America and West Indies: October 1657

Pages 459-460

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 1657

Oct. 1. 34. Petition of Capt. James Desenne [?] to the Lord Protector. Has been assistant in convoying English ships, and rescuing some of them from the enemies of the Commonwealth; and, desirous to continue his trade for Jamaica, has shipped certain commodities necessary for the inhabitants. Prays for licence to trade to Jamaica without interruption. Underwritten, is a reference to the Privy Council; Whitehall, 1657, Oct. 1. Annexed,
34. I. Certificate of the services rendered by Capt. Desenne to English ships. 1653, Jan. 31.
34. II. Warrant signed by Admiral Wm. Goodson and Col. Edward D'oyley, Commanders-in-Chief of the sea and land forces in America, for Capt. Desenne to trade, without prejudice to the Act for trading. Jamaica harbour, 1656, July 2. [The petitioner's name is spelt differently in each document, viz., Desenne, Decenne, and De Seine.]
Oct. 9. Orders of the Council of State. Thos. Povey to be added to the Committee for America. Warrant for Humphrey Lee to export 400 dozen pairs of boots and shoes to Virginia, to be signed. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CVI., pp. 207–8.]
Oct. 13. Similar Order. Report of Committee for America to be referred to Committee for Jamaica, to hear their reasons, and any other thing that may be offered "touching this business," and report thereon; the Lord Deputy, Earl of Mulgrave, and Mr. Secretary, to be added to that Committee. [Ibid., p. 212.]
Oct. 15. Similar Order. Warrant to be renewed for Jas. Desenne, master of the Bonaventure, of Dieppe, to trade to Jamaica. [Ibid., p. 218.]
Oct. 15.
The warrant above mentioned. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIV., p. 99.]
Oct. 20. Orders of the Council of State. Proposals of Reneé_ Augier, and memorial annexed [see ante, p. 456, No. 28], to be referred to the Lord Deputy, Lord Strickland, Lord Fienes, Earl of Mulgrave, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Secretary, and Lord Lisle, for their report. Paper of Capt. English Smith, touching Jamaica, to be referred to Committee of Council, to whom the above proposals are referred for their report; also report of Committee for America, concerning Jamaica. Col. Sydenham to be added to that Committee. [Ibid., Vol. CVI., p. 221.]
Oct. 22. Similar Order. Sir Humphrey Bennett to be at liberty, from his imprisonment in the Tower, to prepare for his transportation to America, upon certain conditions. [Ibid., p. 226.]
Oct. 27. Similar Order. Upon letter from Lieut. General Brayne, from Jamaica, of 23 Jan. last; payment is directed of two bills of exchange amounting to 1,059l. 13s. 3d., for provisions bought there for the use of the State. [Ibid., p. 242.]
Oct. 29. Similar Order. Report of Committee for America, concerning the revenue in Barbadoes, to be referred to Commissioners of the Treasury for their report. [Ibid., p. 248.]