[19 June, 1647.]
Ord. 16 June, 1647.
Whereas, by a former Ordinance bearing date this sixteenth
of this instant June, 1647. It is ordained that, the sum of
22,000l. to make the 5,000l. formerly charged upon Weavers
Hall 27,000l. be paid by Alderman Bunch, and the rest of the
Treasurers at Weavers Hall, and to Mr. Pococke, Mr. Greenhill
and the rest of the Treasurers at Christ Church to be issued at
by the said Ordinance is appointed.
Mr. Blackwell and Mr. Ashurst to be additional treasurers for soldiers' moneys.
And whereas divers of the Treasurers aforesaid are not in
Town which hinders the execution of the service; it is therefore
ordained by the Lords and Commons, that Mr. Blackwell and
and Mr. Ashurst Citizens of London shall be and are hereby
added to be Treasurers for the receiving and issuing the money
aforesaid, together with Mr. Greenhill and Mr. Pococke, and that
the acquittance, of them or any two of them shall be a sufficient
discharge unto the said Alderman Bunch, and the rest of the
Treasurers at Weavers Hall.
And it is further Ordained that the said Treasurers shal have
the allowance of one penny in the pound for performance of the
said service, and for satisfying of the Officers, and such as they
shal appoint under them in such manner as they shal thinke
Field Officers and Auditors
And whereas by another Ordinance of the same date divers
Field Officers and Auditors are nominated and appointed to
renew and examine the several Accompts and Certificates of the
Officers which are to receive any money from the said Treasurers,
It is furthered Ordered and Ordained that any three Field
Officers with any one of the Auditers nominated in the Ordinance
aforesaid, signing such Certificates, Tickets, or Accompts, it
shall be a sufficient Warrant and discharge unto the said Mr.
Pococke, and the rest of the Treasurers by this and the former
Ordinance appointed for the issuing out and paying the money
aforesaid unto the Officers, according unto the severall Ordinances
already passed in that behalf.
Col. Gower and others to be Treasurers for paying £10,000 to private soldiers.
And whereas Mr. Pococke, Mr. Greenhill and others have
formerly been appointed Treasurers by an Ordinance of the
date aforesaid, for the receiving and issuing out of ten thousand
pounds to the private Soldiery. For as much, and in regard of
other employments, they cannot conveniently attend that service
it is therefore ordained that Colonel Gower, Mr. Anthony
Bickerstaffe, Mr. James Story, Mr. Maximilian Beard, Citizens of
London, shall bee, and are hereby nominated and appointed
Treasurers for the receiving, issuing and paying the ten thousand
pounds aforesaid. And that they or any two of their acquittances
shall be a sufficient discharge unto Mr. Alderman Bunch, and
the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall.
And it is further Ordained, that the said Colonell Gower, and
the rest of the Treasurers hereby appointed, shall bee allowed
one penny in the pound for themselves, and their officers
employed in this service in such manner as they shall think fit.