Military instructions for the cavallrie, or, Rules and directions for the service of horse collected out of divers forrein authours, ancient and modern, and rectified and supplied according to the present practice of the Low-Countrey warres.
Cruso, John, d. 1681.

CHAP. XII. Of the Auditor.

ON the Spanish side in the Low-countreys, the Cavallrie have an Auditor by themselves; who must be a man of great integritie, well seen in the laws, and of great practice. In the absence or the Auditor Generall, he supplieth his place. He heareth and judgeth the causes of the Cavall∣rie, and maketh report of all that passeth to the Generall, or the Lieutenant Generall in his ab∣sence; without whose order he cannot execute any of his sentences. The Cavallrie lying in garri∣son, he condemneth not to death, without reporting first to the Lord Generall and Auditor Gene∣rall. He is to keep near the person of the Generall or Lieutenant Generall, who are to see him duely respected. He is to take notice of the prices of victuall which are brought to the quarter of horse, that they be sold at a reasonable rate; and to see that the victuallers suffer no extortion by the Provost Marshall or his officers.

But in the States army, the horse and foot have but one Auditor or Fiscall Generall; who pas∣seth no sentence himself, but that is done by thea Councel of Warre, wherein every Captain hath a voice.