June 1645
An Ordinance for the Associating the Counties of York, Lancaster, Notingham, Bishoprick of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmerland.

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C.H. Firth, R.S. Rait (eds)

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1911

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'June 1645: An Ordinance for the Associating the Counties of York, Lancaster, Notingham, Bishoprick of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmerland.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 703-714. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56060 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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June, 1645

[20 June, 1645.]

Association of Counties of York, Lancaster, etc.; Forces to be raised in said Counties.;Monthly Rates on several Counties for maintenance of said Forces.; Committees Names.

Whereas Papists and other wicked and ill-affected persons have traiterously combined together and entered into Association, and have raised & daily do raise great Forces of Horse and Foot in several Counties of this Kingdom, and are now actually levying War in the Northern parts, & have there miserably plundered, spoiled murdered and destroyed multitudes of his Majesties good Subjects, and if not timely prevented, will utterly subvert the true Protestant religion (which is their chiefest design) the Laws of the Land, the priviledges of the Parliament, and the Liberties of the Subject. For remedy whereof, and for the future protection of the people in those parts from those malicious & bloody enemies, The Lords & Commons now in Parliament assembled do hereby Order & Ordain, that the several Counties of York, (with the City of York and the County of the same, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same) Lancaster, Notingham, Bishoprick of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmerland shall be Associated: And that all well-affected persons, Inhabitants of the said Counties, City and Places, shall and may Associate themselves, and mutually ayd, favor and assist one another in the defence and preservation of themselves, and of the Peace of the said Counties, City and Places. And for the better carrying on so necessary a work, in such maner as by this Ordinance shall be limited and appointed; And for the raising of Moneys and Forces within the said Counties and Places for suppressing the said Rebels, and for the maintenance of all such Garisons as are or shall be by them erected by authority of Parliament for the better defence of the same; The said Lords and Commons do Order and Ordain, That there be forthwith raised and formed an Army consisting of Two thousand and six hundred Horse, to be distributed into five Regiments of Horse, the Regiment of the Commander in chief to consist of six hundred Horse, and each other Regiment of Horse to consist of five hundred, and of four hundred Dragoons to be distributed into five Companies, and of seven thousand Foot, to be distributed into seven Regiments, each Regiment to consist of one thousand; Which Army shall be paid, and shall be under such command as is hereafter in this present Ordinance expressed and declared. And it is hereby further Ordained, That for the purposes aforesaid, there shall be raised in the County of York, the City of York and County of the same, Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same. One thousand two hundred and fifteen Horse: In the County of Lancaster, four hundred thirty and eight Horse: In the County of Notingham and Town of Notingham and County of the same, three hundred twenty and four Horse: In the County of Durham, one hundred seventy and three Horse: In the County of Northumberland and Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, one hundred seventy and three Horse: In the County of Cumberland, one hundred seventy and five Horse: In the County of Westmerland, one hundred and four Horse: In the county of York, three thousand two hundred and seventy Foot: In the county of Lancaster, one thousand one hundred and seventy seven Foot: In the county of Notingham & town of Notingham & county of the same, eight hundred seventy & two Foot: In the county of Durham, four hundred sixty and seven Foot: In the county of Northumberland, and Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and county of the same, four hundred sixty and seven Foot: In the county of Cumberland, four hundred sixty and seven Foot: In the county of Westmerland, two hundred and eighty Foot: And in the county of York, one hundred eighty and eight Dragoons: In the county of Lancaster, sixty and eight Dragoons: In the county of Notingham and Town of Notingham and county of the same, fifty Dragoons: In the county of Durham, twenty and six Dragoons: In the county of Northumberland, and Town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, twenty and six Dragoons: In the county of Cumberland, twenty and six Dragoons: In the county of Westmerland, sixteen Dragoons. And for the maintenance of the said Forces, together with a Train of Artillery, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the several Monethly Assessments, Rates, Taxes and Levies herein after mentioned, shal from the first day of June, 1645. be made upon the several Counties of Notingham, York, Lancaster, County Palatine of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmerland, the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, the city and county of the city of York, the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and county of the same, and the Town and county of the Town of Notingham (that is to say) upon the county of Notingham, and the Town of Notingham, and the county of the same, the Monethly sum of One thousand eight hundred sixty and seven pounds and six shillings: Upon the county of Lancaster, the Monethly sum of Two thousand five hundred and twenty pounds: Upon the county of York and the city of York, and county of the same, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull. and county of the same, the Monethly sum of Seven thousand pounds: Upon the county of Durham, the Monethly sum of one thousand pounds: Upon the county of Northumberland and the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, and county of the same, the Monethly sum of One thousand pounds: Upon the county of Cumberland, the Monethly sum of One thousand pounds; Upon the county of Westmerland, the Monethly sum of Six hundred pounds: All which several sums respectively beforementioned, are Monethly to be levied and collected within and upon the several Counties, Cities, Towns and Places before particularly named, by the several Committees herein named: That is to say,

