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Page 12. The Copie of a Letter signed by the King's Maiestie, October 29, 1663. CHARLES REX Trusty & welbeloved. Wee greet you well. Whereas wee have made a Grant of the Province of Carolina to our Right Trusty and Right welbeloved Cousin & Counsellor Edward Earle of Clarendon, Our High Chancellor of England, Our Right Trusty & Entirely Beloved Cousin & Counsellor George Duke of Albemarie Master of our Horse & Captain Generall of all our fforces, Our Riglit trusty & welbeloved Counsellor John Lord Berkley, Anthony Lord Ashley chancellor of our Exchequer and Sir George Carteret kin' & Bar vice chamberlain of Our Household, Our Right Trusty and Il'elbeloved William Lord Craven, Our Trusty & welbeloved Sir William Barkeley Kn' and Sir John Colleton kn' & Bar', to be by them or the assignes planted & setled. And whereas Wee are informed that divers psons under your Goverment have a desire to goe unto that place & settle their, the Country being (as wee understand) proper & titt for the production of those Comodities for which Our other Dominions are not, and that therefore such removall will be noe wayes preiudiciall but rather advantageous to our settled plantations, by lessening the excessive increase of those Comodities which they produce, which through their abundance have abated the prices to such inconsiderable sums that our Subiects ( Planters or Traders therein concerned) cannot subsist by their labour and stock employed upon the same: ffor these reasons & many others, demonstrating a benifit to our selfe & Subiects, it is Our will & pleasure, That you hinder not any free and disengaged person or psons from goeing out of the Island of Bermudas to Carolina aforesaid, upon any p'tence whatsoever which is not sufficient to iustifie your refusall. And for your permission of such their departure, this shall be your Warrant. Given at Our Court at Whitehall the 29th day of October 1653 in the 15'" yeare of Our Reighne. By his Ma'ieComand.
Will MORN' [Morrice?] To Our trustie & Welbeloved the Governor of our Island of Bermudas for the time being, or whome else it may there concerne. Lefroy's Bermuda, Vol. II, page 199. (From Ur. ll. G. Hinson.)
Page 165. A Proclamation by Sir John Heydon Governo". 4 Feb: 166%.
(1) Whereas Sir John Yeumans Barron' in his Voyage for Port Royall In behalte of the Right Hon'le proprietors resident in England, for his Setling of a Colonie there, By vertue of Letters Patents Graunted by his sacred Maiestie of Great Britaine, hath bin put off the aforesaid Coast by violent weather in the Shipp Carolina now at Anchor in the Town Harbor (Capt Henry Brayne Comand' thereof.) And since his arrivall, Servants, and others engaged in the aforesaid Hono's Expedition, have
bin dispersed abroad in these Islands, and by the Inhabitants entertained. The sayd Shipp being in a rediness to entertaine the aforesaid persons, in pursuance of the said Hono'' Expedition (soe soone as the aforesaid Comand' shall think fitt to depart, and winde and wether shall permitt). These are in his Maiesties Name to Charge & Comand all house-keepers and others as have entertained any of the aforesaid persons, to dismiss the same, soe that they may repayre aboard the said Shipp uppon Mundaie the 14th day of this Instant. And because all persons concerned as aforesaid, may be left without excuse, These are to give notice, That if any as aforesaid shall withdraw themselves at the departure of the said shipp, their persons shall be arrested, And shall become Servants to this Colonie, untill there shall be an opportunitie of transporting them to Port Royall aforesaid, And after their arrivall there, shall be lyable to serve the proprietors, or their Respective Masters one Compleat yeare (or longer as they shall think fitt) more then what they are to serve according to Contracts & Engagements formerlie made betweene them And the proprietors or their Agents, And Masters as aforesaid.
And as for such house-keepers and others, of whatsoever degree or qualitie, as shall presume to assist, and Countenance any as aforesaid in their Consealing themselves untill the sayd shipp is departed, They are hereby required to take notice That they shall assuredlie undergoe such condigne punishment as myself and Councell shall hereafter think fitt to inflict uppon them as persons being refractorie to this Government.
