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Minutes of the Privy Council of England Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations [Extract]
England. Privy Council. Committee for Trade and Plantations
January 25, 1683
Volume 01, Pages 341-342

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Bk. No. 107. p. 113.]
AT THE COMMITTEE OF TRADE & PLANTATIONS IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER AT WHITEHALL THURSDAY 25 OF JANUARY 1682-3
Present
Lord Keeper
Lord Presidt
E. of Sunderland
E. of Clarendon
E. of Craven
Earl of Conway
E. of Rochester
Ld. Visc. Falconberg
Ld. Bp. of London
Lord Dartmouth
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Sr Peter Colleton one of the Proprietors of the Bahamas Islands being called in and asked concerning the clause in that Patent empowering them to make warr hee takes notice that the same is common to all Patents granted to Proprietors and declaring that they doe not understand it otherwise than to make war with ye Indians and that they have already given order for taking Capt Clerk into custody and removing him from the governmt their Lops think fit to supersede their former order for bringing a scire facias against their Patents and that directions be sent to all other Proprietors in the West Indies that they do not make any other use of that clause.