America and West Indies: September 1652

Pages 388-390

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 1652

Sept. 2. Orders of the Council of State. For a licence to Jasper Maynard, master of the Francis and Joyce, bound to Barbadoes, to keep 26 mariners free from imprest; also for a warrant to permit him to export to that island 500 dozen of shoes and 100 dozen of boots. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. LX., p. 46.]
Sept. 3. Order of the Council of State. Geo. Raymond, master of the Hopewell, bound to Virginia, to have licence to keep 16 men free from imprest. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. LX., p. 49.
Sept. 8. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. To report to the Council of State that a letter be written to the Governor of Barbadoes to take notice of the good affection manifested by Roger Walton, Provost Marshal, to the Commonwealth, who on account of the differences in the island was driven from thence; to confirm him in his former employment, or some other as good. Petition of Maurice Gardiner, of London, merchant, to be considered on Monday next. [See p. 385, No. 60, Inclosure IV. Ibid., Vol. CLIX., p. 26.
Sept. 13. Minutes as above. Upon petition of Capt. Wm. Digby [see p. 385, No. 60, Inclosure VI.], Maurice Gardiner's petition to be considered on Friday next, when the answer of Jennings to Digby's petition is to be brought in, and Mr. Thurloe is to draw up the state of that business and present it to the Committee; he is also to speak with [Edward] Winslow, concerning the petition of Wm. Dyre, and report thereon. Any of the Committee with Mr. Thurloe to look over and report upon letters and papers from Barbadoes referred from the Council of State. [Ibid., p. 29.]
Sept. 16. Order of the Council of State. For a warrant to permit Capt. Geo. Pasfield to transport [sic] draught nags to Barbadoes. [Ibid., Vol. LXI., p. 3.]
Sept. 21. Similar Order. For a licence to the Company of Adventurers to the Somers Islands to send a ship thither, provided she go in consort with the ships bound to Barbadoes. [Ibid., p. 19.]
Sept. 25. 67. Petition of the Adventurers for Guinea to the Council of State. Have received advice that the Dutch, about three weeks past, set out two men of war, of 24 guns, each manned with 100 men, to take, sink, and burn all English shipping there. Have adventured upon that coast about 70,000l. for discovery and trade. Because of the differences between Holland and England they pray that a frigate may be appointed, with two ships which the adventurers will set forth with letters of marque, to scour the coast of Guinea, and preserve that trade against all enemies. Endorsed, "Desire of the petitioners, that a frigate may be sent to Guinea, granted."
Sept. 27. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Mr. Thurloe to speak with Edward Gibbons and John Cutting concerning the taking of their ship by the Virginia fleet. John Jennings and Capt. Digby to be expressly required to attend on Wednesday next. when Digby's petition will be considered [see p. 384, No. 60]. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CLIX., p. 35.]
Sept. 27. Order of the Council of State. For warrants for protection of 34 men and a boy, upon the Two Brothers, of London, and for 18 men and a boy upon the Sarah Bonadventure, both bound to Virginia. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. LXI., p. 43.]
Sept. 28. Order of the Council of State. Letter to be written to the Governor of Barbadoes recommending the petition of Ralph Akehurst. [Ibid., p. 48.]
Sept. 29. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Upon petition of Capt. Digby [see p. 384, No. 60], Jennings having been several times summoned, and his written paper in no ways answering what was required, and having declared that he would not attend unless fetched by a messenger, the Council of State are recommended to give such order as may expedite the business, Digby having long attended upon the matter complained of in the petition. [Ibid., Vol. CLIX., p. 38.]
Sept. 29. Order of the Council of State. The business concerning Rhode Island to be referred to the consideration of the Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., Vol. LXI., p. 52.]
Sept. 30. Similar Order. Petition of John Evans, merchant, of Newhaven in New England, concerning his losses sustained by the Portuguese, to be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., p. 54.]