America and West Indies: February 1657

Pages 455-456

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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February 1657

Feb. 3. Orders of the Council of State. Petition of Major-General John Colleton to be referred to the Committee for Jamaica. Petition of Nicholas Isaac and others, concerning a voyage by them intended to the West Indies, to be referred to Commissioners of the Admiralty. [Ibid., Vol. CV., p. 671.]
Feb. 12. Similar Order. Report concerning the case of Giles Cotterell, Assistant to the Fire-Master at Jamaica, to be referred back to the Committee for America, to certify the sum fit to be allowed him. [Ibid., p. 710.]
Feb. 17. Order of the Council of State. Report of Committee for America, concerning bills of exchange drawn for New England, for provisions for Jamaica, to be considered on the 19th. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., p. 718.]
Feb. 19. Similar Orders. Concerning the above report, directing warrants to be issued for payment of the several bills of exchange therein set forth. The Lord Deputy to be added to the Committee to whom Maj.-Gen. Colleton's petition is referred. [Ibid., pp. 727–29.]
Feb.? 27. Report upon petition of Major-General John Colleton, of Barbadoes. That he was prevailed upon by Sir Geo. Ayscue, at the reduction of that island, to accept the office of a judge, and Gen. Venables gave him a colonel's commission of a regiment of horse, and Major-General of all his Highness's forces in Barbadoes, from which employments the Governor has dismissed him without any just cause. Recommend that Major Colleton be continued in those employments, and the Governor ordered to give an account of the reasons of the petitioner's dismissal.