America and West Indies: August 1624

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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 1624

Aug 2. Sol. Gen. Heath to Duke of Buckingham. Takes the opportunity of Mr. Pory coming to Court about the Virginia business, and Lord Warwick being there, to intreat his assistance in settling the contract for the Virginia tobacco, a work both honourable and profitable, if well managed. Has inclosed particular instructions, in a letter to Sir Geo. Goring, at a fit opportunity to debate with Buckingham. Knows Goring to be discreet, and that they will be safe in his hands. [DOMESTIC Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CLXXI., No. 7, Cal. p. 320.]
Aug 5.
Philpot Lane.
24. Sir Thos. Smythe to Lord President Mandeville. Requests he will be a means to hinder, or at least defer, Capt. Bargrave's protection, as he hopes to procure a countermand from the King.
Aug 9.
25. Robt. Earl of Warwick to Sec. Conway. Has sent Mr. Pory with the commission [for Virginia] to desire him to put out Mr. Potts' name, who was the poisoner of the savages there, and therefore unfit to be employed by the State in any business. Prays him to remind the King to write to Mr. Attorney to put Robt. Bing in the Virginia commission, according to His Majesty's promise.
Aug 13. Sec. Conway to Attorney Gen. Coventry. To confer with the Earl of Warwick and Sir Thos. Smythe about putting [Robt.] Bing into the commission for Virginia, and to do therein what shall be most advantageous to the service. [Minute. Conway's Letter Bk.]
Aug 13.
Sec. Conway to Sol. Gen. Heath. Returns to him, signed, the commission for a Council in Virginia [with Mr. Potts' name put out; see Conway's Letter Bk., p. 146.] Mr. Pory has spared no attendance nor diligence in the matter. [DOMESTIC Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CLXXI., No. 47.]
Aug 16. 26. Power of attorney from John Harrison, of London, to James Carter, master of the Anne, to dispose of the unexpired time of servitude of seven servants sent over by him to Virginia, and of the effects of his only brother George, deceased. [Draft.]
Aug 16. 27. Copy of the above.