[2 September, 1654.]
Leave for four months to use more horses and oxen for draught of stone, timber, etc., than appointed by Act of 31 March,1654.
Bee it Ordained by His Highness the Lord Protector, by and
with the advice and Consent of His Council, That it shall and
may bee lawful to and for any person or persons other than
Common Carriers, to make use of any greater number of Horses
or Oxen, for the Draught of Mill-stones, Timber, Stone, or other
heavie carriage then are limitted or appointed by the late
Ordinance, Intituled An Ordinance for the better amending
and keeping in repair the Common high-wayes within this
Nation, for and during the space of four Moneths in every year;
That is to say, The moneths of May, June, July and August, and
not otherwise, The said Ordinance or any other thing to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.