Addenda: June 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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June 1681

June 11. 2074. Minutes of Assembly of Nevis. Six members present. An Act empowering owners of cattle seized for debt to apply for a warrant of appraisement (see preceding abstract). Rejected by the Council. Mr. Belchamber records his dissent against any proceedings at this meeting, the Speaker and half the members being absent. Petition of Richard Carey &Co., farmers of the duty on liquors to be acquitted of the said farm. Put to the vote that they be acquitted, and motion lost by five to two. [Col. Papers, Vol. XLV., No. 78.]
June 14. 2075. Minutes of Assembly of Nevis. Seven members present Mr. James Walker chosen Speaker for the present meeting. Proposed by the Governor that the order for raising 100l. or 1,600 lbs. sugar, in each parish for each minister be turned into an Act; and that 2,000 lbs. sugar be provided for a clerk to keep a register in each parish. Petition of Richard Cary &Co. to be acquitted of the farm of duty on liquors again submitted (see ante No. 2073), and again rejected. Proposed by the Governor, and agreed to by Council and Assembly, that the farmers have the benefit of the additional impost on liquors from this day to the expiration of their farm. [Col. Papers, Vol. XLV., No. 78.]