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Stamp Act 1815

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XVIINotes with printed Dates prior to Aug. 31, 1813, to be re-issuable till Aug. 31, 1816.

Provided always, and in regard that certain Bankers in Scotland have issued Promissory Notes for the Payment to the Bearer, on Demand, of a Sum not exceeding Two Pounds and Two Shillings each, with the Dates thereof printed therein, and many such Notes have been but recently issued for the first Time, although they may appear by the Date to be of more than Three Years Standing, be it further enacted, that all such Promissory Notes as last mentioned, which shall have been actually and bond fide issued and in Circulation before or upon the said Thirty-first Day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifteen, duly stamped according to the said Act of the Forty-eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign, and which shall bear a printed Date prior to the Thirty-first Day of August One thousand eight hundred and thirteen, shall continue to be re-issuable until the Thirty-first Day of August One thousand eight hundred and sixteen, but not afterwards, without Payment of any further Duty for the same; and if any Banker or Bankers or other Person or Persons shall at any Time after the said Thirty-first Day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifteen issue or cause to be issued for the first Time any such Promissory Note bearing a printed Date prior to the said Thirty-first Day of August One thousand eight hundred and thirteen, he or they shall for every Promissory Note so issued forfeit the Sum of Fifty Pounds.

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