Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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c. 9. ante.; c. 10.
ante.; c. 20.; ante.; Reasons for the present Grant.; Grant of £420,000.; to be paid in Six Months at £70,000 per Month.; By the Rules and Commissioners of c. 20.; ante.; Commissioners to meet 12th Jan. 1660, to execute Act.
WHEREAS It was well hoped that the Moneyes enacted to be raised by severall Acts of this Parliament that is to say one Act entituled An Act for the speedy provision of money for disbanding and paying off the Forces of this Kingdome both by Land and sea, and one other Act entituled An Act for supplying and explaining certaine defects in an Act entituled An Act for the speedy provision of money for the disbanding and paying off the Forces of this Kingdome both by Land and Sea, and one other Act entituled An Act for raising seavenscore thousand pounds for the compleate disbanding of the whole Army and paying off some part of the Navy would have effectually sufficed to have compleately disbanded the Armies and paid off the Navy, but by the slow comeing in of the same moneyes the growing charge being still kepte on the same cannot be effected without further supply, and if [noe (fn. 1)] further supply should be made the growing Charge would become insupportable, The Commons assembled in Parliament doe therefore give and grant unto your most excellent Majestie for the uses herein after expressed and noe other the summe of fower hundred and twenty thousand pounds to be raised and leavyed in manner following, and doe humbly pray your most Excellent Majestie that it may be enacted, And be it enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majestie by and with the advice and consent of the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled that the summe of threescore and ten thousand pounds by the moneth for six moneths begining from the first day of January One thousand six hundred and sixty shall be assessed taxed collected leayed and paid in the severall Countyes Cittyes and Burroughs Townes and Places within England and Wales and the Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede according to such rates rules and proportions and by the same Commissioners as in and by a certaine Act past this Parliament entituled Act for raiseing of seavenscore thousand pounds for the compleate disbanding of the whole Army and paying off some part of the Navy, which said Commissioners shall meete on or before the twelfth day of January One thousand six hundred and sixty, and are hereby enabled to use and execute all and every the like rates rules proportions powers and authorities as in and by the said Act are mentioned and referred unto, or expressed as fully and amply as if the same had beene perticularly inserted in this present Act,
II. One Moiety of Assessment to be paid to Receiver General 1st February 1660.; The other Moiety 1st April 1661.
And Be it further enacted that the summe of Two hundred and tenn thousand pounds being one Moyety of the six moneths Assessment hereby imposed shall be assessed collected levyed and paid into the Receiver or Receivers Generall who shall be appointed by the said Commissioners upon or before the first day of February One thousand six hundred and sixty, and the other Two hundred and ten thousand pounds residue thereof upon or before the first day of April One thousand six hundred sixty one,
III. Monies collected to be paid at the Guildhall of London to Treasurers hereby appointed.
And Be it further enacted that all and every the Summes to be collected and levyed by vertue of this present Act shall be paid at the Guild hall of the Citty of London unto Sir George Cartwright Sir Richard Browne Lord Maior of the Citty of London Sir James Bunce Sir William Wheeler Sir William Vincent Thomas Rich Esquire and the Chamberlaine of the Citty of London for the time being who are hereby appointed Treasurers for the Receipt thereof, and the Acquittances of them or any three of them shall be a sufficient discharge for soe much as shall be received by vertue of this Act to any person or persons who shall pay in the same,
IV. Persons who have advanced Money on Credit of c. 20. ante, continuing the Loan and declaring the same under their Hand, and other Persons advancing Money;; to receive Payment out of the last £110,000 of the said Assessment, with Interest at £10 per Cent. per Ann
And whereas there is a present necessity of raising of eighty thousand pounds, Be it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid that if any person or persons of the Citty of London or any other place who hath or have advanced any moneyes upon the credit of an Act of this Parliament entituled An Act for raiseing seavenscore thousand pounds for the compleate disbanding of the whole Army and paying off some part of the Navy shall continue the Loane of such Moneyes upon the Credit of this Act, and declare the same under his or their hands unto the Treasurers by this Act appointed before the one and thirtyeth day of December one thousand six hundred and sixty, and if any other person or persons shall advance One hundred pounds or upwards upon the credit of this Act and before the tenth day of January One thousand six hundred and sixty pay the same unto the said Treasurers then every such person & persons soe continuing or advancing as aforesaid shall not onely doe a very acceptable Service but shall alsoe receive from the said Treasurers out of the last one hundred and ten thousand pounds which shall be received upon the second payment appointed by this Act his and their principall money with interest at the rate of ten pounds per Cent. per Annum from the time of such declaration and advancement respectively Any Law Act or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding, and the said Treasurers are hereby required to make payment accordingly, and not to receive any more money to be advanced as aforesaid then what with the money soe to be continued will amount to eighty thousand pounds.
