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