America and West Indies: December 1650

Pages 347-348

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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December 1650

Dec. 2. Order of the Council of State. Directing the Committee for Barbadoes, or any five of them, to meet on the 4th, concerning the business of instructions for the ships which are to go thence. [Ibid., Vol. XLII., p. 26.]
Dec. 4. Similar Order. For the Committee of Barbadoes to meet the next day to dispatch "that affair" and bring it to the Council with all expedition. [Ibid., p. 40.]
Dec. 11. Similar Order. Directing the Committee for Barbadoes to prepare instructions for the fleet going to Barbadoes, and report to the Council what they do therein. [Ibid., p. 75.]
Dec. 16. Similar Order. Approving report of Committee of the Admiralty, recommending Sir George Ayscue to be Commander-in-Chief of the squadron of ships to go to Barbadoes, and appointing him to that command. [Ibid., Vol. XLIII., p. 13.]
Dec. 19. Similar Order. Referring petition of the banished persons from Bermudas to the Committee for Barbadoes, who are directed, in the drawing of their instructions, to consider of something to be inserted for the recovery of "that island" [Bermudas]. [Ibid., p. 24.]
Dec. 24. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Thos. Falkner, of Boston New England, to Committee of the Admiralty. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XLIII., p. 44.]
Dec. 26. Similar Order. For a licence to Martin Noell and Robert Wilding, merchants, to trade to the islands of Nevis and Montserrat, upon giving security for 4,000l., that they will not traffic with any islands in defection to the Commonwealth; letters of reprizal to be also granted to them upon giving the usual security, and liberty to carry shoes. [Ibid., p. 56.]
Dec. 27. Similar Order. Committee of the Navy to pay to Sir Geo. Ayscue, appointed Commander-in-chief of the fleet going to Barbadoes, the sum of 200l. for contingencies of the fleet. [Ibid., p. 59.]