York, West-Riding.

For the West-riding of the County of York, Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Robert Earl of Essex, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Thomas Earl of Elgin, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Dacre, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, sir Thomas Malever Baronet, sir Philip Stapleton, sir Henry Cholmley, sir Arthur Ingram, and sir William Lister, Knights, sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, sir Edward Roads, sir Iohn Savil, sir Martin Lister, sir Thomas Wentworth of Empsal, and sir Richard Hawksworth, Knights; Charls Fairfax, William Ingleby, Bryan Stapleton, Henry Arthington, Henry Tempest, Iohn Maleverer, Iohn Lambert, Iohn Bright, Iohn Robinson, Thomas Stockdale, William White, Christopher Copley, Thomas Saint-Nicholas, Iohn Farrer and Iohn Cleyton, Esquires; William Parker Doctor in Physick, Henry Westby Gent. Iohn Savil of Medley, Conniers Darcy junior, Esquires. sir Robert Barwick Knight, Darcy Wentworth Esq; Godfrey Bosvile, Henry Slingsby of Kippas, Iohn Chomley, Mr. Thornton of Tyersal, William Copley of Townsal, William Snawsdale, Francis Thorp and William Armitage of Doncaster, Esquires, and Mr. Thomas Dickinson.

York, North-Riding.

And for the North riding of the County of York, Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Mentgomery, Robert Earl of Essex, Edmond Earl of Mulgrave, Edmond Lord Sheffield, Thomas Earl of Elgin, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Dacre, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, sir William Strickland Knight and Baronet, sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet, sir Iohn Davers Knight, Bryan Stapleton, Iohn Wastel, Esquires, sir Henry Cholmley, sir Richard Darley, sir Iohn Bourcher, sir Thomas Norcliff, sir William Allinson, and sir Henry Franckland, Knights; George Trotter, Barrington Bourcher, Iames Challenor, Edward Woller, Thomas Challenor, Henry Tempest, Luke Robinson, Francis Lassel, George Marwood, Christopher Piercehay, Christopher Wivel, Iames Maleverer, Henry Bethel, William Ascough, Henry Darley, Ralph Rymer, Henry Stapleton, Esquires; Matthew Beckwith, Mr. Waters, Henry Hall of Litting Gent.

York, East-Riding.

For the East-riding of the County of York, Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Robert Earl of Essex, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Dacre, Edward Lord Howard of Eskrig, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, sir William Constable Baronet, sir Matthew Boynton and sir William Strickland Knights and Baronets, sir William Saint-Quinton Baronet, sir Philip Stapleton, sir Arthur Ingram, sir William Allinson, and sir Thomas Remington Knights; Francis Boynton, Thomas Grantham, Henry Saint-Quinton, Richard Remington, Iohn Anlaby, Robert Overton, Robert Legard, Francis Thorp, Christopher Ridley, sir Thomas Remington, Ieffrey Gates, Ioseph Micklethwait, Christopher Legard, Iohn Alured, Hugh Bethel junior, William Goodrick, Thomas Rokesbey, William Gee, Robert Aldenby, Matthew Boynton and Iohn Stillington, Esquires, Edward Wingate, Mr. Robinson of Thicket, and Richard Darkey, Gent.

City and County of York.

