America and West Indies
October 1662

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1880

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'America and West Indies: October 1662', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 5: 1661-1668 (1880), pp. 111-113. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=76456 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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October 1662

Oct. 7. 373. Richard Lee to [Sec. Nicholas?]. Begs he will excuse his attendance until Wednesday, when he hopes to have received certain copies in the business of Virginia. There can be no objection to the letter he solicits from the King, he has seen several from his late Majesty, and one from his present Majesty. Will for this last request present him with 10 pieces to buy a little toy, and any rarities of that poor country he may command. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 108.]
Oct. 10.
Point Cagua, Jamaica.
374. Proclamations of Governor Lord Windsor, (1.) All persons professing the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, though differing in religious worship, shall enjoy all the liberties and privileges of other inhabitants, provided they observe the civil laws and customs. And Quakers shall not be forced to serve personally in arms, provided they contribute for the same.
(2.) Imposing penalties for receiving or concealing any slave or servant without leave of absence from his master, and that every planter give in an account of servants received since 1st August last to a justice of the peace, who is to report same to the Council.
(3.) Regulating the money value of sugar, cocoa, and tobacco. On account of the scarcity of money, and in accordance with the practice of Barbadoes and other Plantations, sugar shall pass current at 3d. per lb., cocoa at 4d., and tobacco at 3d. ; Peter Coveney and John Walker to decide all disputes as to quality. And whoever refuses these commodities shall suffer the penalties of 5l., 20l., and a year's imprisonment for the first, second, and third offences. 8 pp. [Col. Entry Bks., No. 34., pp. 53-60, and No. 37, pp. 24, 25.]
Oct. 10-28.
Point Cagua.
375. Minutes of the Council of Jamaica. Ordered that the Proclamation for encouragement of those differing in matters of religion do pass. Capt. Burrough and Messrs. Dallyson, Bispham, and Povey, to give in their accounts of the public stores in hand and how disposed of by them. Field officers to inquire as to the disposal of arms and stores. A rent of ½d. per square foot to be reserved to the King in all grants of land on Point Cagua.
Oct. 24.—Capts. Thos. Fuller and Christopher Mings sworn of the Council. The Spanish prisoners to be sent for Spain by way of England the first opportunity. John Standly and John Golding to be pardoned from the suspicion of mutiny. Lord Windsor's permission from the King to depart to England read.
Oct. 28.—Sir Chas. Lyttelton's commission as Deputy-Governor read. Jas. Jordan to bring in his account and show cause why he did not prosecute the seizure of Edward Pinhorne's Madeira wines. Capt. Ivey's guard of horse to be dismissed, and the men paid 2s., and the captain 10s. per day, for 30 days. Also the guards at Point Cagway and St. Jago to be paid and dismissed. A constable to watch in all the precincts, and nightly at Point Cagway. Lieut. Edgoose to bring in his power for the water-bailiff's place. 1½ pp. [Col. Entry Bk., No. 37, pp. 19, 20.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
376. Warrant to the Attorney-General. To prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal erecting an office to be called the Office of Receiver-General of the Rents, Revenues, and Profits payable in or from any of his Majesty's Foreign Dominions, Islands, Colonies, and Plantations in Africa and America, with the yearly salary of 400l. payable out of said revenues, and containing a grant of said office to Thomas Rosse and Thomas Chiffinch, Esq., jointly for their lives, and the longer liver, to be performed by them or their lawful deputy. 1¼ pp. [Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. VIII., pp. 42, 43.] The Patent is dated 9 April 1663, see No. 435.
Oct. 16.
Whitehall.
377. Warrant to the Sheriffs of London to deliver to Captains Foster and Longman certain prisoners according to the annexed list (wanting, see names, 19th Dec., No. 394), for transportation to Virginia, and to take sufficient security from said captains that none of them return into England for twelve years. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 109.]
Oct. 18.
Whitehall.
378. Warrant to the Sheriffs of London to transport into some of his Majesty's Foreign Plantations all such persons as by his Majesty's charter of pardon of 10th Oct. inst. are ordered to be transported. ½ p. [Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. IX., p. 2.] A duplicate of the above is dated 20th Oct., Ibid., p. 3.
Oct. 20. 379. The condition of Jamaica at Governor Lord Windsor's departure on 20th Oct. 1662. His Excellency carried over a donative from his Majesty of goods of all sorts, which were distributed among the commanders, officers, and soldiers, and encouragement to planters and those who desired the settlement of the island. He also carried over good store of ammunition, and care was taken to fill Fort Charles, but prevented by sickness, he left Sir Charles Lyttelton to effect the same. Lord Windsor settled all proceedings of law and erected an Admiralty Court. He disbanded the late army and modelled them into military discipline under the command of the soberest men that could be found. He prescribed a course under the seal of Jamaica for conferring plantations, houses, and land, and settled fees. He called in all commissions for privateers, and endeavoured to reduce them to certain orderly rules, giving them commissions to take Spaniards and bring them to Jamaica. He left at his departure Sir Charles Lyttelton governor, a fit and worthy person, to the great content of the inhabitants. 1½ pp. [Col. Entry Bk., No. 92, pp. 258, 259.]
Oct. 30.
Westminster.
380. Privy Seal for Letters Patent to be prepared under the Great Seal granting to Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham the moiety of the revenue of the Caribbee Islands for seven years [see No. 387]. 12 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 110.]
Oct. 30.
Westminster.
381. Entry of the preceding, with marginal abstracts. 6 pp. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. V., pp. 25-30.]
Oct.? 382. The King to Secs. Morrice and Bennet. Having extended grace and mercy to many prisoners in England and Wales conditionally on their being transported to the plantations and not returning again to this kingdom, the charge of transporting them is committed to certain persons [not named], and all warrants are to be addressed to them for a certain term of years, or until they shall have transported a certain number of persons. [Dom., Chas. II., Vol. LXI., No. 146, Cal., p. 536.]