Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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Whereas the Accompt of Iohn Towse, Thomas Foot, Iohn Kendrick, Thomas Cullum, Simon Edmonds, Esquires, and Aldermen of the City of London, Iohn Lamot and Edward Claxton of the same, Esquires, Chief Commissioners and Governors for the whole Receipts of the Excize and New-Impost, established by Ordinance of Parliament, Dated the Eleventh of September, 1643. beginning the said Eleventh of September, 1643. and ending the Eleventh of September, 1644. have been duly audited, Examined and Pricked over, with the Vouchers Entries and Books of Accompts, in the several Offices throughout the Kingdom, by Thomas Fawconbridge and William Bond, Esquires, Auditors in that behalf appointed according to the directions prescribed in and by several Ordinances of Parliament: Which said Accompts hath been likewise presented by the said Auditors unto the Committee of Lords and Commons for Regulating the Excize, and by them considered of, Examined and Allowed. Be it therefore Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Foot, Iohn Kendrick, Thomas Cullum, Simon Edmonds, Iohn Lamot and Edward Claxton, Surviving Commissioners of Excize, their Heirs, Executors and Administrators, and every of them. And the Heirs, Executors and Administrators of the said Iohn Towse deceased, are and shall be saved harmless and defended for any act or acts by them or any of them, or by their sub-Commissioners, Deputies or under Officers whatsoever, by their direction or any of them, done in the Collecting of the Excize and New-Impost, and the Ordering and Governing thereof: And also that the said chief Commissioners and Governors of the Excize, their Executors and Ad ministrators, and every of them, are and shall be hereby for ever acquitted and discharged of all Receipts, Payments, Reckonings, Questions and Demands whatsoever, for one whole year beginning the Eleventh of September, One thousand six hundred forty three, and ending the Eleventh of September, One thousand six hundred forty four. Provided nevertheless, that the said chief Commissioners of Excize shall be lyable for such sums of Moneys of the Debts and Sur-charges set over in super upon the Sub-Commissioners and Debtors in the said Accompt; or for any other Moneys due for Excize for the said year, as already have or hereafter shall come unto their hands, and no more.