December 1669


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'Addenda: December 1669', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 12: 1685-1688 and Addenda 1653-1687 (1899), pp. 635. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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December 1669

Dec. 10.2,032. Petition of Captain Robert Robinson, R.N., to the King. I captured several prizes in the last war, and was dangerously wounded, but have never had either gratuity or salary. I therefore lay before you the condition of Newfoundland, and beg that if you send a Governor thither, as I advise, I may be sent. 1 p. Endorsed. Read Dec. 10, 1669. Annexed,
2,032. I. Reasons for a settled Government in Newfoundland. It has been for more than a century a profitable fishing ground, and had a Governor in Charles I.'s time. There is great destruction of trees, wasteful breaking down of landing-stages, constant filling of the harbours by throwing overboard press-stones, and general disorder. Large sheet. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 71.]
Dec. 15.2,033. Order of the King in Council. Referring the petition of Captain Robert Robinson, with his suggestions as to Newfoundland, to Lords of Trade and Plantations, for examination and report. The West Country Adventurers to be summoned to attend. 1 p. Signed, Robert Southwell. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 72.]
Dec. 15.2,034. Copy of the foregoing. 1½ pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 73.]