Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[28 April, 1646.]
Excise continued till 29 Sept. 1648; Moneys charged on Excise may be freel assigned.; Powers of Committee named by Ord. of 31 May 1645, contined.; Additional Members of Committee.
Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That from and after the expiration of the several Ordinances of Excise and New-Impost now in being, the Excise or New-Impost shall be continued in all the parts of the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Port and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, untill the Nine and twentieth day of September, one thousand six hundred forty and eight, to be managed by such Persons and in such maner as both Houses of Parliament shall think fit. And for the better advancing of the Credit of Excize or New-Impost, and for the encouragement of such Persons as shall lend any Moneys upon the security of the same; It is hereby further Ordained, That such Person or Persons as have already, or at any time hereafter shall have any Grant or appointment unto them, of any sum or sums of Money to be received upon the Excize and New-Impost, and likewise of all such other Person or Persons as already have advanced and lent, or shall hereafter advance and lend any sum or sums of Money upon the Credit and Security of the said Excize, and have had or shall have an Ordinance passed both Houses of Parliament for their payment or re-imbursement of the same, shall, and have hereby granted unto them power and authority, and are hereby accordingly authorized to assign and transfer the said Monies unto them granted or appointed, or by them lent, or any part thereof, with Interest, where Interest is or shall be granted by any Ordinance of Parliament, unto any other Person or Persons whatsoever. And the Commissioners of Excize or New-Impost for the time being, or such other Persons as shall be employed by both Houses of Parliament to manage the Receipts of the said Excize or New-Impost, are hereby authorized to make payment of the same accordingly: And the Auditor is hereby required and authorized to allow the same upon Accompt; Provided that such Person or Persons at the time of such Assignment, or within twenty days after, make Entry of the said Assignment with the said Commissioners, or other Persons so to be imployed for the time being, and Comptroller of the said Excize or NewImpost, who are hereby required and authorized to take notice of the same acordingly. And be it Ordained by the authority aforesaid, That the Committee of Lords and Commons established by Ordinance bearing date the 31. of May, 1645. shall have all the Powers contained in the said Ordinance, during the term of this present Ordinance: And that Theophilus Earl of Lincoln and Iames Earl of Middlesex be added to the said Committee.