Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[15 March, 1659/60.]
Persons employed on 22 April last as Receivers General of Revenues from Papists and delinquents' estates confirmed in offices.; To levy arrears as well as growing revenues.; Power to distrain.; Auditors of 22 April last likewise to continue in office.
Be it Enacted by this present Parliament, and the Authority of the same. That all and every person and persons employed the two and twentieth day of April, last passed, as Receivers General of the Publique Revenue arising out of the Estates of Delinquents and Popish Recusants, shall and are hereby ratified and confirmed in the several Offices of Receivers General, to exercise the same within the respective Counties, Limits, and Places wherein they were so employed as Receivers, the said two and twentieth day of April, one thousand six hundred fifty nine, until further Order shall be taken by the Parliament or Council of State, and the said Receivers are hereby impowred, enabled and required, within their respective Counties, Limits and Divisions, to Collect, Gather, Receive, Demand, and Levie, as well the Arrears of the said Publique Revenues arising out of the Estates of Delinquents and Popish Recusants already incurred, as also the said growing Revenues; And all other Rents, Revenues, Duties, sum and sums of Money, which to them, have or shall from time to time respectively be given in charge by the respective Auditors of the Exchequer. And it is hereby Enacted That they, the said Receivers, for the better getting in, and Levying the said Duties and Revenues, are and shall be enabled and impowred to distrein for the same within their respecvive Limits and Counties, and to use all other lawful means and wayes for the getting the same in, as fully to all intents and purposes as any Receivers of the Revenue of the late King were enabled to do by any Law, Statute, or usage of this Commonwealth. And the Auditors before whom the said Revenue was in charge the said two and twentieth day of April, One thousand six hundred fifty nine last past, or at any time since, are hereby authorized and required to proceed in the execution of their several Offices, till the Parliament or Council of State shall take further Order therein.