Veneris Vicesimo sexto Augusti, 1642.

IT is this day Ordered by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That for the more speedy and effectuall provision of sufficient Treasure to be imployed in quenching this unnaturall War now kindled in the heart of this Kingdom, by Pa­pists, Persons Popishly affected, Traytors, and Delinquents about His Majestie, That the severall Persons here under-named, or any three, or more of them, do forth­with repair unto the severall Houses or Places of abode of all the Inhabitants, aswell Freemen, as other Resiants or Inhabitants within the [...] which they, or any three, or more of them shall think fit, to be repaired unto; And in the name of both Houses of Parliament do give hearty thanks to so many of them as have already contributed by way of Loane, or Gift, any Money, Plate, Horse, or Arms, according to the Propositions of both Houses of Parliament, heretofore published in that behalf, Assuring all and every of them, that the said Houses are very sensible of their alacrity and duty therein, And do resolve to be as carefull of their safety and welfare, as of their own, and to live and dye with them in this cause: And likewise, that the said per­sons here under-named, or any three, or more of them do acquaint, not onely those, but especially the rest of the said Inhabitants who have not yet contributed with the necessity of subscriptions for Plate, and Money, still pressing, and accordingly desire, and stir up them, and every of them to under-write in a Book provided for that purpose (and wherein their names shall be Registred, whether they under-write or no) such sums of Money and Plate as may testifie their reall and full performance of their late Pro­testation, and sacred Vow to Almighty God, and of their readinesse to joyn with the rest of the well affected Subjects of the Kingdom; and us the Lords and Commons, who are resolved to pursue this work with our Lives, Persons, and Estates, for their preservation aswell as for our own. And because the successe of this necessary design, depends much upon the speedy dispatch thereof: It is therefore further desired, that all such Persons as shall hereupon subscribe as aforesaid, be desired by the parties employed to take their subscriptions, instantly to bring in one third part of the said Money or Plate subscribed by each of them respectively to the Treasurers for Mony or Plate formerly appointed in the Guild-Hall London, who shall thereupon give Receipts for the same in manner and form already Or­dered and used▪ And that the second third part of their said Subscriptions be likewise brought in to the Persons and Place aforesaid at the end of one Moneth next after their Subscriptions; And the last payment at the end of the second Moneth next after their said Subscriptions. For all which, both Houses of Parliament do hereby engage the Publique Faith of the Kingdom, that they shall be repayed, with 8. li. per Centum allowance for the same, according to the said former Propositions. And because the Lords and Commons are very sensible of the good affections of the Citizens of London, their great service to the Publique, and readinesse to supply the occasions of Parliament: As also, considering their great and extraordinary charge now to be exspended in raising two Regiments more of Foot, and four Troops of Horse, during these times of trouble and imminent danger; together with other necessary provisions for the defence and safety of the City: For the incouragement of the said Citizens, and others, liberally to subscribe to lend Money and Plate upon the Propositions, besides what they have done already; It is further Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed to receive the Money and Plate to be subscribed as aforesaid, shall out of the same pay unto Tho: Adams, Alderman of the said City, and Treasurer, appointed for this purpose, the sum of Twenty five thousand pounds, towards the great and extraordinary charges the said City shall be at for the Reasons aforesaid, viz. One third part thereof to be paid out of the first payment that shal be made by the said subscribers; One other third part at their second payment; And the other third part at the third payment, which the said Subscribers shall make to the Treasurers aforesaid.

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