[7 May, 1645.]
Whereas there is great necessities for providing of moneys for
the raising and maintaining Horse and Foot for the Garison of
Glocester, and for the Counties of Glocester, Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecknock and Radnor;
Malignants and Papists Estates, not yet sequestered, to be allowed for maintenance of Forces in Counties of Gloucester, etc.
Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That the Estates and Debts of such Malignants, Delinquents and Papists, not yet Sequestred nor discovered, and
which shall be discovered by the Committees of the aforesaid
Counties or any of them, or by such person and persons as they
or any of them shall authorize for that purpose, and shall fall
within the Rule of the Ordinance directing Sequestrations, shall
be alowed by the said Committees, and paid over unto them for
advancement of the said Service upon Accompt. And that the
Receipt or Acquittance of the said Committee for the same, under
the Hands and Seals of any three or more of them, shall be a
sufficient Discharge in that behalf, unto the person or persons so
paying the same, against any the said Malignants, Delinquents
or Papists respectively, and be pleaded in Bar in any Action or
Suit, upon and of any Bond, Specialty or other Security whereby
the same shall be become due unto the said Malignants, Delinquents or Papists, or unto any one of them respectively.
Provided said Es'ates exceed not £6,000, and Delinquency be first proved.
Provided the said concealed Estates exceed not the Sum of
6000. l. And that the said Committee, or any person or persons
authorized by them as aforesaid, nor any of them, shall possess
themselves of the said Malignants, Delinquents or Papists
Estates, before he or they acquaint the Committee of Examinations therewith, or any five or more of them (the said Committee
sitting) to the end they may judge of their Delinquency before
his or their Estates be Sequestred and taken away.
Provided also, That such Appeals shall be alowed therein to the
Committee of the Lords and Commons for Sequestration, as in
like cases hath been used and approved.