Act for Preventing Frauds and Abuses in His Majesty's Customs 1662.
Publisher: London : Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, printers to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty.
First edition: Very good condition for its age other than some wear to spine.
Customs act 1662: Ten-line decorated initial on first page. Royal arms on cover title page: approximately 8 x 6.5 cm. Crawford arms 66.
See Crawford, J.L.L. Bibliography of royal proclamations of the Tudor and Stuart sovereigns and of others published under authority, 1485-1714, II, page 511.
Public General Acts. 1662. 14 Car.II.c.11. "Anno regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the eighth day of May, anno Dom. 1661. In the thirteenth year of the reign of our Most Gracious Soveraign Lord Charles, by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And there continued till the nineteenth of May, in the fourteenth year of His Majesties said reign : And thence prorogued to the eighteenth of February, then next following".
The Act makes it illegal taking more than 3 days for ships to come from Gravesend to London; loading export goods on ship before entry is made in the Customs House records; unloading at wharves without prior notice to Customs; also gives powers to Customs officials to search ships; provides for the punishment of persons attacking Customs Officials; etc.
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