America and West Indies
March 1663

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1880

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'America and West Indies: March 1663', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 5: 1661-1668 (1880), pp. 125-126. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=76461 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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March 1663

March 2. 422. [Mr. Hooke? minister], to [Davenport, at Boston, New England]. Detailed account of the sufferings of God's people through the Act of Uniformity both in England and Scotland. Richard Saltonstall, some time of New England, is lately come out of the common gaol at Shrewsbury, to which he was sent by Lord Newport for refusing to take the oath of allegiance till he was informed about it, touching something at which he scrupled. John Baker, some time a planter in New England, had his part in trepanning men into treason and then informing against them ; he lieth now in Newgate. Spent part of this forenoon in debating with Winthrop, Thomson, Scott of Long Island, and Whitfield, in debating the business of the colony of New England ; hopes it may still enjoy its former liberties in church and commonwealth, which are now in danger to be utterly lost. Winthrop says it was not his intention New England should have been thus dealt with by her neighbours at Connecticut, nor that her liberties should be infringed, but he desires they may remain as before ; desired him to write to Connecticut and make known as much, he being entrusted to act as agent for them : he says Leete came to him before he left Connecticut, desiring him to take in New England with Connecticut ; hopes Winthrop will do his best to set the New Englanders by themselves and procure their settlement upon their first foundation. See Nos. 430, 440. [Dom., Chas. II., Vol. LXIX., No. 5, Cal. pp. 63-65.]
March 4. 423. Minutes of the Council for Foreign Plantations. Mr. Froude to procure warrant from the Lord Treasurer for payment of 150l. towards their charges of half a year ended 1st Dec. last. ¼ p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XIV., No. 59, p. 49.]
March 10. 424. Order of the President and Council of Barbadoes, on petitions of the inhabitants of St. Andrew's, St. Peter's, and St. Lucy. That in consideration of the common calamity of the island the judges in the several precincts adjourn their courts and stay all proceedings of their inferior officers until said petitions and the necessities of the island can be represented and considered by themselves with the concurrence of the Assembly at their next meeting. Copy of this order to be presented to the several judges. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVII., No. 12.]
March 13. 425. The King to [the Governor of Jamaica], commanding him to give free license and warrant to the Spanish planters in America to have free trade with any of the Caribbee Islands or Jamaica in goods and negroes upon payment of certain duties therein named. Not signed. 3 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVII., No. 13.]
March 13. 426. The King to [the Governor of Barbadoes]. Entry of document calendared under date of Feb. 1663, see ante, No. 415, with the marginal note, "intercourse with the Spaniards of America regulated, &c." Also mem., A like (mutatis mutandis) to Jamaica dated 13th March 1663. 6 pp. [Col. Entry Bk., No. 93, pp. 5-11.]
March 24.
Westminster.
427. The first charter granted by King Chas. II. to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. Edward Earl of Clarendon, George Duke of Albemarle, Wm. Lord Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Ashley, Sir Geo. Carteret, Sir Wm. Berkeley, and Sir John Colleton, having besought the King for leave to make a colony in America, not yet cultivated or planted, the King grants and confirms to them all that territory in America extending from the north-east of Lucke Island which lieth in the Southern Virginia Seas, and within six and thirty degrees of northern latitude, and to the west as far as the South Seas, and so southerly as far as the river St. Matthias, which bordereth upon the coast of Florida, and within one and thirty degrees of northern latitude, and so west in a direct line as far as the South Seas aforesaid, with the patronage and advowson of churches and other jurisdictions and privileges, creating them the true and absolute Lords and Proprietors of the said Province. With power to enact laws, appoint judges, justices, magistrates, and other officers, and to make orders and ordinances, until an assembly of freeholders can be called. License is given to the King's liege people to transport themselves to said Province, to freight in every port, and to transport goods, wares, and merchandises, saving to the King the customs and duties, silks, wines, currants, raisins, capers, wax, almonds, oils, and olives to be exempt from duty for seven years. Power to erect and constitute ports, harbours, &c., the subsidies to belong to the Lords Proprietors, who may assign and grant the premises or any part thereof to whoever will purchase the same. Also with power to confer titles of honour, so as they be not the same as are enjoyed by or conferred upon any of his Majesty's subjects in England ; and to erect forts, castles, cities, towns, and other fortifications. To levy, muster, and train men, and make war, and to exercise martial law. The Province and the inhabitants to be subject immediately to the Crown of England, but the Lords Proprietors are empowered to grant liberty of conscience. In case of doubts or question the interpretation to be made most advantageous and favourable to the Lords Proprietors. This charter is printed in full in Trott's Laws of South Carolina, pp. xxi-xxxii, see Col. Entry Bk., No. 24. [Patent Roll, 15 Chas II., Part 2, No. 27.]
March 26. 428. License signed by Gov. Sir Wm. Berkeley for Col. Francis Moryson to depart the colony, his private occasions as well as the public affairs requiring his going for England, there to remain three years. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVII., No. 14.]
March 30.
Virginia.
429. Gov. Sir Wm. Berkeley to Secretary Sir Henry Bennet. Congratulations on his advancement. Recommends Col. Moryson to his favour in business that concerns his Majesty in these parts, and believes his Majesty with little charge may find as great accesses to his revenue from this place as from any of his Plantations whatever. With seal mutilated. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVII., No. 15.]