Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[3 August, 1644.]
Moneys raised on additional Excise by Ord. of 8 July 1644 for divers purposes, to whom to be paid
Bee it Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Moneys raised upon the Additionall excise, by an Ordinance of the eighth of July, 1644. And by that Ordinance divided into three parts, and apportioned to severall uses, shall be paid by the Commissioners of Excise unto the persons hereafter mentioned, That is to say, The Moneys of one third part, appointed by the said Ordinance for the satisfaction of the pressing debts due to the severall Handicrafts-men Strangers and other persons, for Armes and Ammunition heretofore bought for the use of the State, and to severall poore persons for carriage by Carts and Waggons for the same use, shall be paid to Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Knight, Treasurer at Wars, for those uses, The other moytie of that third part appointed for the reliefe of wounded and maimed Souldiers, And for satisfaction of Physitions, Apothecaries, Chirurgions, for the cure of such Souldiers, And for the reliefe of such widows and children as have lost their husbands, and Fathers in the service of the Common-wealth shall be paid unto William Greenhill, John Pocock, John Randall, and Richard Hutchinson Treasurers, appointed for the maimed Souldiers, or unto any two of them, for those uses; The second third part whereof the one moity is by that Ordinance appointed to be employed towards the Land forces in the service of the Parliament, shall bee paid to the said Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Knight; And the other moity appointed for the provision of Armes and Ammunition for the said Land forces, shall be paid to Sir Walter Erle, Knight, Lievtenant of the Ordnance. The last third part, the one moity whereof is appointed by that Ordinance for the maintenance of the Navy by Sea, shall be paid to Sir Henry Vane junior Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, by order of the Committee of the Navy, the other moity of the third part appointed for Armes, Stores, and Ammunition for the Navy, shall be paid to the said Sir Walter Erle Knight, for the use of the Navy, by order of the said Committee of the Navy, and the Receipts of the severall persons appointed by this Ordinance for the respective summes by them to be received according to the intent of this Ordinance shall be a warrant, and discharge unto the Commissioners of Excise.