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Charles II, 1667 & 1668: An Act for raising Three hundred and ten thousand pounds by an Imposition on Wines and other Liquors.

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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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Imposition upon Retailers of Wines, Brandies, Spirits, and Strong Waters.

The Commons assembled in Parliament for the supply of your Majesties present Occasions have given and granted and by these Presents doe give and graunt unto your most excellent Majestie the Sm of Three hundred and ten thousand pounds to be raised and levied upon the vending and retailing of Wines and other the Liquors hereafter mentioned in manner following and doe most humbly beseech your Majesty that it may be enaed and be it enaed by the Kings most excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and [of (fn. 1) ] the Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authoritie of the same That all Vintners Taverners Wine Coopers Merchants or any other person or persons who do or shall utter or sell by way of Retaile any French Wines Spanish Wines or other Wines whatsoever between the four and twentieth day of June One thousand six hundred sixty eight and the four and twentieth day of June which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred and seaventy And alsoe all and every the Strong water men Distillers and all and every other person and persons which do or shall utter or sell by way of Retail any imported Brandies or other Spirits and alsoe Strong waters [either or any of them & alsoe all Brandies or other Spirits and alsoe Strong waters (fn. 1) ] any or either of them made of Wine or Lees of Wine or any other Materials imported between the Four and twentieth day of June in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred sixty eight and the Four and twentieth day of June which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred and seventy shall yeild and pay unto your Majesty the Rates and Duties herein after following that is to say

French Wine 4d. per Quart.

All and every the Retailers of Wine shall yeild and pay for every Quart of any French Wine by them retailed within the time aforesaid the Sm of Four pence by the Quart and so after that Rate for any greater or lesser quantity

Spanish Wine 6d. per Quart.

And alsoe for every Quart of any Spanish Wines or of any other Wines whatsoever by them retailed within the time aforesaid the Sm of Six-pence by the Quart and so after that Rate for any greater or lesser quantity

Spirits 12d. per Quart.

And all and every the Strong water men Distillers and other Retailers or first Buyers of all Brandy and other Spirits and alsoe all Strong waters imported shall yeild and pay for every Quart of any the Liquors aforesaid by them retailed within the time aforesaid the Su[m]m of Twelve pence and so after that Rate for a greater or lesser quantity

And alsoe all and every the Distillers of Spirits made of Wine or Lees of Wine or other Materials imported shall yeild and pay for every Quart of the first Extraion so distilled and made and by them retailed within the time aforesaid the Sm of Twelve pence per Quart and so after that Rate for a greater or lesser quantity

II. What shall be taken for Strong Water or Brandy imported.

And for the better prevention of Frauds Be it further enacted That all sorts of Strong waters of the first or any other Extraion made in England of English Materials which shall be mingled with Brandy or other Spirits or with any Strong waters imported or Spirits made in England of Wine or Lees of Wine imported shall be deemed and taken for Strong water or Brandy imported and shall pay after the Rate of Twelve [pence (fn. 3) ] per Quart as aforesaid

III. Merchants not to sell Wine, &c. to any but Retailers.

Proviso.; Penalty. and such Wine may be seized, unless Certificate of Duty paid. ; Who shall be deemed a Retailer.

And be it further enaed by the authority aforesaid That no Merchant Importer of Wine do or shall att any time between the said Four and twentieth day of June One thousand fix hundred sixty eight and the Four and twentieth day of June One thousand six hundred and seventy utter or sell any Wine in greater or lesser quantityes to any person or persons other then such as sell Wine by way of Retail unlesse such Merchant or Importer before the delivery of the Wine do or shall pay unto the Commissioners for execution of this A so much Money for his Majesties use as the Duties of Wine sold or delivered would have amounted unto in case the same had been uttered or sold by way of Retail upon pain of forfeiture of double the value of the Wine so sold and delivered one moiety to his Majesty the other moyety thereof to such person or persons as do or shall sue for the same And all Wine delivered by the Merchant Importer within the time aforesaid to any but Retailers shall and may [be lawfully (fn. 4) ] seized as aforesaid unlesse such Merchant before the delivery thereof shall obtain a Certificate under the Hands and Seales of the Commissioners for Execution of this A or any two of them that the Duty hath been paid and satisfied as aforesaid And it is hereby declared That all and every person and persons other then the Merchant Importer who shall utter or sell any manner of Wine shall be adjudged a Retailer within the meaning of this A

IV. The Prices of Wine sold by Retail.

Proviso as to French Wines.

