Addenda: March 1681

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 11, 1681-1685. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1898.

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March 1681

March 4. 2070. Copy of the patent granted to William Penn. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXXVI., pp. 1–21.]
(March 26.) 2071. Minutes of the Assembly of Nevis. Seven members present. Proposed by the Assembly to the Governor and Council that the Act for preventing the barbarism of negroes be made void. Ordered by the Governor in Council that a clause of the Act be made void; consented to by the Assembly, and Act for repealing the clause passed (this repealing Act is dated 26th March 1681). Proposed by the Assembly that the additional duty upon wines be limited. Ordered by the Governor and Council that it be continued six months longer. Consented to by Assembly. Act for continuance thereof.
March 26. Agreed, that a donation of 100,000 lbs. of sugar be made to Sir W. Stapleton, Bart., in consideration of the great charge he is at; also that a levy be raised to pay the present debts of the country amounting to 145,000 lbs. of sugar. Ordered, that a list of all dutiable negroes be made in order to this levy. Read, the Royal Instructions to Sir W. Stapleton, wherein was announced the commutation of the four-and-a-half per cent. duty. Ordered, that the King's letter be entered in the Register. Copy of the Instructions aforesaid. [Col. Papers, Vol. XLV., No. 78.]