America and West Indies: December 1653

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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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December 1653

Dec. 1. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Sir David Kirke to the Committee for Irish and Scotch Affairs for their report. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. C., p. 147.]
Dec. 6. Similar Order. For letters of marque to Thos. Hardingham, master of the Eagle, of Yarmouth, bound to Virginia. [Ibid., p. 172.]
Dec. 8. Similar Order. Renewing a pass formerly granted, but not made use of, to Armiger Warner, to transport 50 draught nags to Barbadoes. [Ibid., p. 185.]
Dec. 9. Similar Order. Draft of a bill offered to the Council for transporting vagrants to the Western plantations, to be recommended to Committee of Parliament appointed to consider of the poor people of the Commonwealth. [Ibid., p. 189.]
Dec. 10. Similar Order. For letters of marque for the John, frigate, of Bristol, bound to Barbadoes. [Ibid., p. 197.]
Dec. 20. Similar Orders. Upon petition of Col. Samuel Mathews, Agent for Virginia, directing a letter to be prepared to the Governor and Assembly of that Colony, to encourage them and to establish the present Governor till further order; and referring the other part of the petition to Mr. Strickland and Sir Ant. A. Cooper, to confer with Edward Winslow, Col. Mathews, and others thereon; as also how the questions between Lord Baltimore and the people of Virginia, concerning the bounds claimed by them respectively, may be determined; all papers in the hands of the late Committee of the Navy to be sent for, and the whole matter reported to the Lord Protector. Mr. Strickland, Sir A. A. Cooper, and Col. Montagu, or any two of them, to report upon the present state of affairs in Barbadoes, with their opinion how the island may be most improved for the benefit of the planters, and the public service of the Commonwealth. [Ibid., Vol. CIII., pp. 21, 22.]
Dec. 29. Names of Committees for the businesses of Virginia; Mr. Strickland, Sir An. Ashley Cooper, with Maj. Gen. Lambert and Sir Ch. Wolseley, added on 10 Jan. [1654]; for Barbadoes, Mr. Strickland, Sir A. Ashley Cooper, and Col. Montagu. [Ibid., Vol. CXLIV., p. 2.]
Dec. 31. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Robt. Ostler, for licence to export five tons of cheese to Barbadoes, to the Council. [Licence was granted on 3 Jan. 1654. Ibid., Vol. CIII., pp. 25, 32.]
1653. Note that there were at least 100 vessels employed to the English plantations. [Colonial Corresp., 1609, p. 3.]