V. Allowance to Treasurers, &c. 1d. in the Pound.
And Be it further Enacted that the Treasurers by this Act appointed shall receive for them and those to be imployed under them in this Service one penny in the pound in such manner as they ought to receive by the Act last before mentioned,
VI. Monies to be issued by Treasurers according to
And Be it further enacted that all and every the Summes of money which by vertue of this present Act shall be paid to, or received by the Treasurers aforesaid shall from time to time be issued out according to such Warrants and directions onely as they or any three of them shall receive from the Commissioners named in one
Warrant from Commissioners under c. 15. ante.; Monies issued to be employed, first, in disbanding the Army.; The Residue in paying off the Fleet and Navy by the Rules after mentioned
Act of this present Parliament entituled An Act for the speedy disbanding of the Army and garrisons of this Kingdome, or three of them who are hereby required and enjoyned at their perrills to take care and provide that the moneyes soe as aforesaid to be issued out be imployed onely to the uses intents and purposes hereafter following and to noe other use intent or purpose whatsoever that is to say principally and in the first place for and towards the totall disbanding of the present Army and Garrisons untill that worke be fully perfected and compleated according to such rules and instructions as touching the disbanding of the Army in the said Act last mentioned are contained. And after the Army shall be wholly disbanded, then the residue of the moneyes to be raised by vertue of this present Act or due or behind on any former Act shall be employed for and towards the paying off of the Fleet and Navy according to such rules orders and instructions as touching the payment of the Navy are herein after mentioned and not otherwise.
VII. Account of Money by Treasurers to Parliament.
And Be it further enacted that an Accompt of all the moneyes by vertue of this Act to be received shall be given by the said Treasurers to this or any other succeeding Parliament which shall require the same, or to such person or persons as by this or any other succeeding Parliament shall be thereunto appointed,
VIII. Manors, &c. formerly assessed, and now in the Possession of the King and Queen, or of any Ecclesiastical Person, not exempt from Assessment.
Provided alwayes and it is hereby declared that noe Mannors Lands Tenements and Hereditaments which were formerly assessed and taxed for and towards former Assessments and Land Taxes and are now in the possession or holding of His Majestie or of the Queenes Highnesse, or of any Ecclesiasticall person or persons or his her or their Farmers and Tennants shall be exempted from the payment of the severall summes of money in this Act comprised, but that the said Mannours Lands Tenements and Hereditaments shall be rated assessed and taxed for and towards the [said (fn. 2)] severall Summes of money in this Act comprised in such manner and forme as they were of late rated taxed and assessed for and towards the said former Land Rates, Any Law Statute or Custome to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding
IX. Proviso for Peers.
[Provided alsoe that noe thing herein contained shall be drawne into example to the prejudice of the auntient Rights belonging to the Peeres of this Realme (fn. 3)]
X. Commissioners named.
And Be it declared and enacted by the authoritie aforesaid that these persons hereafter named shall be added Commissioners for their severall Countyes Places and Precincts respectively and shall exercise the same powers as the other Co[m]missioners intended by this Act are authorized and impowered to doe that is to say
For the County of Cornewall Robert Roberts Esquire Sir William Tredingham Joseph Tredingham Thomas Penhallow The Knights and Burgesses that serve for the said County, and James Eirsey Gent., The Maior of Lostwithell for the time being John Mollesworth Esquire William Williams of Trevythen.
For the County of Devon Nicholas Davyes Doctor of Phisicke William Jennens Gent.> Edmond Tremaine ( (fn. 4)) William Putt ( (fn. 4)) John Kellond ( (fn. 4)) William Bogan ( (fn. 4)) George Howard ( (fn. 4)) John Kelley ( (fn. 4)) James Rodd [Esquiers (fn. 4)] Walter Jago Francis Drew Esqrs William Walrond Esquire John Blagdon Gent.> John Hamm Gent. Henry Newte.
