America and West Indies: March 1620

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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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March 1620

March 3. 47. Petition of the Council for the second colony and others, adventurers in the western parts of England, for the plantation in the north of Virginia, to the King. Pray for the same privileges that have been granted to the first colony, and for an enlargement of their patent; that their territories may be called New England, as named by Prince Charles, and the bounds settled from 40 to 45 degrees of northern latitude. With reference to the Duke of Lenox and the Earl of Arundel for their opinion.
March 3. 48. Short abstract of part of the above petition.
March 13? Request by the planters of New England, so called by Prince Charles, that the bounds thereof may be settled from 40 to 45 deg. Nor. lat., and so from sea to sea thro' the main as the coast lyeth. [Minute. Colonial Corresp., 1609, p. 8.]
March. 18.
49. The Privy Council to the Mayors of sea-port towns in the west. To give directions to the masters of vessels bound to Newfoundland for the fishing voyage to forbear from all acts of hostility, and from such other disorders as have been heretofore committed; and also to entertain friendly correspondence with those of the plantation. [Circular copy.]