And for the better enabling the several and respeive Retailers aforesaid to pay the Duties hereby imposed It shall and may be lawfull to and for every Retailer of Wine during the time aforesaid to ask demaund and receive of all and every theire Customers to whom they shall utter or sell by way of Retail or otherwise any French Wines Spanish Wines or other Wines the Sm of Four pence for every Quart of French Wine by them retailed uttered or sold over and above the Price at which the said Wine ought to have been sold if this Act had not been made and soe after that Rate for a greater or lesser quantity and alsoe the Sm of Six pence for every Quart of Spanish Wines or any ( (fn. 5) ) Wines whatsoever soe retailed uttered or sold over and above the Price att which the said Wine ought to have beene sold if this Act had not beene made and soe after that Rate for a greater or lesser quantity Provided that no French Wines shall be sold above the Rate of Twelve pence the Quart nor any Spanish Wines above the Rate of Twoe shillings the Quart the addinall Duty being included.

V. Retailers forthwith to give an account to the Commissioners of Stock on Hand, and so from time to time of all Additions thereto.

Not to vend Wines, &c. till Duty paid, or Security; Penalty.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid That from and after the Foure and twentieth day of June One thousand six hundred sixty eight all & every the Retaylers of Wines or other the Liquors chargeable as aforesaid during the continuance of this A being thereunto required by the Cmissioners authorized to execute this A shall forthwith deliver unto the said Commissioners within such Place or cin where such Retailer shall dwell a true account of what Wines or other the Liquors chargeable as aforesaid he or any person in trust for him have in store and shall not att any time afterward during the time aforesaid receive take in or make any new or other store of any the Wines or Liquors aforesaid without first giving a particular account thereof in Writing under his hand to the said Cmissioners nor shall vend utter or sell any French Spanish or other Wines or any the Liquors aforesaid before he shall have paid or given Security by his owne Bond for the payment of the respeive Duties imposed by this A for all such Wines or other the Liquors aforesaid which shall be then in his custody the same to be paid within twelve moneths next ensuing the Date of such Bond by four equall quarterly payments upon pain of forfeiture of double the value of all such Wines and other the Liquors aforesaid as shall be found in his custody which shall not be so certified or whereof the Duty shall not be secured as aforesaid

VI. Commissioners may grant Warrants to search.

Retailers to permit Search; Hours when Search to be made; Retailer opposing Search; Justice, &c. may issue Warrant to enter.; Doors to be broke open upon Refusal, and Seizure made. Constables, &c. to assist.

And be it further enaed by the authority aforesaid That the Commissioners to be appointed for execution of this A or so many of them as shall be appointed of the Quorum shall have power to appoint any one or more persons as to them shall seeme meet by Warrant under theire Hands and Seales to enter into the Cellars Vaults Storehouses Warehouses Store-cellars Shops Roomes or other places belonging to every or any such Retailer to search see and take an account of what quantity of Wines or other the Liquors chargeable as aforesaid every or any such person hath in his hands or any other person to his use And all and every such Retailers in whose Cellars Vaults Store cellars Warehouses or other Roomes or places any the Wines or Liquors aforesaid of any such Retailer are or shall be lodged are hereby required and enjoyned quietly to permitt and suffer the said Officers to enter into theire several and respeive Cellars Vaults Store cellars Warehouses Shops Roomes and other places and there to search see and take account of as aforesaid Provided That no search be made or required to be made without the consent of the Owner but betwixt Sun rising, and Sun setting And in case any such Retailer shall refuse oppose or resist the persons appointed to search as aforesaid or shall not discover declare or shew to them all such Cellars Vaults Store cellars Ware houses Shops Roomes or other places wherein he or they have any Wines or other the Liquors aforesaid lying or remaining for theire use that then upon Oath thereof made before the Mayor or other cheife Magistrate of any City Borough or Town corporate or any Justice of the Peace of the County City or Place where such Offence shall be committed (which Oath they are hereby authorised and required to administer) it shall and may be lawfull to and for any such cheife Magistrate or Justice of the Peace and they are hereby required to issue out a Warrant to the person or persons so complaining thereby to enable him or them with the assistance of a Constable or other like Officer of the Place where such offence shall be committed to enter in the day time into the House or Houses of any such Retailer or into any other Room Cellar or place which att any time during the continuance of this A shall be in such Retailers Occupation for the laying in of Wines or other the Liquors aforesaid And in case of resistance to breake open any Doores and to search for any Wines or the Liquors aforesaid soe concealed or not discovered and to seize and secure the same And all Constables and other Officers aforesaid are hereby authorized and required to be aiding and assisting thereunto

