Addenda: February 1677

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 17, 1699 and Addenda 1621-1698. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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February 1677

[Feb. 16.] 1,140. Petition of the Newfoundland fishing traders to the King. Proposing that, though copies of the patent regulations have been carefully distributed, yet as some ports are without the jurisdiction of their corporation, others have no magistrates, and others are governed by magistrates concerned in the trade, the Custom House officers may also be charged to see the patent observed. 1 p. Inscribed, Recd. 16 Feb., 1676–77. Read 21 Sept., 1677. Read at the Committee, 13 December. Also inscribed, Order in Council of 21 February, 1676–77. Referring the petition to Lords of Trade and Plantations for examination and report. Signed, Robert Southwell. [Colonial Papers, Vol. LXV., No. 36A.]