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inland duties hereby set and imposed, of the division from whence such coffee, tea, cocoa nuts or chocolate shall be brought, that in case of coffee, tea or chocolate, the inland duties charged or chargeable by this act upon the said coffee-, tea, or chocolate so intended to be brought in as aforesaid, have been actually paid, or that the fame hath been condemned as forfeited, or was part of the stock in hand of some druggist, grocer, chandler, coffeehouse-keeper or chocolatehouse-keeper, or other person or persons, body politick or corporate, selling or dealing in coffee, tea or chocolate, or making of chocolate, and in cafe of bringing in cocoa nuts, that the fame have been duly entred with the officer or officers of his Majesty's customs, or that they were condemned as forfeited, or were part of the stock in hand of some druggist or other person selling or-dealing therein, upon or before the said twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty four, of which an account of such coffee, tea, cocoa nuts and chocolate had been taken on or before the said twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty four, and expressing the quantity and quality thereof, and at what place the said inland duties were so paid for the said coffee, tea or chocolate, or at what port or place the customs and duties were so paid for such cocoa nuts, or the said coffee, tea, cocoa nuts or chocolate were condemned, or of whose stock in hand the same was part, on pain of forfeiting the coffee, tea, cocoa nuts or chocolate so brought in without such notice and certificate as aforesaid, and treble the value thereof, together with the canisters, bags, jars, tubs, boxes, casks and other vessels or package whatsoever containing the same.

XII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, officers ia the That from and after the said twenty fourth day of June one day-time may thousand seven hundred and twenty four it shall and may be enter all warelawful for the officers for the said inland duties hereby set or h?u^e;?, ^f°'

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by day, to enter into all and every the warehouses, storehouses, and take acrooms, shops, cellars, vaults and other places made use of for counts, keeping or making any coffee, tea, cocoa nuts or chocolate by any druggist, grocer, chandler, coffeehouse-keeper, chocolatehouse-keeper, or other person or persons, body politick or corporate, selling or dealing in coffee, tea, cocoa nuts or chocolate, by wholesale or retail, or making chocolate, and by weighing, gaging or otherwise to take an account of the quantity and sorts of the said commodities, which (hall at any time be in their or any of their custody, in the weighing whereof the owners of any of the said commodities, or some on their behalf, fa!n&c°to°^ (hall be aiding and assisting to the said officers, and keep suffici- ani!l-officers ia ent just weights and scales to be made use of by the said officers weighing, and for that purpose; and if any such druggist, grocer, chandler,l? keep fufiicoffeehouse-keeper, chocolatehouse-keeper, or pther person or C1^r se?^S .persons, body politick or corporate, selling or dealing in coffee, aiK 5, tea, cocoa nuts or chocolate, by wholesale or retail, or making chocolate, shall hinder or refuse the sajd officers^ or any of them

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For hindring, to enter into such his, her or their warehouses, storehouses, fnterMdtakerooms> cellars, vaults or other places, or to take such

account, for account as aforesaid, or shall neglect to keep sufficient just: not keeping weights and scales to be made use of by the said officers for the sufficient purposes aforesaid, or shall keep any false weights or scales, or keepingfalse' stla11 ne&Iect or refuse t0 assist the said officers in the weighing weights, for as aforesaid, or shall let, hinder or obstruct any of the. said offinot assisting cers in the execution of the powers and authorities given to him officer in or them by this act, the person or persons offending therein for hiidfing sllal]> for evesy fuch offence> sorfeit and lose the sum of one him therein, hundred pounds.

penalty iool. XIII. Provided always, and it is hereby further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in cafe any officer or officers for the On suspicion said duties by this act granted shall have cause to suspect that &cCco^ll&i' any coffee> tea> chocolate or cocoa nuts shall be fradulently hid '* or concealed in any place whatsoever, either entred for the keeping of the same as aforesaid, or not entred, with an intent to defraud his Majesty of his duties thereon, then and in such case, if such place shall be within the cities of London or Wejlminjier, and on oath or within the limits of the weekly bills of mortality, upon oath before com- made by such officer or officers before the commissioners for animoners or a , j • i , • o , r *

