April 1648: An Ordinance for the continuance of the Committee of the Army and the Treasurers at Warres.

Pages 1132-1133

Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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April, 1648

[24 April, 1648.]

Ord. 15 March, 1647, recited.; Committee and Treasurers at War named by Ord. of Sept.; 23, 1647, to have the powers of that Ord. for execution of recited Ord.; Same allowances for Treasurers at War.; Moneys received to be paid out by them in like manner and for same purposes only.; Free quarter.

Whereas by an Ordinance of Parliament of 15 March last past, (intituled) An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for raising Monies to be imployed for the maintenance of the Forces under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, the Monethly summe of Sixty thousand pounds is to be assessed, leavied and paid in the respective Counties, Cities, and places therein mentioned, within the Kingdome of England and Dominion of Wales, to continue for six Moneths from the 25 day of March now last past, until the 29 day of September next following, but no persons are nominated and appointed by the said Ordinance to receive and issue the said Monies; To the end therefore that the Monies appointed to be taxed and leavied by the said Ordinance of Parliament, may be more orderly received and issued out, the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled have Ordained, and be it Ordained by authority of Parliament; That the Committee of Lords and Commons, and Treasurers at Warres, named, instituted and appointed in and by an Ordinance of Parliament, of the 23. of September 1647, intituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for Members of both Houses to be a Committee for the Army, for the disposing of the 60,000 l. a Moneth; And the powers and authorities thereby given and appointed to the said Committee, Treasurers, and Persons joyntly or severally, or to any of them named and mentioned in the said Ordinance, shall be continued and in full force, strength and efficacy, for the more orderly taxing, receiving, and issuing out the Monie raised, and to be raised by vertue of the said Ordinance of the 15 of March last, as fully and ample to all intents and purposes as is expressed in the said Ordinance of the 23. of September last, or in any other the Ordinances of Parliament therein mentioned and expressed; And the said Treasurers at Warres shall have, and be allowed all such pay and allowances as are mentioned, expressed, or declared in the said Ordinance of the 23. of September last, and shall pay and issue out all the Monies to be received by them upon the said Ordinance of the 15. of March last, and all other Monies to be received by them as Treasurers at Warres, according to such rules and directions as are set downe, and mentioned in the said Ordinance of the 23. September last, and no otherwise, nor to any other uses, intents or purposes whatsoever; And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid. That the Committee and Treasurers aforesaid doe make due allowance and paiment of all free-quarter taken, or to be taken from the said 25 of March last, by any the Forces mentioned in the said Ordinance of the 15 of March last, or any of them, according to the Propositions in that behalfe appointed; And to put in execution the instructions, rules, and directions made and Ordained in that behalfe by both Houses of Parliament the 16 May, 1645.