America and West Indies: October 1650

Pages 344-345

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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October 1650

Oct. 2. Order of the Council of State. For a licence to Daniel Hore, merchant, to export to New England 300 birding fowling pieces and muskets, upon giving security that they will not be used to the prejudice of the Commonwealth. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XXXVIII., p. 74.]
Oct. 3. Order of Parliament. The Council of State to give orders to the generals at sea that they take care, in case any ships be found by them trading to Barbadoes, Bermudas, Virginia, Antigua, and other islands, contrary to the Act prohibiting trade to those parts, that they make stay of them until they shall have given an account to Parliament or the Council of State, and receive further directions therein. [Ibid., Vol. CXL., p. 46.]
Oct. 3. Order of the Council of State. Upon petition and papers presented by Hen. Wallis, on behalf of divers well-affected persons of the Isle of Providence, in Maryland; declaring that as Parliament have already expressed themselves sensible of the condition of the plantation, depending upon the Commonwealth, and lately ordered the bringing in of the patents of the pretended proprietors, that the Council may proceed to take care of the welfare of those plantations, that for the present the matters remonstrated by Mr. Wallis should be referred to a Committee of their own number, for their report to the Council of State. [Ibid., Vol. XXXVIII., p.78.]
Oct. 9. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. Upon a letter from Maurice Thompson, concerning ten or twelve ships to go from Middleburgh and Flushing to Barbadoes, which usually go through the Channel; directing the commanders in the Downs to make stay of all such until further order. [Ibid., Vol. CXLVI., p. 248.]
Oct. 11. Order of the Council of State. The business of Barbadoes to be taken into consideration on the 14th inst. On the 14th it was deferred till the 16th, on which day it was again put off to the 23rd Oct. [Ibid., Vol. XXXIX., pp. 27, 42, 54.]
Oct. 17. 22. An Act intituled an acknowledgment and declaration of the inhabitants of Barbadoes of the King's right to the dominion thereof, and the rights of Lord Carlisle derived from His Majesty, and by Lord Carlisle to Lord Willoughby of Parham. Also for the unanimous profession of the true religion of the island, and imposing condign punishment on the opposers thereof.
Oct 19. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Edward Winslow, on behalf of the plantation of New England, to the Committee of the Admiralty, who are directed to consider the desire of the petitioner for trade to Barbadoes and the other islands, in defection to the Commonwealth, as well as the Act prohibiting trade to those places, and report their opinions to the Council. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XXXIX., p. 78.]
Oct. 23. Order of the Council of State. Directing a letter to be written to the Committee of the Navy, to expedite the setting out of the fleet to be employed for reducing Barbadoes; the business to be again considered on the 30th inst. [Ibid., p. 85.]
Oct. 30. Similar Orders. The business of Barbadoes to be taken into consideration on 4th Nov. On the 4th Nov. it was deferred till the 8th, and again four times successively to the 27th Nov. [Ibid., Vol. XL., pp. 22, 39, 65; Vol. XLI., pp. 2, 37, 47.]