book to be kept for that purpose, and subscribe his name unto them, and then the same Acquittances shall be sufficient discharges to the parties that paid in the said sums, and not otherwise; And it is further Ordained, That neither the Committee appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, for taking and receiving the general Accompts of the Kingdom, nor any subCommittee by their direction and appointment, nor any other Committee or Commissioners, or other persons whatsoever, others then the Treasurers in this Ordinance mentioned, shall intermeddle with, take or receive any part of the moneys to be collected by vertue of the said Ordinance of the sixteenth of February last past, to be assessed, leavied or raised for the service of the State, in carrying on the War in the Kingdom of Ireland.