Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas there hath formerly passed an Ordinance of primo Iulii, 1645. authorizing the Committee therein named, to put in execution the Ordinance for weekly Assessment bearing date 10. May, 1643. within the Counties of Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwal, the Cities of Bristol and Exeter, the Town and County of Pool, for three Moneths, beginning from the date of the said Ordinance, which three Moneths is long since expired; And there being still a necessity of raising Money for the maintenance and support of the Forces raised, and to be raised within the said Counties, now under the command of Col: Edward Massey; The Lords and Commons taking the Premises into consideration, do Order and Ordain, and be it Ordered and Ordained, That the said Committees named in the Ordinance of the first of July 1644. shall have full power and authority respectively, to put in execution the aforesaid Ordinance for weekly Assessments, and every Clause contained therein, within the said respective Counties, Cities and Places, the said Assessment to continue for six moneths from the date of this present Ordinance.
Provided nevertheless, That no sum or sums of Money shall be charged, rated, taxed and leavyed upon any the said respective Counties, Cities and Places, by vertue of this Ordinance, other then according to such several proportions, rates, and distributions hereafter in this Ordinance exprest; Viz. Upon the County of Wilts, the weekly sum of seven hundred twenty five pounds.