Similar complaints continued. The owners of ships in New England frequently hired themselves to persons in Virginia who wished to export goods from the North. All sorts of issues occurred, like ship leakage, spoiled goods, and duties charged by the New England States. As soon as the hostilities broke out between England and Holland in 1672, the ships employed in the trade with New England were in special danger, since being principally ketches, they had little ability to resist an attack of the enemy.
Source: New Haven Colonial Records, vol. 1648-59, p. 35, 170, 239.
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