For the City of York and County of the same, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, the Lord Mayor for the time being, Sir Thomas Fairfax, sir William Allinson, sir Thomas Widdrington, sir Robert Barwick and sir Christopher Croft, Knights; Thomas Hoyle, Henry Tompson, Iohn Geldart, Iames Hutchinson, Thomas Dickinson, Stephen Watson, Leonard Tompson, Robert Horner and Simon Coulton, Aldermen, and Rich. Hutton, Esq.

Kingston-upon-Hull.

For the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, The Mayor of Hull for the time being, Colonel Iohn Maleverer, the present Deputy Governor of Hull, and the Governor and Deputy Governor of Hull for the time being, Peregrine Pelham Esq; Francis Thorp Recorder, William Peck, Nicholas Denman Thomas Rakes, Iohn Barnard, William Popple, and Iohn Chambers

Lancashire.

For the County of Lancaster, Philip Lord Wharton, sir Ralph Ashton and sir Robert Binloss, Baronets; Richard Haughton, Ralph Ashton, Richard Shuttleworth, Iohn Moor, Alexander Rigby, William Ashurst, Gilbert Ireland, Iohn Bradshaw, George Dodinge, Iohn Starkey, Edward Butterworth, Thomas Birch, Thomas Fell, Esquires, Richard Hayward and Peter Egerton, Esquires.

Notts.

For the County of Notingham, Iohn Earl of Clare, Denzil Holles, William Pierrepont, Francis Pierrepont, Francis Thornaugh, Gilbert Millington, Iohn Hutchinson, Iames Chadwick, Clement Spelman and Edward Ascough, Esquires; Charls White, Ioseph Widmerpool, Nicholas Charlton, Iohn Eir, Richard Pendock, Gervas Pigot, Esquires; George Hutchinson, Thomas Salisbury and Iohn Mason, Gent.

Town and County of Nottingham.

For the Town of Notingham and County of the same, The Mayor for the time being, Gilbert Millington, Iames Chadwick and Edward Ascough, Esquires, Charles White, Nicholas Charlton Esq.; and Thomas Salisbury Gent., Huntington Plomtree Dr. of Physick.

County of Durham.

For the County of Durham, Sir Henry Vane Knight, sir William Langley Baronet, sir Henry Vane junior, sir Richard Ballases and sir George Vane, Knights; Christopher Fulthorp, Iohn Blackston, Edward Wright, Thomas Mitford, Esquires; Francis Wren, Clement Fulthorp, Robert Lilborn, Gent. George Lilborn, Timothy Whittingham, Ralph Maddysones, James Claveringe and Thomas Lawrayn, Esquires, Samuel Saunderson, Thomas Saunderson and George Gray, Gentlemen, Henry Warmouth, Thomas Bowes and Thomas Shadforth, Esquires, and Nicholas Heath of Little-Edrue Gent.

Northumberland.

For the County of Northumberland, Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Iames Earl of Suffolk, William Lord Gray of Wark, sir Iohn Fenwick Knight and Baronet, sir Arthur Haslerig Baronet, sir Iohn Delavale, sir Robert Iackson and sir William Selby, Knights; Michael Welden, William Fenwick of Wallington, Ralph Delavale, Robert Fenwick, Esquires, sir Thomas Widdrington Knight, Thomas Middleton Esq; Edward Wright Esq; William Fenwick of Stanton Esq: William Shaftoe, Thomas Laurence, Henry Ogle, George Payler, Richard Foster, Esquires; Henry Horsley, Alexander Collingwood, Iohn Hall of Otterburn, Robert Clavering and Ralph Salkeild, Gent. William Armorer and Robert Dodsworth, Gent.

Newcastle on-Tyne.

For the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, Henry Warmouth Esq, Mayor, and the Mayor for the time being; Edward Wright Esq, Recorder; Iohn Blackston Esq; Thomas Legard, Thomas Bonner, Iohn Cosin, William Dawson, Aldermen, Robert Ellison Sheriff, Mr. Edward Man, George Fenwick, Christopher Nicholson, Edward Wood, Merchants.

Cumberland.

For the County of Cumberland, Algernon Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Gray of Wark, Francis Lord Dacre, Sir William Lawson Knight, William Lawson, Richard Barwis, William Briscoe, Thomas Lamplugh, Thomas Cholmley, Esquires, Henry Tolson and Iohn Barwis, Esquires.

