America and West Indies: February 1654

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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 1654

Feb. 15. Names of the Committee to whom the petition of the inhabitants of Rhode Island [is referred]. Lord Visc. Lisle, Sir A. Ashley Cooper, Sir Chas. Wolseley, Col. Montagu, or any two of them. [Ibid., Vol. CXLIV., p. 15.]
Feb. 15. Order of the Council of State. Upon petiton of John Clarke, on behalf of the inhabitants of Rhode Island, together with the rest of the colony of Providence plantations in Narragansetts Bay, in New England, appointing Committee above named to report thereon. [Ibid., Vol. CIII., p. 112.]
Feb. 20. Similar Order. Upon Lord Lisle's report upon petition of the inhabitants of Rhode Island, in Narragansetts Bay, referring it back to the former Committee to speak with Mr. Hopkins, Major Bourne, and other members of some of the four colonies in New England, for their report upon the whole matter. [Ibid., p. 124.]
Feb. 20. Minute of the above. [Ibid., Vol. CXLIV., p. 17.]
Doctor's Commons.
17. Wm. Clerk, John Godolphin, and Chas. Geo. Cock, Judges of the Admiralty, to Cromwell. Report upon two cases wherein the Chevalier de Punchey [Poincy. see 1655, July 4, p. 426], Governor of the French in the island of St. Christopher, and James de Lilly, his servant, claim several quantities of ginger and tobacco laden in two ships of Middleburgh, taken by English ships. Endorsed, "Rec. 26 Feb. 1654."