AN ORDINANCE OF THE LORDS AND COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT.
For the better Levying and receiving of Moneyes Assessed by vertue of the late Ordinance of 29. Novemb. 1642.

WHEREAS Information is given, That divers Collectors, nominated for the Collecting, Levying, and receiving of the summes of money Assessed by vertue of the late Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, of the 29. of November last, for Assessements, by reason their other Imployments in the Publique Affaires of the State, have beene taken off, from the due execution of the same Ordinance, whereby well affected Persons are still occasionally pressed to further contributi­ons, whilest those that have not contributed, or not in proportion to their Estates, doe not make a proportionable supply; Be it therefore Ordained, and Declared by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Collectors no­minated or to be nominated by vertue of the said Ordinance, shall from and after the eleventh day of this instant moneth of February, onely give notice to the Persons assessed, or to be assessed of the severall summes of money at which they are or shall be assessed; And after the dayes limitted by the said Ordinance for payment, shall be elapsed, shall repaire to the houses of the persons assessed, or to be assessed, and demand the severall summes of money, at which they are or shall be assessed; and if the same be unpaid, then to take notice whether sufficient distresse may be had, to satisfie the summes assessed or no, and accordingly to certifie the same under their hands, to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of money and other necessaries for the Army; And the said Collectors are hereby required and authorised to enquire of any summe or summes of money due, or to be due unto the persons respectively assessed, or to be assessed, from any person or persons for any Rents, Tithes, Goods, or Debts, or for any other thing or cause whatsoever; And to compound and receive the same, and give discharges therefore, according to the power to them formerly given by the said Ordinance; And it is hereby further Ordained, that where the said Collectors shall certifie that a sufficient Distresse may be had for the summes of money assessed, or to be assessed; That Colonell Randall Manwaring, Colonell Richard Browne, Captaine Edmund Harvey, Captaine Robert Manwaring, Cap­taine Heriot Washborne, and such Captaines, Lieutenants, Officers, and Souldiers under their severall and respective Commands, as they or any of them shall appoint; Upon notice thereof given, shall immediately repaire unto the severall houses of the persons assessed, or to be as­sessed, and certified as aforesaid; And levy the summes of money so assessed, by distresse, in as ample manner, as by the said Ordinance of 29. November, and an Order of both Houses of Parliament, of the third of this instant moneth of February, the Collectors nominated upon the said Ordinance are authorised and appointed to doe and performe: And the distresse and distresses so had and taken, to carry into Guild-hall London, or Crosseby-house in Bishops-gate streete London, or to such other place or places as the said Committee shall appoint; To be sold and disposed of, for or towards satisfaction of the summes assessed, at such times, and by such persons, and in such manner, as by the said Committee shall be directed; And in case certificate be made by the said Collectors, that no sufficient distresse can be had, or found, and the sums of money assessed, cannot be levyed by any of the wayes or meanes in the said Ordinance mentioned. Then the said Colonell Ran­dall Manwaring, Colonell Richard Browne, Captaine Edmund Harvey, Captaine Robert Manwaring, Captaine Heriot Washborne, and such Captaines, Lieutenants, Officers and Souldiers under their Command, as they or any of them shall Command and appoint, shall repaire un­to the dwelling houses of such person or persons, as are or shall be assessed, and certified as aforesaid, and there or within any other place within this Kingdome, where such person or persons shall be suspected to be, to make diligent search, and him, her, or them, to apprehend and bring in safe custody before the Committee of the house of Commons for Examinations, who have power to imprison them in such pla­ces of this Kingdome, and for so long time, as the same Committee shall appoint and Order; And the said Colonells and Captaines, and other the Captaines, Lieutenants, Officers, and Souldiers, under the command of them or any of them, shall have power to breake open any of the lockes and doores of any roome or other place in or belonging to the said houses or places where search shall be made for the parties as­sessed, or to be assessed, respectively; and the Goods, Debts, Money, and Estate of such persons as already are imprisoned, or to be impri­soned, shall still be lyable, and shall and may be seized on, sould, received, and disposed of, for satisfaction of the summes assessed, where­soever, or in whose hands soever the same shall be found: And the Families of such Persons Assessed, or to be Assessed, who have or shall ab­sent themselves from their dwelling houses, or places of aboade, within the Cities of London and Westminster, the Suburbs of the same, and the Borough of Southwarke, shall be further proceeded against, as in the said Ordinance of 29. Novemb. is provided. And the said Collectors, and all Collonels, Captaines, Lieutenants, Officers, Souldiers, and other person or persons as shall be appointed or imployed, in, and for the better execution of the said Ordinance as aforesaid, shall have the protection of both Houses of Parliament for their indempnity in this ser­vice; And if any thing not mentioned in the said Ordinance of 29. November. or this present Ordinance, may conduce to the more effectuall levying and receiving of monies to be assessed upon the said Ordinance of 29. November, the same is hereby referred to the wisdome and care of the said Committee of Lords and Commons for advance of money and other necessaries for the Army; And lastly it is Ordered that this Ordinance shall be Printed and published.

Jo. Browne Cler. Parliamentorum.

IT is this day Ordered by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, that the Collectors made upon the Ordinance of the 29. of November, for Assessements, shall have power to breake open any Chests, Trunkes, Boxes, Doores, or other things, whereby to take a Distresse for the summes of money assessed upon any person, and unpaid; And the time limited for payment by the said Ordinance elapsed; And also if they finde any Chests, money, or other Goods in the hands of any persons, which shall be proved or confessed to belong to any person assessed, that hath not satisfyed the assessement; That the said Collectors shall have power to seize such Chests, money, or Goods, for satisfaction of the summes assessed.

Jo. Browne Cler. Parliamentorum.

Printed at London for Robert Dunscomb. February 11. 1642.

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