Charles II, 1667 & 1668: An Act for giving Liberty to buy and export Leather and Skins tanned or dressed.

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Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.

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After the 25th of March 1668, all Sorts of Leather may be exported,; on Payment of Duty of 12d. per Cwt.

Whereas it is found by experience since the late strict Prohibition of the exporting of Leather That the Prices thereof and consequently of Raw Hides are very much abated to the great discouragement of the Breed and feeding of Cattel and fall of the Rents and Value of Land and yet that the Makers of Bootes and Shooes and other Workers in Leather have still during this time sold theire Wares and Co[m]modities very dear Be it enacted by the Kings most excellent Majestie by and with the advice & consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same That from and after the Twenty fifth day of March which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred sixty eight It shall and may be lawfull for any person or persons Native or Forreigner to buy in open Faire or Markett and to export and transport into Scotland or Ireland or any Forreign Parts beyond the Seas all sorts of Leather Sheep skins or Calve skins tanned tawed or dressed Any Law Statute or Usage to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding Paying for each Hundred weight of all sorts of Leather Sheep skins and Calve skins containing One hundred and twelve pounds and so proportionable for a greater or lesser quantity the su[m]m of Twelve pence and no more

II. Continuance of Act.

[And (fn. 1) ] it is hereby further enacted by the authority hereof That this Act shall continue and be in force until the Five and twentieth day of March One thousand six hundred seventy five and until the end of the first Session of Parliament then next ensuing and no longer


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