America and West Indies: August 1640

Pages 314-315

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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August 1640

Aug. 25.
Warwick House.
Minutes of a Court for Providence Island. Ten pounds to be paid to Mr. Acton for masts for the Spy. Accounts. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. III., pp. 381–83.]
Aug. 27. [The King] to the Governor and Council of Virginia. Commands them to admit George Reade to the place of Secretary, in the absence of Rich. Kemp, who has lately arrived in England; with power to enjoy all fees and perquisites belonging to the office. [Docquet. DOMESTIC Car. I.]
Aug. 27. [The King] to the Governor and Council of Virginia. Requires them by the first shipping to cause John West, Sam. Mathews, Wil. Peirce, and Geo. Menefie, to be sent to England, in safe custody, to answer an information in the Star Chamber at the King's suit. [Docquet. DOMESTIC Car. I.]
1640? 73. Petition of Serjeant-Major Donne, on behalf of Sir John Harvey, Governor of Virginia, to the King. Upon special direction John West, Sam. Mathews, Will. Peirce, Geo. Menefie, and Fran. Pott, were sent prisoners to England, and proceeded against in the Star Chamber for deposing their Governor, and other offences. They have taken advantage of the petitioner's ill health and the present want of Sir John Harvey to follow the suit, and have by petition, obtained reference to the Lord Keeper and Attorney General, to report upon their case. Prays that the nature and dangerous consequences of their offences may be considered, and Gov. Harvey be heard by counsel with all speed, that they may be punished as they deserve.
Aug.? 74. Petition of Rich. Kemp, Secretary of Virginia, to the King. In a late petition he set forth the reasons of his repair to England upon His Majesty's service, and prayed that the business might be referred to "the Lords Committees." Has since heard that it has been returned to the Sub-committee, upon information unknown to the petitioner. Prays, as a person that has faithfully served His Majesty in Virginia six years, and at great cost repaired to England to plead in the King's behalf, that the reference to his petition may be renewed to the Lords Committees, and the petitioner heard when His Majesty is present in Council.