America and West Indies: June 1650

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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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June 1650

June 3.
Commission appointing Sir William Berkeley Governor, and John West, Sir William Davenant, Sam. Mathews, Nath. Littleton, Henry Brown, Wil. Brocas, Rich. Bennett, Thos. Willoughby, Argol Yeardley, Thos. Petus, Humphrey Higgenson, Wil. Claybourne, Geo. Ludlow, Rich. Townsend, Thos. Stegg, and Ralph Wormley, the Council of Virginia. Vacancies to be filled up by their own election, to be approved by the King. They are directed to build castles and forts of lime and stone, or other materials, with bulwarks, battlements, and all other warlike fortifications, at the charge of the planters, "for the better suppressing of such of our subjects as shall at any time rebel against Us or Our Royal Governor there, and for the better resisting of foreign force which shall at any time invade those territories." [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LXXIX., pp. 238–47.]
June 6. Orders of the Council of State. Referring to the consideration of the Committee for Plantations what is fit to be done for the reduction of the foreign plantations; also the petition of [John] Webb, lately come from Barbadoes. The Company for Bermudas to forbear the election of any officers for the year to come, the Council having something to report to Parliament which may be for the good and safety of that island. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCII., p. 427.]
June 11. Similar Order. For a pass for Mr. Batt and Mr. Danby, for themselves and seven score men, women, and children, to go to New Albion. [Ibid., p. 441.]
June 12. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. The business of Virginia to be heard on the 15th. [Ibid., Vol. CXLVI., p. 179. There are no entries of that date, nor any subsequent entry relating to that business, in this volume.]
June 29. Order of the Council of State. Lord President Bradshaw and Col. Jones are desired to speak with the Commissioners for Sequestrations concerning John Webb's business, whose tongue was bored through with a hot iron at Barbadoes, that something may be done for his relief, and in compensation of his sufferings. [Ibid., Vol. XCII., p. 496.]