. 13 & 14 Car. 2, c. 11, §5(2) (1662), extracted by JA
, text at note 4092
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.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017.