America and West Indies: November 1655

Pages 432-433

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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November 1655

Nov. 1. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Charles de St. Etienne Lord Delatour to the Earl of Mulgrave, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Lord Lambert, and Lord Fienes for their report. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., p. 359.]
Nov. 2. Similar Order. For payment of two bills of exchange for provisions delivered at Boston, in New England, for supply of the fleet and army in Jamaica. [Ibid., pp. 364–65.]
Nov. 6. 53. Petition of Jonathan Keate and partners to the Council of State. Having very great occasions for horses in Barbadoes for themselves and others, pray for a licence to transport 40 upon payment of the usual customs. Endorsed, "Ord. 11 Dec. 1655."
Nov. 9. 54. Petition of Merchants Adventurers to Barbadoes, to the Council of State. Can procure but 800 firelocks for the 2,000 old musket barrels formerly granted out of the Tower stores for the use of Barbadoes. Pray that they may pass custom free as was intended by a former order. Signed by Jo. Andrews, Fras. Williams, Rich. Batson, John Frere, John Andrews, and Robt. Knightley. Endorsed, "Ord. 9 Nov. 1655."
Nov. 9. Orders of the Council of State. For a warrant to Col. Robt. Hooper and Capt. Tobias Frere to ship the 800 firelocks, custom free, to Barbadoes. Martin Noell to be authorized to pay for the 2,000 Bibles sent to the soldiers in the West Indies, and to put them to the account of the rest of the provisions for Jamaica. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., pp. 371–72.]
Nov. 9. The warrant above mentioned. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 244.]
Nov. 13.
Warrant for letters of reprisal to Peter Butler, David Selleck, and William Alford, their ship, the Mayflower, of New England, of 24 tons burden, with her lading, having been seized at St. Domingo, in Hispaniola. [Ibid., pp. 247–48.]
Nov. 13. Similar warrant for Nathaniel Hawes and Geo. Payne, their ship, the Elizabeth, with goods to the value of 12,000l., having been taken by the Spanish fleet in 1637, in her way to Virginia. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXXXIII., pp. 248–49.]
Nov. 15. Order of the Council of State. For payment of several bills of exchange, amounting to 779l. 12s. 9d., for provisions for the use of the English at Jamaica. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., p. 380.]
Nov. 16. Similar Order. Upon report of petition on behalf of Col. Richard Lee, of Virginia, concerning the seizure of a trunk of plate belonging to him; directing, as it was intended for his own use in Virginia, and he having brought the greater part from thence about a year and a half ago, that it be restored. [Ibid., p. 384.]
Nov. 30. Similar Order. To deliver to Mr. Vavasour six of the prisoners upon the late insurrection, to be by him transported to Jamaica, or any other of the English plantations, upon giving security that they shall not return without special licence from General Disbrowe. [Ibid., p. 405.]