December 1647: An Ordinance for securing of Soldiers Arrears out of Delinquents Estates.

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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.]

Three Ords, of 24 Dec, 1647, recited.; £600,000 charged on above securities for; satisfaction of soldiers' arrears.; Treasurers at War to issue moneys on instructions of Army Committee.

The Lords and Commons in this present Parliament Assembled taking into Consideration the great Arreares of Pay due to the Souldiery that have faithfully served the Parliament, and being resolved to secure the same, have by an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament of the 24th of this instant December, Ordained, That the Money arising out of the remaining part of the Lands and Revenues of all the late Arch Bishops, and Bishops of the Realme of England and Dominion of Wales, late belonging to the Archbishopricks and Bishopricks appointed to be sold by severall Ordinances of Parliament (after such ingagements as are Charged thereupon shall be first satisfied) shall be imployed for the payment of the Souldiery. And by another Ordinance of Parliament of the date aforesaid, two third parts of all the Lands and Hereditaments of all the Delinquents mentioned or comprehended in the three first qualifications of that Proposition for Delinquents lately sent to the King to the Isle of Wight, not formerly disposed of, or the Fines that shall be set by the said Houses upon those Delinquents, are appointed to be and enure to the use aforesaid. And further by an Ordinance of Parliament of the same Date, the summe of six hundred thousand Pounds is charged to be paid out of the Moyty of the Receipts of the Excise in Course towards payment of the Arreares of the Army that is to be kept up, and the supernumeraries that are to be disbanded, As by the said severall Ordinances may appeare. It is now Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament Assembled, That the summe of 600000 Pounds be, and is hereby charged upon all and every the Securities aforesaid, for and towards satisfaction of the Arreares of the Souldiers that are to be kept up in this Kingdom, and of the Supernumeraries that are now to be disbanded, and shall be in the first place satisfied. And it is further Ordained by the Lords and Commons aforesaid, That all and every such summe and summes of money, as shall be received and come in upon any the Securities aforesaid, shall be from time to time paid unto the Treasurers at Warres at Guildhall, London, and shall be issued and paid forth by the said Treasurers at Warres, to such person and persons for the uses aforesaid, in such manner as the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Army, or any five of them shall from time to time under their hands limit and appoint.