[6 September, 1643.]
Whereas the Committee of Lords and Commons for the safety
of the Kingdome have appointed Lievtenant Collonel Owen
Rowe to contract with severall Gun-makers and others for such
a quantity of Armes as will amount to the sum of five thousand
pounds, which said Arms are to be delivered into the Magazine
for store now in the custody of the said Livetenant Collonel,
and thence to be Issued forth by warrant either from the said
Committee for safety, or his Excellency the Earle of Essex.
Lieut.-Col. Owen Rowe to contract for Arms.
It is therefore Ordered and Ordained by the Lords and
Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the said
Livetenant Collonel Owen Rowe shall be hereby authorised and
appointed to contract and agree with the said Gun-makers and
others at reasonable rates, and prizes for the said Armes.
£5000 to be paid to him out of assessments, for payment for said Arms.
It is also Ordered and Ordained by the authority aforesaid,
That the said Livetenant Collonel Owen Rowe, shall be fully
satisfied and paid the said five thousand pounds out of all
Taxations, assessements, and summes of money, as are already
in Arreares, and to be Leavyed, Collected, and paid in, upon and
out of the severall Counties of Essex, Kent, Norfolke, and
Sussex, by virtue of the last Ordinance of Parliament made and
Ordained for the weekely assessements thereof for three months
now ended and expired upon the several Counties aforesaid, and
the same to be forthwith paid unto the said Lievtenant Collonel
Owen Rowe, by the Treasurer at Warres, assoone as it shall be
by him received from the severall Collectors or Receivers of the
Counties aforesaid. And the said Lievtenant Collonel Rowe,
having received the said summe of five thousand pounds is to
satisfy and pay the said Gun-makers, and others for the said Armes
so contracted and delivered as aforesaid; And the said Treasurer
at Warres is hereby required and authorised to make payment
thereof accordingly to the said Livetenant Collonel Owen Rowe
to the use of the State.
Col. Rowe to give account of money received and Arms bought.
Provided alwayes and it is Ordered and Ordained by the
authority aforesaid, that no part of the moneyes to be paid by
the said Counties as aforesaid, shall be converted to any other
use, untill the said summe of five thousand pounds be first paid
unto the said Lievtenant Collonel Rowe, who hath undertaken
to provide the Armes aforesaid; And that the said Livetenant
Collonel Owen Rowe, shall make perfect certificates of all such
contracts and bargaines as shall by him be made according
to this Ordinance, That so such summes as shall be received by
him thereupon, as likewise the severall Armes by him bought
may be brought to accompt.
Ord. of 5 Sept. void.
Provided that an Ordinance past the fifth of this present month
of September concerning the same moneyes, is hereby made voyd
and of none effect.