Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[7 November, 1643.]
The Lords and Commons having been informed, that the Vintners of the City of London and Westminster, and ten miles compasse, as also thorowout the Countrey, have, notwithstancing the favourable Provision made for them, bp the severall Ordinances of Excise, of the eleventh of September and first of October, delayed to pay the half Excise thereby limited and appointed to be paid by the said Vintners, for such Wines as were upon their hands, at or before the eleventh of September last:
Vintners to pay half Excise due for Wines remaining in their hands at 11 Sept last within 10 days.; Or to pay whole Excise thereon.; On failure to pay to be proceeded against.
It is hereby ordained by the said Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That if any Vintner shall delay or neglect without further warning, to bring in all such summes of money as shall be due for Excise of Wines upon their hands, at or before the eleventh of September last, into such Office of Excise under which their Habitation is comprehended, within ten dayes after publication hereof, within the respective places; That then every such Vintner shall, after expiration of the said ten dayes, be liable to pay whole Excise for all such Wines as the Merchant and Cooper by the said Ordinance is enjoyned. And in default thereof, by delay or not payment of the said whole Excise, every such Vintner shall be proceeded against without delay, by distresse or otherwise, according to the Ordinance of Excise.