Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Recital of 14 (13 & 14) C.II.c.6.£§8;
Whereas by an Act of Parlyament made in the Fowerteenth yeare of His Majestyes Raigne entituled An Act for enlargeing and repaireing of Common Highwayes it is provided that noe Traveling Wagon Wain Cart or Carriage wherein any Burthens Goods or Wares are or shall be drawne for hire (otherwise then is therein excepted) shall at any time travell be drawne or goe in any publique Highwayes or Roads with above seaven Horse beasts whereof six shall draw in paires and not with above eight Oxen or six Oxen and two Horse beasts nor shall at any time carry above Twenty hundred weight betweene the first of October and the first of May nor above Thirty hundred weight from the first of May to the first of October nor above five Quarters of Wheate Meale Meslin Rye Peas Beanes and Tares nor above eight Quarters of Barley Malt or Oates and after that proportion under such penalties as by the said Act is expressed which Act by reason of those words For hire hath not that good effect which was expected many pretending that they carry not for hire but the Goods and Wares they carry are their owne and many Actions have beene brought by colour thereof against such persons as have endeavoured to putt the said Law in execution and others discouraged from doeing their duty therein For remedy whereof Bee it enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majestie 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of the same That [these (fn. 1) ] words For hire in the said Act expressed shall from henceforth stand void and be repealed to all intents and purposes whatsoever.