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[12 Jan.,
1687.]

1687.
Jan 12.
Custom
House


p. 1809                                  C



No. 752.

ORDERS TO GOVERNOR ANDROS RESPECTING SMUGGLING IN NEWFOUNDLAND.



CALENDAR OF STATE PAPERS, AMERICA & W. INDIES, 1685-1688, p. 309.

         1,097.    Commissioners of Customs to Governor Sir Edmund Andros. We find that under colour of a trade to Newfoundland for fish, great quantities of European goods are imported into the American Colonies, and particularly into New England. The Island is become a kind of magazine of contraband goods. You will give all people to understand that Newfoundland is not a plantation like other of the King's Plantations, and that all such goods will be seized ; and you will take effectual care that no goods are introduced from them into New England, by strict enforcement of the Navigation Acts. Signed, D. North, Cha. Cheyne, Jo. Werden, N. Butler, William Dickinson, J. Buckworth. (Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LXI., pp. 410-411.)

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