America and West Indies
February 1622

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W. Noel Sainsbury (editor)

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1860

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'America and West Indies: February 1622', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1: 1574-1660 (1860), pp. 27-28. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=68981 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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February 1622

Feb. 5.1. Sir Dudley Carleton, Ambassador at the Hague, to the Privy Council. Has received their letters of 15th Dec. last, touching the Hollanders entering a year since, and planting a colony upon some parts of the north of Virginia. Has moved the States General to stay any ships bound thither, and to prohibit the further prosecution of that plantation. Finds that about four or five years ago two companies of Amsterdam merchants began to trade with the savages for furs in those parts which they named New Netherlands, and have continued to do so ever since. Does not believe there is so much as a colony intended, because a considerable number of families have been suitors to him to procure a place of habitation amongst the King's subjects there. [Sec. Calvert writes on 7 Feb. that he does not remember Carleton had any directions about such a plantation. Three score families of Walloons had applied for a portion of land, which was referred to the Virginia Company. [See p. 26, No. 55.] Should Carleton have further orders, would be glad to understand it.] See HOLLAND Corresp., 7 Feb. 1622. Incloses,
1. I. Representation of Sir Dudley Carleton to the States General of the United Provinces. Protests in the King's name against the occupation by the Dutch of certain parts of Virginia, against their changing the names of ports and havens; and dispatching six or eight vessels thence, now ready to sail, to keep up their colony. Sets forth the title of King James to all that territory. 1622, Jan. 30. [French. Copies. The original of both these papers are in the HOLLAND Corresp.]
Feb. 6.2. Gondomar, the Spanish Ambassador in England, to the Company of Merchants of the Bermudas. The St. Anthony of 300 tons was wrecked near those islands, and her freight, which consisted of gold, silver, and merchandise, to the value of more than 6,000 crowns, was seized by the English there, who also took possession of the cock boat, and even of the clothes belonging to the passengers, Spaniards. Requests immediate satisfaction for those losses, and security for the freedom of five Spaniards, captives in the Bermudas. [Copy.] On the same sheet are annexed,
2. I. The Company's answer to Gondomar. Are surprised at the Ambassador's allegation, which they believe is grounded upon misinformation. Thanks rather than accusations are deserved, and have been given by the better sort of the unfortunate Spaniards who were wrecked. All Gondomar's charges are entirely refuted. The vessel was suddenly beaten all to shivers ten miles from land; no treasure could be recovered, and every means was taken to assist and provide for the comfort of the shipwrecked passengers. 9 Feb.
2. II. Gondomar's reply to the Company. Desires exceedingly that this business of the Spanish wreck might be accommodated and ended without further process, but seeing by their answer that there cannot be agreement made, he must, therefore, refer it to the King his master, that his subjects may receive satisfaction for losses and injuries received. 11 Feb.
Feb. 22.3. Interrogatories to be administered to the masters, mariners, and passengers of the Joseph and the James lately returned from the Somers Islands, and others, touching the complaint of certain Spaniards wrecked upon the rocks near that coast. Annexed,
3. I.–XVIII. Eighteen examinations in answer to the above interrogatories taken on22nd, 23rd, and25th Feb., and on1st March 1622.