America and West Indies: July 1653

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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July 1653

July 6.
6. Protest of the Commissioners appointed by the General Court of Boston, challenging jurisdiction over any inhabitants of the towns of Wells, Cape Porpus, and Saco who have acknowledged themselves subject to the government of Massachusetts Bay. [Copy, certified by Edward Rawson, Secretary.]
July 6. 7. Another copy of the preceding.
July 20. 8. Petition of merchants, adventurers of London, trading to Virginia and other foreign plantations, to the Council of State. By Act of Parliament of 1 April 1652, sowing tobacco in England was prohibited. Pray for assistance, because of the resistance they have met with, by soldiers or otherwise, to destroy all that has been planted in Worcester, Gloucester, Somerset, Hereford, &c., which the Act gives power to do. Signed by W. Underwood and 35 others. Endorsed, "Left to take their remedy at law." Inclose,
8. I. Reasons why the English plantations abroad ought to be encouraged, and tobacco planting in England prohibited according to an Act of Parliament of 1 April 1652. [Not so full as the paper calendared at p. 403, 28 May 1653.]
July 20. Order of the Council of State. Upon petition of divers merchants adventurers trading to Virginia and other foreign plantations, complaining of the planting of tobacco in England; directing that the petitioners be left to the course of law. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCVIII., p. 76.]
July 21. Similar Order. Upon petition of the Guinea Company, setting forth their losses in the river Gambia; recommending to the Commissioners appointed to receive the claims of such as have sustained loss by the King of Portugal, to receive the proofs and insert them with others of the like nature. [Ibid., p. 89.]