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America and West Indies: September 1650

Pages 342-344

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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September 1650

Sept. 3. Committee of the Admiralty to Officers of Customs at Bristol and Plymouth. Are informed that there are some ships in their ports bound for Barbadoes; require them to make stay of all such, and return an account of their names and owners. [Ibid., Vol. CXLVI., p. 226.]
Sept. 6. Orders of Committee of the Admiralty. Because of the rebellion in Barbadoes, set on foot and acted by virtue of the Earl of Carlisle's patent, he is directed to bring it in, to consider what is fit to be done therein. Letter to be written to Commissioners of Customs to examine all ships from Barbadoes, whether they have any goods belonging to persons who stand out in rebellion to the Commonwealth. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXLVI., p. 227.]
Sept. 10. Similar Orders. Draft of an Act concerning the reduction of Barbadoes, Bermudas, and Virginia, having been read in presence of divers Barbadoes men, and the matter of fact not appearing to be rightly stated, Dr. Walker is desired to attend Mr. Challoner with some of them, to confer touching the matter of fact, and to prepare it for Parliament. Maurice Thompson's propositions concerning the reduction of Barbadoes, to be also considered. All ships bound to any of the Caribbee Islands, Bermudas, and Virginia to be stayed till further orders, as also all vessels from thence, and letters and writings taken in any such to be perused, and the goods examined, whether they belong to persons well affected to the Commonwealth. A Dutch ship laden at Plymouth with horses for Barbadoes to be stayed. Letter from Col. Deane concerning the staying of the Guardian, of Amsterdam, from Barbadoes, with examination of the master and a passenger, to be reported to the Council of State. [Ibid., p. 229.]
Sept. 12. Order of the Council of State. The business of Barbadoes to be taken up the next day. [Ibid., Vol. XXXVII., p. 89.]
Sept. 13. Similar Orders. Appointing Lord Commissioner Lisle, Lord President Bradshaw, Mr. Challoner, and Col. Jones, or any two of them, a committee to consider, with the assistance of Dr. Walker and the Judges of the Admiralty, and to amend an Act prohibiting trade to Barbadoes or Antigua, and make their report on the 17th inst. To be reported to Parliament that the Council find it necessary for the reduction of Barbadoes and other places which adhere to that island, and for prevention of trade there, that a fleet be dispatched thither with all speed; Parliament to approve of the list, and give the necessary orders to the Committee of the Navy. [Ibid., Vol. XXXVIII., p. 1.]
Sept. 17. Similar Orders. Referring the two Acts prohibiting trade to Barbadoes and Scotland to Lord President Bradshaw, who is to speak with Dr. Walker about a clause to be inserted for division of prizes. The rebellion in Barbadoes having been directed by virtue of Lord Carlisle's patent, Parliament to be moved to give orders to call it in, and to consider what shall be done with it. [Ibid., p. 16.]
[Sept. 19.] 21. An Act [of Parliament] prohibiting trade and commerce to Barbadoes, Antigua, Virginia, and the Somers Islands, because of their rebellion against the Commonwealth and Government of England. [Rough draft, with corrections, in the hands of Bradshaw and another. Endorsed, "Reported 19 Sept. 1650." This Act was read a first and second time on 27th Sept., and passed with amendments on 3rd Oct. 1650. See Commons' Journal.]