America and West Indies: Addenda 1672

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 9, 1675-1676 and Addenda 1574-1674. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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Addenda 1672

Feb. 5.
394. The King to the Governor of Barbadoes. That John Miller, by petition, informs his Majesty that Thos. Aplethwaite, of Barbadoes, is indebted to petitioner in a considerable sum of money for which he mortgaged his plantation many years past, yet hath taken no care to satisfy said debt, but retains all or most of the lawyers of that island, so that petitioner is unable to prosecute his right. Desires that all our subjects shall have free and equal justice everywhere, recommends said John Miller to him, to cause sufficient counsel and attorneys to be assigned to him, to plead his cause, and that he suffer no unjust obstruction or sinister practises to be used against petitioner by said Aplethwaite. Countersigned by Sec. Sir John Trevor. 1 p. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. 110, p. 36.]
April 10.
395. The King to Sir Wm. Berkeley, Governor of Virginia Thomas Ludwell, Secretary of Virginia, having made suit to come to England "to follow certain affairs which require his presence here," it is the King's will and pleasure that the Governor give license to said Thos. Ludwell to repair to England with permission to execute his place of Secretary by a substitute, and reserving until his return said place of Secretary, as all salaries and perquisites thereunto belonging. Countersigned by Sec. Sir John Trevor. 1 p. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. 110, pp. 39, 40.]
July 10.
396. The King to William Lord Willoughby, Governor of Barbadoes. Sir John Maynard, our Serjeant-at-law, having presented a petition against one William White, copy of which is sent, the Governor is required to have the controversy thoroughly examined, and report the matter of fact to the King, that thereupon a final judgment may be given upon Sir John Maynard's appeal. If said White desires to attend us in Council within three months, and give good security for his appearance in order to the hearing of the whole matter in difference, so his Majesty may determine according to justice, and the intestate's estate be secured, then said White to be allowed such liberty. Countersigned by Henry Coventry. 2 pp. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. 110, pp. 41, 42.]
Sept. 23.
397. The King to William Stapleton, Governor of the Leeward Islands. Complaint having been made to us by the King of Denmark that certain orders were given by the late Governor, Sir Chas. Wheeler, prejudicial to that King's right and jurisdiction on the Island of St. Thomas, his Majesty has thought fit to disavow Sir Chas. Wheeler's proceedings, "having given evidence of our dislike of his conduct in that and other things, by recalling him from that government." Commands Gov. Stapleton to forbear and forbid the doing of anything that may give just cause of unkindness between the King of Denmark and his Majesty, but that he exercise all acts of friendships to the inhabitants of St. Thomas, and all that King's subjects in the West Indies. Countersigned by Sec. Henry Coventry. 2 pp. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. 110, pp. 43, 44.]
Dec. 9. 398. The King to Capt. John Berry, Governor of New Jersey, and to his Council. Having been informed that some turbulent and disaffected persons inhabiting New Jersey, which his Majesty has granted to John Lord Berkeley, of Stratton, and Sir Geo. Carteret, as absolute Proprietors, to their great prejudice and disturbance and hindrance of the plantation, commands him to strictly charge all persons to yield obedience to the laws and government there established by said Lord Proprietors. Shall expect a ready compliance with this our will and pleasure upon pain of incurring our high displeasure, and being proceeded against with due severity according to law. 1 p. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. 110, p. 45.]