April 1643: An Ordinance engaging the Publique Faith to such as shall lend either Horse, Men or Money, to be in the Army under the Command of Sir William Waller and Sir Arthur Hesilrig.

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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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April 1643

[25 April, 1643.]

Moneys, etc., lent, to be repaid on the Public Faith

The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, having received information by Sir Arthur Heselrigg, a Member of the House of Commons, that there is need of a present supply both of Horse and Foot to be sent to Sir William Waller, the better to enable him to keep the Field, the Enemy being very strong: They do hereby Declare, That all such as shall assist for the promoting this great work now in hand, and to that end shall lend to Sir William Waller and Sir Arthur Heselrigg either Horse or Men fitted and prepared for the War, or Money for the carrying on of the work, shall not onely manifest their being well-affected to the Publique, but shall do an acceptable service to the Kingdome. And further the Lords and Commons do hereby give Order and Declare, That what Moneys shall be by any disbursed, and lent, or other charges undergone in this behalf, upon just account shall be repaid with Interest out of the Publique Stock of the Kingdome; for which they do engage the Publique Faith: And likewise the said Lords and Commons do authorize all such Persons as shall be appointed by Sir Arthur Heselrigg, to receive the Moneys, Horse, Arms, and other provision as aforesaid, to have full power and authority to give Receipts and Certificates for the same.