Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[4 October, 1645.]
All Excise Accounts to be made up to usual Quarter Days.; Control on Excise Accounts in London to begin 29 Sept. 1645.; Allowances.
Whereas it is thought most convenient, and very necessary for the service of the Common-wealth, That the Accounts of Excise be reduced to one and the same determination: Be it therefore Ordained by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That all and every the Accounts of the said Excise or New Impost within this Realm of England, Dominion of Wales, and Port and Town of Berwick, shall now all determine upon the Nine and twentieth day of September, 1645. and afterwards Quarterly, upon the four usual Feasts or Terms of the year; viz. the five and twentieth of December, the five and twentieth of March, the four and twentieth of June, and Nine and twentieth of September. And the Comptrol upon the Accompts of Excise, in the Office of Excise London, with the Limits and Extents thereof, shall begin from the said Nine and twentieth day of September, 1645. And the Wages and Allowances of the several Officers and Ministers employed in the said Excise, shall be apportioned according to the several and respective Times, for and until the said Nine and twentieth day of September, 1645. and aftewards shall be paid Quarterly upon the said several days by equal portions.