ACT Appointing Collectors of Shires to receive Clipped Merk-pieces from the Parish-Collectors of the Pole­money, and ordaining diligence against Parish-Col­lectors.

THE Lords of His Majesties Privy Council do here­by appoint the Collectors of Shires for the Pole-money, to receive from the Collectors of particular Parishes, all such clipped old Merk-pieces, and their Fractions, as the Parish-Collectors shall deliver to them, the saids Parish-Collectors first giving their Oaths in presence of one of the Commissioners of Supply within the Shires where they are Collectors, that they offer or deliver no other clipped Merk-pieces and their Fractions to the saids Collectors of Shires, but such as were truly received in by them the Parish-Col­lectors, in payment of the Pole-money which they give in to the said Collectors of Shires, and that before the Proclamation discharging the saids Merk-pieces and their Fractions was promulgat in the respective Shires where the Deponents lives: And the Council declares, that no Pole-mo­ney is to be exacted for any persons who died before the Term of Martinmass last, being the first Term appointed for uplift­ing the Pole-money: And the Council do hereby ordain all such diligence to pass at the instance of the Collectors of Shires, against the Collectors of particular Parishes, for giv­ing in of Lists of Poleable persons in their Bounds, and pay­ment of the Pole-money Collected by them, as is allowed to pass, and to be direct against the Poleable persons them­selves. And ordains thir presents to be Printed, and ap­points His Majesties Solicitor to send Printed Copies hereof to the several Collectors of Shires.

Extracted by me GILB. ELIOT, Cls. Sti. Concilii.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1696.

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