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work, glaziers' work, plumbers' work, and all other works for the complete Vol. III. Ch. V. finishing the said hull or body of the said ship, according to the custom of the shipwrights of the river Thames, and will launch her into the river Thames, and deliver her safe unto the said C. D., his executors, administrators, or assigns, on or before the, &c. In consideration, and for the purchase of which said hull or body of the said ship so agreed to be sold, and of the several works and things to be done and performed as aforesaid, the said C. D., for himself, his executors, administrators, and assigns, doth covenant, promise, and agree to and with the said A. B., his executors, administrators, and assigns, by these presents, that he the said C. D., his executors, administrators, or assigns, shall and will well and truly pay and cause to be paid unto the said A. B., his executors, administrators, or assigns, at and after the rate of £- of lawful money, &c. per ton, for every ton, and proportionably for a lesser quantity than a ton, the said ship or vessel shall amount unto, upon admeasurement thereof, according to the rule and custom of shipwrights of the river Thames, in manner following, viz. £, part thereof, on the, &c., and the residue and remainder thereof on the, &c., he the said A. B., his executors or administrators, then and at the same time, at the request and at the costs and charges of the said C. D., his executors or assigns, executing and delivering a sufficient bill of sale of the said hull of the said ship, with her masts, yards, and appurtenances, unto the said C.D., his executors, administrators, or assigns, or to such other person or persons as he or they shall order and appoint. And for the true perform, ance, &c. In witness, &c.
East India House, August 16, 1815.
Principal Dimensions and other Particulars for a Ship of about 1,300
Printed Parti, culars of East
India Company, upon which Ten der for building Ships are to be made,
Main wales, 10 strakes 6 inches thick, and 2 of 5 inches on them.
Top side from the main wales to the sheer strake to be 4-inch plank, except the 2 of 5 inches up to the ports.
Sheer strake, 5 inches thick and 11 inches broad.
Plank above the sheer strake, 3 inches thick.
Gunwales, 5 inches thick.
Room and space, 2 feet 7 inches.
To have a piece of oak on each side the kelson, from the sleeper under the main-mast to 8 feet before the fore-mast, 13 inches by 14 inches, and from the after-end of the sleeper under the main-mast to the mizen-mast, bolted through every floor and lower futtock, with bolts of 1 inch diameter.
To have 4 iron floor riders on every other timber under the main-mast, and 3 iron floor riders under the fore-mast, to weigh 6 cwt. each, to be 16 feet long, and bolted with 12 bolts of 14 inch diameter.
To have 2 eakings on each side the bow, 1 of each between the lower and middle decks, the other in the hold, to be in length from the stemson to the fore-mast square frame, to have a bolt in every timber of 14 inch diameter. At the lower futtock heels, 1 strake 4 inches thick.
Do. floor heads, 6 strakes 6 inches thick.
To shut in between the floor heads and lower futtock heels with 3-inch plank, except 2 strakes which are to be 4 inches thick; one to be worked next the 6-inch stuff at the floor heads, the other next the thick stuff at the lower futtock heels.
Lower deck clamps, 4 strakes 6 inches thick.
To shut in between the lower deck clamps and the floor heads with 4-inch English plank.
To bolt the frame lower futtocks to the floor timbers with 4 bolts in each, of 14 inch diameter.
Lower deck spirketting, 2 strakes 5-inch plank.
Middle deck clamps, 2 strakes 5-inch plank.
To shut in between the lower deck spirketting and middle deck clamps
with 4-inch plank.
Middle deck spirketting, 2 strakes of 5-inch plank.
Short stuff between the middle deck ports, 3-inch plank.
Upper deck clamps, 2 strakes of 4-inch plank.
Round house clamps, 1 strake 4-inch plank.
Upper deck spirketting, 2 strakes 4-inch plank.
Lower, upper, and middle decks to be 3 inches thick.
Short stuff between the upper deck ports 24-inch plank.
Do. transom knees
Do. transom knees
Standards against the bows
Cheeks of the head
The ship to be copper-bolted, from the ports to 10 strakes under the wales, instead of tree-nails.
Periods for laying the Keel, Launching, &c.
The keel to be laid within two months after the contract is signed.
The ship to be completely in frame, and ready for planking in Sept. 1816.
To be finished and ready for launching, if built in the river, in all
Do. if built at an out-port
Do. if built at Bengal
Persons tendering to build ships in England to have the liberty of offering to launch the ships in 1816.
The ship to be completed by the builder without any extra bill.
Contract for building a Ship,
and to let the same to
are, and each of us Bond for PerKnow all men by these presents, that we is held and firmly bound to the United Company of Merchants of England formance of a trading to the East Indies, in the sum of five thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain, to be paid to the said United Company, or their certain attorney, successors, or assigns, for which payment to be well and faithfully made we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, day of in the sealed with our seals, dated this of the reign of our sovereign lord George the third, by the grace of God, of
(1) See Montefiore, 144.
