Charles II, 1660
An Act for raising seavenscore thousand pounds for the compleate disbanding of the whole Army and paying off some part of the Navy.

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1819

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'Charles II, 1660: An Act for raising seavenscore thousand pounds for the compleate disbanding of the whole Army and paying off some part of the Navy.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 250-251. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47268 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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£70,000 per Month for Two Months assessed; under the same Commissioners (Exception) and; by the same Rules, &c. as by the Ordinance herein mentioned, and c.2. ante.; The Commissioners to meet on 6th Nov. 1660, and execute the said Rules accordingly.

The Commons assembled in Parliament doe give and grant unto your Most Excellent Majestye the summe of seavenscore thousand pounds to be raised and leavyed in manner following and for the uses and purposes herein after declared, and Doe therefore humbly pray your Majesty that it may be enacted And be it enacted by the Kings Most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled that the summe of threescore and ten thousand pounds by the moneth for two [monenthes (fn. 1) ] begining from the first day of November One thousand six hundred and sixty shall be assessed taxed collected leavyed and paid in the severall Countyes Cittyes Burroughs Townes and Places within England and Wales and [the (fn. 2) ] Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede according to such rates rules and proprotions and by the same Co[m]missioners (excepting such as stand disabled by a certaine Act passed this present Parliament intituled An Act of Indempnity free pardon and oblivion) and with like powers and authorityes as in and by a certain Ordinance intituled An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons for an assesment of seaventy thousand pounds by the moneth upon England for three moneths for the supply of the present occasions of the Kings Majesty, and for and towards the payment and satisfaction of the Armies and Navies continued for the defence of this Kingdome, and for other the necessary and urgent occasions thereof together with a certaine Act passed this Parliament intituled An Act for putting in execution an Ordinance mentioned in the said Act, are expressed declared and appointed, which said Commissioners shall meete on or before the sixth day of November One thousand six hundred and sixty, and are hereby enabled to use and execute all and every the like rates rules proportions powers and [ and (fn. 3) ] authoritiyes as in and by the said Ordinance and Act are mentioned and expressed as fully and amply as if the same had beene perticularly inserted in this present Act.

II. The Monies so collected to be paid at the Guildhall of London to Treasurers under c.9. ante; whose Acquitance to be a discharge.

And be it further enacted by the authoritie aforesaid that all and every the summes to be collected and raised by vertue of this present Act shall be paid at the Guildhall of the Citty of London unto Sir Richard Browne Sir John Langham Sir William Wheeler Sir William Vincent Thomas Rich and the Chamberlain of the City of London for the time being who are appointed Treasurers of the money to be raised by vertue of another Act passed this present Parliament intituled An Act for the speedy provision of money for disbanding and paying off the forces of this kingdome both by land and sea, and the acquaittance of them or any three of them shall be a sufficient discharge for soe much money as shall be received by vertue of this Act to any person or persons who shall pay in the same.

III. Allowance to Treasurers of id. per Pound.

And be it further enacted that the Treasurers by this Act appointed shall receive for them and those to be imployed under them in this service one penny in the pound in such manner as they ought to receive by the Act last before mentioned.

IV. Treasurers to issue Monies received by them according to Warrants from the Commissioners under c. 15. ante, who are to take Care that the said Monies are employed first

in desbanding the Army,; and then in paying off a certain Part of the Navy

And be it further enacted that all and every the summes of money which by vertue of this present Act shall be paid to, or received by the Treasurers aforesaid shall from time to time be issued out according to such Warrants and Directions onely as they or any three of them shall receive from the Commissioners named in one Act of this present Parliament intituled An Act for the speedy disbanding of the Army and Garrisons of this Kingdome who are hereby required and enjoyed at their perrils to take care and provide that the moneyes soe as aforesaid to be issued out be applyed onely to the uses intents and purposes hereafter following and to now other use intent or purpose whatsoever that is to say principally and in the first place for and towards the totall disbanding of the present. Army untill that worke be fully perfected and compleated according to such rules and instructions as touching the disbanding [of (fn. 4) ] the Army in the said Act last mentioned are contained, and after the Army shall be wholly disbanded, then the residue of the moneyes to be raised by vertue of this present Act shall be imployed for and towards the paying off such part of the Fleet and Navy that shall be returned into Harbor on or before the eighth day of September One thousand six hundred and sixty according to such rules orders and instructions as touching the payment off of the Navy are in the said last mentioned Act contained and not otherwise.

V. Account of Monies received to be given by Treasurers to Parliament.

And Bee it further enacted that an accompt of all the moneyes by vertue of this Act to be received shall be given by the said Treasurers, to this or any other succeeding Parliament which shall require the same or to such person or persons as by this or any other succeeding Parliament shall be therunto appointed;

VI. Persons lending Money to Treasurers do a good Service to the King and Kingdom.; Repayment secured with Interest at £6 per Cent. Money to be employed to the Purposes aforesaid

And be it further enacted and declared that if any person or persons shall lend unto the Treasurers aforesaid any summe or summes of money to and for the uses and purposes in this present Act mentioned, such person shall doe very good and acceptable service to the King and Kingdome and shall likewise be repaid the same with consideration for the forbearance thereof after the rate of six pounds per cen˜ out of the first moneyes which after such loane shall come in upon this present Act, and the said Treasurers or any three of them shall be and are hereby enabled to repay the said moneyes accordingly to the party soe lending the same, whose acquittances shall be unto them a sufficient discharge, and the money soe advanced by way of loane shall be imployed to the uses in this Act mentioned and not otherwise

VII. The whole Money to be paid on 25th Dec. 1660.

Commissioners to sign and seal Duplicate of Assessment,and certify to Treasurers with the Names of Receivers General.

And be it further enacted that this whole and intire summe of seavenscore thousand pounds intended by this Act to be raised shall be fully paid in and compleated upon or before the twenty fifth day of December One thousand six hundred and sixty. And that the Commissioners for the said monethly assessment or any two or more of them in their respective Countyes Cittyes Burroughs Townes and Places within England and Wales and the towne of Berwicke upon Tweede shall signe and seale a duplicate of the said assessments and the same before the said five and twentyeth day of December shall certifie into the Guildhall of the Citty of London unto the Treasurers aforesaid together with the names of the respectiv Receivers Generall who shall be appointed to receive the same.

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1 Monethes O.
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3 O. omits.
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