America and West Indies: October 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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October 1649

Oct. 11. Similar Orders. Letter to be written to the Governor of Virginia, to demand why he has banished Mr. Harrison, lately a minister in that plantation. The Governors and Companies of the several plantations to be summoned to attend the Council on 17th. [Ibid., Vol. XCI., p. 132.]
Oct. 11.
Derby House.
The Council of State to the Governor of Virginia. Are informed by petition of the congregation of Nansamund in Virginia, that their minister, Mr. harrison, an able man of unblameable conversation, has been banished the colony because he would not conform to the use of the Common Prayer Book. As the Governor cannot be ignorant that the use of it is prohibited by Parliament, he is directed to permit Mr. Harrison to return to his ministry, unless there is sufficient cause approved by Parliament. [Ibid., Vol. CXV., pp. 482–83.]
Oct. 13. Order of the Council of State. Referring the case of Virginia to the consideration of the Committee for Admiralty affairs. See 29 Nov. [Ibid., Vol. XCI., p. 137.]
Oct. 16. Similar Order. Referring the consideration of the petition of the Company of Adventurers for the Somers Islands to the Committee for plantations, who may send for any of the persons mentioned in the petition and make stay of the ship bound thither, if prejudicial to the peace of those islands. [Ibid., p. 141.]