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Cinque Ports Act 1821

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VIIIAll wrecked Merchandize and Ships Stores to be also deposited in like Manner.

And be it further enacted, That all Merchandize, Materials of any Sort, or Marine Stores of every Description, whether belonging to His Majesty, or to any British Subjects, or Foreigners, which may be preserved from any Ship or Vessel stranded, deserted by her Crew, or wrecked, either on Shore, or on the Goodwin or any other Sand or Shoal, of any Part of the main Land, or any Port or Place within the Jurisdiction aforesaid, shall be landed and delivered at one of the Six Places of Deposit, belonging to the Lord Warden's Deputies at Ramsgate, or Deal, or Dover, Harwich, Brightlersea, or Wivenhoe, or such other Place as shall be declared and appointed by the said Lord Warden for that Purpose, which ever shall be most convenient or contiguous to the Place where the Loss occurs; and that if any Person or Persons who shall have preserved or taken possession of any such Merchandize or Marine Stores within the Jurisdiction aforesaid, shall sell, dispose of, or otherwise make away with the same, or shall in any Manner conceal, deface, take out, or obliterate the Marks or Numbers thereon, or alter the same in any Manner, with Intent thereby directly or indirectly to prevent the Discovery and Identity of such Articles by the Owner or Owners thereof, such Person or Persons shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of Felony.

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