May 1645: An Ordinance for authorizing Treasurers to receive the Arrears of an Ordinance dated Aug. 3. 1643.

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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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May, 1645

[22 May, 1645.]

Ord. 3 Aug. 1643.

Whereas by an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament of the 3. of August, 1643. several Counties therein mentioned were charged with two Moneths Assessments of several sums of Money, as in the said Ordinance is expressed, payable to the then Treasurer at Wars; and the said Treasurer by another Ordinance of the 24. of the same Moneth was appointed to pay over such Moneys so received, to the Treasurers for Money and Plate, for the securing and repayment of Fifty thousand pounds by several persons and Companies advanced for the payment of the Army raised in defence of the Parliament, under the command of his Excellency Robert Earl of Essex; And whereas by a late Ordinance, the said Treasurer is exempted from receiving the said Moneys;

John Warner and Thomas Andrews to be Treasurers for Arrears.

It is therefore Ordained by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and be it Ordained, That Iohn Warner and Thomas Andrews, Aldermen of the City of London, be Authorized, and are hereby Authorized to be Treasurers to receive the Arrears of all such Moneys payable by the said Ordinance of the 3. of August, which are yet unpaid.

Moneys received to be paid to Treasurers at Guildhall

And the Collector or Collectors of any City, County or other Places, are hereby required to make payment of all such moneys by him or them received, or to be received on the said two Moneths Assessments, to the aforesaid Treasurers at Guild-Hall London; And the Receipt or Receipts of them or either of them, shall be a sufficient discharge for so much Money as shall be paid by such Collector or Collectors. And the said Treasurers are likewise required to pay all such moneys as shall be by them received, to the persons or Companies aforementioned, And Ordinance or Ordinances to the contrary notwithstanding.