Westmorland.

For the County of Westmerland, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Dacre, Iames Bellingham, Edward Brigs and Allan Bellingham, Esquires, Iames Bellingham Gent. Thomas Brathwait, Samuel Knype, Robert Branthwait, Thomas Steddal, Richard Branthwait, Roger Baitman, the Mayor of Kendal for the time being, Allan Gilpin, Rowland Dawson and Miles Man, Gentleman.

Moneys to be paid by Committees to Treasurer at War.; Penalty for non-payment of rates

And the said sums are from time to time to be paid by the said respective Committees to the Treasurer at War for the time being of the said Army, for and to the use of the said Forces; and the said Committees beforementioned respectively are hereby authorized and required to distribute and proportion the said sums so to be rated Monethly upon the respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places, into the several Limits and Divisions thereof, with all equality and faithfulness, and have hereby power and authority to nominate and appoint fit and able persons within every Limit and Division as aforesaid, to Subdivide, Rate and Tax the sums so distributed and appointed as aforesaid, upon the several persons chargeable within the same, as also to nominate and appoint in every Limit and Division, Collectors who shall collect the said Moneys so Rated and Assessed, and pay the same unto the said Committee respectively, or unto such person or persons as shall be by them appointed and authorized for that purpose; And if any person or persons chargeable as aforesaid, shall not upon demand pay the sum or sums of Money on him or them rated and assessed, it shall and may be lawful, to and for the said respective Collectors, or any of them, to Levy the same by way of distress, and sale of the Goods of the persons so Assessed, and to call to their assistance any person or Forces in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities and Places, who are hereby required to be ayding and assisting to the said Collector and Collectors in the Premises, as they will answer the contrary at their perils; and the said Committees respectively are to cause true Accompts to be made and kept, and to be returned in writing from time to time in such maner and to such persons as is hereafter in this present Ordinance afterwards expressed and declared.

Residue of sequestration profits after providing £21,000 monthly for Scottish Forces under Lord Laven to be for maintenance of these Forces.;Power of Committees.

And whereas such part and so much of the profits of the Sequestrations of the Delinquents Estates in the said Counties, Cities, Towns and Places beforementioned, as together with the Sequestrations in the other Counties of England and Wales, shall in a proportionable and equal way amount in the whole to the Monethly sum of One and twenty thousand pounds, are appointed for and towards the payment of the Scotish Forces under the command of the Earl of Leven; the said Lords and Commons do hereby further Ordain and Declare, that all the residue of the profits, arising out of the Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates in the said Counties of Notingham, York, Lancaster, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland, the City of York and County of the same, the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, the Town and County of the Town of Notingham, the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, shall be paid for and towards the maintenance of the said Forces. And the said Lords and Commons do further Ordain, That the said several Committees of the said several Counties, Ridings, Cities and Towns beforenamed, shall be respectively standing Committees for Sequestrations within the said several Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places beforementioned; and the said several Committees shall have the like power and authority in all things respectively, as the Committees named in any Ordinance of Sequestrations made now have, and the Collectors to be respectively named by them shall have the like power and authority as Collectors named by any Committee of Sequestrations have by any Ordinance of Parliament; and that the said Committees and the said Collectors may in all things proceed herein according to the several powers of Ordinances of Parliament therein given, as if the said powers and authority were herein respectively rehearsed.

Money from King's, Queen's, or Prince's, Revenues to be paid to Treasurer of Army.

And the said Lords and Commons do hereby further Ordain, That all such sum and sums of Money as shall arise or grow due out of any the Revenues whatsoever belonging to the King, Queen or Prince, within the survey of what Court soever the same be, and all the Arrerages of the same in the said Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places, shall be imployed for the payment of the said Forces, which said Moneys arising out of the said Revenues of the King, Queen and Prince, and the Arrerages thereof, the respective Receiver and Receivers thereof are hereby authorized and required from time to time to pay as aforesaid to the Treasurer of the said Army for the time being.

Collectors.; Penalty for non-payment of sums assessed.

