August 1645: An Ordinance for giving the Publique Faith of the Kingdom, for repayment of moneys paid in upon the Twentieth, and Twentieth and Fifth parts.

Pages 743-744

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

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August, 1645

[12 August, 1645.]

Persons paying their proportions for the twentieth part, and twentieth and fifth part within the time limited, shall have the publique Faith.; How the same shall be certified.

Whereas divers sums of Money have been received by the Committee of Lords and Commons for advance of Money, and other necessaries for the Army, Upon the Ordinances of Parliament for the Twentieth part, and Twentieth and fifth part, which have been issued and paid forth by them according to the trust reposed in them, upon sundry exigents and occasions according to several Ordinances and Orders of Parliament in that behalf made: And forasmuch as it is provided in the said Ordinances for the Twentieth part, and Twentieth and fifth part, that such persons as shall pay in their proportions within the times limited by the said Ordinance to the Treasurers at Guild-Hall should have the publique Faith for repayment of the same: And there being divers persons whose moneys have not been paid the Treasurers at Guild-Hall, but issued and paid forth by the said Committee as aforesaid, so that the said persons have hitherto had no Security for repayment of the same on the Publique Faith; Be it therefore ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That such persons as heretofore have paid, or hereafter shall pay their proportions for the Twentieth part, and Twentieth and fifth part, within the time limited by the said Ordinances, and such other persons who by Order of the said Committee shall be thought meet, shall have the Publique Faith of this Kingdome for repayment of such Moneys as shall be by them respectively paid in for their Twentieth, and Twentieth and fifth parts; the same to be signified and attested under the hand of the Clerk of the said Committee and Treasurer for the time being in that behalf, who are required to keep Accompt unto what persons, and for what sums the Publique Faith shall be given as aforesaid.