[24 December, 1647.]
Two-thirds of certain deliquents' estates and fines to be for payment of soldiers.
The Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, taking into consideration the great arrears of pay due to the
Souldiery who have faithfully served the Parliament, and being
resolved to give security for the same, doe Ordaine, and be it
hereby Ordained by the Lords and Commons, That towards the
payment thereof, two third parts of all the Lands and Hereditaments of all the Delinquents mentioned or comprehended in the
three first qualifications of the Proposition for Delinquents sent
to the King in the Isle of Wight, not formerly disposed of, or the
Fines that shall be set upon those Delinquents by the said
Houses, shall be paid in to the Treasurers at Warres to be disposed of for the purposes aforesaid, in such manner as both
Houses of Parliament shall think fit.