Regarding shipping

That considering the necessity of shipping both for benefit and safety of that kingdom, the estates would take to their consideration how the best encouragement may be given to merchants and seafaring men to provide store thereof, for it is a great shame that notwithstanding the multitude of safe and convenient harbours in that our kingdom, yet if any invasion shall be made by sea the least means of resistance cannot be used by shipping.

  1. NAS, PC1/31, f.70v. Back