America and West Indies: August 1627

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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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August 1627

Aug. 9. Proclamation for the ordering of tobacco. The growth of tobacco in England is strictly prohibited, as well as the importation of any Spanish or foreign without the King's special commission. No tobacco of the growth of Virginia, the Somers Islands, or any other English colony to be imported without licence under the Great Seal, and when imported, to be sold to the King's Commissioners, for His Majesty's own immediate use, from whom only it may be bought. [Proclamations, Car. I., No. 68.]