America and West Indies: August 1632

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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 1632

Aug. 31.
65. Thomas Wiggin to "Master Downing." Complains of the carriage of an unworthy person, Sir Christopher Gardiner, who has lately returned from New England, where he went more than two years ago. Isaac Allerton informed against him to the Governor. Would push some means to stop his mouth, having most scandalously and basely abused "that worthy Governor, Mar. Winthrop." Hopes one Lane, a merchant tailor, who has been in the West Indies, will talk with Mr. Humphreys concerning a certain staple commodity, which he desires to plant in New England. "Staple commodities are the things they want there." Need not declare the happy proceedings and welfare of New England. It is a wonder to see what they have done in so small a time. [Endorsed by Sec. Coke.]