America and West Indies: Addenda 1631

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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 1631

March 14.
153. Warrant to the Lord Treasurer. To pay to Sir John Harvey 500l. for transportation, and 1,000l. per annum for entertainment out of the customs and duties of tobacco and other goods imported from Virginia. [Docquet, Dom. Charles I.]
June 22.
154. Letters Patent to the Governor and Company of Providence Island, Henrietta, and adjacent Islands. Recites the Letters Patent of 4th December 1630 (see 1st Vol. of Calendar, p. 123); and whereas some doubts have been made whether upon exact computation of latitude one of the Islands taken under them, be really included therein or not, his Majesty, on petition of said Governor and Company, by these presents, takes into his possession all islands situate between 6° and 24° N. Lat. and 210° and 310° Long., not being in the actual possession of any other Christian Prince, or of any of his Majesty's subjects by any former Grant, and grants them to the said Governor and Company, with the same powers, privileges, &c., as are contained in the before recited Letters Patent. 5 Membs. [Patent Roll, 7 Chas. I., pt. 14, No. 3.]
June 27. 155. The King's Commission to Edward Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, Henry Earl of Danby, Dudley Earl of Dorchester, and Sir John Coke, Secretaries of State, Sir John Danvers, Sir Robert Killigrewe, Vice-chamberlain to the Queen, Sir Thos. Roe, Sir Robert Heath, Attorney General, Sir Heneage Finch, Recorder of London, Sir Dudley Digges, Sir John Wolstenholme, Sir Francis Wyatt, Sir John Brooke, Sir Kenelme Digbye, Sir John Zouch, John Bankes, Thomas Gibbs, Samuel Rott, [Wrote], George Sand, John Wolstenholme, Nicholas Farrer, Gabriel Barbor, and John Farrar, appointing them Commissioners to consider how the estate of the Colony of Virginia has been, what commodities have been raised there, how the estate thereof standeth at present, what commodities may be raised there which may be more profitable to said Colony, and by what means said Colony may be better advanced and settled in future times; and to present to his Majesty their proceedings from time to time, with propositions for settling said Plantation, and encouraging Planters and Adventurers. This Commission to continue in force notwithstanding the same be not from time to time continued by adjournment. 1 Memb. [Patent Roll, 7 Cur. I., pt. 20, No. 50.] Printed in Rymer, see Syllabus, p. 882.
Aug. 4.
Shaftesbury Papers.
156. Grant to Sir Robert Heath, Attorney General of the Province of Carolina. This grant is an exemplitication or recitation of the former Letters Patent granted to Sir Robert Heath on 30 Oct. 1629 (see ante No. 151) at his own request. Certified copy by Robt. Rich and Jo. Mychall. [Shaftesbury Papers, Section IX., No. 1.]