[24 December, 1647.]
£600,000 out of moiety of excise to be for payment of soldiers.
The Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled
taking into consideration the great Arrears of pay due to the
Army, that is to be kept up in this Kingdome, and of the Supernumeraries that are to be disbanded; and being resolved to give
security for the same, Do Ordaine, and be it hereby Ordained by
the said Lords and Commons, that towards the payment thereof
the sum of six hundred thousand pounds out of the moyety of
the Receipt of the Excise in course shall be paid to the Treasurers
at Warres to be imployed for the uses aforesaid, in such manner
as both Houses of Parliament shall hereafter appoint.