November 1646: An Ordinance for explanation and better putting in execution the late Ordinance, Entituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for appointing th sale of Bishops Lands for the use of the Commonwealth.

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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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November, 1646

[30 November, 1646.]

Col. Manwaring to ascertain the principal and interest of moneys, plate, &c. advanced.; Treasurers to receive the money and give Receipts.; Charges incident to the Treasury, to be allowed by the Committee.; The Comptroller to give acknowledgement thereof.; Certificate of the Commissaries for; horses shall be accepted.; For determining of doubts concerning the validity of any Warrant made to the Treasurers, a Committee of Parliament is appointed.; All persons, as well those who have formerly lent upon the publique faith, as others, shall have the same repaid with Interest.

The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby Declare and Ordaine, That Colonel Robert Manwaring appointed to be Register Accomptant by the former Ordinance for the sale of Bishops Lands, is, and be hereby authorized upon the Receipts or Certificates given by the former Treasurers, Receivers or Collectors of mony, plate, horse, furniture or arms, advanced upon the publique Faith, to ascertain the Principal and Interest thereof, and that his Certificate to the Treasurers appointed by the said former Ordinance, shall be a sufficient Voucher for them to proceed thereupon to the receiving of the Mony, and giving their receipts according to the former Ordinance: And that twenty shillings Per diem shall be allowed to the Treasurers for their Clerks and Tellers, the said allowance to continue for a year, and to be distributed among them according to the discretion of the said Treasurers. And that all other charges incident to the Treasury, which shall be discharged and paid by the said Treasurers, shall be allowed to them by the Committee hereafter named, or any five of them. And that the Comptroller appointed by the said former Ordinance, shall upon the weekly accompt given unto him by the said Treasurers, give a receipt or acknowledgement thereof in writing under his, or his Deputies hands to the said Treasurers for their justification therein. And further, that the Certificate of the Commissaries and others authorized for the listing of horses, furniture, or arms, who have power to give the publique faith for the same, shall be accepted and allowed for as good and sufficient as the Receipts or Certificates of the Treasurers, Collectors, or Receivers of mony or plate. And for the setling and determining of any further doubt which may arise concerning the validity of any warrant made by the Trustees of the Bishops Lands to the said Treasurers for the issuing out of any mony, That the Earl of Northumberland, Earl of Kent, Earl of Rutland, Earl of Pembrook, Earl of Lincoln, Earl of Nottingham, Earl of Suffolk, Earl of Salisbury, Earl of Warwick, Earl of Denbigh, Earl of Middlesex, Earl of Manchester, Earl of Mulgrave Earl of Stamford, Lord Viscount Hereford, Lord Viscount Say and Seal, Lord Berkly, Lord Dacres, Lord Wharton, Lord Willoughby, Lord North, Lord Hunsdon, Lord Montague, Lord Gray of Wark, Lord Roberts, Lord Maynard, Lord Howard, and Lord Bruce, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Francis Allen, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. John Ash, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Symons D'ewes, Mr. Walter Long, Sir John Temple, Sir William Lewis, Sir William Spring, Sir John Hobart, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Gott, Mr. Recorder, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Leigh, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Tate, Sir John Evelin of Surrey, Mr. Roll, Sir Samual Roll, Mr. Bond, Mr. Ball, Mr. Nicol, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir John Curson, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Crew, Sir Gregory Norton, Lieutenant General Cromwel, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Knightly, Sir John Burgoine, Mr. Rous, Mr. Strode, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Humphrey Edwards, Mr. Drake, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Alderman Atkin, Sir Thomas Soame, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Vassal and Colonel Ven, or any five of them shall be, and are hereby constituted a Committee of Parliament for the purposes aforesaid, and shall hereby have power and authority to hear and determine the same in case the Trustees or Treasurers shall desire it. And that a warrant under any five of the hands, of the said Committee shall be a sufficient authority to them, and every of them to proceed accordingly in the execution of the said Ordinance. And it is hereby lastly Declared and Ordained by the authority aforesaid, That all persons, aswel those who have not lent upon the publique faith, as those who have, that shall advance or lend any sum of mony for the purposes in the said Ordinance mentioned untill the two hundred thousand pounds intended by the said Ordinance to be raised shall be brought in, shall have the same security for the repayment thereof, together with interest for the same; after the rate of eight per centum, as those who having formerly lent upon the publique faith as aforesaid, and do now lend upon the said Ordinance, are to have.