America and West Indies: August 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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August 1625

Aug. 8.
Mayor of Poole to the Privy Council. Unless measures are taken, the Newfoundland fleet of 250 sail, having on board four or five thousand men of the western parts, will be surprised by the Turkish pirates. [DOMESTIC Corresp. Car. I., Vol. V., No. 24, Cal. p. 81. On 12 Aug., the Mayor of Plymouth writes that there are general fears for the ships from Virginia and Newfoundland. Twenty-seven ships and 200 persons had been taken by Turkish pirates in ten days. Other letters on this subject will be found in DOMESTIC Corresp. Car. I., 1625, 1626.]