America and West Indies: February 1625

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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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February 1625

Feb. 4.
James City.
36. Gov. Sir Francis Wyatt and Council of Virginia to Earl of Southampton and Council and Company of Virginia. Send, as commanded, particulars of their proceeding and orders upon the complaints of Capt. Martin against Sir Geo. Yeardley, as also concerning the cattle in question between him and Capt. Bargrave. Cannot but praise the Company's charity in forgiving the many foul injuries and slanders, some particulars of which they inclose, and of which Capt. Martin has boasted. Complain that their government has been shaken and weakened by rumours spread at the coming in of the Commissioners, which are now revived by Capt. Martin. Inclose,
36.I. Answer of Sir George Yeardley, defendant, to the demand of Capt. John Martin, complainant; whereby he requireth recompense for wrongs done him, touching the right to certain cattle in Virginia, left in the custody of Lieut. Edm. Saunders.
36.II. Orders of the Council of Virginia upon the demands of Capt. Martin, 1624, 27 Dec.
36.III. Warrant by the Council for Lieut. Saunders to have the custody of the 17 head of cattle left in Virginia by Capt. Martin, which remain in controversy between him and Bargrave. 1621, May 3.
36.IV. Examination of witnesses concerning the demand of Capt. Martin. [Certified copy.]
Feb. 23.
The Privy Council to the Virginia Commissioners. To report upon a petition of Lewis Hughs, minister of God's word, who complains against the Company of the Somers Islands for detaining a great part of his salary, due for several years ministry in those Islands. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LXXIX., p. 278.]