America and West Indies: Addenda 1653

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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 1653

March 10.
202. Council of State to our loving friends the Governors and Commissioners of the United Colonies, New England. The Parliament having committed to us the especial care of the Plantations, and having considered the occasion the Commonwealth has for tar, masts, deals, and other materials, and how they may be supplied from New England if the discouragements upon those commodities are removed, conceive ourselves obliged to do what we can to take away all obstructions and give all due encouragement by promoting and augmenting the manufacture there, so as not only to render the supplies more certain and less dependent upon other countries, but also to increase the trade and welfare of that plantation, and as we have appointed a ship to be fitted out and sent to New England for 10,000 barrels of tar, as also other commodities, we desire you will use all possible means to provide them. Signed by Salisbury, President. Annexed,
202. i. Account of the sale of goods, amounting to 1,681l. 4s. 2d., received from aboard the King David. Signed by Thos. Clarke and Thos. Lake. Boston, New England, 1653, Oct. 29.
202. ii. Another account of money received for masts, tar, and other commodities shipped for England, amounting to 1,368l. 16s. 1d. Signed by Clarke and Lake. Eight passengers to England by the King David paid 5l. each, viz., Mrs. Susanna Evans and two others, Jacob Mygate and Step. Heman, G. Horden, Mrs. Jorden, and Sam. Whytfield. Boston, 1653, Nov. 7.
202. iii. Invoice of goods, consisting of hose, serges, cloth, rugs, blankets, bolsters, stuffs, iron ware, &c., sent to New England for the account of the Commonwealth aboard the Augustine, Capt. Robt. Fenn, to be disposed of by Maj. Sedgwick and Lieut. Leverett, to procure masts. 1654, Feb. 11.
202. iv. Account of disbursement on the King David in New England and at her return at London. 1654, Mar. 6. Together, 25 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 32, Nos. 6, 6, I.–IV.]
Oct. 6. 203. Order of the Council of State. That Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Strickland, and Charles Wolseley and Col. Jones, or any two of them, be appointed a Committee to consider of that part of the letter written from Mr. Hooke [Rev. William Hooke of New Haven] which relates to the practise of the Dutch with the natives in New England, and to speak with Mr. Winslow concerning that business, and upon consideration had of the state of the whole matter, to report to the Council what they judge fit to be done thereupon. [Dom. Interregnum, I. 71, p. 50.]