And it is further Ordained, That the said respective Committees or any three of them, shall have full power and authority within their several and respective Divisions to nominate Collectors for the Money so Assessed and Rated as aforesaid according to this Ordinance, who shall collect the said Moneys so Assessed, and pay the same to the Treasurer of the said Forces for the time being. And if any person or persons shall refuse to pay the Moneys Assessed upon him or them, or shall not pay the same within ten days after demand, at the place where such person or persons shall be Assessed, it shall and may be lawful, to and for the said respective Collectors or any one of them, to Leavy all such sum and sums of Money so Assessed, by way of distress and sale of the Goods of the person or persons so Assessed and refusing, wheresoever the same shall be found, and to break open any house where any such Goods are, and to render the overplus of the value of the goods to the owners.

Powers of Committees and Collectors.

And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the said respective Committees in the said several Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places aforementioned, and the several Collectors by them to be named, shall have like power and authority in all things respectively as the Committees named in the Ordinance made in this behalf, and the Collectors there appointed to be named by them have by that Ordinance; and that the said Committees, and the said Collectors, may in all things proceed herein according to the several powers by former Ordinances of Parliament therein given, as if the said powers and Authorities were here respectively rehearsed.

Deficit, how to be met.

And the said Lords and Commons do hereby further Declare, That what shall be deficient by the means aforesaid, for the real payment of the said Forces, shall hereafter be supplyed by such other ways and means as the said Lords and Commons shall appoint.

Power to Committees to administer Vow and Covenant.

And it is further Ordained, That every of the said respective Committees, or any three of them in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places respectively, shall have power and authority to put in execution within the said several Counties, Cities, Towns and Places, the Ordinance of the 29. of June, 1643. for Administration of the Vow and Covenant, appointed to be taken by every man throughout the Kingdom according to the Instruction, how, and in what maner the same ought to be taken.

And to nominate Officers.; Powers of Commander in Chief and other Officers of Forces.

And it is further Ordained, That the said respective Committees in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities and Places respectively, or any five of them, shall hereby have power to nominate and appoint all Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, Captains and all other Officers both of Horse and Foot, to command over the Forces both of Horse and Foot, raised or maintained by vertue of this Ordinance in the several and respective Counties, Ridings, Cities and Places aforesaid; And such persons, or any five of them, as shall from time to time have power to order and direct the said Forces, in the said Associated Counties, Ridings, Cities and Places, are Authorized and required to grant Commissions to them accordingly: And the Commander in chief of the said Forces in the said Counties and Places aforementioned, who shall from time to time be thereunto enabled by authority of Parliament, together with the Colonels and other Officers nominated and appointed as aforesaid, shall have power and authority, and hereby have power and authority in any the several and respective Counties, Ridings, Cities and Places according to the course of War, to lead the said Forces so raised or maintained by vertue of this Ordinance, unto any place which shall be fitting and convenient, and to give Battel, and to fight with all such Forces as are or shall be raised without Authority of both Houses of Parliament, and do make Insurrections, Plunder and destroy His Majestys good Subjects, or leavy War against the Parliament; and them to invade, resist, suppress, subdue and pursue, kill and slay, and put to execution of death, and by all means to destroy as Enemies to the Kingdom, Observing from time to time such Order and Directions as they shall receive from the Committees hereafter named in this present Ordinance, for the ordering and directing of the said Forces; The said Committees, and the said Commander in chief, and all other Officers, observing also from time to time such Orders and Directions as they shall receive from both Houses of Parliament, or from the Committee of both Kingdoms residing at Westminster.

Power to Committees to direct Forces and their Officers.

