Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas, by a former Ordinance bearing date this sixteenth of this instant June, 1647. It is ordained that, the sum of 22,000l. to make the 5,000l. formerly charged upon Weavers Hall 27,000l. be paid by Alderman Bunch, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, and to Mr. Pococke, Mr. Greenhill and the rest of the Treasurers at Christ Church to be issued at by the said Ordinance is appointed.
And whereas divers of the Treasurers aforesaid are not in Town which hinders the execution of the service; it is therefore ordained by the Lords and Commons, that Mr. Blackwell and and Mr. Ashurst Citizens of London shall be and are hereby added to be Treasurers for the receiving and issuing the money aforesaid, together with Mr. Greenhill and Mr. Pococke, and that the acquittance, of them or any two of them shall be a sufficient discharge unto the said Alderman Bunch, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall.
And it is further Ordained that the said Treasurers shal have the allowance of one penny in the pound for performance of the said service, and for satisfying of the Officers, and such as they shal appoint under them in such manner as they shal thinke fit.
And whereas by another Ordinance of the same date divers Field Officers and Auditors are nominated and appointed to renew and examine the several Accompts and Certificates of the Officers which are to receive any money from the said Treasurers,
It is furthered Ordered and Ordained that any three Field Officers with any one of the Auditers nominated in the Ordinance aforesaid, signing such Certificates, Tickets, or Accompts, it shall be a sufficient Warrant and discharge unto the said Mr. Pococke, and the rest of the Treasurers by this and the former Ordinance appointed for the issuing out and paying the money aforesaid unto the Officers, according unto the severall Ordinances already passed in that behalf.
And whereas Mr. Pococke, Mr. Greenhill and others have formerly been appointed Treasurers by an Ordinance of the date aforesaid, for the receiving and issuing out of ten thousand pounds to the private Soldiery. For as much, and in regard of other employments, they cannot conveniently attend that service it is therefore ordained that Colonel Gower, Mr. Anthony Bickerstaffe, Mr. James Story, Mr. Maximilian Beard, Citizens of London, shall bee, and are hereby nominated and appointed Treasurers for the receiving, issuing and paying the ten thousand pounds aforesaid. And that they or any two of their acquittances shall be a sufficient discharge unto Mr. Alderman Bunch, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall.
And it is further Ordained, that the said Colonell Gower, and the rest of the Treasurers hereby appointed, shall bee allowed one penny in the pound for themselves, and their officers employed in this service in such manner as they shall think fit.