[24 May, 1645.]
Collection to be made for relief of Taunton.
It is this day Ordered by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That a collection be made of all well-affected persons
within the cities of London, Westminster, and parishes within the
Bils of Mortality, and likewise within the county of Middlesex;
the Associated counties late of the E. of Manchesters Association,
and the four Associated counties late of sir W: Wallers Association, to be imployed for the relief of the poor distressed Inhabitants of the town of Taunton, and such of the adjacent places, to
be disposed of, as to the committee of the West shall be thought
meet and convenient.