[6 August, 1646.]
Garrisons of Newport-Pagnel and others to be demolished.; Assistance.; Opposition or Mutiny.
It is Ordered by the Lords & Commons in Parliament
assembled, that the several Garisons of Newport Pagnel, Cambridge, Huntington and Bedford, be forthwith sleighted and demolished; And that the Committees, and Deputy-Lieutenants
of the several counties, or any five or more of them, where the
said Garisons are respectively, are hereby required and authorized
forthwith to take some effectual course for sleighting and demolishing the said Garisons, and to cause the said Garisons to be
sleighted and demolished; and that all Officers and Soldiers, and
all other persons whatsoever, be aiding and assisting unto them
in such commands: And if any opposition or mutiny do happen
in the execution of this Ordinance, That the Deputy-Lieutenants
and Committees of the several counties in or near such places
where such a mutiny or opposition shall happen, shall and may
levy what Forces of the respective counties they hold fitting to
suppress such mutiny and opposition, and to commit the Offenders
to prison, to be further punished as both Houses of Parliament
shall hold fitting.
Forces of Lyn, Boston, Newport-Pagnel, and other Garrisons to be used for service in Ireland.
And it is further Ordered, That the seven Companies of Lyn
Regiment, belonging to the Garisons of Lyn and Boston, and all
the Officers and Soldiers both Horse and Foot of Newport Pagnel,
Cambridge, Huntington and Bedford, be forthwith entertained
and imployed for the service of Ireland; and such as shall willingly offer themselves in that service, shall have one Moneths
Pay forthwith paid unto them by the Treasurers of the said
Garisons respectively upon Muster, and their Debentors forthwith cast up, and what is or shall be due unto them, their
Quarters being deducted since their entertainment in the said
Garisons respectively, from the first of June, 1645. shall be paid
unto them, or their Assigns in their absence, before any other;
which sums of Money are to be raised out of the Assessments for
the Garisons of the Eastern Association, which are hereby required forthwith to be raised.
Irish troops to have another month's pay.
And it is further Ordered, That such as shall be imployed for
Ireland, as aforesaid, shall also have one other Moneths pay, to
be paid as aforesaid, at the place of their Rendezvous, that shall
be appointed by the Committee for Irish affairs.
Common Soldiers refusing to go to Ireland to be disbanded.
And it is further Ordered, That such common Soldiers as shall
refuse to go for Ireland, shall be forthwith disbanded, and their
Horses and Armes taken from them by the said Committees and
Deputy-Lieutenants of the several counties respectively, and by
them to be kept till further Order.
Former Ord. for payment of said Garrisons to continue till 1 Sept. next.
And whereas the Ordinance for the payment of the said
Garisons did expire the first of June, now last past, It is Ordered,
that the said Ordinance, and all Assessments and Payments, and
all Powers and Authorities therein mentioned, shall continue to
all intents and purposes to the first day of September 1646. now
next ensuing and no longer.
Committee for Eastern Association to put this Ord. in execution.
And lastly it is Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and
Commons for the Eastern Association, do take care and Order,
that this present Ordinance be put in execution; And that if
any persons do mutiny, oppose or hinder the execution of this
Ordinance, that the said Committee, or any five or more of them,
shall have power to send for him or them so offending, to commit
them to prison, and therewith to acquaint the Houses, that
further punishment may be inflicted upon them according to