justice of the duties hy this act granted, or any two or more of them, or

peace, they in cafe the fame shall be in any other part of Great Britain, upon respectively oath made by such officer or officers before one or more justice o3fficerW?n °r Ju^ces °^ tne peace of the county, riding, division or place the"day-time11 wnere such officer or officers shall suspect the same to be so hid with or with- or concealed, setting forth the ground of such his or their suspiout, and in the cion, it mall and may be lawful to and for the said commissir w^th^consta oners ^or tne duties, or justice or justices of the peace reSe \o enter1" spectively, before whom such affidavit or affidavits shall be made, all suspected if he or they shall judge it reasonable, by special warrant or warplaces, and to ants under his or their respective hands and seals, to authorize an^^Jry and impower such officer or officers by day or by night, but if Ixfconcealed. *n tne night-time, then in the presence of a constable or other 'lawful officer of the peace, to enter into all and every such place or places where he or they (hall so suspect such coffee, tea, chocolate or cocoa nuts shall be so fraudulently hid or concealed, and seize and carry away all such coffee, tea, chocolate and cocoa nuts which he or they shall then and there find so fraudulently hid and concealed, as forfeited for his Majesty's use, together with all and every the bags, canisters, boxes, casks and other package or things wherein the fame, shall be contained; and if any person or persons whatsoever shall let, obstruct or Ever erson hinder anY °f tne °fficers *or tne *~aic* duties by tnis act granted obstructing,11 from entring such places, where he or they shall suspect such &c. officer, coffee, tea, chocolate or cocoa nuts shall be so fradulently hid Sec. therein, or concealed as aforesaid, or in seizing and carrying away such forfeits iool. coffee^ tea^ cn0colate and cocoa nuts which shall be so hid or concealed, together with the bags, canisters, boxes, casks or other package or things where the fame sliall be contained, the person or persons offending therein shall, for every such of6 fence, fence, forfeit and lose the sum of one hundred pounds, to be recovered as aforesaid.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, No coffee, &c. That from and after the said twenty fourth day of June one ^ b^ses^o0r thousand seven hundred and twenty four no coffee, tea, cocoa f^but in nuts or chocolate (hall be fold, uttered or exposed to sale, either places entred. by wholesale or retail, but when the same shall be in some or one of the said warehouses, storehouses, rooms, shops, cellars, vaults or other places so entred as aforesaid, or in some or one of the warehouses to be approved of by the commissioners of his Majesty's customs for the keeping of coffee, tea and cocoa nuts, in pursuance of this act, upon pain of forfeiting all such coffee, tea, cocoa nuts and chocolate which mall be so fold, uttered or exposed to sale, when the same shall be in any other place onpainofforor places than those entered or approved as aforesaid, and treble feiting alHuch. the value thereof, together with the canisters, bags, jars, tubs, coffee, and the boxes, casks and other vessels or package whatsoever containing tre 1 e va ue* the same.

XV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Forcoffee &c That from and aster the said twenty fourth day of June one exceeding the thousand seven hundred and twenty four, where any such cos- weight of six fee, tea, cocoa nuts or chocolate shall be sold in any of the said pounds fold in entred places in any quantity above the weight of fix pounds, j^esOfficer the officer or officers for the inland duties hereby set and im- [q g\v^. a cer_ posed, of the respective divisions or places where the fame shall tificate.

be so sold, shall be obliged, and are hereby required from time to time, upon request of the seller or sellers thereof, without fee or reward, to give to the respective buyer or buyers thereof certificates in writing, signed by the respective officer or officers, expressing the quantities so fold, and the name and names of the respective buyers and sellers thereof; and that the duties by this act granted on such coffee, tea or chocolate so sold, have been paid, or that such cocoa nuts have been duly entred with the officer or officers of his Majesty's customs, or that the fame have been condemned as forfeited, or were part of such stock in hand as aforesaid; which certificate shall be left with the officer or officers for the said duties of the respective divisions, to which the fame is or are intended to be carried, to satisfy the said officers that no duties are to be answered for the same, that the seizing thereof may be prevented.

XVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, A quant;ty That from and after the said twenty fourth day of June one exceeding the thousand seven hundred and twenty four no coffee, tea, cocoa weight of fix nuts or chocolate, exceeding the quantity of six pounds weight, Pounds carry* shall be removed or carried from any part of this kingdom, by f^i^ermi^or land or by water, without a permit or certificate, signed by one certificate is or more of the officers for the said inland duties hereby set and forfeited, imposed, signifying and certifying the names and places of a

bode of the buyer and seller, and expressing the quantity and species of the commodity so permitted or certified for, and that his Majesty's inland duties chargeable by this act upon coffee,

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tea and chocolate havebeen duly paid and satisfied, or that the cocoa nuts have been duly entred as aforesaid* or that the same have been condemned as forfeited, or were part of such stock in hand as aforesaid, upon pain of forfeiting the coffee, tea, cocoa nuts or chocolate which shall'be found carrying from one place to another without such permit or certificate, together with the canisters, bags, jars, tubs, boxes, casks and other vessels or . package whatsoever containing the same; which permit or cerThetimetobe tificate shall be left with the officer of the division to which the limited by the same (hall be carried, to prevent the seizure thereof; in which officer forTuch permits or certificates the officers, who grant the fame, (hall nficate to be" exPreis and mTlit tne timer which the fame shall continue in in force. force.

