America and West Indies: November 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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November 1624

Nov. 16. 28. Sirs Thos. Smythe, Ferd. Gorges, John Wolstenholme, and Sam. Argoll, Thos. Gibbs, Sam. Wrote, and John Pory, the Council for Virginia, to Earl of Warwick. Mons. Beaumont having moved the Commissioners to be speedily dispatched [to Virginia] because of the "great charge he lyes at with his men," they pray, on his behalf, for a grant of free denization of England, as others, undertakers, have formerly had.
Nov. 18. [Sec. Conway] to Sol. Gen. Heath. At the earnest suit of the Council of Virginia, the King desires he will prepare a grant of denization for Mons. Beaumont now bound thither, with special proviso not to pay more customs and subsidies than a natural born subject. [DOMESTIC Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CLXIV., No. 85, Cal. p. 381.]
Nov. 28. 29. The King to the Commissioners and Company of Virginia. Recommends James Stuart for some fit employment, on account of the zeal and good affection which he hath shown for the advancement of the plantation in Virginia.