America and West Indies: March 1651

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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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March 1651

March 7. Similar Orders. For Warrants to Robert Harden to export to New England six tons of lead and 40 barrels of powder; also to John Cutting, master of the Welcome, to export thither 50 barrels of powder and 10 tons of lead, upon giving security that they shall not be carried to any other place. [1bid., p. 73.]
March 8. Similar Order. Upon petition of certain merchants trading to Barbadoes; that Sir Geo. Ayscue and the other Commissioners may receive any unsealed letters from merchants, directed to their friends or correspondents there, which, if upon perusal, contain nothing of disservice to the Commonwealth, may be delivered accordingly. [Ibid., p. 77.]
March 11.
St. Mary's.
Laws enacted by Capt. William Stone, Governor of Maryland, with the consent of the Upper and Lower House. Concerning the Secretary and Clerk's fees, and the Surveyor General's fees; both of which were confirmed by Lord Baltimore's declaration of 30 July 1659. See Calendar of that date. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LIII., pp. 29–31.]
March 17. Order of the Council of State. Approving report from the Committee for Ireland, concerning the business of Newfoundland, saving that they will consider further of the persons to be commissioned, and also of others to be added for the purpose mentioned in the fourth head of their report. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCIII., p. 106.]
March 17. Similar Order. Certain ships having arrived from Bermudas with letters and declarations to the Company and other persons, and "the island" having been declared by Parliament in rebellion, the governor and deputy of the Company of Adventurers are directed to cause all the letters, declarations, and other papers to be brought to the Council for their perusal. [Ibid., p. 109.]
March 18. Similar Order. Referring petition of Samuel Hawkes, for leave "to carry a ship upon a trading voyage to Barbadoes," to Committee of the Admiralty, to consider upon what terms he may be permitted to go. [Ibid., p. 116.]
March 26. Similar Orders. Draft commission for William Coddington to be referred to the Committee for Examinations, who are desired to peruse it and report to the Council. Mr. Bennett to have licence to export to New England 20 tons of lead, upon giving security for double the value, that it shall not be used to the prejudice of the Commonwealth. [Ibid., pp. 166, 167.]
March 31. Similar Order. Lord President Bradshaw and the Commissioners of the Great Seal appointed a Committee, to consider of the draft of a patent for Wm. Coddington for the government of Rhode Island. [Ibid., p. 192.]