Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Farmers to have equal Power as the former Commissioners or Sub-Commissioners had.
For the better, ordering and collecting the Duty of Excise Bee it enacted and declared by the Kings .most Excellent Majestie by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and the, Commons in this present Parlyament assembled and by the Authoritie of the same That from and after the [eigth (fn. 1) ] day of November which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred sixty and five all Farmers or Excise or, any of them within the severall Circuits and Divisions of their respective Farmes shall and are enabled hereby to exercise and putt in Execution all such Powers and Authorities which the Commissioners or Sub Commissioners of Excise are enabled to doe and execute by the severall Acts and Statutes, of Excise for the levying raiseing receiving and manageing of the said Revenue of Excise Except the Judiciall part of heareing and determining all breaches and offences against the Lawes of Excise and of imposeing mitigating or compounding of Fines or Penaltyes.