Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas there are divers Officers lately entertained for the service of Ireland, who have done faithful service in the English Armies, and by reason of their sudden march, could not attend the stating of their Accompts for other services, besides the New Model of the Army under the Lord Fairfax: To the end all due encouragement may be given to those who have done such faithful service in the English Armies, and now are engaged in the service of Ireland, Be it Enacted by this present Parliament, and it is hereby Enacted by the authority of the same, That Thomas Herbert and Vincent Potter Esquires, Commissioners of Parliament in the Army, shall examine and state the Accompts of such general Officers, Staff-Officers, and those Officers and Artificers belonging to the Train, who have not their Accompts already stated for other Services in the English Army, besides the New Model, according to the several allowances by the Establishments in the time of their said Services, deducting for Free-quarter, according to the Act of the Four and twentieth of December, One thousand six hundred forty seven; who observing the instructions prescribed by the Act of the Eight and twentieth of May last, for the true and perfect ascertaining of the said Arrears (deductions being made) shall certifie the same under their Hands and Seals unto the Committee sitting at Worcester-house (distinguishing betwixt the present pay, and the pay respited upon the publique Faith) Which Committee upon receipt of the same, looking thereinto that deductions be duly made, and that there be no mistake in casting up of the same, are hereby authorized and required to give forth Debentures for what so appeareth due, distinguishing as aforesaid which shall be taken upon the Security given by Parliament, and so exprest, according to the form of Debentures now given by the said Committee for such services: And the said Thomas Herbert and Vincent Potter, shall also continue their Imployment as Commissioners in the Army for Ireland, therein observing the Instructions formerly given to them for the English Army under the Lord Fairfax, and shall further observe such other Instructions as the Commissioners shall from time to time receive from the Parliament, or from the Council of State, constituted by authority of Parliament.