Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Ord. of 8 June, 1654, as to assessment to be executed by persons named in Ord. of 28 Jan., 1653.; Respective powers of said persons continued.; All persons employed in assessment to obey directions of Committee.
Be it Ordained and Declared by His Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the advice and consent of his Council That for the more effectual putting in Execution of an Ordinance Entituled, An Ordinance for an Assessment for six Moneths from June the four and twentieth, One thousand six hundred fifty and four, for maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth, at the rate of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds per mensem, for the first three moneths, and at the rate of ninety thousand pounds per mensem for the last three moneths thereof. and published in print the eighth of June, One thousand six hundred fifty four. And for the bringing in, directing, disposing receiving and issuing forth of the Moneys payable by virtue thereof, and of all other moneys which before the five and twentieth day of December, one thousand six hundred fifty and four, shall bee appointed for or towards the maintenance of the Armies of this Common-wealth, The severall and respective persons, or any three of them named, and appointed to be a Committee for the Army in an Ordinance Entituled, An Ordinance appointing a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at Warr and published the eight and twentieth of January, one thousand six hundred fifty and three; And the persons named and appointed to be Treasurers at Warr in the said Ordinance, shall be, and are hereby authorized and continued to be a Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War in their several Capacities respectively. And be it Ordained, That all and every the Powers and Authorities, Rules, and Directions which were, by the last recited Ordinance, or by any Act or Ordinance therein mentioned, expressed to be given to the said Committee for the Army, or Treasurers at War, for the bringing in, receiving, disposing and issuing forth of the Assessments and Moneys in that Ordinance mentioned, shall be, and are hereby given and continued to the Committee for the Army and Treasurers at Warr respectively, for the bringing in, receiving, disposing, and issuing forth of the said six moneths Assessments, commencing the four and twentyeth of June, one thousand six hundred fifty and four, and other Moneys herein before mentioned to all intents and purposes. And the said Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War respectively, are hereby authorized and required to observe and put the same in execution accordingly. And the several and respective Commissioners, Receivers General, Collectors, Subcollectors, and all other persons who are or shall be intrusted or imployed in the Assessing, Levying, Collecting, or Receiving of the said six Moneths Assessments, or any part thereof, shall observe such Orders and Directions as shall from time to time be made and given forth by the Committee for the Army, or any three of them, in the due execution of the Powers and Trust hereby continued and committed unto them.
And the respective Receivers General that are or shall be appointed to receive any part of the said six moneths Assessment, from the four and twentyeth of June, one thousand six hundred fifty and four, shall forthwith after the receipt thereof, transmit and pay, or cause to be paid, the Moneys by them so received to the said Treasurers at War, or where or to whom the said Treasurers at War shall appoint the same to be paid, and the receipt of the said Treasurers at War shall be to the respective Receivers Generall, and to all other persons who shall by virtue of this Ordinance pay any Moneys unto them for the purposes aforesaid, a sufficient discharge, the Ordinance For bringing the Publique Revenues of this Commonwealth into one Treasury, or anything therein contained to the contrary hereof, in any wise notwithstanding.
And be it further Ordained, That the sum of forty thousand pounds a Moneth (out of each of the first three moneths Assessment of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds by the Moneth, from the four and twentieth of June, one thousand six hundred fifty and four, as aforesaid, and the sum of thirty thousand pounds a Moneth out of the last three Moneths Assessment of ninety thousand pounds by the Moneth, shall be set apart and applyd for, and to the use of the Navy, and the said Committee for the Army are hereby authorized and required to issue out their warrants to the Treasurers at War from time to time for payment of the same to the Treasurer of the Navy accordingly.