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. 13 & 14 Car. 2, c. 11, §5(2) (1662), extracted by
, text at note
below. The section cited bears Thacher out, but it probably should be read with 13
& 14 Car. 2, c. 11, §15, providing that no goods “shall be seized as forfeited” except
by persons authorized by the Customs Commissioners, the Treasury, or the Crown.