America and West Indies: September 1660

Pages 489-490

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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September 1660

Sept. 11.
43. Lieut. Gen. Edward D'oyley to Sec. Nicholas. Has under his command, as Lieut. Gen. and Commander-in-Chief, nearly 2,000 officers and soldiers, besides seamen, the remains of a far greater number, mostly gentlemen of good families, whom the jealousy of Cromwell banished thence. Could say much of his own and their sufferings, but intends not to excuse their past error. Acknowledges the King's favour of pardon and promise of their arrears. Requests positive orders and instructions during his stay in the island, so that he may not walk hoodwinked. Endorsed by Nicholas, "Recd. 26 "July [1661?]."
Sept. 24. 44. Col. Temple to Thomas Povey. Thanks for his letter received by Capt. Woodgreene. It seems that Temple's very long letters, concerning all his affairs, came not to hand. All depends upon his obtaining a new patent and commission. If Lord Say or the Marquis of Hertford be in power once more, esteems them his very noble and true friends, as also Sir Harbottle Grimston, and others named. His brothers are not to be relied upon, nor Lord Fienes. Reasons. His sole trust in Povey. Hopes to send a vessel laden with copper in about a month, and discharge his debts to the Company. Capt. Middleton, "the greatest liar and infamous person imaginable," has forged a bond of 380l. Begs a continuance of his favour, that he will obtain a new grant of that country [Nova Scotia] for him, or at least reimbursement for his charges.
Sept. 45. Warrant to Francis, Lord Willoughby, of Parham. Petitions from divers persons, opposing Lord Carlisle's grant of the Caribbee Islands, and from others for supporting it, and the continuance of the King's protection having been presented to the Privy Council, and the complaints on both sides examined; he is required instantly to apply himself to the government of the province of Carliola, and forthwith to proceed to Barbadoes to re-establish the good government of that, "and all other our islands within the said province." [Draft, endorsed by Nicholas, "To be referred to the Committee of Plantations."]