March 1643: Ordinance to explain some Things in the One for the Weekly Assessment.

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Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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March 1643

[4 March 1642/3.]

Whereas it is Ordained, in the Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment, That, if any Person or Persons shall find him or themselves aggrieved, that he or they is or are over-rated, such Person or Persons, at any Time before Distress taken of his or their Goods, may complain to the respective Committees, who have executed this Ordinance within the Division or Limits where any such Person or Persons over-rated shall be assessed; which said respective Committees, or any Two of them, shall have Power, upon Examination, to relieve such Person or Persons, as they shall see Cause; Yet the true Intent and Meaning of the said Ordinance is, and it is further Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That, if any Person or Persons so finding themselves aggrieved be such as have not formerly contributed upon the Propositions, or not porportionably to others of their Estates, nor have been rated or paid upon the Ordinance of Assessment, intituled, "An Ordinance for the Assessing and rating of such as have not contributed at all, or not contributed according to the Proportion of their Estates," then the said Parties, if they be not assessed above a proportionable Part of such Sum or Sums as other Men of their Ability have paid upon the Propositions, or have been assessed and have paid upon the said Ordinance, if not exceeding the Twentieth Part, the said Ratess to stand, and not to be altered: Provided nevertheless, that no Person be assessed above the Sum of Ten Pounds the Week.