Addenda: January 1694

Pages 632-633

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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January 1694

Jan. 4. 1,314. Proposals of Thomas Lane and Company, merchants trading to New Jersey. Within a year from the arrival of the first ship after the passing of our charter, we engage to furnish 20 tons of pitch and tar in the first year, 40 tons in the second, and afterwards yearly such quantities as the country will produce. We shall procure workmen to produce these goods to be delivered at such prices as their Lordships shall think fit, as also masts, timber, plank, hemp and flax. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. p. 118.]
Jan. 25. 1,315. Certain arguments set forth by Sir Robert Robinson in favour of settling a government in Newfoundland. There used to be a Governor in Charles I.'s time, who made the French pay toll for fishing; but afterwards the place became vicious and debauched for want of a Governor, and there was and is great waste of timber for want of regulations. A Governor could be supported at little burden to the community, with advantage to its order and security. Large sheet. A long rambling statement. Endorsed, Recd. 25 Jan., 1693–4. [Colonial Papers, Vol. LXVI., No. 99.]