Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas by the Ordinance of Parliament of the fifteenth of February 1644. Intituled An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Assembled in Parliament, For the raising and maintaining of Forces for the defence of the Kingdome, under the Command of the Lord Fairfax by the name of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, a Monethly Assessement to continue for Ten Moneths from the first of February, 1644, to the first of December then next following, was Ordained to be taxed and leavied upon the City of London and other places and Counties in the said Ordinance mentioned: And by another Ordinance of Parliament, dated the thirteenth day of August, 1645. the said Monethly Assessement for maintenance of the said Army was Ordained, and appointed to continue and indure for six Moneths longer from the said first day of December 1645. unto the first day of June then next following; And whereas by an Ordinance of Parliament dated the sixteenth day of Aprill, 1646. the said Ordinance of the fifteenth of February, 1644. with all the Taxes, and payments therein mentioned were to continue for foure Moneths longer, from the said first of June, 1646. untill the first of October following; And whereas also by another Ordinance of Parliament of the three and twentieth day of June last, 1647. severall summes of money were to be taxed, leavied, and paid for the maintenance of the said Army by a Monethly Assessement to continue for twelve Moneths from the five and twentieth day of March, 1647. to the five and twentieth day of March 1648. And whereas by an Ordinance of Parliament of the fifteenth of March last, 1647, the like summes of money upon the said City are to be taxed, leavied and paid for maintenance of the said Army by a Monthy Assessement, to continue for six Months longer from the five and twentieth of March last to the nine and twentieth of September now next ensuing, as by the said several Ordinances may appeare; And whereas many great and Considerable summes of money remaine in Arreare, and yet unpaid upon the said severall Ordinances within the said City of London and Liberties thereof, to the discouragement of those that have willingly paid their proportion, very Evill Example of others, and great hinderance of payment of the Army; and to the end the said Arrears may be speedily gotten in, and all obstructions that hinder the comming in thereof be removed, It is Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and be it Ordained by the Authority thereof, That the severall persons hereafter named, shall be, and are hereby appointed Commissioners for the said severall taxes and assessements in the said City, and in the severall Wards, and Liberties in and belonging to the said City respectively, to put the said severall Ordinances in execution, and have power, and are hereby authorized to execute, and performe all and every the powers and authorities comprised in the said Ordinances, or in any the Ordinances mentioned in the said last recited Ordinance of the fifteenth of March last, or every of them, in as full and ample manner to all intents and purposes as any the Committees or Commissioners in the said Ordinances named, or any of them might or could doe, or performe the same.
Will. Pease Deputy.
Thomas Stock. Hugh Norris.
William Manby. John Everet.
John Fenton. Lt. Col.
Patrick Banford. Peter Mills.
George Clarke. John Jones.