For the West riding in the County of Yorke Welbury Norton Esquire Robert Wivell Esquire Richard Roundhill Gent. William Hamond Esquire Walter Hawkesworth Esquire Cuthbert Wade John Preston Gent. Arthur Ingram Esquire Edward Atkinson William Witham Gent. Samuell Sunderland Esquire Thomas Ward Gent. Sir William Ingram Knight Sir John Goodricke Baronet Sir Thomas Wentworth ( (fn. 5)) Sir Edward Rodes [Knights (fn. 5)] Godfrey Copley of Sprotsbrough John Clayton Josua Horton Thomas Stringer Esquiers, The Alderman of Leedes for the time being.
For the North-rideing in the County of Yorke Sir William Caley Arthur Caley Esquire William Wivell Esquire Sir Thomas Gower Baronet Thomas Worseley ( (fn. 4)) Charles Tankred [Esquiers (fn. 4)] Sir William Francklin Baronet, The Bailiffes of Scarborough for the time being Tristram Fish Robert Belt ( (fn. 4)) Thomas Robinson Thomas Scudamore Esquiers.
For the County of Essex Mr Edward Glascocke Mr Miles Hubbart Mr John Smart Captaine Hunter Dean Tindell Esquire Isaac Wincoll Thomas [Clapton (fn. 6)] Thomas Peek, Peter Johnson Thomas Manby Esquiers
For the County of Gloucester Thomas Freame Thomas Floyd Samuell Shepard Phillip Shepard William Morgan Richard Daston John Tooke Esquiers Robert Lord Tracy Thomas Morgan Esquire Sir Nicholas Throckemorton Knight William Bromage Gent. William Winter of Dimmock Gent. Richard Matchen Gent., John Winnyatt Gent. Thomas Aylway Gent..
For the County of Hertford Marmaduke Rawden James Willimot junior Gent. Thomas Arras Doctor of Phisicke Richard Combes Esq[uire] Sir Robert Joslin Knight Thomas Cappin Edward Briscoe John Halsey Esq[uire] Mr Fetherstone of Blackeswere Edward Brograve Ralph Gore Thomas Brograve Edward Cason Thomas Bonnest Henry Becher Henry Chauncey George Bromley Alexander Meade John Crouch James Willimot junior George Poyner Gent. John Jesson Esq[uire]
For the Burrough of Saint Albans William Foxwist Esquire Recorder Mr John New Mr Edward Eams Mr Thomas [Cawley (fn. 7)] Senior Mr William Marston Sir Henry Conningsby Edmond Smith Alban Cox Richard Combes Esquire Thomas Marston Gent..
For the County of Kent Sir William Mann Sir Edward Masters Thomas Peake Esquire, Sir Thomas Godfrey The Maior of Maidston for the time being Sir William Merideth Baronet Sir Thomas Peirce Baronet Mr Richard Manley Mr Thomas Manley.
For the County of Lancaster Henry Bannester Esquire Jeffery Rushton Gent. Richard Fleetwood Gent. John Mollineux Esquire William Fife Esquire Sir George Midleton Knight and Baronet Mathew Richardson Esq[uire] Robert Heywood Esquire Roger Stoughton of the Citty of London Thomas Butler Richard Farrington William Wall William Turner Henry Brabin, William Hodgekenson Gent..
For the County of Lincolne and Citty and County of the same Edward Turney ( (fn. 8)) William Lister [Esquiers1] Sir Robert Dallison Barronet Sir Charles Dallison Knight William Draper Samuell Proctor William Thompson Humphrey Walcot Thomas Mills Maurice Dalton John Watson William Willoughby Henry Heron Marmaduke Darrell John Ogle Anthony Treadway William Skipwith Thomas Browne of Eastkirby John Almore Mr Skinner of Thornton Colledge Thomas Harrington William Whichcot Charles Pelham junior Roger Pelham Mr John Lockton Mr John Hobson junior MrHenry Hall Mr Charles Bawdes Mr John Colthurst Mr William Bishop and Mr Edward Blaw Aldermen Mr William Perkins Mr Thomas Mills Mr Peregrine Bucke Mr William Dowman Mr Thomas Dickenson Mr John Thornton and Richard Wetherell Aldermen.
