[24 December, 1647.]
Net proceeds of sale of Bishops' lan ds to be for payment of soldiery.
The Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled,
taking into consideration the great Arrears of pay due to the
Souldiery who have faithfully served the Parliament, and being
resolved to give security for the same, doe Ordaine, and be it
hereby Ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That towards
the payment thereof the money arising out of the remaining
part of all the Lands and Revenues of all the late Arch-Bishops,
and Bishops of the Realme of England and Dominion of Wales,
late belonging to their Arch-Bishopricks, and Bishopricks
appointed to be sold, by severall former Ordinances for that
purpose, after such engagements satisfied as are already charged
thereupon, shall be paid over to the Treasurers at Warres, to be
imployed for the uses aforesaid in such manner as both Houses
of Parliament shall hereafter appoint.