Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[16 August, 1643.]
20,000 Soldiers, together with Gunners, Trumpeters, etc. to be raised within the 6 associated Counties.; Deputy Lieutenants and others to execute this service.; Power to Committee of House of Commons to provide for Forces so raised.
Whereas by an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament for the Impresting of Souldiers, the Deputie Lieutenants and Committees of Parliament, in every Countie or place within this Realme, or any two or more of them in their severall Limits and jurisdictions, are authorized (from time to time untill other Order be taken by both Houses of Parliament) to Rayse, Leavie, and Imprest, such numbers of Souldiers, Surgions, and Gunners, for the defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdome, as shall be appointed by both Houses of Parliament, or by the Lord Generall; it is now Ordered and Ordained by the said Lords and Commons in Parliament, that 20000 Souldiers, with so many Gunners, Trumpeters, and Chirurgions as the Committee of the House of Commons for the six associated Counties, of Norfolke, Suffolke, Essex, Cambridge, Herts, Huntington, with the City of Norwich and the Isle of Ely, or any five of them shall think fit, shall bee forthwith raised and imprested, within the said six associated Counties, and the said City of Norwich, and Isle of Ely, for the defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdome, according to the severall proportions to be set upon the said Counties, and City, together with the said Isle of Ely by the said Committees of the House of Commons, or any five of them, And the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of Parliament, of the said Counties and places or any two of them, are hereby authorized and required, forthwith to raise the said number of Souldiers, together with the said Gunners, Trumpeters, and Chirurgions, or so many of them as the said Committee of the House of Commons shall thinke fit, within their respective Counties and Limits, according to the Proportions, set, or to bee set upon the said Counties and places by the said Committee of the House of Commons, or by any five of them; And it is lastly Ordered and Ordained, that the said Committee of the house of Commons, or any five of them, shall have power by vertue of this Ordinance, to doe every thing for the providing of momes and all manner of necessaries, for the accommodation and support of the Forces raised, or to be raysed, within the said Associated Counties and places, at the charge of the said Counties and places indifferently to be raised, as the emergent necessity of the Service shall from time to time require.