Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[17 January 1642/3.]
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, in regard of the great Charge and Expence the Inhabitants of the City of Exon have been at, both in Fortification and Defence of the said City against the late Siege of the Cornish Cavaliers, as also in making further Preparation; to enable them to make Resistance, if in case the like should be attempted hereafter, That the Treasurers nominated and appointed to receive all such Money and Plate as should be brought in for Preservation of the Public Peace, and for the Defence of the King and both Houses of Parliament, within the said City of Exon, do forthwith, and are hereby required and authorized to pay and deliver, unto the Deputy Lieutenants of the said City, or any Three or more of them, all such Money and Plate as is in their Custody or Possession, and was subscribed upon the said Propositions, before the Deputy Lieutenants of the said City; and likewise all such Money and Plate, as shall hereafter be brought in upon such Propositions, and Subscriptions so made as aforesaid, shall also be delivered and paid unto the said Deputy Lieutenants, to be employed by them for the Public Use and Defence of the said City; and a Receipt, under the Hand of the said Deputy Lieutenants or any Three of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Treasurers upon their Accompts, to crave Allowance of the same, as if the same had been actually and really paid by them unto the Treasurers appointed of the said Ordinance: And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare their Approbation of the Service and faithful Endeavours of the Mayor, Deputy Lieutenants, and others then Inhabitants of the said City, in resisting Sir Ralph Hopton and his Forces, in their late Approaches unto the said City.