America and West Indies: February 1656

Pages 436-437

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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February 1656

Feb. 5. 62. Report of Commissioners of the Admiralty. Upon a proposal of Thos. Fossan, to make saltpetre upon the islands in America, belonging to the Commonwealth. That letters should be written to the Governors of Barbadoes, St. Christopher's, and Antigua, desiring them to permit Fossan and his agents to dig for saltpetre in all caves and vacant places in those islands. Endorsed, "Referred 5 Feb. 1656."
Feb. 5. Names of the Committee to consider proposals for saltpetre in the American islands; Gen. Montagu, Lord Strickland, Lord Lisle, Earl of Mulgrave, Col. Jones, and Sir Chas. Wolseley, or any two. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXLV., p. 8.]
Feb. 8. 63. Petition of Martin Noell, of London, merchant, to the Lord Protector and Council. Has formerly sent horses to his plantation in Barbadoes, many of which were taken off when the English fleet was there, to his great prejudice. Prays for licence to transport 200 upon payment of the usual customs. Endorsed, "Ord. 8 Feb. 1656, 50 horses."
Feb. 8. Orders of the Council of State. For a warrant to Martin Noell to transport 50 horses to Barbadoes, upon paying customs; also for James de Senne, Master of the Bonaventure, of Dieppe, to trade with the English at Jamaica. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., pp. 526, 528.]
Feb. 11. 64. Report of the Committee appointed to take into consideration the trade and navigation of the Commonwealth. Upon petition of divers of the island of Barbadoes, concerning the customs hereafter to be paid upon commodities exported to Barbadoes. Endorsed, "R. 28 May. Referred 3 June 1656. Entred."
Feb. 13. Orders of the Council of State. Referring report concerning the accounts of Col. Crispin and others, employed by Generals Penn and Venables, to purchase provisions in New England for the forces at Jamaica, to Col. Jones, Mr. Strickland, Lord Lambert, Earl of Mulgrave, and Lord Fienes, for their report. Concerning petition of Walter Sikes and Robt. Street, who were employed in 1652 as Commissioners to Newfoundland for compensation for their services and disbursements. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., p. 538.]
Feb. 16. Similar Order. Upon petition of [Capt.] John Leverett, commander of the forts taken from the French in America; directing Commissioners of the Admiralty to audit his accounts, and report upon the state of the forts and upon the whole business. [Ibid., p. 547. On the 22nd this matter was referred to Sir William Roberts, Denis Bond, and John Stone. Ibid., p. 563.]
Feb. 29.
Warrant for Frederick Otsen, shipmaster of Horne in Holland, to transport himself to Barbadoes in any English ship, to get in some debts owing to him in that island. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 280.]
Feb. 29. Names of the Committee to consider the business touching the renewing of charters, with power to send for persons to advise with, &c.; Col. Sydenham, Maj. Gen. Disbrowe, Sir Charles Wolseley, Lord Vist. Lisle, and Maj. Gen. Skippon. [Ibid., Vol. CXLV., p. 11.]
Feb.? Petition of Luke Blaicklock to [the Lord Protector]. Prays leave to transport 30 horses to Barbadoes. [Minute. Ibid., Vol. CL., No. 584.]