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Probate and Legacy Duties Act 1808

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VPaper, &c. stamped with the former Duties may be used for Instruments charged with new Duties of the same Amount.

And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to issue, for the Supply of the Country, any Vellum, Parchment, or Paper which shall have been stamped for denoting any of the Duties hereby repealed, to be used for any of the Instruments, Matters, or Things hereby charged with Duties of the same Amount; and also, if deemed expedient, to cause any such Vellum, Parchment, or Paper to be stamped with any additional Stamp or Stamps, in order to make up the Amount of the increased Duty hereby charged on any of the Instruments, Matters, or Things for which such Vellum, Parchment, or Paper shall have been originally intended, and thereupon to issue the same to be used accordingly ; and it shall also be lawful for any Persons, having in their Possession any Vellum, Parchment, or Paper, stamped with any of the Duties repealed by this Act, or the said Act of the Forty-fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, to use the same for any of the Instruments, Matters, or Things hereby charged with Duties of the same Amount : Provided always, that no Vellum, Parchment, or Paper having a single Stamp shall be used for any Instrument, Matter, or Thing requiring Two or more distinct Stamps, though of equal Amount therewith ; nor shall any Vellum, Parchment, or Paper, bearing a Stamp appropriated by Name to any particular Instrument, be used for any other Purpose, or, if so used, the same shall be of no Avail.

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