America and West Indies: September 1629

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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September 1629

Sept. 18. Declaration by the King that there shall be taken only 3d. upon every pound of tobacco, already imported from Virginia and the Somers Islands, in lieu of all customs, imposts, and other duties heretofore payable, to be collected by the farmers upon tobacco in such manner and proportion as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit. [Docquet. DOMESTIC Car. I.]
Sept. 29. Commission from Jas. Earl of Carlisle, to Sir Thos. Warner, to be sole Governor of St. Christopher's for life, in consideration of his having taken possession of all the Caribbee Islands for the Crown of England, and having begun a plantation upon St. Christopher's, alias St. Christovall, with power to appoint a deputy. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. V., pp. 13–16.]
1629? 28. Inducements to be propounded to the King to take under his protection the adventurers to the river Amazon or Guiana and their plantation. Great probability of advancing to His Majesty and his successors 50,000l. per annum for 21 years, to begin after the plantation shall have been settled four years, Such "rent" to be paid on these conditions : the King to send 3,000 men, to be at his own charge, for four years, 100 pieces of ordnance and ammunition, and a certain number of ships for transportation of the settlers and protection of their estates. These expenses are estimated at 48,000l., or 15,000l. ready money. Endorsed, by Sec. Carleton, "Guiana, recd. from Capt. Duppa."