Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament, Have made an Ordinance for the speedy Raising and Leavying of Money throughout the Kingdome of England, and Dominion of Wales, for the Reliefe of the Common-wealth, by Taxing such as have not at all Contributed, or lent, or not according to their Estates and Abilities; And whereas the County of Huntington, being a Frontier County of the Association of Cambridge, and having in it severall considerable Passages into the said Association, cannot be secured without a constant Force of Horse and Foot, the charge whereof cannot be maintained by the voluntary Contribution of the well affected Party, and weekly Tax of the said County, without their utter impoverishment, The said Lords and Commons doe therefore Ordaine, That such summe and summes of Money as are, or shall be Assessed upon such Person and Persons as are of Ability, and have not contributed and lent; And have contributed and lent, yet not according to their abilities, by vertue of the said Ordinance in the County of Huntington, shall be employed to the use and for the maintaining of the Forces aforesaid, and for the discharging other necessary Incidents in the said County, And that all such summes of Money so Assessed, and rated as aforesaid, as shall be received by the Collectors nominated for that purpose, shall be paid by the said Collectors to such Treasurers as shall be appointed by the Committees named in the said Ordinance for the County of Huntington, or any three, or more of them; And that the said Treasurers shall dispose of the same to the uses aforesaid, upon Warrant directed to them under the hands of the LordLievtenant, or Deputy-Lievtenants of the said County, or any two or more of them.
And it is further Ordained, That by vertue hereof the LordLievtenant, and Deputy-Lievtenants of the said County, or any two or more of them, shall have full power and authority, to Leavy, Raise, Lead, Conduct, and imploy such Forces as shall be necessary for the foresaid service.