[18 September, 1643.]
Whereas an Ordinance was lately made by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, for setting of a charge by way of
Excize or new Impost upon the severall Commodities in a
Schedule thereunto annexed, contained. In which Ordinance no
certaine sallary is expressed for the Commissioners thereby
appointed to execute the same.
Allowance to Commissioners of Excise.
Be it now Declared and Ordained by the said Lords and
Commons, that the chiefe Commissioners appointed by the said
Ordinance to put the same in execution, or as many of them as
shall execute the same, shall have for their paines and Service
therein, six pence in every twenty shillings that shall be raised
and paid in to the Treasurer or Treasurers of Excize, appointed
by the said Ordinance, the same to be allowed them quarterly
upon their Accounts By the said Treasurer or Treasurers, without
any further Warrant.
William Bond and Thomas Fawconbridge Auditors.; Their Allowance.
And be it farther hereby Ordained, That William Bond of
London, Merchant, be appointed an Auditor for the said service,
over and besides Master Thomas Fawconebridge, who was
appointed an Auditor by the said former Ordinance and to
have the like power with him: And that every of the said
Audtors shall have for their severall pains and service in that
behalfe the summe of per Annum, to bee
allowed them quarterly by the said Treasurer or Treasurers out
of their Receipts, without any further Warrant.
And it is hereby Ordained, that the said Commissioners, upon
passing of their accounts before the Auditor or Auditors for the
time being, and Allowance thereof by the said Houses, shall bee
Discharged of the Said Accounts, from time to time, by both the
Commissioners and Auditors to take Oaths.
And bee it further Ordained by the said Lords and Commons,
that the severall Commissioners and Auditors appointed, and to
bee appointed for the said service, shall take the severall Oaths
herein prescribed, in such manner as by the said Ordinance is
The form of the Oath for the Commissioners.
You shall sweare to be faithfull and true in your place of
Commissioner for the Excise, during the time you shall bee a
Commissioner, according to the Ordinance of both Houses of
Parliament in that behalfe made. You shall according to your
knowledge execute the same diligently and faithfully, having no
private respect to your selfe in prejudice of the Common-wealth;
You shall make and deliver a true account of all your Receipts
and disbursments, to such Auditor or Auditors as is, are, or
shall be, from time to time, appointed by both Houses of Parliament, according to the said Ordinance. So help you God, and
the contents of this Booke.
The forme of the Oath for the Auditors.
You shall sweare to be faithfull and true in your Office of
Auditor for the Excize, during your continuance in the said
Office, according to the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament
in that behalfe made. You shall take the accounts which shall
be made unto you quarterly by the Commissioners for Excize,
and make true entries and duplicates or counterparts thereof,
and shall truely present the same to both Houses of Parliament,
as by the said Ordinance is appointed; and in all things
diligently and truely execute your said Office to the best of
your skill and knowledge. So help you God, and the contents
of this Booke.
All that have bought or sold exciseable goods since 11 Sept. or shall do so before execution of Ord. to declare the same and pay duty thereon.; To forfeit double value of goods for non-entry.
And bee it declared and Ordained, that all manner of persons
who have bought or sold any Goods or Commodities chargeable
with the Excize since the eleventh of this instant September
1643, or shall buy or sell any such Goods before the execution
of this Ordinance, shall within Tenne dayes next after the
Twentieth day of this moneth (if the said Goods were or shall
bee bought or sold within the Cities or Suburbs of London or
Westminster, or Tenne miles compasse thereof) or if in any other
place or places, then within ten dayes next after the erection
of the said Office of Excize in or neere such place or places,
cause entry thereof to bee made in the Severall and respective
Offices to which the same shall belong, that so the duty of
Excize may bee discovered and payd for the same, under
paine of forfeiture of double the value of the said Goods
or Merchandizes, to be leavied in such manner and forme, and
to such uses as by the said Ordinance is appointed for not entry
of Goods liable to the Excise.