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About Monday 29 July 1667

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" The Speaker, they found, was kept from coming in the morning to the House on purpose, till after the King was come to the House of Lords."

L&M: Milward (p. 84) has an account. The Commons were summoned by Black Rod to the Lords in indecent haste. Cf. Marvell (5th Advice, ll. 857-8): 'The Speaker summon'd to the Lords repairs,/ Nor gave the Commons leave to say their pray'rs'.

About Monday 29 July 1667

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"and only added, that he had made a peace which he did believe they would find reasonable, and a good peace, but did give them none of the particulars thereof."

L&M: See LJ, xii. 114: Milward, p. 84. He prorogued parliament until 10 October.

About Friday 30 June 1665

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Concessions and Agreements of the Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina [n.d.]

The Concessions and Agreement of the Lords Propryators of the Province of Carolina to and with the adventurers of the Island of Barbados and their associates of England New England the Carribbia Islands and Barmothos to the Province of Carolina and all that shall plant there In order to the selling and planting of the Countye of Clarendine the County of Albermarle and the County which latter is to bee to the southward or westward of Cape Romania all within the Province aforesaid. https://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/nc03.asp…

About Friday 30 June 1665

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Charter of Carolina; June 30, 1665

Charter of Carolina; June 30, 1665 (1)
CHARLES the Second, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. WHEREAS, by our Letters Patents, bearing date the twenty-fourth day of March, in the fifteenth year of our reign, We were graciously pleased to grant unto our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Edward Earl of Clarendon, our High Chancellor of England: [ditto] George Duke of Albemarle, Master of our Horse; [ditto] William now Earl of Craven; [ditto] John Lord Berkeley; [ditto] Anthony Lord Ashley, Chancellor of our Exchequer; [ditto] Sir George Carteret, Knight and Baronet, Vice-Chancellor of our Household; [ditto] Sir John Colleton, Knight and Baronet; and Sir William Berkeley, Knight; all that province, territory, or tract of ground, called Carolina, situate, lying and being within our dominions of America; extending from the north end of the island called LukeIsland, which lieth in the Southern Virginia seas, and within thirty-six degrees of north latitude; and to the west, as far as the South-Seas; and so respectively as far as the river of Matthias, which bordereth upon the coast of Florida, and within thirty-one degrees of north latitude; and so west, in a direct line as far as the South-Seas aforesaid.

Now Know ye, That We, at the humble request of the said grantees, in the aforesaid Letters Patents named, and as a further mark of our especial favour to them, we are graciously pleased to enlarge our said grant unto them, according to the bounds and limits hereafter specified,... https://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/nc04.asp

About Friday 24 June 1664

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The Duke of York's Release to John Lord Berkeley, and Sir George Carteret, 24th of June, 1664

Certification of the rent of land in New England by Berkeley and Carteret "yielding and rendering therefore unto the said James Duke of York, his heirs and assigns, for the said tract of land and premises, yearly and every year the sum of twenty nobles of lawful money of England, if the same shall be lawfully demanded at or in the Inner Temple Hall, London, at the Feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel yearly. And the said John Lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret for themselves and their heirs, covenant and grant to and with the said James Duke of York, his heirs and assigns by these presents, that they the said John Lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret, their heirs and assigns, shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said James Duke of York, his heirs and assigns, the said yearly rent of twenty nobles at such time and place, and in such manner and form as before in these presents is expressed and delivered. In witness whereof the parties aforesaid to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written. JAMES" https://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/nj01.asp…

About Saturday 12 March 1663/64

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March 12 1664

Grant of the Province of Maine : 1664
CHARLES the Second by the Grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c. to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting

Know yee that wee for divers good causes and consideracons us thereunto moving have of our especiall Grace certaine knowledge and meere motion given and granted and by these presents for us our heires and successors do give and grant unto our dearest brother James Duke of Yorke his heires and assigns all that part of the maine land of New England begining at a certain place called or knowne by the name of St. Croix next adjoyning to New Scotland in America and from thence extending along the sea coast unto a certain place called Petuaquine or Pemaquid and so up the River thereof to the furthest head of ye same as it tendeth northwards from thence to the River Kinebequi and so upwards by the shortest course to the River Canada northward and also all that Island of Islands commonly called by the severall name or names of Matowacks or Lond Island scituate lying and being towards the west of Cape Codd and ye narrow Higansetts abutting upon the maine land between the two Rivers there called or knowne bv the several names of Conecticutt and Hudsons River together also with the said river called Hudsons River and all the land from the west side of Conecticutt to ye east side of Delaware Bay and also all those severall Islands called or knowne by the names of Martin's Vinyard and Nantukes otherwise Nantuckett together with all ye lands islands.... https://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/me03.asp

About Tuesday 25 August 1663

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A Declaration and Proposals of the Lord Proprietor of Carolina, Aug. 25-Sept. 4, 1663

25 AUG., 1663.

His majesty having been graciously pleased, by his charter bearing date the 24th of March, in the 15th year of his reign, out of a pious and good intention for the propagation of the Christian faith amongst the barbarous and ignorant Indians, the enlargement of his empire and dominions, and enriching of his subjects, to grant and confirm to us, Edward, earl of Clarendon, high chancellor of England, George, duke of Albemarle, master of his majesty's horse and captain-general of all his forces, William, Lord Craven, John, Lord Berkeley, Anthony, Lord Ashley, chancellor of his majesty's exchequer, Sir George Carteret, knight and baronet, vice-chamberlain of his majesty's household, William Berkeley, knight, and Sir John Colleton, knight and baronet, and all that territory [between Virginia and Florida]; in pursuance of which grant, and with a clear and good intention to make those parts useful and advantageous to his majesty and his people; we do hereby declare and propose to all his majesty's loving subjects wheresoever abiding or residing, and do hereby engage inviolably to perform and make good those ensuing proposals in such manner as the first undertakers of the first settlement shall reasonable desire.....

There follow eight numbered proposals for the ordering of the colony's civil life, its economy, religion and security.

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