Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[23rd February, 1642/3.]
Whereas his Excellency the Lord General hath given a Commission to Nathaniell Finnes Esquire, to raise a Regiment of Horse, out of the Counties of Gloucester, Worcester, and Oxon: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, if any Person or Persons, within the Counties aforesaid, shall be willing to bring in Horse and Arms, or any Sum or Sums of Money, unto the said Nath. Fines, for and towards the raising and compleating of his Regiment, a Receipt under his Hand of such Horse, with a Certificate of the Value of them, and of all such Sums of Money, shall be a sufficient Warrant for any such Person of Persons to require Payment and Satisfaction for the same upon the Public Faith, in like Manner, as they may do who bring in Horses, Arms, or Money, upon the Propositions for Subscriptions.
And further, the said Nathaniell Fines shall have Power, by virtue of this Ordinance, within the Counties aforesaid, to seize the Horses and Arms of Papists Delinquents, Bishops, Deans, Prebends, Pluralists, and of such Persons as have not contributed to the Parliament at all, or any Ways proportionable to their Estates, or have opposed or assisted against the Parliament; and of such Clergymen or others, as have either refused to observe and obey the Orders and Ordinances of Parliament, or otherwise have expressed their Disaffection to the Parliament, or the Proceedings thereof.
And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That Duplicates of Rolls be made. containing the Number of all such Horses and Arms as shall be received or seized by the said Nath. Fynes; and that like Duplicates be made of all such Sums of Money as by him shall be received or disbursed in this Service, upon a just Accompt to be made, and allowed by the Commons House of Parliament; and that the said Nathaniell Fines, and all that shall be employed by him, and all that shall join with and assist him or them in executing any of the Premises, shall be protected and saved harmless, by the Authority and Power of Parliament.