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A PROCLAMATION, For Rouping the In-land Excise of this Kingdom.

THE Lords Commissioners of Their Majesties Thesaury, and the Lords and others Their Majesties Commission­ers of Exchequer, Taking to their Consideration, that it is expedient, for the good and advantage of Their Ma­jesties Service and Government, That the In-land Excise of this Kingdom, due and payable to Their Majesties, from all Malt, Aquavitie and Strong-Waters, Browen and Sold, from, and after the last day of October ensuing, (the former Tacks thereof then expiring) be put to Farm by Roup; And that intimation thereof be made, to such of Their Majesties Leidges, who are willing to take a Lease and Farm of the same; To the end they may, for that effect, attend the saids Lords Commissioners of Their Majesties Thesaury and Exchequer, in the usual place of their Meeting; And there make offer for a Farm of the said Excise, of the whole Shires and Burghs of this Kingdom, to­gether, or separatly, and pay such Sums of Money therefore, of yearly Tack-Duty, as shall be agreed upon. Have therefore Resolved, That a Publick Roup be made thereof, upon Friday the sixth day of November next to come: And for publication of the Premisses, Ordains the Ma­cers of Exchequer, and Messengers at Arms, to make open Proclama­tion hereof, at the Mercat-Cross of Edinburgh, and at the Mercat-Crosses of the whole Head-Burghs of the respective Shires of this Kingdom, and other places needful. And that these Presents be Printed.

Extractum de libris Scaccarii per me, THO: MONCREIF, Cls. Scaccarii.

GOD save King William and Queen Mary.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson Printer to Their most Excellent Majesties, Anno Dom. 1691.

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