For the County of Midlesex Sir John Robinson Barronet Leiutenant of the Tower Sir Richard Browne Thomas [Bride (fn. 9)] Thomas Harrison of South Mimes Sir William Bateman Leiutenant Collonell Powell Charles Pitfeild Esq[uire] Robert Peyton John Jones John Limbrey Edward Chard Richard Shelton Esq[uire] William Page Esq[uire] Roger Jennings Esq[uire] Sir Heneage Finch [Baronet (fn. 10)] His Majestyes Solliciter Generall Cheney of Hackney Esq[uire] Leiutenant Collonell Powell Charles Cheney of Chelsey Ch istopher Abdy Esq[uire] Sir Allen Broadricke John Barton Esquire.
For the Towne of Great Yarmouth Nicholas Cutting James Simonds Bailiffes there Sir John Potts Knight and Baronet Sir William Doyley Knight Sir Thomas Meadow Knight Thomas Gooch George England John Carter Nathaniell Ashby Thomas Lucas John Woodroffe James Johnson Esquiers George Tilyard Gent..
For the whole Burrough and Corporation of Thetford The Maior for the time being Mr John Kendall Gent. Mr Bourage Martin Maurice Shelton [Esquiers (fn. 8)] Mr Robert Keddington Gent. Mr Nicholas Rookwood Mr Robert Wright of Kilveston.
For the County of Somerset William Orange Esq[uire] William Bacon Senior Gent. John Cridland Gent. Mawdley Samborne ( (fn. 12)) John Carew ( (fn. 12)) Roger Newborough ( (fn. 12)) James Haise [Esqrs. (fn. 12)]
( (fn. 16)) The Citty of Bristoll
( (fn. 16)) The Citty of Bath
For the County of Suffolke George Winiffe William Blumfield Es[q]s Mr John Brooke Mr Milton of Ipswich Mr Edmond Bedingfield Mr Francis Langley Mr Thomas Read Mr Rabbit of Bramfield Isaac Matham Esquire Gardiner Web Gent..
For the County of Surrey Edward Evelin ( (fn. 12)) John Yates ( (fn. 12)) Richard Knipe [Esquiers (fn. 12)] Mr John Parker Sir Purbeck Temple ( (fn. 17)) Sir Thomas Bludworth [Knights (fn. 17)] Thomas Rogers ( (fn. 12)) Charles Good Harmon Atwood Esquiers John Parker of Rigate.
For the [Towne (fn. 18)] of Worcester Sir John Packington Baronet Sir Rowland Barkley Knight, Sir John Windford Knight Samuell Sandis ( (fn. 12)) Henry Townesend ( (fn. 12)) John Bearcroft [Es[q]s, (fn. 12)] Sir Ralph Clare Knight of the Bath.
For the Citty and County of the Citty of Worcester Edward Soley Alderman Samuell Smith ( (fn. 19)) Thomas Twitty [Gentlemen (fn. 19)] Henry Townsend Esquire Sir William Mooreton Knight Humphrey Tirer ( (fn. 19)) Richard Heming ( (fn. 19)) Stephen Richardson [Gentleman (fn. 19)] Sir John Packington Sir Rowland Berkley Sir Ralph [Clare (fn. 20)] Sir John Wilford, Samuell Sandis Esquire.
For the Citty and County of the Citty of Coventry, Sir Arthur Caley Knight, The Maior of Coventry for the time being Henry Smith Alderman Sir Richard Hoppkins Knight William Jesson ( (fn. 21)) Thomas Norton [Esquiers, (fn. 21)] Mr Thomas Love ( (fn. 22)) Mathew Smith ( (fn. 22)) Samueli Snell ( (fn. 22)) William [Jellififfe (fn. 23)] ( (fn. 22)) Robert Beake ( (fn. 22)) James Nailer [Aldermen. (fn. 22)]
For the Towne of Warwicke Sir Henry Puckerim Baronet Sir Clement Throckmorton Knight John Rouse ( (fn. 21)) Nathaniell Stoughton, ( (fn. 21)) John Stanton [Esquiers, (fn. 21)]. Lister of Alveston Esq[uire] Richard Bishop of Stratford.
