America and West Indies: July 1655

Pages 426-427

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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July 1655

July 4. Similar Order. Upon a paper from Lord Bourdeaux, the French Ambassador, setting forth that Mons. de Poincy, passing in an English vessel towards the island of St. Christopher, with four score Frenchmen, was brought by two English frigates to Plymouth, where he is detained and his goods pillaged; referring it to the Sub-Commissioners for prize goods for their report, and directing that in the meantime no further prejudice be done. See ante, p. 414, No. 17. [Ibid., p. 160.]
July 17. Similar Orders. Several sums of money collected in pursuance of an Act of Parliament for promoting and propagating the Gospel in New England, remaining in the hands of the collectors, the President and Society are directed to take the most effectual means for getting in the sums so collected, and to certify the reason of the delay. The Society is also required to make a return of all the money collected, how it has been disposed of, and how the growing revenues are employed. [Ibid., p. 185.]
July 19. Similar Orders. Bond of Major Sedgwick for the seizure in New England of the John Baptist, a Dutch ship, sold for the benefit of the State, to be delivered up to him. Divers Frenchmen, bound to St. Christopher's, having been taken by an English vessel and brought prisoners to Plymouth, the whole matter is referred to the Admiralty. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., pp. 188–89.]