America and West Indies: October 1661

Pages 57-58

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 5, 1661-1668. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1880.

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October 1661

Oct. 8. 176. Orders of the Governor and Council of Jamaica. Whereas there is no convenient place for preserving his Majesty's powder, and that no treasury of his Majesty is visible in this island, ordered that Commissary Povey sell so much as will defray the charge of preserving the remainder. That the execution recovered by Wm. Stayno against Capt. John Harrington be paid to Capt. Langford. That the several ministers bring in their fees for marriages, burials, christenings, churchings, &c. to the Governor and Council, before the collector pays them anything from the assessments. That Commissary Rich. Povey give to Coll. Barry 1,000 lbs. biscuit, to be repaid in Cassadoe bread. That the Council meet the 15th day of each month at Point Cagua, and if on Sunday, the day following. 2 pp. [Col. Entry Bk., No. 34, pp. 32-34.]
Oct. 19.
177. Memorial of the Dutch Ambassadors to the King. Take the liberty, by express order from their masters, to remind his Majesty that in his letter of 14th Aug. last he absolutely disclaims the proceedings of Capt. Holmes, commander of some of his Majesty's ships upon the coast of Africa, which he promises to inform himself of particularly, and order that nothing follow to the prejudice of the Netherlands West India Company. The States General being informed that said Holmes is in England, have commanded said Ambassadors to pray his Majesty to cause him to give account of what he has enterprized against the States' subjects, hindering that freedom of trade on the coasts of Africa which they have long enjoyed, and seizing the fort of St. Andrew, which the Dutch held by good title ; that said fort may be restored to said company and the damage repaired ; and that henceforth his Majesty's subjects may more regularly observe the law of nations, and that his Majesty's allies may continue their trade in the River Gambia and at Cape Verd without hindrance. Signed by L. de Nassau, V. Hoorn, H. Vangogh. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XV., No. 86.