America and West Indies: August 1658

Pages 467-468

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 1658

Aug. 3. 48. Petition of merchants and traders to Virginia and the rest of the English plantations in America to the Privy Council. Divers persons having, in a hostile manner, opposed the execution of the law for suppressing the planting of English tobacco, the petitioners pray that directions may be given to destroy the tobacco and secure the peace of the country. Signed by Edward Digges, Rich. Chandler, Henry Richards, Wm. Allen, Rich. Lee, Arthur Bayly, Thos. Col-elough, Robt. Lewellin, and Sam. Harwar. Endorsed, "Rec. 3 Aug. Ord. 3 Aug. 1658."
Aug. 3. Order of the Council of State. Upon the above petition, concerning the opposition in Gloucestershire to those employed in putting in force the laws for suppression of the planting of English tobacco; directions for the militia in that county to give their best assistance for preventing similar disorders, and for the effectual execution of the law. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CVI., pp. 772–73.]
Aug. 3. Similar Order. Being a renewal of a former Order of 26 Nov. 1657 [see ante, p. 461], eoncerning the embarkation of Fras. Lord Willoughby, of Parham, and his company, to his settlement at Surinam. [Ibid., pp. 776–77.]
Aug. 12. Similar Orders. Concerning the seizure of five Dutch ships at Barbadoes. [Ibid., pp. 785, 813.]
Aug. 26. 49. Report of Committee to whom the business of the Dutch ships seized at Barbadoes was referred. Referring it to the Court of Admiralty to adjudicate with all possible expedition. Endorsed, "Ord. 26 Aug. 1658."
Aug. 31. Order of the Council of State. Upon petition of divers merchants and planters of Virginia, setting forth the distracted state of that colony, and the inconvenience that may ensue if the ships now going should depart without some declaration concerning the settling of the government there, and praying that the present Governor and Council may be directed to apply themselves to the peaceable management of affairs. Draft of letter is prepared and directed to be sent; but in the margin it is stated that this letter was vacated by his Highness's death, "vide another letter, Sept." [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CVI., pp. 817–18.]