Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[9 June, 1654.]
4 May, 1654.
2,000l. over and above the former sums shall be borrowed on the Security of these lands.; Doubling.; Trustees and other Officers to proceed in relation to moneys doubled on this Ordinance, as in relation to other moneys doubled on that Security.; Treasurer to pay Salaries.
Whereas by an Ordinance, Entitled, An Ordinance for further doubling upon, and finishing the Sale of Deans, Deans and Chapters Lands, and of Manors of Rectories, Gleab-lands, &c. it was Ordained, That over and above the sums of Three hundred thousand pounds, and One hundred and twenty thousand pounds appointed to be borrowed upon the Securities held forth by the several Acts therein mentioned, the sum of Twenty thousand pounds more shall be doubled upon such of the Lands and other Hereditaments respectively, exposed to sale by the said Acts, or either of them, as were then uncontracted for, in such sort as in the said Ordinance is expressed; And whereas it appeareth that notwithstanding the doubling of the said sum of Twenty thousand pounds, there is yet a further sum wanting to satisfie the second Moyeties for the Lands and premises already contracted for, so as the Purchasers cannot proceed in their Purchase without doubling a further sum, which will be sufficiently secured by the premises yet remaining unsold, and be an advantage to the Purchasers of the premises, and to the Commonwealth; Be it therefore ordained by His Highness the Lord Pro tector, by and with the advice and consent of His Council, That over and above the said sums of Three hundred thousand pounds, One hundred and twenty thousand pounds formerly borrowed as aforesaid, the sum of Two thousand pounds shall be further borrowed upon the Security of the premises exposed to sale by the said Acts, or either of them, in such sort, and according to the Rules, Directions, Restrictions, Clauses, Conditions and Penalties mentioned and contained in the said Ordinance, as the said Twenty thousand pounds was thereby appointed to be borrowed. And that all and every person or persons, Body Politique or Corporate, to whom any debts capable of doubling by the rules aforesaid shall be due, and his and their respective Assignes, and all persons doubling such debts, and their respective Assignes, shall have all and the like liberties, priviledges benefits and advantages respectively, in reference to the premises, as any person or persons, Bodies politique or corporate, their or any of their Assignes, might or ought to have had by the afore-recited Ordinance. And be it further Ordained, That the respective Trustees, Contractors, Registers, Treasurers, Register-accomptant, Surveyor-General, and all other Officers attending the sale of the premises, and every of them, be hereby authorised and required in all things relating to the sum and sums of money which shall grow due upon doubling of any such debts by force of this Ordinance, to pursue the Directions in the said before-recited Ordinance given in relation to the moneys doubled, and which shall grow due upon the security thereof. And be it further Ordained, That the Treasurers aforesaid, be and are hereby impowered to make payment of the salaries due, and which shall be due unto the Officers for sale of the premises, in such sort as by any former Act or Ordinance of Parliament they are impowered to do, Any former Order to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.