whatsoever contrary to the foregoing Rules. And in case any Armes or any dureable
Provisions shall be found wanting, impaired or ill kept, That they cause the foresaid
Persons, or such as haue the keeping of them, to make them good, or else to be lyable
themselves to make satisfaction for the same; unlesse it shall appear (upon good
proofe) that they were impaired by time without their default.
7 That no Commander, Captain or Officer deliver or issue, or cause to be delivered or issued,
out of any of our said Castles, Forts or Garrisons, to the disfurnishing thereof, any
Powder or other serviceable Stores or Provisions of War upon any pretended Service
whatsoever without an expresse Warrant from Us, our High Commissioner, The Lords
of our Privy Councell, or the Lord High Admirall and the Master of our Ordnance
his signification grounded upon the said Warrant. And if at any time any Com=
mander, Captain or Officer whatsoever shall receive a Supply from any other than
from the Master of our Ordnance, that he give his Receipt to the Person or Persons
from whom he or they shall receive the same; And forthwith to advise the Master
of our Ordnance or the Officers of the same, of the quantity & quality of the Stores
so received, together with the Places & Persons from whom; and to cause the same to
be entered in the Gunners Journall or day-Book, and charged upon Accompt.
8. That no Commander, Captain or Officer shall receive any Supply for his Castle, Fort or
Garrison untill he shall have accompted to the Master of our Ordnance, of the
Expence of his Stores formerly delivered unto [him by] [rest of line obscured by fold]
received, or untill the Remaines thereof shall be taken by Order of the Master of
our Ordnance; that so the same, together with the Supply may be duly charged upon
him againe. And in case of the death or removall of any Governour, Captain, Com=
mander &c: in or from any of our said Garrisons, Castles or Forts, Wee strictly
Charge that timely notice thereof be given to the Master of our Ordnance, To the end
an Accompt & Remaines may be speedily ordered to be taken of all our Ordnance,
Powder, Armes and other Ammunition whatsoever within any of our said Garrisons,
Castles or Forts at the time of the death or removall of any Governour, Captain or Com=
mander as aforesaid; and that the same may be immediatly charged by Indenture
upon the succeeding Governour, Captain or Commander upon his or their Entrance into their
respective Employments, and an Accompt of the former Expence may be duly stated.
9 That in case any Commander, Captain or Officer shall be found faulty or short in Their Accompts,
they are not to have any discharge or Allowance upon such Accompt from the Master of
our Ordnance, but the said Master is immediatly to give notice to the Lords of our Privy
Councell of the Names of such Captains or Officers, and of the particular defects & faults
in their said Accompts; To the end such course may be taken either for punishment or
reformation thereof as shall seem most requisite.
And it is our further Will & Pleasure that our right trusty & right welbeloved Councellor
Lieutenant Generall James Douglas Master of our Ordnance in our said Kingdome doe
communicate these our Instructions & Orders (by sending Copies of them attested with his
hand) to the severall Governours, Captains & Commanders of our Castles, Forts & Garrisons
there, to be by them communicated to the respective Officers under their Command, To the
end the same be puctually observed. For doing all which, These presents shall be to
them all and such others as may be therein any way concerned, a sufficient Warrant.
Given under our Royall Hand & Signett at our Court at Whitehall the 17th day of
July 1688, and of our Reigne the 4th year.
By his Mats: command.
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