Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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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,
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.