Addenda: March 1692

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 17, 1699 and Addenda 1621-1698. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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March 1692

March 2.
1,289. Order of the King. Referring the petition of Thomas Lane and others to the Attorney and Solicitor General for report. Signed, Sydney.
Petition of Thomas Lane and others. We have discovered mines, established fisheries and opened trade with the Indians in America, and have determined to supply your navy with masts and yards, and to establish the cultivation of cotton. We also learn that some of our lands will produce grapes that will furnish more generous wines than the Madeiras. We also design to produce tar, hemp and pitch, if we can procure your charter of incorporation, without which we dare not adventure the cost. [Board of Trade. Trade Papers, 13. pp. 103–105.]