A Description of the River Thames With the City of London's Jurisdiction and Conservacy Thereof Proved, Both in Point of Right and Usage, by Prescription, Charters, Acts of Parliament, Decrees to Which Is Added, a Brief Description

A Description of the River Thames With the City of London's Jurisdiction and Conservacy Thereof Proved, Both in Point of Right and Usage, by Prescription, Charters, Acts of Parliament, Decrees to Which Is Added, a Brief Description

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1758 edition. Excerpt: ...served, and have been brought up as an Apprentice, in the Mystery of a Fisherman, for seven Years, or more, jpto one Body Corporate, by the Name of the, the Master, "Wardens, Assistants, and Commonalty of the Art, or Mystery of Fishermen of the River of Thames; to have perpetual Succession, and with Power to purchase, and receive, grant, alien, and assign Lands and Chattels; to sue and defend, and to have a Common Seal: That ten of the said Society shall be Wardens, and twenty others of the Commonalty, or more at the Directions of the Master, Wardens, Assistants, and Commonalty, shall be Assistants, and assisting in all Causes and Business. That the said Master, Wardens, and Assistants, from the Time being, shall, from Time to Time, assemble in some convenient Place in the City of London, or the Suburbs thereof, by the Direction of the Master, and Major Part of the Wardens, and Assistants, to be appointed on publick Summons; and may, in such Assemblies, make fit and reasonable Laws, &c. &c. which to them, or the greater Part, shall seem profitable for the Government of the said Company, and of all Persons, using the Art of Fishermen; and for Declaration, in what Manner they shall demean themselves, in their said Offices and Art; and for Declaration, with what Manner of Nets and Engines, and what Times, they shall use Fishing: And for Reforming, and Preventing former Abuses and Inconveniencies, and for the Preservation of the Spawn and Fry of Fish; and for the publick Good of the said Company: "With Power to provide Pains and Penalties, by Fines and Amerciaments, to such Laws, (jfc. t$c. At which Assemblies, the Water-Bailiff ' t-f of London, may be present, and sit with them, and assist them in their Proceedings. And the King...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543343
  • 9781236543349