[22 November, 1643.]
Moneys raised in Southampton and Fawley by two former Ords. to be used for defence of Southampton.
Whereas the safeguard of the Towne and County of Southampton, is of great Consequence to the whole Kingdome; And
whereas it appeareth to the Lords and Commons in Parliament
Assembled to be very necessarie for the security and defence of
the said place that a great force should there be raised, and imployed in Watching, Warding, Suppressing Insurrections, Fortifying the said Towne and County and for doing all such other
Acts and things, as they shall be thereunto directed and commanded by Authority of both Houses of Parliament. Be it now
ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That towards the payment of all such Forces as are there raised or to be raised by
Authority aforesaid and towards the paying and defraying of all
such necessary Charges for the making and continuing of such
Fortifications as are there made or to be made, for the security
thereof all such summes of Money as are, or shall be raised in
the said Towne and County of Southampton, by vertue of two late
Ordinances of Parliament, or either of them, the one being an
Ordinance for the levying of Money by way of Excize, or new
Impost, the other an Ordinance for the sequestring of the Estates
of Papists and notorious Delinquents: And also all summes of
Money as shall be raised in the Division of Fawley, in the County
of Southampton, by vertue of the said Ordinance for Excize may
be issued forth and payd for the use aforesaid, upon any Warrant or Warrants in writing, under the hands of Richard Norton,
Esquire; Thomas Mason, Major of Southampton; Captain Murford, Richard Major Esquires, Edward Hooper Esquire, George
Gallopp, Edward Exton, Robert Wroth, and Henry Bracebridge
Aldermen, or any two of them.
Treasurers and Receivers to pay out moneys upon Warrant.
And it is further ordained by the said Lords and Commons
that all and every Receiver and Receivers, Treasurer or
Treasurers of all summe and summes of money raised in the said
Town and County, and division of Fawley aforesaid by vertue of
the said Ordinances or either of them shall upon any warrant,
Subscribe as aforesaid issue forth and pay the same according
to the effect of the said warrant which shall be a good discharge
for so much money as they shall make payment of accordingly.
And it is further Ordained by the said Lords and Commons,
that a duplicate shall be made of all warrants directed to any of
the said Receiver or Receivers, Treasurer or Treasurers, for the
issuing forth of any summes of money upon which payment hath
bin made accordinly by vertue of this present Ordinance, one
part whereof shall be kept by the said Receiver or Treasurer, for
his or their discharge, and the other part to be delivered in
within one month of the issuing forth of each severall warrant,
to the Speaker of the House of Commons; where the said Committee and the said Receiver and Receivers, Treasurer or
Treasurers are to be accomptable for the same.
And be it lastly ordained by the said Lords and Commons,
That all and every of the said Committee, Receivers, and
Treasurers, shall be protected, defended and saved harmles in
whatsoever they shall doe, in pursuance hereof by the power and
authority of both Houses of Parliament.