America and West Indies: June 1627

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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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June 1627

June 18. Account of ordnance and ammunition delivered to the Earl of Carlisle by the King's warrant of 24 May 1627, for a fort in St. Christopher. [DOMESTIC Corresp. Car I., 1633, August.]
[June 20.] 26. Petition of Capt. Thos. Combe, of Southampton, merchant, to the Duke of Buckingham. One of the chief for the maintenance of the plantation of St. Christopher's, he has by commission of the Earl of Carlisle, "chief Governor of those West India Islands," for the third time, freighted a ship with supplies for that island. Prays for a warrant for the quiet and peaceable enjoying of his seafaring men appointed for the voyage. Endorsed by Nicholas, "Rd., 21 June 1627."
June 20. 27. Copy of the above.
June 20. 28. Brief relation of the present state of the business of Guiana. The King's letters patent erected the adventurers into a corporation, the Duke of Buckingham, Governor, with 55 other noblemen and gentlemen, the Company. They have subscribed some 150l., some 100l., and some 50l. a-piece. Guiana, and "the royal river of Amazon," contained in the grant. General Courts to be held four times in the year. Ordinary Courts and the election of officers to be agreed upon. On 8 June, Capt. Roger North, brother to Lord North, was constituted Deputy Governor. Sir Henry Spilman, Treasurer, and other officers subsequently chosen. All that come in before the next General Court to be charged no more than the patentees themselves. This paper printed to give the adventurers who were absent notice of these proceedings; they are desired to bring in those willing to join the Company. Printed.
June 20. 29. Copy of the preceding. To the privileges and immunities granted in the letters patent, there is this MS. addition,-and a clause of confirmation upon passing in Parliament. Printed.