America and West Indies: August 1630

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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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August 1630

[Aug.] 101. Notes in the handwriting of Sec. Lord Dorchester, upon the cause of Sir Wil. Tufton, Governor of Barbadoes. Apparently abstracts of examinations and letters containing an account of the conspiracies against Tufton's government, from his arrival in Sept. 1629, with commission from Lord Carlisle, dated 25th May 1629, to be Governor for four years "upon good behaviour," to August 1630, when Tufton and "two others" were shot by martial law, by order of Capt. who also received a commission as Governor from Lord Carlisle on 15 March, 1630 with power to establish a Council, and depose Tufton "by force if need be."