America and West Indies: March 1644

Pages 325-326

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 1644

March 7.
1. Order of the General Court of Boston. For the release of Randal Holden and the rest of the New Plymouth agents, and for their banishment from all parts of Massachusetts or Providence, forbidding them to return upon pain of death.
March 14. 2. Grant by Robert Earl of Warwick, Governor-in-Chief of the Plantations in America, and other joined in commission with him, to the inhabitants of the towns of Providence, Portsmouth, and Newport. They having adventured to make a newer neighbourhood and society with the great body of the Narragansetts, and purchased and being about to purchase from the natives, other places convenient for plantations, a free and absolute charter of incorporation, to be known by the name of the incorporatio of Providence Plantation in the Narragansetts Bay, in New England, is granted to them, with power to govern themselves and make laws conformable to those of England; reservation to the Commissioners to dispose of the general government as it stands, in reference to the rest of the plantations in America. [Copy.]
March 14. 3. Another copy of the preceding.