VII. Retailer to give Notice of Wines taken in.

Penalty.; Officers to make Returns of Search.; Penalty.; Incapacity.

And to the end no person whatsoever may defraud his Majesty of the Duty intended by this A by concealing the Wines or other Liquors thereby charged belonging to any person by this A declared a Retailer Be it further enaed That if any person or persons shall knowingly have or take [into (fn. 6) ] any Ware house Cellar or other place in his or theire possession any of the Wines or other Liquors chargeable by this A belonging to any Retailer without giving notice thereof under his or theire hands respeively within two dayes after the same shall be in his or theire custody aswell of the place where the said Wines or other Liquors aforesaid are lodged as of the quantity and kind of Wines or other Liquors to the best of his or theire knowledge so in his or theire custody unto the Commissioners appointed to execute this A some or one of them In every such case the person or persons so offending shall forfeit and lose the full value of the Wines that he or they shall so conceal without giving notice as aforesaid And all and every person and persons appointed to view and search as aforesaid shall make theire Returns in Writing under theire Hands unto the Commissioners for execution of this A and shall first deliver a Duplicate thereof to the person or persons concerned containing the Names of the persons viewed and searched and the quantity of the respeive Liquors aforesaid by him found and discovered to them belonging at such time and place as in and by the Warrant or Warrants to him or them direed shall be limited and appointed on pain of forfeiture for every such negle of double the value of the Wines or other Liquors aforesaid by him not returned as aforesaid and of being made uncapable of executing the same or any other Office of Trust whatsoever

VIII. The Commissioners may summon and examine upon Oath.

Persons summoned refusing to appear.; Penalty.

And be it further enaed by the Authority aforesaid That it shall and may be lawfull to and for the Commissioners for execution of this present A or so many of them as shall be of the Quorum within the Place or Precin where such Retailer shall dwell by Warrant under theire Hands and Seales to send for and summon such person and persons as they in theire discretions shall thinke fitt other then the party himselfe and the persons so summoned to examine upon his or theire corporal Oaths touching the matters and things contained in this A relating to the Retailers or Merchant Importers aforesaid And if any person or persons so as aforesaid summoned shall refuse to appeare or appearing shall refuse to be examined That then and in such case all and every person and persons so as aforesaid refusing to appeare or to be examined shall for every such refusall forfeit such sm as shall be imposed upon him or them not exceeding Five pounds by the said Commissioners

IX. Commissioners to appoint Collectors, and Monies to be paid into the Exchequer.

When the Duty to cease.; Proviso for levying Arrears.

And be it further enaed That the Commissioners appointed by vertue of this A shall and may appoint under theire Hands and Seales such and soe many Colleors of whom they shall take good Security in every County City and Place as they shall thinke fitt to receive the Moneys arising by this A and all and every the sms of money so as aforesaid colleed or levied shall be paid into his Majesties Receipt of Exchequer or unto such person or persons as his Majestie shall appoint within thirty dayes after the receipt thereof And the Commissioners for execution of this A shall cause Duplicates to be made of all Entries made in pursuance of this A and of all moneys payed or payable thereupon and the same to be returned to the Lord Treasurer or Cmissio?s of the Treasury for the time being once every Quarter to the end that by the view and examination of such Returns it may appeare when the Sm of Three hundred and ten thousand pounds togeather with such Interest as shall grow due for moneys lent and advanced upon the Creditt of this A att the rate of Six pounds per Cen for one yeare will be satisfied and discharged and that from and after the Foure and twentieth day of June One thousand six hundred and seventy all power of requiring any new Entries or charging any Retailer or others by vertue of this A shall cease and determine Saving neverthelesse to his Majesty his Heires & Successors the power of levying any arrearages of the Rates Duties Fines or Forfeitures before that time grown due or imposed by vertue of this A

