America and West Indies: March 1656

Pages 437-438

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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March 1656

March 7. Orders of the Council of State. For a warrant for the passage of a quantity of powder, not exceeding five barrels, to Rhode Island without any stoppage at the [Massachusetts] Bay. Concerning the accounts of the Commissioners for the purchase in New England of provisions for the fleet and army at Jamaica. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., pp. 585–86.]
March 7.
The warrant above mentioned. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 283.]
March 13. Order of the Council of State. For a previous order of 13 Feb. to be discharged, concerning compensation for the services of Robert Street, Commissioner in Newfoundland in 1652, and the payment to him of 72l. 10s. in full satisfaction of his demands and salary. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., pp. 599–600.]
March 19. Similar Order. Referring petition of Fras. Water for the John Baptista, John Betts, master, to go to Barbadoes, to Commissioners of the Admiralty, to give licence if they think fit. [Ibid., p. 608.]
March 25. 65. Petition of divers inhabitants of, and others, merchants and traders to New England, to the Council of State. For payment of bills of exchange drawn upon Richard Hutchinson, Treasurer of the Navy, for provisions bought in New England for supply of the fleet and army at Jamaica, by those employed there. Signed by John Hardy, John Severne, Eliz. Ingram, Benoni Honywood, and 21 others. Endorsed, "Rd. 25 March. Ord. 26."
March 26. Orders of the Council of State. For payment of 7,117l 9s. 4d. for provisions for the fleet and forces at Jamaica; also for a warrant to pay to Francis Hodges, Treasurer for the business of Jamaica, 3,000l. on account of the pay of the wives and assigns of the officers and soldiers in that island. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., pp. 4–6. There are numerous entries in this volume on this subject. See lists at end of the years 1656, pp. 454–55, 1657, p. 462, and 1658, p. 472.]
March 27. Similar Order. A duty having been paid on tobacco imported from the Somers Islands from the beginning of that plantation, for providing ammunition and maintaining forts, ministers, and civil and military officers there, until very lately, some persons have withdrawn it; the members of the Company and all persons trading to those islands are ordered to pay the usual yearly duty not exceeding one penny per pound, on all tobacco imported from thence. [Ibid., p. 11.]