Reprints of Rare Tracts & Imprints of Ancient Manuscripts, Chiefly Illustrative of the History of the Northern Counties Volume 3-4

Reprints of Rare Tracts & Imprints of Ancient Manuscripts, Chiefly Illustrative of the History of the Northern Counties Volume 3-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...coals without danger. The mayor and burgcsses being conservators of the river and port of Tine, a place of great import to the kingdome, and nursery of seamen and navigation, and having an ancient court for the government and preservation of the river and port, do never give leave to build a ballast shore, untill the place be veiwed by a jury of masters of the Trinity house and pilots, and they upon there oaths give a verdict that the place is convenient, and without prejudice to the river. That the expedients proposed will nott in any sorte lessen the price of coles, for the same tide that will carry shipps to the place designed for a shoare, will carry them to some other shoares or wharfs that are alredy erected, and the same wind that will carry shipps out from the one place, will carry them out from the other, and the ballast is cast out upon as cheap and easie tearmes from some of the other shores alredy erected, as it cann possibly be from the place designed for a shore, besides, the charges for lighters to bring downe coals to shipps lying att Jarrow-slike wilbe greater then the rates are at the other shores alredy erected vpon the river; and lighters which bring coals to the shipps ryding att Jarrow-slike will not be able, in great westerly winds (which often happen) to goe up againe to fetch more coals to load the shipps there, although from the other shores they may go upp notwithstanding the greatnesse of the wind. And in truth, this is but a designe for some particular men's interest (upon pretence of publick good), which they have long endeavoured by severall meanes to effect at the Councill hoard, and at Law, but could not prevaile."--/ Masters and lllariners' books.) 3 June, 168l.----SHns: Whereas they come in...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905458
  • 9781236905451