This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1763. Excerpt: ... THE ROYAL CHARTER O F CONFIRMATION Granted by His most Excellent Majesty King JAMES II. TO THE TRINITY-HOUSE O F Deptford-Strond. J A ME S the Second, By the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Whereas oxF'undaHon r well-beloved Lieges and Subjects, Ship-this charter' men and Mariners of this our Realm of England, consisting of Master, Wardens, and AJJiftants of the Guild or Fraternity of the most glorious and undividible Trinity, and of St. Clement in the Parish Church oiDeptford Strond'm our County of Kent, are, and have been of long time, A 2 a a Corporation, and have enjoyed sundry Grants, Liberties, Privileges, and Im Communities,, by Force of divers Charters, ters. and Letters Patents, heretofore made un to them by several Kings and Queens of this Realm. And whereas the faidMas- ter, Wardens, and AJfiJiants have humbly besought Us to renew and confirm their The Ertds said Charters, and to grant unto them thereof. such further Authorities and Privileges, as well for the good Government and Increase of the Navigation of this Kingdom, as for the better ordering and establishing of the said Corporation, and the relief of the poor Mariners, their Widows and Orphans, as We in our Princely Care1 should think meet. Know ye therefore, that We takings the Premises into our Royal Consideration, and well weighing how highly it imports the good State and Welfare of this our Realm, and of our good Subjects thereof, and the increase of Navigation, that all Disorders in the said Corporation, should be redressed; and out of an earnest Desire, that such good and decent Orders may be established and practised in the said Corporation, as may most tend to those Ends...
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