X. Proviso for Retailers travelling in obedience to Act.

Provided alwayes and be it further enaed by the authority aforesaid That no Retailer chargeable by this A nor any other person or persons who shall be summoned by the Commissioners for the execution of this A in manner aforesaid and for any the ends or purposes aforesaid shall be obliged to travel beyond ten miles from his common and usuall place of abode

XI. Repayment of Duty upon Exportation.

Provided alsoe That if any Retailer of any Strong waters imported Brandy or other Spirits herein before charged shall export into Forreign Parts any such Strong waters Brandy or other Spirits so as aforesaid charged and shall before the Shipping out or Lading on board of such Strong waters Brandy or other Spirits make Oath before the Commissioners for execution of this Act or so many of them as shall be of the Quorum That the said Strong waters Brandy or other Spirits soe intended to be exported are such for which the rate of Twelve pence a Quart hath beene formerly paid and unmingled with any Waters made of English Materials which Oath the said Commissioners or so many as shall be of the Quorum have hereby power to administer that then and in such case there shall be [re (fn. 7) ]paid unto every such Retailer at the time of such Exportation the whole Duty of Twelve pence per Quart by him formerly paid Any thing herein before contained to the contrary notwithstanding

XII. Merchant Importer selling contrary to A; or asking Reward, &c. exceeding the due Price.

Penalty 20.

And to the end that all and every the Retailers of Wine may be the better enabled to carry on their Trade and to pay and satisfie all and every the Duties imposed Be it further enaed That if any Merchant Importer from and after the said foure and twentieth day of June during the continuance of this A shall utter or sell any Wine to any Retailer or other person (other then such person who shall export the same) and shall direly or indirely ask demand or receive of or from such person any sm of Money Gift or other Reward exceeding the Price at which the same ought by Law to be sold That then and in such case every [such (fn. 7) ] Merchant Importer shall forfeit and lose for every Tun of Wine soe unduly sold and uttered as aforesaid the sm of Twentie pounds and soe after that rate for a greater or lesser quantity

XIII. How Penalties to be recovered and divided.

And be it further enaed That one moyety of all and every the penalties and sms of money herein before appointed to be forfeited shall be forfeited unto the Kings Majesty and the other moyetie unto such person or persons as shall or will sue for the same and shall and may be sued for in any Court of Record and recovered by Aion of Debt Bill Plaint or Information wherein no Essoyn Protection or Wager of Law shall be allowed nor any more then one Imparlance

XIV. Commissioners to take an Oath.

And be it further enaed by the authoritie aforesaid That all and every the Commissioners to be appointed [for execun of this A shall before they intermeddle with (fn. 7) ] the execution of this A or any other part of theire Commission take an Oath before two or more of his Majesties Justices of the Peace in the County where such Commission is to be executed or before one of the Barons of the Exchequer which Oath he or they have power to administer in these words.

You shall swear well and truly to execute the Place of a Commissioner for execution of an A intituled An A for raising of Three hundred and ten thousand pounds by an Imposition on Wines and other Liquors and therein you shall spare no person for favour or affeion nor any person greive for hatred or ill will So helpe you God.

XV. And the Officers also;

And all and every person and persons to be imployed by the Commissioners for execution of this A shall before they execute such theire Employment take an Oath before the Commissioners for execution of this A or any twoe of them which Oath they have hereby power to administer in these words.

You shall sweare well and truly to demean your selfe in the execution of the Warrants to you direed in pursuance of an A entituled An A for raising Three hundred and ten thousand pounds by an Imposition on Wines or other Liquors You shall spare no person for favour or affeion nor any person greive for hatred or ill will So helpe you God.

XVI. Commissioners to be appointed by the King under the Great Seal.

And be it further enaed by the authority aforesaid That it shall and may be lawfull to and for his Majestie from time to time during the continuance of this sent A by Commissions to be therefore issued under his Majesties Great Seale of England to nominate and appoint such persons as his Majestie shall thinke fitt to be Commissioners for putting in execution this sent A and all and every the powers and authorities to such Commissioners respeively limited and appointed and alsoe to appoint such or so many of them to be a Quorum as his Majesty shall thinke fitt

XVII. To prevent the Duties being twice charged. Retailer paying or securing Duties to have Certificate thereof from Commissioners without Fee.

