Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[9 June, 1657.]
20000 l. to be assessed.
Be it Enacted and Ordained by his Highness the Lord Protector, and this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority thereof, That towards the Maintenance of the Spanish War, and other necessary Services of the Commonwealth, the Sum of Twenty thousand pounds for three Moneths, from the Five and twentieth day of March, One thousand six hundred fifty and seven, to the Four and twentieth day of June then next following, shall be Assessed, Taxed, Collected, Levied and Paid in and out of Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging, in such manner and form as by the Lord Deputy and Council, or any three or more of them, shall be Ordered and Directed.
Who shall nominate Commissioners, Collectors, &c.
And to the end the said three Moneths Assessment may be the more speedily, effectually, equally and indifferently made and perfected, Be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, at any three or more of them, shall be, and are hereby authorized and required forthwith to Nominate, Constitute and Appoint such Commissioners of Assessment, Collectors and Receivers, for the Assessing, Taxing, Collecting, Levying, Receiving and Paying in the said three Moneths Assessment, with the most equality and indifferency that may be, both in relation to real and personal Estates, and such other thing and things therein to do, execute and perform, or order, direct, or cause to be done, executed and performed, as they the said Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, or so many of them as shall act in the Premisses, upon and according to the Authority aforesaid, shall think meet, necessary and convenient, having respect to observe the Method, Order, Rule and Direction in the Bill for Assessing, Collecting, Levying and Paying in the Three Moneths Assessment in England, for the end and purpose aforesaid contained, or so much of the Method, Order, Rule and Direction of the said Bill, as may possibly suit with the condition of Affairs and Estates in Ireland; a true Copy of which said Bill for Assessment in England, is hereby Enacted to be sent (attested under the hand of the Clerk of the Parliament) unto the said Lord Deputy and Council, for their better Guidance and Direction in the premisses.
The moneys to be paid to the Receiver-General of Ireland.
And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Three Moneths Assessment be paid into the hands of the ReceiverGeneral of Ireland, at or before the Four and twentieth day of August, One thousand six hundred fifty seven.