Tackle house porters.
II. 288. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lords of the Council,
enclosing a Petition from the Porters of the Tackle Houses of the City,
praying assistance for the prevention of the inconvenience like to grow
upon them through the erection of a new office, to be established for
the lading and unlading within the Port of all merchants' goods not
free of the twelve Companies of the City. The City, by ancient custom
and usage, had the appointment of these porters, and they had always
appointed poor decayed Citizens, whose conduct had given satisfaction
to the merchants, and employment to the industrious poor; the proposed arrangements would throw out of employment many deserving
men, and give great dissatisfaction to the merchants. They besought
their Lordships to intercede with His Majesty that this injustice might
not be put upon them.
7th June, 1607.
II. 289. Petition to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen from the
Porters of the Tackle House thereon.