America and West Indies: August 1656

Pages 447-448

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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August 1656

Aug. 5.
Warrant for Robt. Thompson and Fras. Willoughby, Commissioners of the Navy, to go aboard the Hopewell, Wm. Watts, master, and see her speedily dispatched to Jamaica with the men and provisions, for the States immediate service. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., p. 310.]
Aug. 9.
11. Patent containing a grant to Sir Chas. St. Stephen, Lord Delatour, Thos. Temple, and Wil. Crowne of the country and territories called Laccady [Acadia], and Nova Scotia, with reservation of powers and privileges as in the articles of agreement. [See ante, p. 444, No. 4.]
Aug. 14. Orders of the Council of State. Concerning the apprehending of lewd and dangerous persons, rogues, vagrants, and other idle persons, who have no way of livelihood, and refuse to work, and treating with merchants and others for transporting them to the English plantations in America; also letter for the Major Generals and Commissioners of the respective counties upon that subject. The custom for coals exported from the Commonwealth to be appropriated towards carrying on his Highness's affairs in America. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., pp. 329–31.]
Aug. 14. Minute that the Committee for Jamaica send for the Committee for the West Indies and communicate the resolutions of the Council about vagrants, &c. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXLV., p. 21.]
Aug. 19. Order of the Council of State. Referring proposals of Jas. Grover, about transporting persons from Long Island to Jamaica, to Committee for the West Indies to treat with him for so doing, and to report thereon. [Ibid., Vol. CV., p. 340.]
Aug. 19. 12. Petition of Thos. Colclough, of London, merchant, trading to Virginia, to the Lord Protector and Council. For licence to export 30 quarters of malt to the English plantations there, upon paying duties according to the book of rates. Endorsed, "Ord. 26th."
Aug. 19. 13. Petition of Nathaniel Herne, merchant, to the Council of State. For a licence to transport 40 horses to Barbadoes, upon payment of the usual customs.
Aug. 26. Orders of the Council of State. Directing committee for Jamaica to consider of rules for granting licences to transport horses, shoes, boots, arms, and ammunition to Barbadoes, so as not to be made use of to the advantage of particular persons. For a licence to Thos. Colclough, merchant, to export 30 quarters of malt to Virginia, for supply of the English plantations there, upon payment of duties according to the book of rates. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., p. 349.]