Times for ma- XVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, king entries of That from and after the said twenty fourth day of June one made.atC thousand seven hundred and twenty four all and every peFson and persons whatsoever, who shall be a maker of chocolate, or the respective person or persons for whose use he, (lie or they shall make any chocolate, in case the same be made in London or Westminster^ or in any parts within the limits of the weekly Every week,if bills of mortality, shall weekly and every week, and in case the

Sedweeklym same slla11 be made in ^ °ther Part °f Great Britain* mal1 once bills, in every six weeks, make a true and particular entry in writing

Every six at the next office for the said inland duties hereby set and imweeks,if made posed, of all chocolate which shall be made by or for him, her or m other parts. tjiem within such week or six weeks respectively; which said entries shall contain the weight of all chocolate by or for him, $oI. for every her or them respectively made within the time to which the same Tieglecl of such respectively relates, on pain of forfeiting for every neglect of Suclf 'entr to entI7 t^ie ^um °^ Pounc^s > which entry (hall be made upon beVpon oath! oat^ ^y the said makers or proprietors respectively, or by his, her or their chief workman or servant employed therein, according to the best of their knowledge and belief, unless such maker or proprietor, or their respective workmen or servants making such entry or entries as aforesaid, be a known quahry in which case the solemn affirmation of such maker or proprietor, or his, her or their workman or servant making such entry, shall and may be taken instead of such oath; and the said enBesore whom tr^eS? oatns and affirmations to verify the fame shall, for such such oaths * chocolate as shall be made within the limits of the weekly bills shall be made, of mortality, be made with and administred by such officer or officers, as shall be appointed by the respective commissioners for the said inland duties, or the major part of them for the time being, who shall attend at the geneial office for that purpose in London or Westminster (who have hereby power to administer the same) and for all chocolate which shall be made in other parts of Great Britain^ with and by the collectors and supervisors of the district or division within which the respective makers or proprietors shall inhabit (who have hereby power to administer the same) without any fee or charge whatsoever to be demanded or taken for the same; provided always, That no such maker

or or proprietor shall be obliged to go or send further than the For such enmarket-town where such chocolate shall be respectively made, fy?ot tohgo or the next market-town to the place where his, her or their cho- ^ext maket^ colate shall be respectively made, for the making of such entries town, as aforesaid.

XVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Limitation of That all and every such maker or proprietor of such chocolate, *,mes for payin cafe the fame shall be made in London or Westminster, or\lfJ^f°co~ within the limits of the said weekly bills of mortality, mall Every week within one week, and in cafe the fame shall be made in any within the other part of Great Britain, shall within six weeks next after he, weekly billsstie or they shall so make or ought to have made such entry as Weeks in other aforesaid, pay and clear off all the said duties by this act set and parts, imposed on such chocolate, which shall be due from him, her

or them respectively; and that all and every such makers and proprietors of chocolate, who shall refuse or neglect to make 50I. for every such payment as aforesaid, shall forfeit and lose for every such neglect of payoffence the sum of fifty pounds, over and above the said duty ing' whereof the payment shall be so refused or neglected; and that no such maker or proprietor of such chocolate, after such default in payment of the duties as aforesaid, shall sell, deliver, or carry out any chocolate, until he, she or they have or hath paid and cleared off his, her or their duties as aforesaid, on pain of forfeiting treble the value of all such chocolate so sold, delivered or carried out.

XIX. And for the more effectual prevention of the unlawful importation of chocolate ready made from parts beyond the seas, and likewise the clandejline making thereof in Great Britain; be it further

enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all chocolate which, All chocolate from and after the twenty fourth day of June out thousand seven .to De inclosed hundred and twenty four, shall be made in Great Britain, shall m^each^on" be packed up, and a stamp or mark put upon the same, in the {^nm^one n~ manner herein after mentioned: that is to fay, all such makers pound, or proprietors of chocolate which shall be made in Great Britain j shall from time to time, and at the respective times and places where they are by this act directed and required to make such entries of the chocolate by or for them respectively made as aforefaid, produce all the chocolate contained in such entry, or which ought to be contained in such entry, at the respective offices where such entries are or ought to be made to the respective officers, who ii| pursuance of this act (hall be appointed for the receiving of such entries, which chocolate shall be inclosed and tied up with thread in several papers, containing one pound weight of chocolate each, and not more or less, each of which papers to be tied up, (hall by an officer to be appointed by the Coi^m^onj refpective commissioners for the said duties for that purpose, or duties to apthe major part of them respectively, have such a mark, stamp, point a stamp, impression or device affixed thereon, as shall be by the said re- anti from time spective commissioners, from time to time, devised or appointed .t0 timc alter for that purpose, which said mark, stamp, impression or device,lU shall or may be varied or altered, from time to time,, in such

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