Addenda: August 1695

Pages 637-638

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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August 1695

Aug. 11.
Admiralty Office.
1,336. Minute of the Admiralty on the proposals of the merchants, forwarded to them on 24 July. A general embargo should be laid on 1 December next on all foreign trades on this side of the Downs, excepting ships trading to Holland, Flanders, Hamburgh, the East Country and Ireland, and on all ships whatever trading to foreign parts (with the above exceptions) unless they be fully laden.
Ships designed to go with the convoy from the Western ports between Falmouth and the Downs should be ready to proceed to Spithead for their convoy on 15 November. The usual convoys will, we hope, be ready on the 1st of December.
We shall endeavour to comply with the request of the Barbados merchants for three convoys, if it be possible.
We are ready to grant the protection requested by the Hudson's Bay Company from 31 March, but not before.
We think that no ships should be permitted to proceed on foreign voyages (with the exceptions above named) after 1 December. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. pp. 127–129.]
Aug. 14. 1,337. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Agreed that the report of the Admiralty on the merchant's proposals for next year's trade be laid before the Lords Justices in Council. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. pp. 129, 130.]
Aug. 15. 1,338. Minute of the Privy Council. The reports of the Committee of Trade and of the Admiralty on next year's trade are to be referred back to the Committee of Trade, who after hearing the merchants, the Admiralty and the Commissioners of Customs, will report thereon. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. p. 130.]
Aug. 27.
1,339. Commissioners of Customs to Lords of Trade and Plantations. On the proposals of the merchants as to next year's trade we have nothing to object to the quota of mariners requested by the merchants to the Plantations, if they can be spared. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. pp. 131, 132.]
Aug. 28. 1,340. Minute of Lords of Trade and Plantations. Upon the proposals of the merchants for next year's trade and the reports of the Admiralty and of the Commissioners of Customs thereupon, the Virginia merchants engage that their ships shall be cleared at Gravesend before the 1st of December, and the Barbados merchants also. The Leeward Islands merchants desire a convoy distinct from all other trades, and the Jamaica merchants desire their convoy to be ready by 10 November. All of which matters are to be referred to the Admiralty. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. pp. 138, 139.]