Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[12 August, 1645.]
Rate on several Counties for reduction of Newark.
For the better Reducing of Newark and securing the several Counties hereafter named, the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby Ordain, That there shall be forthwith raised the several Sums of Money in the several and respective Counties and Cities hereafter named: That is to say,
Upon the County of Norfolk, the sum of Two thousand one hundred eighty and seven pounds and five shillings.
Upon the City of Norwich the sum of One hundred thirteen pounds and four shillings.
Upon the County of Suffolk, the sum of Two thousand one hundred eighty and seven pounds and five shillings.
Upon the County of Essex, the sum of Two thousand eighty eight pounds and five shillings.
Upon the County of Cambridge, the sum of Six hundred seventy two pounds.
Upon the Isle of Ely, the sum of Two hundred twenty five pounds and eight shillings.
Upon the County of Huntington, the sum of Three hundred and fifteen pounds and eleven shillings.
Upon the County of Hertford, the sum of Seven hundred fifty two pounds and ten shillings.
Upon the County of Bedford, the sum of Three hundred and nine pounds and seven shillings.
Upon the County of Northampton, the sum of One hundred thirty nine pounds and four shillings.
Upon the County of Leicester, the sum of Seventy seven pounds and sixteen shillings.
Upon the County of Derby, the sum of One hundred fifty nine pounds and twelve shillings.
Upon the County of Lincoln, the sum of Six hundred and forty pounds and seven shillings.
Upon the County of Rutland, the sum of Fifty six pounds and eighteen shillings.
Moneys to be repaid from Delinquents' estates there.; Committees named in Ords. for maintaining Forces under Sir T. Fairfax to execute this Ord.
Which said Sums of Money shall be reimbursed to the said several Counties and Cities out of the Estates of Delinquents within the said Counties and Cities respectively in order, after all former engagements out of the Estates of Delinquents shall be first satisfied. And it is hereby further Ordained, That the Committees named in the Ordinances for maintaining the Forces under the command of Sir Tho: Fairfax, shall have the same power to execute this Ordinance for the raising of the said sums of Money, and to inforce the execution thereof to all intents and purposes, as in the said Ordinance is provided, and under the same pains, penalties and forfeitures, and giving the same alowances to Officers, as are expressed in that Ordinance; which said sums of Money shall be paid by such as are appointed to collect the same, to such person or persons as shall be named Treasurer or Treasurers to receive the same, by the Committee of the Eastern Association, being Members of the House of Commons; which said Treasurer or Treasurers shall issue forth the same from time to time, as he or they shall receive Order or Orders from the said Committee, for the payment of Seven hundred Horse and Three hundred Dragoons, lately raised to be imployed for the purposes aforesaid, and for such other purposes, and in such maner, and under such Commander or Commanders as both Houses of Parliament, or the Committee of both Kingdoms shall direct, for the best advantage of the Eastern Association and the aforesaid Counties, and other parts of the Kingdom.
Provided always, and it is hereby Declared, That the assessing, raising and levying of the said sums of Money be no impediment to hinder or delay the raising, levying or paying any sum or sums of Money appointed to be raised, levied or paid by the said Ordinance for payment of Sir Tho: Fairfax's Army, or for maintenance of the Army of our Brethren of Scotland.