Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Recital of 22 & 23 C. II. c. 19. §2.
Whereas by an Act made this pp[re]sent Parliament entituled An Act to prevent Fraudes in the buying and selling of Cattell in Smithfeild and elsewhere (amongst other things) It is enacted That noe Jobber Salesman or other Broker or Factor, who doe [or (fn. 1) ] shall commonly buy or sell Cattell for others be allowed or imployed either for buying or selling any Fatt Cattell other [then (fn. 1) ] Swine or Calves by or for any Butcher or other person or persons whatsoever within fowerscore miles of the Cittyes of London and Westminster upon paine of the Forfeiture of the vallue of the said Cattell soe bought or sould [by (fn. 2) ] him or them as aforesaid to be paid by the Owner of such Cattell, And upon further paine That all and every person and persons takeing upon him or them to use or exercise the said imployment of a Jobber or Broker, or of a Salesman or Factor for the buying and selling of Cattell contrary to the said Act, shall forfeite for every such offence the vallue of all such Cattell soe bought or sould or exposed to sale by him or them as aforesaid, But for that the said Clause in the said Act contained is found by experience to be very prejudiciall to the sale of the Cattell of this Realme, and a great inconvenience and discouragement to those that feede the said Cattell in their respective Countyes, who by reason thereof are forced to make Journeyes up in their owne persons to London, or to send others purposely for that imployment, which commonly taketh up and wasteth all or the greatest part of the Proffitt or Gaine that they make of their said Cattell, Bee it therefore enacted by the Kings most excellent Majestie and by and with, the advice and consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parlyament assembled and by the authoritie of the same That the said Clause and all and singular Penaltyes in the said Act relateing thereunto, soe farr forth as the same doe or may any wayes concerne Salesmen or Factors imployed by Feeders or Farmers, but not as the same doe concerne Salesmen or Factors imployed by Butchers, Jobbers or Brokers shall be and doe stand repealed, and be utterly null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.