America and West Indies: April 1657

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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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April 1657

April 14. Order of the Council of State. A convoy to be provided for several ships bound to Newfoundland, and instructions given to the commander to make one of them ready with all speed to carry Col. Thomas Temple and his company to his plantation in Nova Scotia or Acadia, in order to his settling in the forts and government there, according to his patent and commission from his Highness. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., p. 790.]
April 30. Similar Orders. The election of officers by the Company of Adventurers for the Somers Islands, appointed for the 6th May, to be suspended, and the matter depending before the Council, concerning that Company, to be heard on the 13th May, when all parties concerned are directed to attend. The petitioners from the city of Bristol to have liberty to export to Barbadoes and the plantations 2,500 dozen pair of boots and shoes for supply of the colonies there. [Ibid., pp. 802–3, 808.]