Statutes of the Realm: Volume 6, 1685-94. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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13 & 14 Car. II. c. 3. § 7. recited.
Recital that upon the late Provision it was necessary to draw out the Soldiers into actual Service; and that the like Occasion may again happen.; If it should be necessary before 25th Dec. 1691 to draw out Soldiers into actual Service, to be declared as herein mentioned.; Lieutenants and Lord Warden of Cinque Ports may draw out Soldiers, and cause Persons charged to provide Pay, although Pay before advanced not reimbursed.
WHEREAS by an Act of Parliament made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Yeares of the Raigne of His late Majesty King Charles the Second Entituled An Act for Ordering the Forces in the severall Counties of this Kingdome It was (amongst other things) Enacted That in case of Invasions Insurrections or Rebellions whereby Occasion should be to draw out the Soldiers mentioned and appointed in and by the said Act into actuall Service the Persons Charged by the said Act with Horses Horsmen and Armes or with Foote Soldiers and Arms should provide each their Soldier respectively with Pay in Hand not exceeding One Months Pay as should be in that Behalfe Directed by the respective Lieutenants of the severall Counties and in their absence or otherwise by their Directions by their Deputies or any Two or more of them For Repayment of which said Moneys and for Satisfaction of the Officers for their Pay dureing such time not exceeding One Month as aforesaid as they should be with their Soldiers in such actuall Service It was thereby declared That Provision should be made for the same by His said Majestie His Heires and Successors out of His or Their Publicke Treasury or Revenue Neverthelesse it was thereby further Provided and Enacted That in case a Months Pay should be provided and advanced as aforesaid that noe Person who should have advanced his Proportion thereof should be Charged with any other like Months Payment untill he or they should have beene Reimbursed the said Months Pay and soe from time to time the Months Pay by him or them last before provided and advanced as aforesaid And whereas upon the late Invasion of the Coasts of this Kingdome by the French it was found Necessary for the publicke Defence and Safety to draw out the said Soldiers into actuall Service and to charge the said Persons to provide each their Soldiers respectively with Pay in hand although the Months Pay by severall of them before that time provided and advanced was not nor could be reimbursed And whereas the like occasion may possibly happen dureing the present Warr Bee it therefore Enacted by the King and Queens most Excellent Majesties by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parliament Assembled and by Authoritie of the same That if at any Time before the Five and twentieth Day of December which shall be in the Yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred and ninety one it shall be found by Their Majesties ( (fn. 1).) for the Defence and Safety of this Kingdome to draw out the said Soldiers into actuall Service and the same shall be Declared or Signified to the respective Lieutenants or Deputy Lieutenants and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports Two antient Towns and their Members or in his absence his Lieutenant or Lieutenants by Their Majestyes it shall be lawfull for the said Lieutenants or their Deputies or any two or more of them as aforesaid and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports Two ancient Townes and their Members or in his absence his Lieutenant or Lieutenants in pursuance of such Orders from their Majesties (notwithstanding that One or more Months Pay before that time advanced be not Reimbursed) to raise and draw out the said Soldiers into actuall Service and to cause the Persons charged as aforesaid to provide each their Soldier with Pay in hand not exceeding One Months Pay in such manner as if all the Pay before that time advanced and provided had been fully reimbursed and paid.