Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas diverse persons well affected to the good and safety of this Kingdome, have contributed in Money, Plate, and Horse, for suppression of the present Rebellion and Insurrection of Papists, Delinquents, and other Malignant persons in the Westerne parts, under the command of Sir Ralph Hopton, and his Adherents Rebells, and Traytors: and for the reliefe of the good subjects there: It is therefore ordered and ordained by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that all and every such person and persons, as have alreadie, or shall raise, either Money, Plate, or Horse for the said service, shall bee satisfied and repaide again within six moneths, with interest for the same, out of the first moneys that shall be levied and raised in the Counties of Cornewall, Devon, Sommerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Southampton, and the Counties and Cities of Bristoll, and Exon, and the Towne and County of Poole, upon any Order or Ordinance of one, or both Houses of Parliament, Or by any other Levies or Collections, made or to bee made in the severall and respective Counties, and Places for that end and purpose; And it is further Ordered and Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, that Hugh Sowden, and Thomas Young of the City of London, Merchants, shall be Treasurers, for the receiving and disbursing of all and every summe or summes of money which shall be raised for the use abovesaid, who are hereby nominated, constituted, and appointed Treasurers, and Receivers as aforesaid.
And it is further ordered and ordained by the Authority aforesaid, that the said Hugh Sowden and Thomas Young, shall and may pay and deliver out of the said Contributions, such moneys and Horse to such person or persons, and in such manner, and forme, as the Committee of the Lords and Commons for the defence of the Westerne parts, or any foure or more of them, by any writings under their hands shall limitt, appoint, and declare: And that the Warrant or Warrants of the said Committee, for the issuing out of the said Moneyes, or deliverie of the said horses, or of any foure or more of them, together with the Acquittance, or the Acquittances Receipt or Receipts in writings, under the hand of the Person or Persons, which shall be appointed as aforesaid by the said Committee, or foure or more of them, shall be a sufficient discharge to the Treasurers or Receivers in this Ordinance named, for so much money, or such Horse or Horses, as shall be comprehended in such Acquittance, or Acquittances, for the issuing out, or payment of the said summe or summes of money, or delivery of such Horse or Horses respectively.
And it is further ordered by the Authoritie aforesaid, That the Treasurers and Receivers shall not at all pay any summe, or summes of money, or deliver, or cause to be delivered any Horse or Horses, or Plate to bee by them received upon any other direction, Warrant or demand whatsoever.