And to the end that no sorts of Wines or Strong Waters mentioned in this A shall be twice charged with the Duties imposed by this A or any part thereof (though it may happen to passe through the hands of several Retailers) Be it further enaed That wheresoever any Retailer shall sell any the Liquors aforesaid to any other person retailing the same every such Retailer shall before the delivery thereof pay or secure the Duty due for the same by vertue of this A or make Oath the same hath beene formerly paid or secured and take a Certificate under the Hands and Seales of the Commissioners or any two of them of the payment or securing thereof Which Oath and Certificate the Commissioners or any two of them are hereby authorized and required to administer and give without Fee or Reward which said Certificate shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Buyer for retailing the same

XVIII. Persons taking false Oath, Perjury.

And be it further enaed by the authority aforesaid That if any person or persons to whom by authority of this A an Oath shall be administred shall wilfully and falsely forsweare him or her selfe such wilfull and false forsweareing shall be taken and adjudged for wilfull Perjury and such person or persons shall and may be proceeded against in such manner to all intents and purposes as by the Lawes and Statutes of this Realm in cases of Perjury is provided and appointed and shall suffer and incur (upon Conviction) like paines and penalties as by the said Lawes and Statutes are appointed to be inflied and imposed

XIX. A Tenth Part allowed for Lees, Leakage, &c. Retailer to make Entries.

And whereas the severall sorts of Vessels or Caske wherein Wines are imported are of different and uncertain Gage and Content and that the Retailers of Wine by reason of Lees Leakage Spillage Bottomes and Decayes of Wine and other Waste cannot be sumed to sell or retail so many Quarts of Wine as they must necessarily enter or be returned att as aforesaid Be it provided and enacted by the authority aforesaid That the Entries from time to time of all and every the Retailers of Wines and the Returnes of such person or persons as shall be soe as aforesaid appointed to view search and take accompt of Wines shall be according to the true and just quantityes of Wines and Lees contained in all and every the severall Vessells and Cask aforesaid And that all and every the Retailers of Wine having accordingly made true and just Entries of the quantities of theire Wines and Lees in such Vessells or Cask contained shall for and in respe of Lees Leakage Spillage Bottomes and Decayes of Wine and other Waste whatsoever have the allowance or abatement of one tenth part Any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding

XX. Commissioners to deliver Quarterly Accounts upon Oath to Persons herein named, appointed under c. I. ante.

What such Accounts to contain.; If the Sum of 310,000 be not fully raised before 24th June 1670, Commissioners to declare to the King and Parliament the Deficiency; and the same to be made up by an additional Duty at the Custom house, as by 12 Car. II. c.4. or any other Act of this Parliament, repaying the Duty on Exportation of the said Wine, &c.

And be it further enaed That the Commissioners to be appointed by vertue of this A or such other person or persons as shall be appointed by his Majesty to colle the moneys arising thereupon shall once every Quarter deliver in a true account in writing under his or theire hands upon theire corporal Oathes unto William Lord Brereton Baron of Laughtin in the Kingdome of Ireland William Peirpoint Esquire Sir George Savill Baronet Giles Dunster Esquire Sir James Langham Knight Henry Osborne Esquire Sir William Turner Alderman of the City of London George Thompson Esquire and John Gregory Esquire or the major part of them Commissioners appointed by an A of this present Parliament entituled An A for taking the Accompts of several sums of Money therein mentioned (which Oath the said Commissioners or the major part of them have hereby power to administer) of all the moneys received or secured by vertue of this A as well for Duty as Penalty with the persons Names who have soe paid or secured the same as likewise to examine the said Accompts and all persons concerned in paying or colleing the same as effeually to all intents and purposes and in such manner as the said Commissioners before named have power to do by vertue of the A of Parliament aforesaid in reference to the accompts in the said A mentioned to the intent it may appeare when the aforesaid Sm of Three hundred and ten thousand pounds with Interest for the same (after the rate of Six pounds per centum which Interest is to be accounted only from such time as such money shall be lent and paid to his Majesty upon the Credit of this A) is fully raised or secured to be raised as this A dires And in case the aforesaid Sm upon examination of the said Commissioners before particularly named or the major part of them shall be found not to be fully raised or secured to be raised by vertue of this A by or before the Foure and twentieth of June which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred and seventy then the said Commissioners before particularly named or the major part of them that shall bee then living are hereby authorised and required to declare under theire Hands and Seales unto the Kings Majesty and also to both Houses of Parliament (if then sitting what part of the aforesaid Sm intended to be raised by this Act shall not appeare to be paid or secured to be paid by or on the said Foure and twentieth of June One thousand six hundred and seventy Then to the end a good and visible Security may appeare to all persons who shall advance any money as aforesaid on Security of this A Be it further enaed That it shall and may be lawfull for his Majesty his Heires and Successors for such time onely not exceeding one yeare as may raise the money so declared to be behind unpaid or unsecured to be accompted from the said Four and twentieth day of June which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred and seventy to receive and take by way of additionall Duty att the Custome house upon all kind of Wines and other Liquors chargeable by this A the Sum of Four pounds for every Tun that shall be imported within that yeare (repaying the whole Duty hereby imposed for so much thereof as shall be exported before the Duty hereby granted shall cease) out of such colleion of the Duty hereby granted as shall afterwards be made over and above all Charges Rates and Duties imposed upon them or any of them before this A was made to be raised and leavied according to such Rules and Powers and with such Allowances as are now appointed by virtue of an A of this present Parliament intituled A Subsidy granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage and other Sms of Money payable upon Merchandise exported and imported Or of any other A of this present Parliament for the levying and colleing the Duty upon Wines arising by Customes.

XXI. The additional Duty to be accounted for once a Month upon Oath.

Provided alwaies and be it further enaed That the Commissioners Customers or such persons as shall be appointed by his Majesty to receive the said additional Duty of Four pounds per Tun shall once every moneth give in a true account under theire Hands and Seales upon theire corporal Oaths unto the Commissioners particularly before named or the major part of them that shall be then living of all the moneys so received or secured to be received upon the last mentioned additional Duty of Four pounds a Tun hereby charged upon all sorts of Wines and other Liquors aforesaid which Oath the said Commissioners particularly named or the major part of them have hereby power to administer) to the end that if the aforesaid Sm so declared to be unpaid or unsecured on the Foure and twentieth of June which shall be in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred and seventy shall be raised or secured to be raised upon the aforesaid additional Duty of Four pounds per Tun in lesse time then one yeare then and from thenceforth the said additional Duty is to cease and no further to be collected or demanded or any part thereof by any person or persons whatsoever other then what shall be then secured and unpaid

XXII. When the Commissioners shall signify to the King and Parliament, &c. that the full Money is raised, the Act to determine.

Treasury on Notice to issue Orders that no further Colleion be made.

And that the determination and expiration of this A and all the matters and things therein contained may clearly appeare to all persons concerned the Commissioners in this A or the major part of them that shall be then living are hereby authorized and required to take special care that at what time soever they shall find the moneys mentioned and intended by this A for his Majesties Supply to be fully raised that then they signifie the same under theire Hands and Seales to the Kings Majesty and alsoe to both Houses of Parliament (if then sitting) and to the Lord Treasurer or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being which said Treasurer or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury are hereby authorized and required to issue out Orders within ten dayes after such notice and declaration to the Officers imployed and appointed by his Majestie for colleing the aforesaid additional Duty of Four pounds per Tun upon all Wines and other Liquors chargeable by this A to the intent that no person may presume further to colle or demand the, same or any part thereof but that this A and every clause matter and thing therein contained from the expiration of the said ten dayes shall cease and determine as if the same had never been made.

XXIII. The Money raised by this A to be employed in fitting out an extraordinary Fleet.

Charge of Colleion not to exceed 10,000.

And it is hereby further enaed That the whole sum of Three hundred and ten thousand pounds granted by this present A, shall be imployed and issued out of your Majesties Exchequer for defraying the charge and expence of setting out an extraordinary Fleet to Sea for the yeare One thousand six hundred. sixty eight and for the pay of such Officers Mariners Seamen and others as shall serve aboard the said Fleet for the- time they shall serve in the same and shall not be imployed or issued for any other use service or purposes whatsoever charge of, colleion and bringing in of the said moneys only excepted which in the whole is not to exceed Ten thousand pounds. And that to this end all the money arising by this A and paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer shall be there kept apart and distin from all other moneys paid or payable to your Majesty or to your Heires or Successors upon any other Branch of your Majesties Revenue or upon any other accompt whatsoever

XXIV. A distin Registry of Money lent upon the Credit of this A a to be kept in the Exchequer.

Orders to be registered and paid in course.

And to the intent that all moneys to be lent to your Majesty upon the Credit of this A by any person or persons Native or Forreigner Bodies Politique or Corporate may be well and sufficiently secured out of the moneys arising and payable, thereby Be it further enaed by the authoritie aforesaid That there shall be [provided and (fn. 8) ] kept in your Majesties Exchequer to wit in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt a Booke of Registry of all Orders to be made and signed by the Lord Treasurer and Under Treasurer or by the Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being for payment of all such sums of money as shall be lent and furnished to your Majesty upon the Credit of this sent A togeather with the Interest thereof after the Rate of Six per Cen for a yeare as, likewise for all other Orders made and signed as aforesaid for the payment or issuing, of the said Three hundred and. ten thousand pounds and every part thereof to any person or persons whatsoever for the uses, and purposes herein before mentioned and intended And that no money arising by this A or furnished upon the Credit thereof be issued out of the Exchequer but by such Order menning that the moneys payable, by the same are for the charge; and expence of the said Fleet or for the payment of the Officers Mariners Seamen and others imployed therein as aforesaid or for the charge of collection and bringing in of the moneys arising by this A And that all the Orders before mentioned shall be registred in course according to the respeive Dates so as that the person his Executors Administrators or Assignes who shall have his Order or Orders first entred in the said Booke of Registry shall be taken and accounted as the first person to be paid out of the moneys to come in by vertue of this A and he or they who shall have his or theire Order or Orders next entred shall be taken and accounted the second person to be paid and so successively and in course and that the moneys to come in by this A shall be in the same order liable to the satisfaion of the said respeive parties theire Executors Administrators or Assignes Native or Forreigner Bodies Politique or Corporate successively without preference of one before another and not otherwise and not to be divertible to any other use intent or purpose upon any account or reason whatsoever

XXV. Register to be provided, &c. without Fee.

Monies issued for the Navy and Ordnance to be so employed.

And be it further enaed by the authority aforesaid That all moneys lent upon the Credit of this A shall be imployed and issued for the uses above menned and no other and that no Fee Reward or Gratuity direly or indirely be demanded or taken of any of your Majesties Subjes for providing or making of such Register or Entries or for payment of any money lent or the Interest thereof And that all moneys arising by this A or lent upon the Credit thereof which shall be paid and issued out of the Exchequer to the Treasurer or Viualler of your Majesties Navy or to the Leiutenant of the Ordnance shall be by them respeively wholly imployed to the uses aforesaid and not otherwise

XXVI. Allowance to Treasurer of Navy, and Lieutenant or Treasurer of Ordnance.

And be it further enaed by the authority aforesaid That the Treasurer of his Majesties Navy for himselfe his Deputies and Clerkes shall receive and retaine only the su[m]m of One penny in the pound and no more and the Leiutennant or Treasurer of his Majesties Ordnance for himselfe and his Clerke shall likewise receive and retaine onely One penny in the pound and no more out of all the moneys raised borrowed and paid unto and issued out by either of them to any person or persons by vertue and in pursuance of this A to be allowed in theire respeive Accompts thereof

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  • 1. interlined on the Roll.
  • 2. The common printed Editions contain this and the following As until the 22 Car. II. as of the 20 Car. II. but there is no Distinion on the Roll as to a new Session, except that the Membranes of the Roll containing the preceding As up to Chapter V. and also part of that Chapter are indorsed 19 Car. II. and those containing the Remainder of Chapter V. and this A and the subsequent As are indorsed 20 Car. II. and the preceding As are described in the Long Calendar at the Parliament Office to have passed on the 19 Dec. 19 Car. II. and this and the subsequent As are therein described to have passed on the 9th of May 20 Car. II.
  • 3. interlined on the Roll.
  • 4. lawfully be O.
  • 5. other O.
  • 6. interlined on the Roll.
  • 7. interlined on the Roll.
  • 8. interlined on the Roll.