America and West Indies: May 1613

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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May 1613

May 13.
29. Digby to the King. There has been further consultation concerning Virginia, but no resolution taken. It is hoped in Spain that the business will fall of itself, though Don Pedro de Cunega, [the Spanish Ambassador] when last in England, demanded that the removing of the plantation might be no longer deferred. [Extract. Copy. Orig. in Corresp. SPAIN, where in this year several despatches from the English Ambassador at Madrid will be found in reference to the consultations about the plantation in Virginia and the resolutions taken by the Spanish Government therein. The Spaniards hope the plantation will fall of itself. To endeavour to discover the true state of Virginia, one Clarke, an English pilot, was kept a close prisoner and sent to the gallies. It was hoped "business of that nature" would grow much colder after the death of Prince Henry.]