[30 September, 1644.]
Whereas the County of Lancaster have been of late exceedingly
wasted by the Enemy, and during such time as they were
masters of the feild, the forces of that County had no contribution or releife, by meanes whereof they are now in a great deale
of misery and want.
Moneys given for repair of St. Paul's and yet unspent, not exceeding £3,000, to be used for Sir T. Middleton's Forces.; Indemnity.
And whereas the forces under the command of Sir Thomas
Middleton are likewise in distresse, because they are not yet able
to settle in North-Wales, out of which they are to be maintained; All which being taken into consideration, The Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament do Order and Ordaine,
That all such monies as have been given to the repaire of Pauls
that shall be discovered unto the Committee of the house of
Commons for Examinations to remaine unpaid, not exceeding
the summe of three thousand pounds, shall be forthwith paid
unto Thomas Stone, Andrew Middleton, John Langley, and
James Wainwright, Citizens of London, for the use of the said
forces, and an acquittance under their hands or any two of them,
shall be a full discharge unto all Executors and other persons
paying the same, who are hereby acquitted and shall be saved
harmlesse from the Receavers of Pauls or any other person or
persons for all such summe or summes of money as they shall
pay as aforesaid.
To whom Moneys to be paid.
And the said Thomas Stone, Andrew Middleton, John Langley, and James Wainwright and every of them shall forthwith
pay all such summe and summes of money as they shall receive
by vertue of this Ordinance, the one Moiety unto Colonel William Barton, for the use of Sir Thomas Middleton, for the service of North-wales; and the other Moiety unto Humphrey
Cheeton Esquire, Treasurer of the said County of Lancaster, who
shall issue the same (as all other monies he doth receive for the
forces of the said County) by warrant under the hands of sixe
Deputy-Leivetenants of the said County at the least, whereof
one or more to be a Member of the house of Commons, to be
equally disposed unto all Souldiers there now in Armes.
Public Faith engaged for repayment in 6 months.
And it is further ordered and Ordained, That the Publique
Faith of this Kingdome shall be ingaged for the repayment at
the end of sixe Moneths after the date of this Ordinance of all
such summes of money as shall be received by vertue of this
Ordinance, unto the said repaire of Pauls.
And whatsoever any person or persons shall doe in pursuance of this Ordinance, they shall be saved harmlesse by the
power and authority of both houses of Parliament.
Provided alwaies That this Ordinance shall not extend to any
person or persons whatsoever who have promised to give or pay,
or have subscribed the giving or paying of any sum of money
for or towards the repaire of Pauls-Church, nor to any sum of
money so promised or subscribed for, any thing in this Ordinance
to the contrary notwithstanding.