Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Be it Ordained by His Highness the Lord Protector, with the Advice and Consent of his Council, That one Act of Parliament, Entituled, An Act for the Redemption of Captives, Printed by Order of Parliament of the sixth and twentieth day of March one thousand six hundred and fifty, for and concerning the payment of one fourth part of one per Centum, being one shilling for every twenty shillings payd for Custom and Subsidy according to the new Book of Rates, and all and every the Clauses, Forfeitures, Penalties, Provisoes, and Powers therein contained in reference to the collecting, receiving and due payment of the said Duty of one per Centum, in such sort as by the said Act is appointed, be continued from and after the twenty sixt day of December, one thousand six hundred fifty and three, untill the third day of October, which shall be in the yeare one thousand six hundred fifty and four, and no longer; and that the Commissioners for the Customs for the time being, their Deputy and Deputies, do receive and collect the same, and shall pay out and imploy all such sum and sums of money, as have been or shall be by them received and collected by vertue of the said before mentioned Act, or any subsequent Act for continuation thereof, or by vertue of this present Ordinance, in such sort as His Highness, with the advice of His Council, or such person or persons as shall be appointed thereunto, shall order and direct whose Order from time to time shall be a sufficient discharge unto the said Commissioners for the Customs, for the same.