For the County of Wilts Walter Buckland ( (fn. 21)) Thomas Mompesson ( (fn. 21)) William Caley [Esquiers (fn. 21)] Mathew Rayman Gent. Tho Hunt Gent. Robert Chandler Robert Nicholas of Alcainings William Broomewich Gent. Samuell Eyre Gent. Simon Spatchurst Esquire Christopher Gardiner Gent. Mr Francis Parry.
For the County of Cardigan James Phillips ( (fn. 21)) Morgan Herbert ( (fn. 21)) Thomas Jenkins ( (fn. 21)) Erasmus Lloyd ( (fn. 21)) Thomas Evans ( (fn. 21)) Henry Vaughen ( (fn. 21)) Thomas Price the Elder [Esquiers (fn. 21)] Thomas Lloyd of Yinshen ( (fn. 19)) Morris Vaughan ( (fn. 19)) John Price Gent. Thomas Parry Reighnold Jenkins John Bowen Thomas Lewis Hector Phillips Nicholas Lewis William Jones Abel Griffin Esquiers Wactkin Lloyde ( (fn. 19)) John Griffith of Noyadd [Gentlemen, (fn. 19)] The Maior of Cardigan for the time being Rees Gwin David Morgan Aldermen.
i. The Commissioners hereby appointed for disbanding the Army and discharging the Navy shall proceede [therein (fn. 24)] in manner following viz First they are to disband the remaining part of the Army according to the former Rules in that behalfe made, which done they are then first to discharge and pay off those sixty five Shipps which are now out of imployment, and of them in the first place those whose Commanders Officers and Seamen have the least pay due to them and after them [then (fn. 24)] they are to pay off the Men aboard those thirty six ships now in His Majestyes Service which entred on his pay the twenty fourth of June last
ij. That all the Commanders Officers and Marriners who served in person and were in Service upon any of the sixty five of His Majestyes Ships on the twenty fifth of Aprill One thousand six hundred and sixty and have taken the oathes of Alleigiance and Supremacie or shall take the same when they shall be therunto required and have not since deserted the Service, nor beene discharged for misdemeanour shall with all convenient speede have their Accompts stated (by the Auditors hereafter appointed) and therupon receive all their Arreares of their pay from the fowerteenth of March One thousand six hundred fifty eight to the day of their discharge, And the Co[m]manders Officers and Marriners of the aforesaid thirty six Ships which were in Service on the twenty fifth of Aprill One thousand six hundred and sixty, and have taken the Oathes of Alleigiance and Supremacy or shall take the same as aforesaid and have not deserted the Service shall have their Accompts stated as before, and receive their pay from the said fowerteenth of March One thousand six hundred fifty eight untill the twenty fourth of June One thousand six hundred and sixty next following, And the Commissioners appointed by this Act shall upon sight of the Accompts soe stated as before cause the said Captaines Officers and Marriners Wages successively to be paid by the Treasurers appointed by this Act out of the money which shall come in of the six monethes Assessment, or any other money heretofore appointed for the paying or disbanding the Army, and discharging the Navy, [and if any further Arreares shall be claimed and appeare to be due to any such Commanders Officers or Marriners in Service as aforesaid for Service at Sea from or after the fowerteenth of March One thousand six hundred fifty seaven, and to or before the fowerteenth of March one thousand six hundred fifty and eight, that in such case the Auditors hereby appointed shall examine all such Arreares and draw up a state thereof to be presented to the next Parliament in order to their satisfaction. (fn. 25)]
iij. That noe Money be paid or allowed to any person before mentioned for any short allowance of Victualls made or pretended to be made them either at Sea, or in harbour, and if it shall appeare that any money cloaths goods wares or merchandices have beene paid or sold by any publique Minister Officer or other person to any Commander Officer or Seaman of the aforesaid Ships upon Accompt of their pay since the fowerteenth of March one thousand six hundred fifty eight, in such case all the said Moneyes soe paid and the Value of the Cloathes goods wares and merchandices soe sold and delivered within the time of their said Service shall be defaulked out of their pay aforesaid, and the Summes soe defaulked shall be paid by Warrants of the Commissioners charged on the Treasurers unto such person & persons to whom the same of right belongeth out of the money that shall come in of the six moneths Assessment, or any other moneyes heretofore appointed for paying or disbanding of the Army and Navy in course next after the Commanders Officers and Seamen are paid.
