Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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All Monies owing upon Excise by any Laws or Ordinances vested in His Majesty,
Bee it Declared and Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majestie by and with the advice and consent of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament and by the authority thereof That all and every sum and sums of money any wayes due or owing from or by any person or persons whatsoever for or touching the Imposition or Duty called the Excise heretofore imposed and made payable upon Beere Ale or any other Comodities by any Lawes or pretended Lawes or Ordinances and all Debts therefore owing whether by Obligation or upon Accompt from Farmers of Excise or any other person or persons whatsoever or any of theire Securities and not pardoned by His Majesties most Gratious Act of Pardon and Oblivion be and are hereby vested and setled in the Kings Majestie His Heires and Successors And that his sacred Majesty his Heires and Successors [may (fn. 1)] from time to time and att all times hereafter have demand sue for and recover the same of all and every person and persons theire Heires Executors and Administrators having assetts whoe are any way accountable for the same or any part thereof and from his and theire respective Sureties and Secureties as if the same Duties of Excise or New Impost had beene lawfull assessed imposed and collected and as if the severall pretended Acts Orders and Ordinances assessing and imposing the same had beene good true legall and effectuall Acts of Parliament and had in expresse words given and granted all and every the said Duties of Excise or new Impost unto His Majesty and as if the Obligac[i]ons and Recognizances entred into by the respective Sureties & Securities had att the time of entring into the same beene taken in. His Majesties Name according to the forme prescribed in the Statute made in the three and thirtieth yeare of the Reigne of King Henry the Eight
II. Proviso for Allowances.
Provided alwaies That all and every person and persons accomptable by vertue of this Act shall have all such due allowance in his or theire accompts as all such persons whose accompts are excepted in an Act entituled An Act of Free and Generall Pardon Indempnity and Oblivion have or ought to have
III. Limitation of Suit.
Provided alwaies That no person shall be questioned or molested for any of the Duties herein or hereby vested in His Majesty unlesse he shall be sued or prosecuted with effect before the five and twentieth day of December which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred sixty two.
IV. Persons accountable may levy and recover Arrears.
Provided alsoe and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid That all persons accomptable to His Majesty by this Act shall have power and authority and are hereby enabled to sue for levy and recover from any person or persons whoe doe stand indebted unto them in any sum of money for the Duty or Impost of Excise for which they are hereby accomptable all su[m]ms of money and Arreares unsatisfied in as full and ample manner and form as they might have received and levied the same when they first grewe due.