Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[7 May, 1645.]
Whereas there is great necessities for providing of moneys for the raising and maintaining Horse and Foot for the Garison of Glocester, and for the Counties of Glocester, Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecknock and Radnor;
Malignants and Papists Estates, not yet sequestered, to be allowed for maintenance of Forces in Counties of Gloucester, etc.
Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Estates and Debts of such Malignants, Delinquents and Papists, not yet Sequestred nor discovered, and which shall be discovered by the Committees of the aforesaid Counties or any of them, or by such person and persons as they or any of them shall authorize for that purpose, and shall fall within the Rule of the Ordinance directing Sequestrations, shall be alowed by the said Committees, and paid over unto them for advancement of the said Service upon Accompt. And that the Receipt or Acquittance of the said Committee for the same, under the Hands and Seals of any three or more of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that behalf, unto the person or persons so paying the same, against any the said Malignants, Delinquents or Papists respectively, and be pleaded in Bar in any Action or Suit, upon and of any Bond, Specialty or other Security whereby the same shall be become due unto the said Malignants, Delinquents or Papists, or unto any one of them respectively.
Provided said Es'ates exceed not £6,000, and Delinquency be first proved.
Provided the said concealed Estates exceed not the Sum of 6000. l. And that the said Committee, or any person or persons authorized by them as aforesaid, nor any of them, shall possess themselves of the said Malignants, Delinquents or Papists Estates, before he or they acquaint the Committee of Examinations therewith, or any five or more of them (the said Committee sitting) to the end they may judge of their Delinquency before his or their Estates be Sequestred and taken away.
Provided also, That such Appeals shall be alowed therein to the Committee of the Lords and Commons for Sequestration, as in like cases hath been used and approved.