An Act for the Setling of Ireland, together with: An Act for Stating and Determing Accompts of such Officers and Soldiers ... in Ireland; and An Act for the Three Moneths Assessment in Ireland for the ... Spanish War
London: John Field, 1652; 1657. Hardcover. Very good. Item #22250 .
Three Acts bound as one in 19th century paper over boards, leather label, gilt. Fine copies; the the binding is worn at the upper hinge else is in very good condition.,
The first Act banned public practice of Catholicism, Catholic priests were killed when captured; Catholic-owned land was confiscated and given to Scottish and English settlers, and Catholic landowners were relocated to Connacht. (Hence the expression attributed to Cromwell: To Connacht or to Hell.)
The second Act set forth procedures for soldiers and officers who served in Ireland to recover a "great Arrears of pay". The third Act assessed Ireland the sum of £20,000 for support of the Spanish War, to be levied and paid "in such manner and form as by the Lord Deputy and Council, or any three or more of them shall be Ordered and Directed."