[10 May, 1645.]
Committee of Oxon, Bucks to take subscriptions for additional forces for taking Oxford.
It is this day Ordered and Ordained by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of the
three Counties of Oxon, Bucks and Berks, or any two of them,
or such persons as that Committee shall appoint for this purpose,
shall have Authority, and are hereby enabled to take the voluntary Subscriptions of any persons whatsoever, both Members of
either House of Parliament and others, for the maintaining of
additional Forces under the command of Major General Brown
to those Forces he hath already, for four Moneths at the usual part
for the taking of Oxford.
And what Forces and Money shall be raised by such voluntary
contributions, shall be imployed for the taking of Oxford, and
not diverted or imployed in any other service whatsoever.
And the said Committee of the three Counties are hereby
Authorized to Treat and confer with any Committees or other
persons of the City of London or elsewhere, for the better carrying on of this work; And are to bring in an Ordinance for this