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If any of the collectors duly appointed for the collection of the said proportion of one month’s tax as aforesaid, shall neglect or refuse to perform his duty in the collection thereof, or having collected the same, shall neglect or refuse to pay the same to the treasurer appointed by the said commissioners, it shall be lawful for any of His Majesty’s justices of the peace for the said city, to summon the party before him or them, and to fine him for such neglect or refusal any sum not exceeding the sum of twenty pounds to be levied by distress and sale of the offender’s goods and chattels (in case such fine shall not be forthwith paid), by warrant under the hand and seal, or hands and seals of any one or more of the said justices, causing the overplus, if any, after deducting the charges of such distress and sale, to be rendered to the party, and the penalty so adjudged shall be paid to the said treasurer to the said commissioners, to be applied by him as they shall direct.
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