America and West Indies: April 1655

Pages 423-424

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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April 1655

[April 25.] Petition of Richard Hincksman to [the Lord Protector]. Prays that his ship, the Rose, of London, may proceed to Barbadoes, with stranger mariners, as he is not able to get English. [Minute. Ibid., Vol. CL., No. 182.]
April 27. 43. Representation of the merchants and traders to Virginia to the Council of the Lord Protector. Many refractory and rebellious persons about Winchcomb, Cheltenham, and places adjacent, still continue their resolution of planting tobacco; others have destroyed their beds of tobacco plants, and many would willingly do so, but that their eyes are fixed upon the rebellious crew of Winchcomb, Cheltenham, &c. Pray that the execution of the Act and Ordnance may be referred to the Commissioners, formerly appointed to do therein as they think fit. Signed by Sam. Mathews, Wm. Allen, Rich. Lee, Robt. Lewellin, A. Stanford, and Robt. Gatford.
April 27. Petition of Capt. Robt. Ostler to his Highness' Council. For licence to export to Barbadoes, 20 horses, 7 tons of cheese, 20 barrels of butter, 500 dozen of shoes, and 100 dozen of boots, upon payment of the usual customs.
April 27. Orders of the Council of State. For a Licence to be granted to Capt. Robt. Ostler, to export to Barbadoes, for the use of that plantation, the commodities above mentioned, upon payment of customs. Concerning the representation of the merchants and traders to Virginia; copy of letter to the Justices of the Peace of several counties, for restraining the further planting of tobacco in England, to be sent to the Commissioners, empowered under the Act prohibiting the planting of tobacco in England, who are to proceed as to English tobacco in the manner therein directed. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., pp. 49, 51.]