The use of cheques is very limited because of the stamp tax.
There is no gold in circulation, however, and gold duties are paid with gold cheques purchased at certain banks with paper money.
Hence "to cash" means to convert cheques and other negotiable instruments into coin.
To 6s.; farmers' tax was doubled; super-tax was increased; the stamp on cheques was to be 2d.
German stamps were introduced from Berlin; the occupied towns were garrisoned by the Landwehr; and requisitions on a large scale were demanded, and paid for in cheques which, at the close of the war, were to be honoured by whichever side should stand in the unpleasant position of the conquered.