(2) These are likewise to give notice that Capt. William Sayle is to goe Comand' in Cheefe for the carrying on of the aforesaid Expedition As likewise that if any two or ftoure capable persons shall bee pleased to goe with him And take a view of the place aforesaid, And the accomodations thereunto belonging in order to the incourageing Inhabitants with us for their transplanting themselves and ffamilies according to the Report of the said two or ffoure persons: the said persons will be allowed their Transportation ffree, with Accomodation of the shipp thither, And are to be sent back againe by a vessell which is to be sent back to these Islands with what convenient speed maybe. If likewise any shall think fitt to goe at the present, with a resolution to Settle with others alredie engaged, They are to be allowed their Transportacon ffree, And Accomodation in the shipp aforesaid, As likewise all privilidges & Advantages as have bin Graunted to the first Settlers of the place aforesaid. Given under my hand at S' Georges the 4th of ffebrie Ano Dom: 1669. Signed J. HEYDON.
Ibid, 298. By Sir John Heydon Knight & Governor 19 Febr. 166%.
Whereas I have allredie by Publication, Charged and required all and ali manner of persons concerned in the Expedition for Port Royall, to repayre aboard the shipp Carolina upon Mundaie last past, and divers persons concerned as aforesaid, have fayled of presenting themselves accordinglie, And the sayd Shipp ( By the order of Capt. William Sayle
Comander in Cheefe, And the Comand' of the aforesaid Shipp) being appointed to saile from these Islands uppon Mundaie next. These are therefore to Will and Require, And in his Maiesties Name to Charge and Comand all persons concerned as aforesaid, to repayre aboard the aforesaid shipp upon Mundaie next ensueing the Date hereof, in the forenoone by eyght of the clock at the farthest. And if any shall dare to absent themselves (Contrary to the Expectations of the aforesaid Comand', and their Assistants in the aforesaid Expedition), I doe hereby declare, in behalfe of the Right Honohle Proprietors, And the Comand' aforesaid, That the Transgressors as aforesaid, shall be proceeded against as contemnors of them, and this Gover'ent. These are furthermore to require all manner of Officers, both Military and Civill, to be ayding and assisting, in forth convaying such, as have allredie absented themselves, unto myself, or on board the sayd shipp as aforesaid. And such persons as shall be active in bringing and convaying Transgressors aboard, or to myselfe at S' Georges as aforesaid, They shall be satisfyed for their diligence in and about the premises by the Comanders aforesaid. Given under my hand at S' Georges the 19th day of ffebruarie Ano Dom: 1669. JOHN HEYDON.
Ibid, page 300.
Barbadoes September the 13th 1670. S The Lords Proprietors of Carolina bath Comanded mee to convey the inclosed Lett' to you, of which opytunitie I am joyfull that I amongst the rest may p'sent you my thanks for your kindness shewed to the people of that Designe. I beseech you S' to continue your generous tem
And as you did assist them before they went to Cayawah soe please to continue it now they are there setled, which will not onlie claime an acknowledgement from the Proprietors and all noble soules, but particularlie from your most humble servant Tho: COLLETON. To the Honoble S John Heydon Governor of Bermudas, these present.
Whitehall the 15th Maie 1670. Sffrom o' people that put into Bermudas in the Shipp Carolina, llee understand of Your verie great Civilitie & kindness to them, And great assistance to the prosecution of their designe in hand, which though it be his Malies and the Nations business as well as ours, wee think wee ought not to omitt giveing you our pticular thanks for the same. And alsoe doe desire you to give o' thanks to the people under Your Government, Whom Wee understand have alsoe bin verie courteous and assisting to o' people, And to assure them and yourselfe, If Wee may in anything be serviceable to either of you, You shall finde that Ilee have a gratefull Sense of your Obligation which by this Action you have Conferred on Your verie aftectionate friends
ASHLEY, P COLLETON
G. CARTERET, ALBEMARLE, CRAVEN. To the Honourable S John Heydon Governor of Bermudas. Ibid, page 321.
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