Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.
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[11 April, 1654.]
Names of Commissioners for executing Act of April 1, 1652, prohibiting planting of tobacco in England.; Assistance.
Upon consideration had of the great prejudice arising to the English Plantations in Forreign parts, and the great damage and loss of Trade at home, by the planting of Tobacco in this Nation; Bee it Ordained by his Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the advice and consent of his Council, That Sir William Robert, John Stone, Gervas Bennet, Henry Elsing, Adam Baines, and John Bocker, Esquires, or any three or more of them, bee, and they are hereby appointed Commissioners, and impowred, authorized and required, by all fit and lawful ways and means, to put in Execution and Act of Parliament, Dated the first of April, 1652, Entituled, An Act prohibiting the Planting of Tobacco in England, and every Clause, Article, Matter and thing therein conteined, any Act or Ordinance to the contrarie notwithstanding; And all Officers, Civil and Militarie, and all other persons, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting unto the said Commissioners, or any person or persons imployed by them in this service, for the effectual execution of all the powers and authorities, by the said Act or this Ordinance, granted and intrusted to the said Commissioners.