Obseruations concerning the said Weight and Measure of Clothes in generall.

That all Substantiall things, either dry or liquid, are by Diuine prouidence subiect and gouerned by Number, Weight, and Measure.

That Weight and Measure doe controle each other, and that Number giueth denomination to them both, to discerne truth from falshood, as aforesaid.

That the weight of a Cloth is more to be regarded, than the Measure, because the weight containeth substance, which is abused by stretching it in measure.

That according to the Standard of Clothes, there must be allowed or accounted two pounds and one halfe of Wooll, to make one yeard of the abouesaid Clothes.

That the Statute of Clothmaking, hath had a consideration to make an allowance or abatement for Draped, Dressed, Rowed and Sheared Clothes, which is fiue lb in a Long-cloth, and foure lb in a Broad-cloth, besides the remedy of two lb.
According to this Rule, his Maiesties Custome for Cloth and Carseyes, &c, ought to bee payed, equalizing the said Custome of Cloth, with the Custome of Wooll, according to fortie shillings the Sacke, payed in the time of Queene Mary; which is to bee done according to the weight, and not according to the measure, as heretofore hath been partly done. And the weight will cause Clothes to be better made, according to the Statute whereunto the Reformation must be reduced, which will be beneficiall.

Citation Type  Statute/Legal Document
Citation Year 1629