Statutes of the Realm: Volume 7, 1695-1701. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1820.
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Recital of 14 Car.II. c. 3. § 6;
And that upon Invasion it was found necessary to draw out the Soldiers into actual Service, and to provide Pay in Hand; and that the like Occasion may happen during the present War. If before 25th April 1698, it shall be found necessary to draw out Soldiers, the same shall be signified to Lieutenants, &c. the said Lieutenants, &c. in pursuance of Orders from His Majesty, and although Pay advanced be not reimbursed, may raise and draw out Soldiers into actual Service, &c.
Whereas by an Act of Parliament made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Yeares of the Reigne of the late King Charles the Second intituled An Act for ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdome itt was (amongst other things) enacted That in case of Invasions Insurrections or Rebellions whereby Occasion should be to draw out the Soldiers mentioned and appointed in and by the said Act into actually Service the Persons charged by the said Act with Horses Horsemen and Arms should provide each their Soldier respectively with pay in Hand not exceeding One Months Pay as should be in that behalfe directed by the respective Lieutenants of the several Counties and in their Absence or otherwise by their Direction by their Deputies or any Two or more of them for Repayment of which said Moneys and for Satisfaction of the Officers for their Pay dureing such time not exceeding One Month as aforesaid as they should be with their Soldiers in such actual Service it was thereby declared That Provision should be made for the same by His said Majesty His Heires and Successors out of his or their publick Treasury or Revenue Neverthelesse it was thereby further provided and enacted That in case a Months Pay should be provided and advanced as aforesaid That no Person who should have advanced his Proportion thereof should be charged with any other like Months Payment until hee or they should have been reimbursed the said Months Pay and so from time to time the said Months Pay by him or them last before provided and advanced as aforesaid And whereas upon the Invasion of the Coasts of this Kingdome by the French it was found necessary for the Publick Defence and Safety to draw out the said Soldiers into actual Service and to charge the said Persons to provide each their Soldier respectively with Pay in Hand although the Months Pay by several of them before that time provided and advanced was not nor could be reimbursed And whereas the like Occasions may possibly happen dureing the present Warr Be it therefore enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majesty by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Co[m]mons in this present Parliament assembled and by the Authority of the same That if att any time before the Five and twentieth Day of April which shall be in the Yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred ninety & eight it shall be found by His Majesty to be necessary for the Defence and Safety of this Kingdome to draw out the said Soldiers into actual Service and the same shall be declared and signified to the respective Lieutenants or Deputy Lieutenants and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports Two Ancient Towns and their Members or in his Absence his Lieutenant or Lieutenants by His Majestie itt shall be lawfull for the said Lieutenants or their Deputies] or any Three or more of them as aforesaid and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports Two Ancient Townes and their Members or in his Absence his Lieutenant or Lieutenants in pursuance of such Orders from His Majesty notwithstanding that One or more Months Pay before that time advanced be not reimbursed to raise and draw out the said Soldiers into actual Service and to cause the Persons charged as aforesaid to provide each their Soldiers with Pay in Hand not exceeding One Months Pay in such manner as if all the Pay before that time advanced and provided had been fully reimbursed and paid.