America and West Indies: March 1654

Pages 414-415

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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March 1654

[March 3.] Petition of Capt. Wm. Sumner to [the Lord Protector]. Prays consideration of a paper concerning the West Indies. Minute, "Referred to Committee of the Admiralty to report 19 April 1655, ordd. 16 Aug. 1655, and agreed." [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CL., No. 7.]
March 8. Order of the Council of State. Draft of letters to the inhabitants of Rhode Island and to the four Governments of New England are approved, and ordered to be offered to his Highness for his approbation; also letters to be written to the above, to proclaim his Highness Lord Protector, and issue all writs in his name. [Ibid., Vol. CIII., pp. 157–58.]
March 9. Similar Order. Draft of a letter for New England, reported by Lord Lisle, with some amendments, to be presented to his Highness. [Ibid., p. 160.]
March 16. Similar Order. Upon report upon petition of Fras. Lord Willoughby; recommending that letters patent be granted to the petitioner and his heirs of a tract of land in [South] America [Surinam], bounded on the east by the river of Marowyne, and on the west by the river Seramica, and extending in a right line so many miles to the southward as those rivers lie distant east and west from each other, to form a square. [Ibid., p. 169.]
March 31. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Samuel Mathews, on behalf of the inhabitants of Virginia, concerning the planting of English tobacco, to the "Committee for Treasuries," for their report. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIII., p. 200.]