Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[23 October 1643.]
Whereas in the late Ordinance of Parliament intituled an Ordinance for the speedy raising of monyes and furnishing one or more Magazine or Magazines, Arms of Ammunition, and other necessary charges for and concerning the raising of Horse and other Military forces within the Hamlets of the Tower, the City of Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and other parts of the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, within the Forts and Lines of Communication and parishes adjacent mentioned within the weekly bill of mortality: A Proviso is therein That not any thing within the said Ordinance contained shall extend to the Peeres or members of either House, or the assistants of the House of Peeres, or necessary attendants of either House.
Former Ord. for raising monyes to extend to Members of both Houses of Parl., their servants and assistants.
We the said Lords and Commons taking into consideration the many charges already imposed, the great want of trade, the absence of many persons of ability who should share in the common charge, whereby the inhabitants within the said limits are much disabled to raise so great summes as in the said Ordinance are mentioned, and considering the great danger that may happen if the said service be neglected. Doe ordaine and be it by these presents Ordained, that the houses and lands within the limits aforesaid, of the said Lords and Commons their assistants and meniall servants shall and may be liable and charged to and with such proportionable rates and payments as the house and lands of other the Inhabitants within the limits aforesaid, for such their houses and lands only, as the said Lords and Commons, their assistants and meniall servants have within the limits aforesaid.
Rates to be presented to House of Parl., and allowed by them.
Provided alwaies that such rates and assesments made as aforesaid, before any levies thereof made, shall be presented to the respective houses, whose members assistants and attendants should be concerned therein respectively, and by such respective house allowed. Any Proviso or exception in the said former Ordinance notwithstanding.