August 1642
Sir Gilbert Gerrard appointed Treasurer of the Army.

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C.H. Firth, R.S. Rait (eds)

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1911

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20-22

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'August 1642: Sir Gilbert Gerrard appointed Treasurer of the Army.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 20-22. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=55737 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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August 1642

[10 August, 1642.]

The Lords and Commons in this present Parliament, reposing special Trust and Confidence in the approved Wisdom and Fidelity of Sir Guilbert Gerrard, Baronet, do hereby nominate and appoint the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard to be Treasurer of the Army, ordered and appointed by the said Lords and Commons to be forthwith raised, for the Safety of the King's Person, the Defence of both Houses of Parliament, and of those who have obeyed their Orders and Commands, and for the Preservation of the true Religion, the Laws, Liberties, and Peace of the Kingdom: And the said Lords and Commons do hereby authorize and require the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard, by Virtue and Warrant hereof, out of such Treasure as is already come, or hereafter shall come, to his Hands, for the Purpose aforesaid, to content and pay, from Time to Time, all such particular Sums of Money as, by Warrants or Bills, subscribed with the Name of the Person or Persons and Officers hereafter following, shall be required of him, whose said Warrants or Bills, so subscribed, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard, at all Times hereafter, in that Behalf. First, The said Sir Guilbert Gerrard shall pay and content to all such Person and Persons all such Sums of Money as shall be directed by Order of both Houses of Parliament: Secondly, He shall content and pay all such Sum and Sums of Money as, by Warrants of the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Essex, whom the said Lords and Commons have appointed to be Captain General of the said Army, or by the Warrants of any other, appointed, or to be appointed, by the said Lords and Commons, to be Captain General of the said Army, or by the Warrants of his or their Lieutenant-General of the said Army, in the Absence of the Captain General for the Time being, shall be required of the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard; which said Warrant, or Warrants, with the Hands of the Parties that shall receive the said Monies, shall be his sufficient Discharge in that Behalf: Thirdly, The said Sir Guilbert Gerrard shall content and pay, upon the like Warrants of the said Captain General for the Time being, and in his Absence of his Lieutenant General for the Time being, for Provision for Victuals of the said Army, Carriages, and all other Necessaries thereunto belonging, all such Sums of Money as the said Captain General, or in his Absence his Lieutenant General, shall require of the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard, by his Warrant or Warrants, or Bill subscribed with his Hands; which Bill, so subscribed by the said Captain General for the Time being, and in his Absence by his Lieutenant General, together with the Acquittances of the Persons which shall testify the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard in that Behalf: Fourthly, The said Sir Guilbert Gerrard shall content and pay all such Sums of Money, in Gross, or otherwise, as shall be required of the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard, by the Warrants or Bills subscribed by the said Captain General for the Time being, or in his Absence by his Lieutenant General, for any Thing or Things which the said Captain General, and in his Absence his Lieutenant General, shall think meet to be provided for the Furniture of the Ordnance, with Munition, Carriages, and all other Necessaries for the same, delivering, by Indenture, the said Monies to such of the principal Officer or Officers of the Ordnance there, as the said Captain General, or in his Absence his Lieutenant General, shall appoint, for which he or they are to render the Parliament, or such as they shall appoint, an Accompt; which Indenture, with the said Bills subscribed by the said Captain General, or in his Absence by his Lieutenant General, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard in that Behalf: Fifthly, the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard shall content and pay, upon the like Warrants or Bills of the said Captain General for the Time being, and in his Absence of his Lieutenant General, all such Sums of Money as shall be required of the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard, for Coat, Conduct, Transportation, Payment of Dues, and Wages to the said Captain General, or his Lieutenant General, and all other Counsellors, Officers, and Captains, Petty Captains, Soldiers, and all others which shall be waged or listed in the said Army, and for all other Things and Necessaries, with all Manner of Carriages for the same; which Bills or Warrants, so subscribed, shall be his Discharge in that Behalf; and the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard, for and in respect of the said Office, and Execution thereof, shall by virtue hereof have Power to make, constitute, and appoint, such Officers and Persons, to be employed under him for the Execution of his said Office, as Sir William Uvedall Knight, by a Commission under the Great Seal of England, bearing Date the Six and Twentieth of February, Dccimo quinto Caroli, had Power and Authority to nominate under him; and for, and in respect of his said Office, and Execution thereof, shall have and receive, for himself and his said Officers, and the Persons by him employed, such Fees and Allowances as by the said Commission are or were appointed unto the said Sir Willm. Uvedall: And the said Lords and Commons do further Declare, That whatsoever Monies he, the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard, shall receive and disburse for the Affairs of the Army, by virtue hereof, according to the Orders and Directions aforesaid, together with the Fees and Allowances above-mentioned, upon his Accompt made to such Persons as shall be thereunto authorized by the Commons House of Parliament to receive the same, he shall receive a full Discharge for the same, from both Houses of Parliament; and, by them, he, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, saved and kept harmless from any further Question or Accompt, to any Person or Persons whatsoever; and, in and about the Performance and Execution of this Service, all His Majesty's Officers and loving Subjects are required to give their best Aid and Assistance to him, the said Sir Guilbert Gerrard, and his Officers under him, as Occasion shall require.