America and West Indies: October 1660

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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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October 1660

Oct. 13. 46. Deed of mortgage from the four Chief Sachems of the Narragansetts to Major Humphrey Alderton and his associates of all lands not formerly granted in Narragansetts, Neanticott, and Cowesett countries. [Copy, with affidavit of Valentine Whitman, one of the witnesses, dated 20 August 1683, that he saw the several Sachems sign, seal, and deliver this instrument.]
Oct. 16. 47. Certificate of Col. Phil. Ward, that a vessel had arrived at Southampton with news that 5,000 Spaniards had landed in Jamaica.
Oct. 16? 48. Information of Col. Phil. Ward, concerning St. Christopher's and Jamaica. Letters from Jamaica by the Coventry, say the [inhabitants] were in a good condition, but feared an invasion. Major Stephens with about 50 planters from St. Christopher's, had been taken by two Dutch men-of-war commissioned from Spain, which were to transport soldiers from the continent to attempt Jamaica. The Convertive and the Bear sent hence in May last, had not arrived at the departure of the Coventry, [Nicholas has added] "which was about the end of June." [This and the preceding were read in Council 19 Oct. 1660.]
Oct. 18.
49. Warrant to the Attorney General to prepare a commission for Thomas Elliott, one the Grooms of the King's Bedchamber, to be Governor of Nova Scotia for 31 years, with power to appoint a Deputy, and similar powers and privileges as were granted to Lord Stirling, or any other person.
Oct. 18. 50. Note of supplies necessary to be sent to Jamaica, to be recommended to the Lord Treasurer, to contract and take care that they are sent away. [In the handwriting of Sec. Nicholas, who with Geo. Duke of Albemarle and Mr. Annesley, appears to have drawn up this "report," which was read in Council the following day.]
Oct. 27. Commission from Fras. Lord Willoughby, of Parham, Lieut. General of the province of Carliola, or Carlisle, or Caribbee Islands. Appointing Col. Wm. Watts, by virtue of the powers entrusted to him by James Earl of Carlisle, dated 26 Feb. 1647 [see ante, p. 327], Governor of the islands of St. Christopher and Anguilla, during pleasure; with power to choose councillors, convene a General Assembly, and repeal former laws against the royal authority. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. V., pp. 17–24.]