Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Twelve English Commissioners to meet certain Commissioners from Scotland, to treat concerning Liberty and Freedom of Trade; who may suspend Duties, and Penalties.
The Agreement between them drawn into Writing, and, being ratified, to be of force.
Whereas your most excellent Majesty was pleased on the first day of this Sessions of Parliament to recommend to your two Houses of Parliament the due setling of the Trade between your Subjects of this Kingdome and your Subjects of Scotland your said [two (fn. 1) ] Houses having taken the same into theire serious Consideration do for the better intercourse and freedome of Trade between your said Kingdoms most humbly beseech your most excellent Majesty that it may be enacted And be it enacted by the Kings most excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by authoritie of the same That twelve persons to be nominated by your Majestie be Commissioners for this Kingdome or any five or more of them shall by force of this Act from and after the tenth day of January One thousand six hundred sixty seaven have full Power Commission and Authority at any time or times before the twenty fifth day of March One thousand six hundred sixty eight and so from time to time to assemble and meet att any place by the Kings Majesty to be appointed within the Kingdom of England and thereupon to treat and consult as alsoe to conclude and determine with certaine selected Commissioners to be nominated and sufficiently authorized of and for the Realm of Scotland of and concerning the Freedome and Liberty of Trade between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdome of Scotland by suspending all or any of the Duties and Impositions or any part of them or of any of them which have att any time since the five and twentieth day of March in the twelfth yeare of his Majesties Reigne been charged setled laid or imposed upon all or any the Comodities of the Growth Production or Manufacture of either of the said Kingdomes or upon any Comodities of any of the Plantac[i]ons or Dominions belonging to the Kingdome of England or any other Forreign Co[m]modities exported out of the said Kingdom into the Kingdom of Scotland and likewise by suspending any Penalties or Forfeitures or any part of them for not due payment of the said Duties and Impositions And what shall be concluded and determined by and betweene the said Co[m]missioners for the Realm of England or any five of them with the said Commissioners for the Realm of Scotland according to the tenour or purport of theire Authority or Commission in that behalfe the same being reduced in Writing under the Hands and Seales of the said Commissioners of both Kingdomes and being alsoe approved of ratified and confirmed by the Kings most excellent Majestie shall be in full force and effect for the term of one whole yeare to be accounted from the date of such Ratification and Confirmation by the Kings most excellent Majesty or untill the end of the next Session of Parliament which shall first happen and no longer Any Law or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding