America and West Indies: April 1658

Pages 464-465

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 1658

April 6. Similar Orders. Upon petition of Thos., father and executor of Lieut.-Gen. Wm. Brayne, deceased, at Jamaica, setting forth that his father was appointed Commander in-Chief on 17 June 1656, in which command he continued until 2 Sept. 1657, the day of his death, and that his arrears were 1,772l.; directing the amount, minus 400l. paid in advance, to be paid to the petitioner. Concerning the accounts of Capt. John Leverett, about the forts taken from the French in America, to 1st May 1657, the time of delivering up the forts to Col. Temple by his Highness's order; warrant for payment of 1,899l. 7s. 4d. due thereupon, to be issued, and letter to be written to the Governor of New England, to examine those accounts, and to speak with Col. Temple, and report thereon to the Council of State. [Ibid., pp. 542, 544–46.]
April. The Council of State to John Endecott, Governor of Massachusetts in New England. Capt. John Leverett having presented an account of his receipts and disbursements about the forts taken from the French in America, and several particulars appearing more fit to be examined near the place, he is directed, with the assistance of Col. Temple, Thos. Lake, who kept the accounts, and others, to examine those accounts, and report his proceedings with expedition. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CVI., p. 870.]
April 8. Order of the Council of State. For a warrant for 20l. to Elizabeth, wife of Henry Archbold, for transportation of herself and family to her husband in Jamaica. [Ibid., p. 553.]
April 22. Similar Order. Petition of Nathaniel Brewster, Wm. Washbourne, and Geo. Baxter, on behalf of several inhabitants of Fairfield and Long Isle in New England, to be referred to Committee for foreign plantations for their report. On 6 May this petition was recommitted to the same Committee, to speak with Major Bourne and Capt. Willoughby therein. [Ibid., pp. 573, 600.]
April 27.
St. Leonards. [Maryland.]
Laws enacted at a General Assembly held at St. Leonards, Maryland, by Capt. Josias Fendall, Governor. Concerning the gage of tobacco hogsheads; killing wolves; prohibition of ground leaves and seconds; register of births, marriages, and burials; and the advancement of children's estates. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LIII., pp. 33–36.]
April 27.
St. Leonards. [Maryland.]
Act passed at a General Assembly held at St. Leonards, Maryland, by Capt. Josias Fendall, Governor. For confirmation of certain articles, bearing date 24 March 1658, between the Lieutenant and Secretary of Lord Baltimore, and the Commissioners in whose hands the government of the province then was; confirmed with certain reservations by Lord Baltimore's declaration of 30 July 1659. See p. 475. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LIII., pp. 31–33.]