America and West Indies: August 1655

Pages 427-428

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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August 1655

Aug. 1. Order of the Council of State. Upon petition of the planters and merchants trading to Barbadoes. Directing that 2,000 old muskets from the Tower be bestowed upon the petitioners for supply of the Island, and that licence be given to them to export at their own charge, without paying customs, 1,500 saddles with furniture, 1,500 cases of pistols, and a specified quantity of arms and ammunition. [Ibid., p. 214.]
Aug. 3. Similar Order. John Clarke, physician of Rhode Island in America, having composed and very closely compacted a new concordance to the Holy Scriptures of Truth, which, in regard of its plainness and fullness, and yet smallness of volume and price, may prove singularly conducive to the help of those who desire to try all things in these trying times by that touchstone of truth, Henry Hill is licensed to print and publish the same, to the exclusion of all others; and the Company of Stationers are required to enter this order in their register. [Ibid., p. 219.]
Aug. 9. Similar Order. Mariana, wife of Lieut.-Col. Bland, employed in the West Indies Expedition, to be permitted to take up two vessels of sugar sent by her husband from Barbadoes, without paying custom or excise. [Ibid., p. 228.]
Aug. 14. Similar Order. For a licence to Martin Noell to transport to Barbadoes all prisoners lately committed to the Marshalsea, who were taken in the Brest man-of-war. [Ibid., p. 233.]
Aug. 16. Similar Order. Concerning Armiger Warner's contract with Jeffreys [see ante, 29 June, p. 426], for report why the differences were not brought to an amicable end; also concerning petitions of Nath. Hawes and Geo. Payne about the Elizabeth, surprised by the King of Spain in the West Indies, in her way to Virginia in 1637; and of John Glover, merchant, on behalf of Lord Poyney, [?Poincy] Governor of the French plantation in St. Christopher's, about ginger and tobacco belonging to him seized by English vessels. [Ibid., p. 238.]
Aug. 17. 48. Petition of Col. James Draxe, Jonathan Andrews, Capt. Tobias Frere, Thos. Frere, Robt. Hooper, and Thos. Trott, on behalf of the island of Barbadoes, to the Council of State. By order of the Lord Protector 200 cases of pistols, 372 carbines, and 600 swords were delivered out of the Tower for the public use of Barbadoes. Prays that they may be exported custom free. Endorsed, "Read 17th Aug. 1655. Ord."
Aug. 17. Order of the Council of State. For a licence for the petitioners to export to Barbadoes the arms particularised in the preceding petition. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., p. 243.]
Aug. 29. 49. Petition of Thos. Maundy, merchant, trading to Barbadoes, to the Council of State. Has a son-in-law in Barbadoes, who advises him that horses and shoes may at present turn to good account in those parts. Prays for a warrant to ship 40 horses, 600 dozen of shoes, and 20 cases of pistols for Barbadoes. Annexed,
49. I. Report of Commissioners of the Admiralty upon preceding petition; that the desire of the petitioners should be granted. 1655, Sept. 8. Endorsed, "Rd 12 Sept. Ord: 26 Oct. 1655."
Aug. 29. Order. Referring preceding petition to Commissioners of the Admiralty. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., p. 256.]