Vol.III. Ch. V. the united kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland, king, defender of the faith,
hold Part of a
for making and putting up of certain
&c. and in the year of our Lord 1801. Whereas the above-bounden
by certain articles of agreement, bearing even date with the above-written
We, whose hands and seals are hereunto subscribed, do, for ourselves, our executors and administrators, severally and respectively, and not jointly, nor one for the other, nor for the others act and deed, covenant, promise, and agree to and with the said A. B. of, &c. his executors, administrators, or assigns, by these presents, that each of us will hold and be concerned in the several parts by us respectively subscribed with our names to these presents, of and in a new ship or vessel, to be of the burthen of 600 tons or thereabouts, for the building whereof the said A. B. hath, at our request and with our consent, contracted and agreed with C. D. of, &c. by articles of agreement, bearing date, &c., of which ship, when built and finished, we also agree that E. F. of, &c. shall go and be master, and that each of us respectively will pay our full proportion, according to our parts, in the said ship hereunder subscribed, of the sum of money to be paid for the building of the said ship, at the times and in manner as the same shall become due by the said contract or agreement in that behalf, and likewise of the charge of the outset and fitting the said ship to sea, for such voyage as the major part of the owners thereof, according to their parts therein, shall agree and think fit. In witness, &c.
Joseph and Thomas Bedall order of Buxton and company, four mules, 228 spindles each; three wheels 16-inch rollers, and one 15-inch; 13-inch spindles; iron top roller; a sufficient number of change pinions; twist wheels from 30 to 42 teeth, advancing two each time; a set of clearers for
(1) Montefiore, 22.
(2) 3 East Rep. 303. This agreement is not within the exemption in favour of contracts for or relating to the sale of goods, and must therefore be stamped. This form is given
from the report referred to, but is not recommended as a precedent. It is most judicious in all cases to enter into a more formal contract as in precedent, ante, 1, 2, 3, &c.
each wheel, leaded and covered. The wheels are to be complete and good, Vol. III. Ch. V. 519 per spindle. Payment, half ready money, and the remainder in three months. A dozen of change rollers for each wheel to be given in. Two to be made in six weeks, and the remaining two in eight weeks from this time. Joseph & Thomas Bedall.
Manchester, 11th November 1801.
of Years manufacture and con
Articles of agreement indented, made, concluded, and agreed upon this Articles beday of in the thirty-eighth year of the reign of his Majesty tween a Country Manufacturer King George the third, and in the year of our Lord 1798, between T. A. of and a London Bolton, in the county of Lancaster, and T. T. of the same place, muslin and Warehouseman dimity manufacturers now carrying on trade and business at Bolton aforesaid, and Factor, under the firm of A. T. and Co. of the one part, and W. B. and G. P. of that the former Cheapside, in the city of London, warehousemen and copartners of the other shall for a Term part. Whereas the said T. A. and T. T. have agreed to consign and send, and the said W. B. and G. P. have agreed to take and receive of and from the said sign to the latte T.A. and T. T. all and singular the goods, wares, and merchandizes now manu- Goods for Sale factured, or being in a course or process of manufacturing, in or upon any of the on Terms warehouses, buildings, or premises of them the said T. A. and T. T., or which specified. (1), they the said T. A. or T. T., or either of them, shall manufacture during the space of eight years, to be computed from the 1st day of January now last past, whether such goods shall consist of muslins or dimities, or any other or different kinds of goods whatsoever, the same goods to be consigned, sent, and received upon such allowances and commissions, and upon the terins and subject to the proviso for determining this agreement herein-after specified : Now therefore these presents witness, that it is hereby mutually covenanted, concluded, declared, and agreed upon, by and between all and every the said parties to these presents, in manner and form following, (that is to say), they the said T. A. and T. T. do hereby severally and respectively, and for their several and respective heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant, promise, and agree to and with the said W. B. and G. P. and each of them, that they the said T. A. and T. T., and each of them, shall and will from henceforth, for and during the said term of eight years, (subject to the said proviso for determining the same herein-after contained), send, convey, and consign to them the said W. B. and G. P., at their present warehouses in Cheapside aforesaid, or to any other warehouse or warehouses, or premises in or upon which they the said W. B. and G. P. shall, during the said term of eight years (determinable as aforesaid,) carry on their said business, all and singular the goods, wares, and merchandizes already manufactured, or in a course or process of manufacturing, or hereafter to be manufactured by them the said T. A. and T. T. or either of them, either at Bolton aforesaid or elsewhere, for the purpose of being sold and disposed of by the said W. B. and G. P., as herein-after mentioned: And they the said W. B. and G. P. do hereby for themselves severally and respectively, and for their several and respective heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant, promise, and agree to and with the said T. A. and T. T., their executors and administrators, that they the said W. B. and G. P. shall and will for and during the said term of eight years, commencing from the 1st day of January last, (determinable as aforesaid), accept, take, and receive into their present warehouses in Cheapside aforesaid, or into such other warehouse and warehouses as they may hereafter during such term as aforesaid take, all and singular such goods, wares, and merchandizes as they the said T. A. and T. T. have already manufactured, or as are now in a course of manufactory, or which they the said T. A. and
(1) This precedent was settled by an eminent conveyancer, see other forms, ante, 40-44, &c.