And it is further Ordered and Ordained by the said Lords and Commons, and the said Lords and Commons do hereby Order, Ordain and appoint, That the several Members of the House of Commons, now serving for the respective Counties, Cities, Towns and Places within the said Association; And Sir Thomas Fairfax and Sir William Lister, Knights for the West-riding of the County of York, and the City of York and County of the same; and that Bryan Stapleton and George Trotter, Esquires, for the North-riding of the County of York; and Sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, for the East-riding of the County of York, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same; and that Richard Houghton and Peter Egerton Esq; for the County of Lancaster; and Francis Pierrepont Esq; for the County of Notingham and Town of Notingham and County of the same; and Sir George Vane Knight, for the County of Durham and William Fenwick of Wallaington Esq; for the County of Northumberland and Town of Newcastle upon Tine, and County of the same; and Sir Wilfride Lawson for the County of Cumberland and James Bellingham of Levens for the County of Westmerland, and Collonel Pointz or any seven of them, shall hereby have power and authority to order and direct all the said Forces, Commanders, Colonels and other Officers raised and to be raised within the said Association, by vertue of this Ordinance of Parliament, and the said persons shall observe from time to time such Orders and Directions as they shall receive from the two Houses of Parliament, or from the Committee.

To appoint and remove Treasurer at War and Artillery Officers.

And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the said Committees so lastly nominated and appointed as aforesaid, or any five of them shall have power and authority to nominate and appoint one Treasurer at War, and also to nominate and appoint the several Officers of the Train of Artillery for the said Army, And shall also have power and authority from time to time to displace the said Officers or any of them, and to appoint any other person or persons in the room and place of such person or persons as shall be displaced.

Treasurer to obey directions of Committee; Allowances to Treasurers, Collectors, etc.

And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the Treasurer of the said Army for the time being, shall from time to time issue out and pay the Moneys raised by this Ordinance out of the respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places to and for the use of the said Forces raised within the said respective Counties, Cities, Towns and places respectively, according to such order and direction as he shall receive from time to time from the said Committee, or any five of them appointed as aforesaid for the ordering of the War, by writing under their or any five of their hands, and not otherwise, which said writing under their or any five of their hands, shall be a sufficient Warrant to the said Treasurer in that behalf; and for the better encouragement of the said Treasurer and Sub-Treasurers, Collectors and other the Officers to be nominated and imployed in the said Service by the said several and respective Committees in the said several Counties, Cities, Ridings and Places aforesaid, for the collecting and bringing in, or paying and issuing out respectively of all such Moneys, so as to be Leavyed and raised by this Ordinance as aforesaid. It is Ordained further by the said Lords and Commons, That the several and respective Committees, in the said several Counties, Cities, Ridings and Places aforesaid respectively, shall have power and authority, and are hereby authorized from time to time, to give and allow to the said Treasurers, Sub-Treasurers, Collectors and all other the Officers nominated and imployed as aforesaid, for their charge, pains and attendance on that Service, as also for and towards the payments of all other incident charges in and about the said Army, such sum and sums of Money as by the said several and respective Committees in the said several Counties, Cities, Ridings and Places shall be adjudged convenient and necessary.

Provided, That the said sum and sums so to be given and allowed to the said Officers and persons imployed, exceed not the sum of Eight pence in every pound collected and paid.

Power to Committees to imprest men.; To regulate Officers' and Soldiers' Pay.; Standing Committees may appoint persons to take accounts of Committees, Officers, etc.; Copy of Accounts to be sent to Committee for Accounts of whole Kingdom.

And it is further Ordained, That the said respective Committees in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities and Places, shall have power from time to time, to raise and leavy by way of press or otherwise, such number of men as shall be fit and necessary for the recruiting and compleating of the Forces to be maintained by this Ordinance for the defence of the said Counties, observing always such Rules and Limitations for the pressing of Soldiers, as are particularly mentioned in the Ordinance for Impresting of Soldiers for the Army under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax; And shall have power to Regulate the pay of any the Officers and Soldiers, raised or entended to be raised or maintained by vertue of this Ordinance, in such sort as they shall think most fit and advantagious for the good of the said Associated Counties. Provided always, that the same exceed not the pay established for the Army under the command of Sir Tho: Fairfax; And the said several and respective standing Committees in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities and places respectively, shall have power to nominate and appoint such persons as they shall think fit (Provided they be not Accomptants themselves, for any thing done by them within the said respective associated Counties) to take the Accompts of all Committees, Officers, and persons whatsoever, within the said respective Associated Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places, who have raised or received any Plate, Moneys, Goods or other things, for which they ought to be Accomptable to the State; a true copy of which Accompts so by them taken, shall be fairly transcribed, and by the said persons subscribed and transmitted by the Committee for the taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom; and to the intent that due and perfect Accompts may be made and kept of all and every sum and sums of Money, of what sort soever, upon any of the forementioned particulars to be received by vertue of this Ordinance.

