Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Bee it Ordained by His Highness the Lord Protector, with the advice and consent of His Council, That the Commissioners for the Excise and their Sub-Commissioners and all Farmers and Officers imployed in the service of the Excise; Do from and after the nine and twentieth day of September, One thousand six hundred fifty four, demand and receive for the duty of Excise, three pence for and upon every hundred-weight, containing five score and twelve pounds of Allum, and no more; and the same rate for Copperas to be paid by the maker thereof, the rate in the Ordinance of the seventeenth of March, one thousand six hundred fiftie three, notwithstanding.