Statutes of the Realm: Volume 7, 1695-1701. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1820.
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Recital of Stat. 14 Car. II. c. 3. § 6;
Reasons for passing this Act.; If before 24th June 1702, it shall be thought necessary to draw out; Soldiers, the same is to be, signified to the respective Lieutenants, &c. who may thereupon draw out Soldiers, and cause the Persons charged to provide for thecame, although former Advances not reimbursed
Whereas by an Act of Parliament made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of the late King Charles the Second intituled An Act for ordering the Forces in the severall Counties of this Kingdom It 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 actuall Service the Persons charged by the said Act with Horses Horsemen and Arms should provide each their Souldier respectively with Pay in Hand not exceeding One Months Pay as should be in that Behalf directed by the respective Lievetenants of the severall Counties and in their Absence [or otherwise (fn. 1) ] by their Directions 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 during such Time not exceeding One Month as aforesaid as they should be with their Souldiers in such actuall Service It was thereby declared That Provision should be made for the same by His said Majesty His Heirs 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 untill he or they should be 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 Kingdom by the French it was found necessary for the Publick Defence and Safety to draw out the said Souldiers into actuall Service and to charge the said Persons to provide each their Souldier respectively with Pay in Hand although the Months Pay by severall of them before that Time provided and advanced was not nor could be reimbursed And whereas it may be necessary for the [Publick (fn. 1) ] Safety and Defence of this Realm to draw the said Forces into actuall Service Be it therefore enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majesty by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the Authority of the same That if at any Time before the Four and twentieth Day of June which shall be in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and two it shall be found by His Majesty to be necessary for the Defence and Safety of this Kingdom to draw out the said Soldiers into actuall Service and the same shall be declared and signified to the respective Lievetenants or Deputy Lievetenants and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports Two ancient Towns and their Members or in his Absence his Lievetenant or Lievetenants by His Majesty It shall be lawfull for the aid Lievetenants or their Deputies or any Three or more of them as aforesaid and the [said (fn. 1) ] Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports Two ancient Towns and their Members or in his Absence his Lievetenant or Lievetenants in pursuance of such Orders from His Majesty notwithstanding One or more Months Pay before that Time advanced be not reimbursed to raise and draw out the said Souldiers into actuall 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