December 1647: An Ordinance for payment of the Souldiery out of Bishops Lands remaining not ingaged.

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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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December, 1647

[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.