iv. That after the Accompts of the Commanders Officers and Seamen are stated then the Auditors shall state the Accompt of the Ship-keepers, and of all Officers on Shore in the yards and Storehouses at Deptford Woolwich Chatham Portsmouth Harwich and other places to be stated from the fowerteenth of March One thousand six hundred fifty eight to the twenty fourth of June last past after the Rates accustomed to be paid by His Majestie and according to their severall capacities at which time the said Commissioners are to give them Warrants charged upon the Treasurers to pay them their severall Summes out of the moneye that shall come into their hands of the six moneths Assessment or any other money heretofore appointed for paying or disbanding of the Army and Navy in course next after the common Marriners Seamen Commanders Officers and their Servants are discharged and paid, and the money from them defaulked as before fully satisfied.
v. That the said Auditors shall state the Accompts of the Victuallers from the said fowerteenth day of March One thousand six hundred fifty eight to the day of the severall Ships discharge, for as many as are out of employment as before, and to the twenty fourth day of June for the remaining part of the Navy now in His Majestyes Service in the Winter guard and assigne them payment in course on the Treasurers before mentioned to be paid out of the Money remaining in their hands out of the six moneths assessment or any other money heretofore appointed for the paying or disbanding of the Army and Navy next after the Su[m]mes formerly ordered are paid.
vj. That the Auditors shall from the said fowerteenth [day (fn. 26)] of March One thousand six hundred fifty eight state the Accompts of all Men that shall or may justly claime any Money for quarters and cures of the Sicke and wounded Seamen sett ashore out of His Majestyes Ships in any Towne or Corporation in this Kingdome, and for the quarters and Cures of the Sicke and wounded Soldiers sent over from Flaunders, which being soe stated the said Commissioners shall assigne them their money by Warrant on the Treasurers to be paid in course next after the Commanders Officers and Marriners aforesaid, and the Officers and Ship-keepers aforesaid are paid and satisfied.
vij. That if in case any Commanders Officers or Marriners shall have dyed or beene discharged by ticket out of any the said Ships and their arreares of pay not satisfied, in such case the Auditors shall state the Accompts of the persons soe dead or discharged from the said fowerteenth day of March One thousand six hundred fifty eight to the day of their death or discharge according to their severall capacities, and the Commissioners shall therupon give Warrants upon the Treasurers by this Act appointed for the payment of the Su[m]mes to them or their Assignes in course when the Commanders and Officers of the severall Ships to which they did belong at the time of their death or discharge, and the debts for cure of the sicke and wounded are satisfied.
viij. That the said Auditors shall alsoe state the severall Accompts of all other persons which can or may justly claime any debt to be due unto him or them for any provision maintenance of prisoners goods wares merchandices stores ammunition and other necessaries sold and delivered to any publique Minister to and for the use of the Navy aforesaid from the fowerteenth of March One thousand six hundred fifty eight to the twenty fourth of June One thousand six hundred and sixty and order them payment in course after the before mentioned Summes are paid by assignation on the Treasurers to be paid out of the money remaining in their hands out of the six moneths Assessment or any other moneyes heretofore appointed for paying or disbanding of the Army and Navy.x
ix. That for the better stating the Accompts of the Commanders Officers and Marriners of the said Navy and the severall other Accompts before recited and hereafter mentioned Arthur Sprey William Jessop Ralph Darnall Samuel Atkins Richard Kingdon and Bartholimew Fillingham Esquiers and John Walker Gentleman shall be and are hereby appointed constituted and authorized to audite and cast up the Accompts of the aforesaid Commanders Officers Marriners and all other Mens Accompts relateing to the debt of the said Navy as before, and shall respectively before they enter theron, take an Oath in these words following. I doe sweare that to the best of my skill and judgement I shall examine and truely state all such Accompts as shall be committed to my care and trust by the Commissioners for disbanding the Army and discharging the Navy or any three or more of them, and shall and will to the best of my knowledge make true Certificates of all such Accompts to the said Commissioners or any three of them Soe helpe me God, Which said Oath the said Commissioners or any three of them as aforesaid are hereby authorized to administer accordingly Which Accompts soe certified by the said Auditors or any two of them, then the said Commissioners or any three of them shall have power and authoritie, and are hereby authorized and impowered to issue out Warrants from time to time to the respective Treasurers aforesaid for the payment of the severall Summes soe audited and due as aforesaid which Warrants together with the Acquittance of the persons to whom the same is payable thereupon shall be to the said Treasurers respectively a sufficient Warrant and discharge.
