Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[2 September, 1654.]
Leave for four months to use more horses and oxen for draught of stone, timber, etc., than appointed by Act of 31 March,1654.
Bee it Ordained by His Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the advice and Consent of His Council, That it shall and may bee lawful to and for any person or persons other than Common Carriers, to make use of any greater number of Horses or Oxen, for the Draught of Mill-stones, Timber, Stone, or other heavie carriage then are limitted or appointed by the late Ordinance, Intituled An Ordinance for the better amending and keeping in repair the Common high-wayes within this Nation, for and during the space of four Moneths in every year; That is to say, The moneths of May, June, July and August, and not otherwise, The said Ordinance or any other thing to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.