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of many hundred yeares in this land. As for the
criminalls of blood stouth raiffe and so forth done
upon the sea flood the Admirall shall send his direccon 1
among us as (sic) Judge prop and ordinarie thereto, as
also by the custome of nations whome wee followe
in that direccon, judg to the civill causes but without
preiudice to the lawes and consuetud aforesaid. The
place ordinarie for this iurisdiccon is not as yett
constitute wch would be at the least uncertaine
(sic) in each sawe 2 and sheire which thing I hope
my lord Admirall will consider in the reformacon of
this iurisdiccon.
1 “ Shall send his direction ” should be “ since his erection.”
2 The word in the MS. appears to be “ sawe,” which is

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