To contend with men that deny their owne pub&rehy;like Acts, is a hard taske; yet for better mani&rehy;festation of truth to the Honourable House of Commons, its necessary that somewhat more be said, touching the Wine
&Iic;T hath been already set forth, and plainely shewed, even by the or&rehy;ders of
That they prosecuted it, and petitioned for it;
Their covetousnesse; For they propounded, and would have no lesse then 4.l. a Tunne on all
Their pride and malice to the Coopers. They would not have a Cooper to live, but as their servant, the poore Coopers must not sell a rund&rehy;let of Wine, they must be suppressed, to advance their Lords & Masters, the
And albeit the truth of these particulars ap&rehy;peares clearely by the Project it selfe, and the Vintners orders: yet the Vintners are not asha&rehy;med to affirme, and that in Print too, in the front of their untrue relation,
First, that the generalitie of Retailers disliked this Project.
Secondly, that whatsoever they did in it, was by compulsion.
Thirdly, that they received great and insupporta&rehy;ble losse by it.
What truth is in these men? Doth it not plain&rehy;ly appeare by their owne Order of the 22. of
Is it then to be beleeved that they disliked it?
And what can be more manifest, then that it was the designe and worke of the generality. For the whole Comittee could not, much lesse could Alderman
The Comittee was from time to time to give account of their proceedings to the Gene&rehy;ralitie, and were so limited by the orders of the generality.
Doth it not appeare by their foresaid Order of the 27. of
Did they not ratifie and confirme it at a gene
How vaine then is their pretence of threats, or compulsion.