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Addenda: December 1693

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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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December 1693

Dec. 14.
Whitehall.
1,308. Order of the King in Council. Permitting ships carrying 842 seamen to proceed to the Plantations despite the embargo, two Bristol ships being substituted for one from London. Two hundred English seamen of the eight hundred allowed to the Virginia and Maryland Trade are to be distributed by the Commissioners of Customs among the merchants of London, to be sent on the trade to the Sugar Plantations. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. pp. 3, 4.]
Dec. 14.
Whitehall.
1,309. Order of the King in Council. Laying an embargo on all ships except those trading to Holland, Flanders, Hamburgh, the East Country, Ireland and Newfoundland, until the Royal Fleet be ready to put to sea. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. p. 8.]
Dec. 20. 1,310. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Agreed to recommend the King to raise the embargo on certain ships for Virginia, Maryland, and Jamaica and permit them to sail with their competent number of English seamen. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. pp. 7, 8.]
Dec. 27.
Whitehall.
1,311. Minutes of Lords of Trade and Plantations. We think that, all the conditions imposed by us having been complied with, the King may grant a charter to the Pennsylvania Company to supply the Navy with Naval Stores, if a clause be inserted empowering his Majesty to revoke the charter if after five years the Company have not fulfilled its engagements. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. pp. 97, 98.]
Dec. 27. 1,312. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. To the same effect, in favour of granting a charter to Thomas Lane and Company, merchants of New Jersey.
Note. This report being read on 24 December was respited until the petitioners should agree to the terms of the Pennsylvania Company, whereupon they brought in fresh proposals on 4 January, 1694. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. p. 117.]