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And whereas it frequently happens, that Anchors, Cables, and other Marine Stores, or Merchandize, which have been weighed, swept for, or taken Possession of, within the Jurisdiction aforesaid, are, for fraudulent Purposes, carried away to Rochester, London, Portsmouth, and other Places not within the Jurisdiction aforesaid, and the Officers of the Lord Warden cannot, by reason of such Removal, recover the same ; be it enacted and declared, That from and after the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful for the Serjeant or Serjeants of the Admiralty of the Cinque Ports, Deputies, or any other Officer of the Lord Warden, whenever the Case shall happen, to seize such Anchor, Cable, or other Marine Stores or Merchandize, out of the Jurisdiction aforesaid, and there to take and carry away the same to some one of the aforesaid public Places of Deposit, or to place the same in a Place of Security, till Proceedings shall fee instituted against the Same, either in the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports;-or in the High Court of Admiralty.
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