Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[10 December, 1646.]
Be it Ordained, and it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That whereas Alderman Gibbs, of the City of London, and the rest of the Treasurers for the Sale of Bishops Lands, have received from several Persons, upon the Security of the Ordinance of Parliament in that Behalf, the Sum of Two Hundred Thousand Pounds; that the said Alderman Gibbs and the rest of the said Treasurers shall cause the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds to be forthwith sent to the City of Yorke, there to be told, and from thence to such Place or Places, and to be issued and paid out unto such Person or Persons, as shall be appointed by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament; which Ordinance, with the Receipt or Receipts of the Party or Parties to whom the Monies is appointed to be paid, shall be a good and sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers, their Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, and every of them: And it is also Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That whatsoever Casualty shall happen to the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, upon the Carriage, and conveying thereof unto Yorke, or to any other Place of Payment to be appointed by the Two Houses of Parliament, shall be borne by the Public, and that no Damage shall thereby accrue unto the said Treasurers; and that the whole Charge of conveying the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds from London unto Yorke, and to any the Places to be appointed as aforesaid, and of the telling, issuing, and paying out the same, shall be likewise borne by the Public: And it is lastly Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Lord Mayor of Yorke, and all other the Magistrates and Governors of that City, shall be aiding and assisting to the said Treasurers, and every One of them, for the safe keeping of the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, during such Time as the same shall remain in the said City, and to appoint and permit or suffer the said Treasurers, and every One of them, their Ministers, Agents, and Servants, to have and possess themselves of any convenient House or Place, Houses or Places in the said City, for the safe keeping and telling the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, as to the said Treasurers, or any One of them, shall seem meet and expedient, during the Time of their said Stay and Abode there, with the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof.