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At the Parliament begun at Weſtminſter the 17th day of September, An. Dom. 1656.


LONDON: Printed by HEN: HILLS and JOHN FIELD, Printers to His Highneſs the Lord PROTECTOR. 1657.


AN ACT For the taking away of PURVEYANCE, AND Compoſitions for Purveyance.

WHereas the Kings of theſe Nati­ons formerly by their Officers called Purveyors, Victuallers, Buy­ers or Caters, and ſometimes by their Commiſsioners, by Warrants and Commiſſions, have uſually at their wills and pleaſures ſeiz­ed and taken the Carts, Waggons, Carriages and Horſes of the people, for Removal of the Kings Houſhold, and for other uſes; And alſo the Hay, Straw, Oats, Corn, Cattel, Vi­ctual, Fleſh, Fiſh, Wood, Timber and other Goods and Chattels of the ſaid people for pro­viſion of the Kings Houſhold, paying for the ſame what prices they pleaſed, and many times paying nothing for the ſame; and taking Compoſitions from Counties and other placs for Purveyance, to the great and un­ſupportable Grievance of the ſaid People of this Commonwealth; Be it therefore En­acted and Ordained, and it is hereby Enacted and Ordained by His Highneſs the Lord Pro­tector, and the Parliament of the Common­wealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, That from henceforth all ſuch Commiſſions, War­rants and Compoſitions for Purveyance ſhall2 be void: And if any Purveyor, Vi­ctualer, Buyer, Taker or Cater, or any other perſon whatſoever, ſhall hereafter take any Carts, Waggons, Carriages, Barges, Boats, Horſes, Hay, Straw, Oats, Corn, Cattel, Victual, Fleſh, Fiſh, Wood, Timber, or any other Goods or Chattels whatſoever, from any of the People of this Common­wealth, by vertue, colour or pretence of any Law, Statute or pretended Cuſtom for Pur­veyance or Pre-emption, or Compoſition for Purveyance or Pre-emption whatſoever, all ſuch ſeizing, taking or buying ſhall be Felony, and is hereby adjudged and declared to be Fe­lony; And the perſon and perſons ſo offending, ſhall be adjudged guilty of Felony, and be tryed and ſuffer as Felons, according to the courſe of the Common Law. And all Statutes, Laws, Cuſtoms or Vſages touching Purveyance or Pre-emption, or Compoſitions for Purvey­ance or Pre-emption, are hereby Repealed, and declared to be utterly void to all intents and purpoſes.

LONDON: Printed by HEN: HILLS and JOHN FIELD, Printers to His Highneſs the Lord PROTECTOR. 1657.

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TextAn act for the taking away of purveyance, and compositions for purveyance. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 17th day of September, An. Dom. 1656.
AuthorEngland and Wales..
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SeriesEarly English books online.
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Bibliographic informationAn act for the taking away of purveyance, and compositions for purveyance. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 17th day of September, An. Dom. 1656. Laws, etc. England and Wales., England and Wales. Parliament.. [2], 2 p. Printed by Hen: Hills and John Field, printers to His Highness the Lord Protector.,London: :1657.. (Reproduction of original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.)
  • Purveyance -- Early works to 1800.

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