America and West Indies
May 1623


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'America and West Indies: May 1623', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1: 1574-1660 (1860), pp. 45-46. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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May 1623

May 8.
Sec. Conway to Sir Edw. Sackville. Acquaints him with the King's pleasure concerning a petition on behalf of the Virginia Company, which he was appointed to deliver to His Majesty. [Minute, Conway's Letter Bk. p. 40.]
May 8.
Sec. Conway to Sec. Calvert. To hasten the passing under the seals the Commission concerning the Virginia Company, and to order the Commissioners to expedite the business. [Minute, Conway's Letter Bk., p. 40.]
May 13.
Order of the Privy Council. Upon complaint of the Earl of Warwick and the principal adventurers in the plantation of Virginia and the Somers Islands, who with the Virginia Company were directed to attend the Commissioners for examination into grievances and abuses of government, against an impertinent declaration, containing bitter invectives and aspersions upon the Earl of Warwick and others, styled his instruments and agents. Lord Cavendish, Sir Edwin Sandys, Nicholas and John Ferrar, of the Virginia Company, the chief actors in the inditing and penning thereof, to be confined to their several houses until further order, as guilty of a contempt of the commands of the Council Table. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LXXIX., pp. 205, 206.]
May 14.
St. Martin's
Sec. Sir Geo. Calvert to Sec. Conway. The election of new officers which the King recommended to the especial care of the Virginia Company at their Court this day, was yesterday, by the King in Council, ordered to be put off, and none chosen until next Court. Incloses letter he has written to the Treasurer of the Company, by the King's commands, and requests it may be speedily shown to His Majesty. [DOMESTIC Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CXLIV., No. 45, Cal. p. 583. See following entry.]
May 14.
29. Sec. Calvert to the Earl of Southampton, Lord Treasurer of Virginia. The King commands him to notify to the Virginia Company not to proceed to the election of new officers until His Majesty's pleasure be further made known.
May 22.
Order of the Privy Council. That all charters, books, letters, and any other writings, belonging or relating to the plantations of Virginia and the Somers Islands be delivered to the Commissioners for those plantations, and that all boxes and packets of letters hereafter brought over from those parts during this Commission be immediately delivered to the Commissioners to be by them broken open, perused, and disposed of, as they shall find cause. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LXXIX., pp. 206, 207.]