America and West Indies: April 1652

Pages 376-378

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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April 1652

April 2. Similar Orders. Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Masham, Mr. Challoner, Col. Dixwell, Mr. Corbett, Lord Bradshaw, and Mr. Morley to be added to the Committee for examining the business of Sir David Kirke, who are to consider how the fishing of Newfoundland may be improved to the best advantage. Mr. Thurlow to prepare a commission for Capt. Rich. Holdip, Wm. Fielder, and others, authorizing them to settle a plantation between the rivers Amazon and Orinoco, according to a report from the Committee for Foreign Affairs to the Council. [Ibid., p. 533.]
April 7. Orders of the Council of State. For a warrant to Edward Wood and Robt. Wilding to transport to the islands of Barbadoes, Montserrat, and Nevis, 600 dozen of shoes and 200 men, upon giving security that they will not deliver them elsewhere. Petition of the Company of Adventurers to the Island of Providence to be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCIV., pp. 557, 559.]
April 7. The warrant for Edward Wood and Robt. Wilding above alluded to. [Ibid., p. 560.]
April 8. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of the free purchasers of the inhabitants of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, to examine the matter of fact, what has been done by the Council, and report thereon. [Ibid., p. 562.]
April 12. Similar Orders. Petitions of Sir David Kirke and Lawrence Lisle to be referred to the Committee for Newfoundland. Licence to be granted to Dickery Cærwithen, master of the New England Merchant, to ship [for New England] 50 barrels of powder, 6 tons of bar lead, 5 tons of small shot, and 40 fowling pieces. [Ibid., pp. 576, 577, 579.]
April 13. Warrant to forbear pressing any of the ship's company belonging to the New England Merchant, bound to New England. [Ibid., p. 591.]
April 14. The licence to Dickery Cærwithen above alluded to. [Ibid., p. 591.]
April 14. 47. Petition of Elizabeth Teresa, wife of Col. Wil. Caverly, Governor of St. Cruse, to the Committee for Foreign Affairs. One of the islands granted by King Charles to the Earl of Carlisle, Col. Caverly was appointed Governor, and the commission was confirmed by Sir Thos. Warner, Lieut.-General of the Caribbees. After 14 months' quiet possession, one Brainsby, Deputy Governor, and his men were set upon by Zealanders, who pistolled Brainsby, hanged 11 of his men, and took forcible possession of the island, to the loss of the whole estate of the petitioner's husband. Prays that in the treaty with the States of Holland, her husband's reparation may be comprised in that due to the Commonwealth.
April 22. Order of the Council of State. Desiring Mr. Challoner to represent to Parliament the letter and inclosed papers from Sir George Ayscue from Barbadoes. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCIV., p. 625.]
April 23. 48. Order of Parliament. Letter from Sir Geo. Ayscue from Barbadoes of 26 Feb. 1652, with articles for the rendition of the island to the forces of Parliament, and the letters from Barbadoes, from Daniel Searle, of 18 Feb. 1652, and from Thos. Modyford, of 16 Feb. 1652, to be referred to the Council of State for their consideration.
April 23. Order of the Council of State. The 12 negroes and 4 horses, part of the prize taken at Barbadoes, and now in possession of [Daniel] Searle, to be bestowed upon him. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCIV., p. 627.]
April 24.
Watling Street.
49. Order of a General Court for the Somers Islands Company. Letter from the Deputy Governor and Council of the Somers Islands was read, and a Committee appointed to report upon the damage sustained by the Company by reason of the tobacco, the chief traffic of those islands, having been transported to Holland. The persons who exported the tobacco to be proceeded against to compel them to pay custom and excise. [See ante, p. 370, No. 39.]
April 29. 50. Minutes of Committee of the Somers Islands Company. To represent to the Council of State the prejudice to the Commonwealth in the loss of custom and excise to about 1,500l. through the tobacco of those islands having been freighted for Holland; that the Company may be permitted to send their shipping in due time, by which means they will be able to prevent the Dutch trading there; and that the Company may have liberty to seize any Holland ship within the islands.
April 29. Order of the Council of State. Referring the desire [of Edward Winslow] to have a patent for Kennebec river, in New England, sealed with the seal of the Council, to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, for their report upon what has been done in cases of the like nature. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCIV., p. 645.]
April 30. Similar Order. Referring the papers from the Company of Adventurers to the Somers Islands to the Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., p. 653.]