America and West Indies: May 1646

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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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May 1646

May 1.
Somers Islands.
8. John Vaughan to Edward Marston. Was prevented by his sudden departure from waiting on Mr. Jessop or taking leave of him. The Governor's employment is not worth anything, for all business properly belongs to the Secretary. Great love and respect among the people; the Assembly have appointed him their clerk; finds them "very inclinable" to accept him as Secretary, but being in the gift of the Company it cannot be obtained. Sends him some tobacco. Is sorry he cannot present Mr. Jessop with any fruit. "Must confess there cannot be a sweeter living in the world than here." In a postscript he adds that the Governor and Council have called him to the place of Secretary, the other being put out by the Assembly.