Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[29 January, 1644/5.]
All Ords. touching Excise or New Impost to continue till 1 April.; Present Excise Commissioners to continue; To have same Powers and Allowances.; Commissioners, etc., to deliver Accounts as prescribed by Ord. of 31 Aug. last.; Indemnity.
Whereas the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled have thought fit to continue the severall Rates and Charges of Excise or New Impost already settled and established by Authority of both Houses. Be it hereby Ordained by the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That all and every the Ordinances touching the Excise or New-Impost, and every Clause, Sentence, Article, and other thing and things in them, and every of them contained and expressed, and now in force, as well for the Governing and Ordering of the Excise, as for the setling, laying, and imposing severall Rates and Chages, upon sundry and divers Commodities, shall, next after their and every of their particular and respective Expirations, be and hereby are continued prolonged, and to be received in and thorowout the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick, untill the first day of April 1, One thousand six hundred fourty six. And it is further Ordained and Declared by Authority aforesaid, That John Towse, Thomas Foot, John Kendrick, Thomas Cullum, and Simon Edmonds, Esquires, and Aldermen of the City of London; John Lamott and Edward Claxton, of the same, Esquires, the present Commissioners of Excise or New-Impost, shall remain and be the chiefe Commissioners and Governours of the whole Office and Receipts of the Excise and New-Impost in and thorow the whole Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick; and shall and may do and execute all and every the said Ordinances, Clauses, Articles, and other thing and things in all and every the said Ordinances contained, mentioned, and expressed in the same Manner, and Forme, and to the same Intents and Purposes, for, during, and untill the said first day of April, 1646. with the like allowance of 6. pence upon every 20. shillings that shall come in upon the Receipts of the Excise or New-Impost. And it is further Ordained, That the said Commissioners, and their Sub-Commissioners, shall make and deliver up their respective Accompts in such manner as is directed and prescribed by the Ordinance of the 31. of August last past. And it is likewise Ordained, That aswell all and every the said Commissioners, their Sub-Commissioners and Officers as all and every other person and persons whatsoever, who shall do, or cause any thing to be done in pursuance of this Ordinance, shall be protected saved harmlesse and indempnified, by Authority, of both Houses of Parliament.