VIII. 159. Letter from the King (Charles I.) to the Lord Mayor
and the Sheriffs, requiring them to give directions to their officers to
forbear to embrace or intermeddle with any matter, cause, or suit
affecting contracts made, or other things done, beyond or upon
the seas; for freight or mariners' wages; for the breaches of
Charter parties, though made within the Realm; for building, amending, saving, or necessary victualling of ships; and for personal contracts and injuries done in all navigable rivers;—which matters ought
to be heard and determined in the High Court of Admiralty.
30th March, 1635.