America and West Indies: May 1614

Pages 16-17

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 1614

May 12.
John Chamberlain to Sir Dud. Carleton. Sir Thos. Gates is come from Virginia. He brings word that if that plantation be not presently supplied, it will fall to the ground, and speaks of wonderful commodities to be had there, if with patience and cost they were brought to perfection. [On 19 May, Chamberlain writes, that Dick Martin came to the Parliament House, as a Councillor, to plead for the upholding of the Virginia Colony, but so schooled the House that he was called to the bar to make submission. Lords Southampton, Sheffield, and De la Warr were present to countenance the cause. [Extracts from DOMESTIC Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. LXXVII., Nos. 22, 26, Cal. p. 234. The proceedings in Parliament in this business will be found entered in the Commons Journals of 17 and 18 May 1614.]