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America and West Indies: November 1652

Pages 392-394

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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November 1652

Nov. 1. Similar Order. Desiring the Committee for Foreign Affairs to confer with Mr. Winslow, Mr. Joscelyn, and others of New England, concerning the furnishing from thence, commodities usually had from the East lands, for accommodating the shipping of this nation. [Ibid., p. 10.]
Nov. 3. Minute of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Letter to be drawn and presented to the Council to be sent to Capt. Luke Stokes, Governor of Nevis, concerning the land taken by him from Capt. Wm. Digby, under pretence of John Jennings' title to it. [Ibid., Vol. CLIX., p. 51.]
Nov. 5. Orders of the Council of State. For a licence to Edward Bushell, merchant, to transport 10 draught nags to Barbadoes; also for Giles Lytcott, merchant to transport, six draught nags thither. [Ibid., Vol. LXIII, p. 33.]
Nov. 6. Minute of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Petitions of Capt. Maurice Gardiner and Capt. Will. Sumner to be considered on the 10th, when Sir Geo. Ayscue is to attend. [Ibid., Vol. CLIX., p. 55.]
Nov. 6.
Maine.
70. Edward Godfrey, Governor of the province of Maine, in the name and by order of the General Court to [the Council of State?]. Through the proceedings of Sir Ferd. Gorges, they were forced to enter into a combination for government, as appears by their remonstrance and petition of Dec. 1651, since which time all acts of government have been in the name of the Keepers of the liberties of England. Requests an audience for Richard Leader, Agent of the province, with reference to the claims of Massachusetts to their government and the propriety of their land, which they have quietly possessed for 20 years.
Nov. 8. Minute of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Commissioners of the Navy to confer with Mr. Winslow and such other New England men as he shall think fit, together with some of the Eastland merchants, concerning Winslow's proposals for furnishing tar and masts for the use of the Commonwealth from New England, and to report their opinion upon the whole business. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CLIX., p. 56.]
Nov. 8. Order of the Council of State. For a licence to Armiger Warner to ship 50 draught nags to Barbadoes upon the usual terms. [Ibid., Vol. LXIII., p. 49.]
Nov. 9. Similar Order. For a warrant to permit Richard Greenleafe to export 50 dozen of shoes to Barbadoes, for the use of that plantation. Petitions of the wives of Captains Stagg and Dennis, both cast away in the John, in her voyage to Virginia, in the State's service, to be referred to Committee of the Admiralty for their report upon what may be done for relief of the petitioners. [Ibid., p. 50.]
Nov. 10. 71. Privileges granted to the town of Kittery, in the province of Maine, by the Commissioners appointed by the General Court of Massachusetts, for settling the government amongst them. [Copy.]
Nov. 10. 72. Another copy of the preceding, with instances in which some of the articles have been infringed.
Nov. 10. Minute of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Sir Geo. Ayscue to make a report of his voyage to the West Indies on 15th, and all papers concerning that business to be then brought in. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CLIX., p. 57.]
Nov. 12. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Mary Searle [wife of the Governor of Barbadoes] to the Committee for Foreign Affairs for their report. [Ibid., Vol., LXIII., p. 70.]
Nov. 15. Similar Orders. For a warrant to permit Benjamin Gosselin to transport to Barbadoes 30 draught nags for the use of that plantation. Mr. Challoner's report to the Council concerning Barbadoes, to be re-committed to the Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., pp. 79, 80.]
Nov. 17. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Upon petitions of Capts. Maurice Gardiner, and Wm. Sumner, desiring to be Governors of some of the Caribbee Islands; answer to be returned that at present there is no occasion for altering the Governors, but when any vacancy occurs, their desires shall be considered. On the 24th the whole business of Barbadoes to be taken into consideration, and more particularly the appointment of a "chief supervisor of all the Caribbee Islands." [Ibid., Vol. CLIX., p. 59.]
Nov. 19. Similar Minutes. Upon petition of the widow and heirs of Giles Silvester; letter to be written to the Governor of Barbadoes recommending their case, and ordering that they be not looked upon as Dutch but as English. [Colonel] Thos. Ellis's petition to be considered on the 22nd, when Sir Geo. Ayscue is to attend. [Ibid., p. 64.]
Nov. 22. Similar Minutes. Upon petition of Colonel Thos. Ellis; after the articles were granted for the rendition of Barbadoes, he was banished the island for a year by the Council and Assembly. Sir Geo. Ayscue states that Ellis was one of the persons appointed to treat with him and the Parliamentary Commissioners, and that he found him more ready for a pacification than any of the other negociators. The state of the business to be referred to the Council of State for further consideration. Letter to be written to those entrusted with the government of Virginia, upon petition of Owen Lloyd, to do him justice against those who have wronged him, so far as they are not protected by the articles of Virginia. Recommend to the Council of State that Mr. Holdip's commission for government of a plantation in America be revoked, one Major Rous, well affected to the Commonwealth, and "very knowing in those parts," being already "upon the place." Notice to be sent to Bristol, or if he be gone to Barbadoes, where he will touch. Mrs. Searle's petition to be considered on the 26th. Sir Geo. Ayscue and the Commissioners for reducing Barbadoes to attend at the same time. Letter to be written to the Governor of Barbadoes to do Lawrence Chambers effectual justice in the business mentioned in his petition. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CLIX., pp. 65, 68, 69, 71, 72.]
Nov. 29. Order of the Council of State. Referring the account from Newfoundland to the Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., Vol. LXIII, p. 126.]