America and West Indies: 1606-1652

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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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1606–1652 12. Notes in the handwriting of one of Williamson's clerks relating to Virginia. They are of a similar character to the preceding, some of which may be abstracted as follows: In 1624 Henry Earl of Southampton and certain other Lords of the Privy Council were appointed a Council for Virginia. In 1623–26, Sir Fr. Wyatt, Governor, desires commission for a court martial, with limitation in case of life. In 1623 seventy-two patents for land were granted to as many persons. The best silk grass is towards the southward; an earth of the nature of terra lemnia is to be had in Potowmac River.