Book of Control.

It is further Ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That one particular Book of Accompts to be called the Book of comptrol, shall be carefully kept and preserved, in and for every one of the said several and respective Counties and Ridings, by every of the said several and respective Committees, of such respective County, Riding, City, Town and Place aforementioned, and that due entry shall be made in the said Book of all such sum and sums of Money as shall arise and become payable, and paid to the Treasurer, Sub-Treasurer or Deputy-Treasurer within every such several and respective County, Ridings, City and Place aforesaid, for the uses aforesaid; and every such entry shall contain the name of the person or persons who paid the Money, and the sum paid, and the particular matter for what, and the time when it was paid, and the person to whom, and that every such entry shall be signed by two or more of the said Committee of such County or Riding, City, Town and Place respectively where the sum is so paid, and shall attest the entry upon the Acquittance made from the Treasurer or under-Treasurer, to the party paying the Money, and that all payments of Money paid unto the Treasurer or under-Treasurer for the uses aforesaid, whereof no such entry shall be made within ten days after payment to the said Treasurer, Sub-Treasurer, or Deputy-Treasurer, shal be held void as against the Common-wealth; and the party chargeable or accomptable for such Money so paid to the Treasurer, SubTreasurer, and not entred into the said comptrol Book, shall be called upon to pay the same again, as if no such payment had been made to the said Treasurer or under-Treasurer; And it is Ordained further, That every of the said several and respective Committees of every the said several and respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places shall from time to time every three Moneths or oftner, if they shall be required thereunto, make and return in writing to the Committee residing at York, under six of their hands at least, a true copy or Duplicate of the several entries so made, in every such several comptrol Book so kept, in every such several and respective County and Riding not formerly certified and returned. The same copy or duplicate to be attested for true, upon the Oath of him that delivers it in, which Oath the said Committee residing at York, or any four of them, are hereby authorized to Administer from time to time to the person who shall bring the said Duplicate; And the said Committee so residing at York, are hereby required and ordained, to certifie in writing to the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom every six months or oftner, if they shall be thereunto required, under six of their hands at least, all and every the forementioned copies or duplicates so made and certified to them, or true copies of the same, to be attested upon the Oath of him who delivers it in.

None receiving pay to join in raising money

Provided always, and it is hereby intended and Declared, That no person whatsoever that shall have pay in the said Army, shall during such his imployment, have any hand in raising of Money, or any other provisions within any of the said Associated Counties.

Free-quarter.

Provided likewise, and it is further Ordained, That no free quarter be taken by any Officer or Soldier, but in case of urgent necessity: And Provided further, that in such case the same be appointed by the said respective Committees in the respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns and Places, or five of them at the least respectively, and that the Officer and Soldier give a Ticket for the same to the person or persons with whom he shall receive the said Free-quarter.

Saving for Hull and Sir Thomas Fairfax.

Provided also, That this Ordinance, or any thing therein contained, extend not to take away any the Provisions and Money heretofore appointed for the maintenance of the Garison of Hull by any former Order or Ordinance of Parliament whatsoever, nor to the diminution of the power of Sir Thomas Fairfax, as Governor of the said Town of Hull.

No Magazine nor Soldiers to be withdrawn from Hull.

And be it also Provided, That this Ordinance shall not extend to give any power to any person or persons named or appointed by this Ordinance, to take forth of Kingston upon Hull any of the Magazine belonging to the said Town or Garison there, nor to draw forth any Soldiers belonging to the said Garison, or any of the Inhabitants of the said Town, without the consent of the Governor of the said Town or his Deputy for the time being, notwithstanding any thing in this Ordinance contained to the contrary thereof.

Ord to continue 8 months, and come into force 24 June, 1645.

And Provided also, That this Ordinance shall continue for eight Moneths and no longer.

Provided, This Ordinance nor any thing therein contained, as to the power for the ordering and directing the War within the said Association, shall not take effect until the twenty fourth day of June, 1645. any thing in the said [Ordinance] contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.