America and West Indies
April 1640


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'America and West Indies: April 1640', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1: 1574-1660 (1860), pp. 310-311. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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April 1640

April 24.
James City.
64. Richard Kemp, Sec. of Virginia, to Robert Reade. Craves his assistance for the bearer, Mr. Higginson, whose strength will be added to his cause. Is extremely injured and will suffer without guilt unless assisted by his friends, being bandied between the Subcommittee and the new Governor and Council of Virginia, who aim at his ruin. Endorsed, "Rec. 28 June, by Mr. Higgenson." Incloses,
64. I. 64. Rich. Kemp to Lord Baltimore. Relates at some length the cause between himself and Panton, a minister who was last year banished from the colony by Sir John Harvey and the Council, and begs his interest with the Archbishop of Canterbury that he may be satisfied with his conduct and preserved against injury and malice. James City, 1640, April24.
64. II. Certificate of the Governor and Council of Virginia, touching certain speeches between Rich. Kemp, Secretary, and Anthony Panton, banished from the colony upon eviction of mutinous, rebellious, and riotous actions. 1639, Oct. 29.
64. III. Rich. Kemp to Sec. Windebank. Describes his sufferings through the malicious complaints of Panton; recapitulates many of the circumstances against Panton, and desires Windebank to represent to my Lord of Canterbury the proofs of his innocence in any disrespect towards him, "to whom he humbly bends with all reverence and humility." James City, 1640, April 24.
April 24.65. Rich. Kemp to Sec. Windebank. Copy of the preceding Inclosure, No. III.
April 24.
James City.
66. George Reade to his brother Robert, secretary to Sec. Windebank. Business accounts. Desires he will, with the remainder of his money, supply him with two servants, who may be very well transported to Virginia for 10l. per man, with bedding, clothes, and all things fitting. Sec. Kemp intends going to England to clear himself of Panton's vile aspersions, who being gone, Reade has no friend left. Expects no favour from the change of government. Endorsed, "Rec. 28 June."