Sentence Examples with the word threepence

The expenses of a parish council may not, without the consent of a parish meeting, exceed the amount of a rate of threepence in the for the financial year; but with the consent of the parish meeting the limit may be increased to sixpence, exclusive of expenses under the adoptive acts.

The average rate of pay to an agricultural labourer is about threepence a day in addition to food, which may cost another penny a day.