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Cinque Ports Act 1821

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XII.Dealers in Ship's Stores to have their Names painted on their Storehouses.

And be it further enacted, That all Persons who shall trade or deal in buying and selling Anchors, Cables, Sails, old Junk or Paper Stuff, old Iron, or Marine Stores of any Kind or Description, within the Jurisdiction aforesaid, shall have their Names, with the Words, " Dealer in Marine Stores," painted distinctly in Letters of not less than Six Inches in Length, upon the Front of all their Storehouses, Warehouses, and other Depots for such Goods; and in default of their so doing they shall, on Conviction before any Person or Persons duly authorized to act as a Magistrate or Magistrates within the Limits aforesaid, forfeit and pay any Sum not exceeding Twenty Pounds, nor less than Ten Pounds, One Half of which Penalties shall be paid to the Informer, and the other Moiety to the Poor of the Parish where such Offence shall be committed ; and further, that it shall not be lawful for such Dealers or Traders to cut up any Cables or Part of the same, or to uncant, untwine, or unlay the same, or Cordage of any Description into Junk or Paper Stuff, nor any wounlding, wounding, or worming, on any Cable Matting on the same, or on ;Rigging, on any Pretence whatsoever, without first obtaining a Permit from the Lord Warden's Deputies, or one of them, which Permit shall not be granted unless an Affidavit shall have been first made before some one of the Persons duly authorized to act as Magistrates within the Limits of the Cinque Ports, Two ancient Towns, and their Members, and shall have been delivered to and left with the Person granting such Permit, in which Affidavit there shall be sworn that the Cable and Cordage, so intended to be cut up, had been purchased fairly and without Fraud by the Party so intending to cut up the same, and without any Knowledge or Suspicion on his or her Part that the same had been or were dishonestly come by; and in which Affidavit shall also be specified the particular Quality and Description of such Cable or Cordage, and the Name or Names of the Seller or Sellers thereof, which Affidavit shall be recited and set forth at Length in the Permit thereupon granted.

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