x. That the cheife Officers of His Majestyes Navy doe with all convenient speede deliver unto the Commissioners appointed by this Act a perfect List of the Names of all the aforesaid Ships that are to be discharged and the places in which they lie, and the names and sirnames of the Commanders Officers Marriners and Common Seamen to each Ship belonging and a perticular Accompt of the time that every person hath served, and what money or goods every or any one of them hath received.
xi. That the Pursers and Checks of the severall Ships of the Navy doe from time to time when they shall be required thereunto attend the Auditors aforesaid, and deliver unto them a true and perfect Accompt of all the Commanders Officers Marriners and Seamen belonging to the said Ships, and shall produce the originall Muster booke and Pay bookes wherein the Names of the said Commanders Officers and Seamen were entered and give an exact accompt of what arreares is due unto them, and how and in what manner the same becomes due, the which bookes and Accompts shall by the said Pursers and Checks be delivered upon oath, which said Oath the Commissioners aforesaid or any three of them are hereby ordered to administer accordingly.
xij. That in case any Purser shall be found to make any false Muster, or shall muster any Captaine Officer or Marriner by a false name or make any false ticket such Purser shall forfeit his or their respective wages, and be imprisoned the space of six moneths, and in such case the Commissioners appointed by this Act or any two of them are hereby impowered to committ them to prison accordingly.
xiij. That upon discharge of any of the Commanders Officers and Marriners of the Navy aforesaid, all the said Commanders Officers and Marriners shall deliver up all their respective Ships Guns Masts Sailes Yards Anchors Cables Tackle Apparell Provisions Ammunition and Stores which are in their possessions for His Majesties use [ (fn. 27)] such person or persons as His Majestie or the Lord High Admirall of England shall appoint to receive the same, and if any Commanders Officers or Seamen shall refuse to be discharged, or to deliver up the Stores aforesaid, or shall be found upon due proofe to have imbezelled any part thereof, or doe disswade others from being discharged, he or they soe offending shall forfeite [all (fn. 28)] his and their Arreares, and be further proceeded against according to their demirrit.
xiv. That the said Commissioners or any three of them as aforesaid shall have power to nominate appoint and imploy such Clerks Agents Messengers and Servants as shall bee necessary for the said Worke, and to make and give to them such reasonable Sallaries Allowances and Satisfactions as they shall thinke fitt, and alsoe to provide all other necessaries, and to defray all other charges relating to the same
xv. That the Commissioners formerly nominated by the House of Commons and by this Act continued and appointed for this service shall have and receive for their Charge and paines in and about this Service one penny in the pound and noe more out of all such moneyes as shall be issued by vertue of this Act, and each of the Auditors aforesaid shall receive for his paines and charges in and about this service the summe of twenty shillings per diem dureing the continuance of this service, which the Treasurers of the aforesaid moneyes are hereby enabled and required to issue and pay accordingly.
xvi. That the Commissioners shall direct the said Treasurers from time to time to grant assignations (who are hereby required to observe the same) for such and soe many summes of money on the respective Receivers or Treasurers for raiseing Money by the Act aforesaid in the severall Countyes Cittyes or Places where they understand any of the said money lyes, as the Commissioners for disbanding the Army and Navy, or any three or more of them as aforesaid shall direct and appoint to such persons and in such manner as the said Commissioners or any three or more of them as aforesaid shall direct and appoint.
xvij. That the Commissioners herein named or any three of them shall and are hereby authorized to call to accompt the present Treasurers in this Act named, and James Nelthrope and John Lawson Esquiers late Treasurers at Warrs or any other former Treasurers or Commissioners of the Army or Navy for all such summes of Money as they or any of them stand accomptable for, and to certifie the same Accompts into his Majestyes Exchequer.