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Instructions to Edward Tynte concerning maritime trade in Carolina
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
Volume 01, Pages 704-705

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Vol. 4. P. 162.]

Whereas by the Second Article of Our foregoing Instructions in relation to the several Laws concerning the Trade and Navigation of this Her Majts Kingdom of great Britain and her Colonies and plantac̄ons in America. You the said Edward Tynte Esqr are required to take Care, and give charge that no Goods or Comodities whatsoever be Imported into or Exported out of Our province of Carolina in any Ship or Vessells but in such whereof the Master and three fourths of ye Marriners at least are English and whereas by a Clause in an Act passed in the 3rd year of her Majts Reign Intitutled an Act for Raising Recruits for the Land Forces, and Marines and for Dispencing with part of the Act for Encouragmt and increase of Shiping and Navigation during the present War (Copy whereof you will herewith receive) it is Enacted that during the present War, and no longer, the Number and proportion of Marriners to sail in such Ships or Vessells which by Laws now in force are limitted to the Master & three fourths of the Marriners to be English

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shall be enlarged to ye Master and one Moiety of the Marriners at least to be English It is her Majts Will and pleasure that you take Care and give in Charge to the proper Officer that the said Act be observed in Our sd province under your Govermt during the present War accordingly