America and West Indies: August 1650

Pages 341-342

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 1650

Aug. 2. Similar Order. For a licence for the seven ships bound to Virginia with passengers and necessaries, to export shoes thither. [Ibid., p. 43.]
Aug. 3. 17. Acts of the Assembly of Barbadoes, for security of persons who engage to furnish the island with means of defence; the speedy fortification of the marine parts of the island, and the better preservation of its present and future peace.
Aug. 6. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. Upon petition of John and Francis Dorrington and Wm. Mitchell for licence for the Constant Ann, of London, to proceed to Virginia; the passengers having taken the engagement, and the petitioners entered into bond that the ship shall be secured against the enemies of the Commonwealth, leave is given to receive the passengers on board, and to go with the whole fleet to Virginia. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXLVI., p. 208.]
Aug. 7. Order of the Council of State. For the report of the Guinea Company to be considered on the 9th inst. [Ibid., Vol. XXXVI., p. 58.]
Aug. 8. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. Granting leave to eight ships, their names and the masters are given, to sail in consortship for Virginia, upon the passengers subscribing the engagement, and the owners of the ships giving bond for securing their vessels against the enemies of the Commonwealth. [Ibid., Vol. CXLVI., p. 211.]
Aug. 9. 18. Acts of the Assembly of Barbadoes. For better encouragement of trade; repeal of part of an Act for rateing shirts, smocks, shoes, and drawers; for an addition to an Act for the confiscation of fugitive estates; and for the more distinct reading and publishing by the ministers of the Acts of Assembly of the island.
Aug. 10. Order of the Council of State. The Commissioners of Customs to stay all ships bound to Virginia until further orders. Order to be sent to Col. Deane to the same effect. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XXXVI., p. 69.]
Aug. 13. Similar Order. Robert Fenn to have licence to export to New England 30 barrels of powder, upon giving security that it shall not be used to the prejudice of the Commonwealth. [Ibid., p. 77.]
Aug. 14. Similar Order. The ships bound to Virginia to have licence to depart upon the masters, merchants, and owners giving bond for 2,000l. that they will not go under command of any fort or castle on their arrival at Virginia. [Ibid., p. 80.]
Aug. 16. Order of the Council of State. The business of the Guinea Company to be heard the next day, when the Adventurers are to attend. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XXXVII., p. 5.]
Aug. 17. Similar Order. Specially referring and recommending the propositions of the Guinea Company to the Council of Trade for their report, having due regard to the settling of that trade to the best advantage of the Commonwealth, and the due and just encouragement of the Company. [Ibid., p. 9.]
Aug. 23. 19. Proclamation by Governor Lord Willoughby. For the election of two freeholders of the parish of St. George's to serve in the General Assembly of Barbadoes. [Copy.]
Aug. 23. 20. Similar Proclamation. For Justices of the Peace of Barbadoes to nominate and appoint ten freeholders to give their attendance at the next General Sessions or gaol delivery, to begin on 17th Sept. next. [Copy.]
Aug. 27. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. Petition, papers, and propositions concerning Barbadoes having been read in presence of divers merchants trading to that island, and of persons who came from thence; the merchants are directed to draw up their objections to the propositions, and present them in writing on 29th inst. [See 30th. INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXLVI., p. 223.]
Aug. 29. Order of the Council of State. For a warrant to stay all ships bound to Barbadoes, until further orders. [Ibid., Vol. XXXVII., p. 49.]
Aug. 30. Orders of Committee of the Admiralty. Directing Dr. Walker to take the papers concerning the business of Barbadoes into consideration, and to prepare a declaration for Parliament, together with an Act for the prohibition of all trade to that island, to be presented on 3rd Sept. That it be also reported to the Council of State that ten commissioners be nominated and appointed by Parliament to manage the affairs of Barbadoes, with such instructions as they shall receive from Parliament or the Council of State; and that six ships be set forth for reducing that island to the obedience of the Commonwealth, two by the State, and four merchant ships at the charge of merchants interested in the island; and no vessels to be permitted to go thence but under their convoy. [Ibid., Vol. CXLVI., p. 224.]
Aug. 31. Orders of the Council of State. For a warrant to make stay in in all ports of England of any ships going to Barbadoes. The papers brought in by Mr. Scot to be referred to the consideration of the Committee for Barbadoes. [Ibid., Vol. XXXVII., p. 58.]