Whenever any owner or master of a ship or boat within the haven
or streams, loaded [with merchandize] of burgesses or
outsiders, proves obstinate and refuses to come before the chamberlains
to take an oath, as per these ordinances, then his ship or boat is to be
attached without further ado. The
ship or boat is to remain under attachment until he [i.e.
the owner or master] has paid a 20s. fine for his resistance
to authority, to be levied to the profit of the town. And notwithstanding
[this fine], the owners are to pay their customs to the
town without any pardon.