British Committees, Commissions, and Councils of Trade and Plantations , 1622-1675 Part 20

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takeing the Oathes &c: here, bee delivered to the Earle of Arlington to bee by him p^{e}sented to his Ma^{ty}.

Two Addiconall Instru[~cc]ons for S^{r}. Jonathan Atkins, The one about the Com^{ns}. of Justices of the Peace, and the other about Marshall Law read & agreed.

A Copy of an Order of the Presid^{ts}. & Councill of Barbados, concerning the Provost Marshall's place, was brought in by my Lord Culpeper, who a.s.sured the Councill hee had re[~c]ed itt in a Letter from the Clerk of the Councill there, which letter hee had not now about him.

The considera[~c]on thereof adjourned till this Copy bee made appeare to this Councill to bee more authentique.

Upon Reading the Addiconall Instru[~cc]on to Sir Jonathan Atkins concerning the reenacting of Laws. The Councill entred into a debate about the best way for his Ma^{ty} to confirme the Laws made by the Planta[~c]ons, which being often tymes ill worded by the a.s.sembly there, and some tymes faulty in some part though the maine deserves to bee established. Which being found to bee a matter of great moment, The farther debate thereof was adjourned till another opportunity, when the Earle of Shaftesbury should bee present." (_Shaftesbury Papers_, Div. X, 8 (9); _Cal._, -- 1221. These minutes are the only complete record that we have of the proceedings at council meetings. They show how much has been lost in the disappearance of the original journal.)



_March 6._

Letter from Lord Willoughby read. (_Cal._, -- 966.)

Pet.i.tion of William Helyar regarding woodland purchased by him in Jamaica. (_Cal._, -- 1236.)

_March 8._

Report of the Council upon the pet.i.tion of Edwin Steed. (_Cal._, -- 1238.)

_March 17._

Mr. Gorges paper regarding the sugar plantations. (_Cal._, -- 1244.)

_March 23._

Sends Helyar's pet.i.tion to Gov. Lynch and wishes reply. (_Cal._, -- 1250.)

Draft Commission for the Earl of Carlisle, appointed governor of Jamaica. (_Cal._, ---- 1251, 1252. Cf. -- 1253.)

Similar draft for Col. Morgan, deputy governor of Jamaica. (_Cal._, -- 1254.)

_April 3._

Pet.i.tion from Representatives of Leeward Is. for convoys, etc.

(_Cal._, -- 1257.)

_April 13._

New England: pet.i.tion of Earl of Sterling, Gorges, and Mason read.

(_Journal_; _Cal._, -- 1247.)

_May 8_ (committee).

Letter from Gov. Stapleton read. (_Cal._, ---- 1201-1203, 1327.)

_July 3._

Pet.i.tion of Edmund Cooke, merchant, regarding the barbarous treatment received from the Spaniards. (_Cal._, -- 1320.)

_July 17._

Similar pet.i.tion from other merchants. (_Cal._, -- 1327.)

_September 15._

"To Council, about fetching away the English left at Surinam, etc., since our reconciliation with Holland." (Evelyn's _Diary_, II, p. 99.)

_September 22._

Regarding Surinam question--fetching the English away, etc. (_Cal._, -- 1354.)

_September 24._

Report on this question to the King. (_Cal._, -- 1355.)

_October 6_ (Committee).

Letter from Gov. Lynch in answer to Col. Helyar's pet.i.tion read.

(_Cal._, -- 1301.)

_October 13._

Letter from Gov. Stapleton on the wrongs suffered from the French in the Leeward Is. (_Cal._, -- 1333.)

_October 15._

Proposal read of F. Gorges, agent of Gov. Stapleton, regarding the action of the French. (_Cal._, -- 1360.)

_October 16._

St. Christopher and Sir William Lockhart's letter. (_Cal._, -- 1365, I.) Lockhart was "Resident with the French King."

_October 27._

Discussion of the Surinam situation. (_Journal._)

_October 30._

Continuation of the same. (_Journal._)

_November 17._

Continuation of the same. (_Journal._)

"To Council, on the business of Surinam, where the Dutch had detained some English in prison, ever since the first war, 1665." (Evelyn's _Diary_, II, 100.)

_November 20._

About Negroes; probably regarding a clause in Lord Vaughan's commission.

(_Journal_; _Cal._, ---- 1386, 1392.)

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