America and West Indies: October 1654

Pages 418-419

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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October 1654

[Oct. 5.] 28. Petition of Jas. Le Bas, of Dieppe, late master of the Elizabeth, to the Lord Protector. Returning from the French plantations and Barbadoes laden with tobacco, his vessel was met by the Dragon frigate, and taken to Weymouth. About three years past, upon his return from the Cape of Good Hope, he was taken by ships of the Commonwealth, and so lost all. Prays, as he is of the Protestant religion, that his vessel and lading may be granted to him free, or that he may have them on a reasonable valuation. Endorsed, "Ordd 5 October 1654."
Oct.? 29. Petition of Jas. Le Bas to the Council of State. Very lately he presented a petition to the Lord Protector, which their Lordships ordered should be recommended to his Highness. Pray that the Commissioners for prize goods may be directed not to proceed to the sale until further order. Endorsed, "James Le Bas, 2nd pet."
Oct. 17. 30. Petition of John White, merchant, to the Council of State. Resident at Amsterdam, he has goods to transport to Virginia and the places adjacent. Prays for a pass for the Peace, of Amsterdam, John Oxford, master, to go to Virginia with her lading and return to Amsterdam.
Oct. 19. Order of the Council of State. English, Scotch, or Irish pirates, prisoners in Dorchester gaol, to be forthwith sent to Barbadoes, Bermudas, or some other of the English plantations in America. List of names of the French or other strangers, prisoners, to be returned to the Council. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIII., p. 586.]