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America and West Indies: January 1653

Pages 396-398

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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January 1653

Jan. 3. Order of the Council of State. Referring the consideration of the settling of the government of Virginia to the Committee for Foreign Affairs for their report. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCVI., p. 180.]
Jan. 5. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Lord Bradshaw, Sir Arth. Hesilrig, Mr. Bond, Mr. Strickland, and Col. Walton, or any two of them. to be a sub-committee to consider and report upon petition of Sir David Kirke. [Ibid., Vol. CLX., p. 31.]
Jan. 5. Orders of the Council of State. Petition of divers merchants trading to Barbadoes to be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, who are also directed to prepare instructions for Daniel Searle, now Governor of Barbadoes, to be continued in that charge three years longer. [Ibid., Vol. XCVI., p. 194.]
Jan. 6. Similar Order. For a warrant to the Commissioners of Dutch prizes, for delivery of two Dutch prizes, "without putting them to sale by the candle," to Henry Roach, John Wright, and William Wood, who have undertaken to fit them and fetch masts and tar from New England. [Ibid., p. 203.]
Jan. 6. The warrant above mentioned. [Ibid., p. 205.]
Jan. 7. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Copy of petition of merchants trading to Barbadoes to be sent to Dr. Walker for his opinion whether, in the present state of affairs with France, it may be proper to make any demand of the Envoy, as the petitioners desire. [Ibid., Vol. CLX., p. 32.]
Jan. 10. Minutes as above. The Barbadoes business to be considered on the 14th, and Mr. Bayes ordered to attend at the same time, and the papers to be looked up. The business of Virginia to be considered on the 19th, when Col. Mathews is to attend. [Ibid., p. 38.]
Jan. 12. Minutes as above. Debate concerning the furnishing of masts and tar from New England for the use of the Commonwealth to be resumed on the 17th; the Committee then to meet purposely for that business. [There is no entry of 17 January. Ibid., p. 41.]
Jan. 14. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. The business of Barbadoes to be considered on the 19th. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk. Vol. CLX., p. 45.]
Jan. 19. 1. Petition of the Guinea Company to the Council of State. Have seen the Order of 28 Dec. last, but conceive that a French or Dutch ship going to Guinea at this time would be dangerous to the Company. Pray that no such licence may be granted. Annexed,
1. I. Reasons why the Guinea Company cannot concur in the request of Capt. Jas. Gobert for a protection to be granted to the St. John, of Dieppe, for the coast of Guinea.
1. II. Order of the Council of State. The above petition and reasons to be referred to the Committee for Foreign. Affairs, to hear both parties and report thereon. 1653, Jan. 19.
Jan. 19. Another copy of the previous Order. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCVI., p. 269.]
Jan. 19. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Petition of Col. Mathews on behalf of the plantation of Virginia, to be presented to the Council of State, with the opinion of the Committee that as the several letters and papers addressed to the Council concerning Virginia were reported to Parliament, and thence referred to the Committee of the Navy, where they are now depending, the settling of the Government cannot speedily be proceeded in; in the interim a letter should be sent to the present Governor, to let him know that the business is under consideration, with duplicate of the commission and instructions given to the persons sent for reducing Virginia, and cast away upon that coast in the John, they having no authority to show for their proceedings. [Ibid., Vol. CLX., p. 46.]
Jan. 20. Order of the Council of State. Petition of Oliver Williams for leave to send some muskets to Barbadoes, to be referred to Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., Vol. XCVI., p. 273.]
Jan. 21. Similar Order. Upon petition of Wm. Underwood, Sheriff of London, Alexander Bence, John Greensmith, Thos. and Wm. Allen, John Owen, John Harris, John Jeffries, Thos. Potter, and other proprietors of the William and John, the John and Katherine, the Planter, Honor, Hopeful adventure, Golden Lyon, Charles, Anthony, and Margaret; granting letters of marque to them and the Seven Sisters, and the James, about to sail for Virginia, and licence to carry not more than 1,000 dozen pair of shoes, upon giving security. [Ibid, p. 280.]
Jan. 24. Two warrants for the ships above named to carry 1,000 dozen pairs of shoes, for the use of the plantation of Virginia. [Ibid., p. 287.]
Jan. 24. Warrant for commissions for private men-of-war to the ships above mentioned, carrying 225 guns, their united burden 3,300 tons. [Ibid., p. 287.]
Jan. 24. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. The Barbadoes business to be taken into consideration on the 26th, Capt. Bayes to attend at the same time; petition of Oliver Williams to be also considered on that day. [On 26th, the Barbadoes business was deferred to 2 Feb. INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol., CLX., pp. 51, 53.]
Jan. 26. Order of the Council of State. Referring a letter from the Governor of Barbadoes, dated 30 Nov. last, to Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., Vol. XCVI., p. 297.]
Jan. 27. Similar Order. Referring the information given to the Council of State concerning Col. Searle, Governor of Barbadoes, to Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., p. 303.]
Jan. 28. Similar Order. Referring petition of Edward Winslow to the consideration of Committee for Foreign Affairs. [Ibid., p. 309.]
Jan. 28. Minutes of a Committee for Foreign Affairs. Colonel Downes to be acquainted, that what was informed concerning the Governor of Barbadoes has been referred to them from the Council of State; but none of that information being before the Committee, he is desired to put the same in writing, and send it to them. Petition of [Maj.-Gen.] Gibbons to be considered on the 2nd Feb. [Ibid., Vol. CLX., p. 59.]