America and West Indies: February 1649

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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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February 1649

Feb. 23.
Derby House.
The Council of State to Comptrollers of the Customs at Plymouth, Dartmouth, and Barnstaple. Are informed that 400 seamen have been taken up under pretence of being transported to Newfoundland in the ships going there to fish for Sir David Kirke, and that by reason of the great wages and other advantages offered, the Navy of the Commonwealth cannot be furnished with seamen; require them not to allow any more sailors to go to Newfoundland than are necessary for the service of each ship. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXV., p. 7.]