20. Notes relating to several Plantations, many of which will be found calendared in their chronological dates; others not thus mentioned may be abstracted as follows:—VIRGINIA. Sir Fras. Wyatt, Governor, desires commission for a court-martial, with limitations in case of life, 1623. Governor, 1626, 1640. A new charter for a Governor and 12 assistants. Best silk grass grows towards the southward; an earth of the nature of terra lemnia to be had in Potowmac river. Wil. Claybourne, Secretary of State for Virginia, 1631. Rich. Kemp, Secretary, 1638. Sir. Geo. Yeardley, Gov. and Capt.-Gen., 1619. Capt. Smith, sole Governor, without assistants, 1609. Sir Thos. Smith, 12 years Governor. Sam. Argoll, Admiral and Principal Governor, 1618. MARYLAND. Lord Baltimore gives reasons against uniting the Government of Maryland with Virginia, 1652. Grant to Lord Baltimore of part of the territory of Virginia; Sir John Harvey ordered to help Baltimore in his plantation, 29 Sept. 1634. NEWFOUNDLAND. Letters Patent granted by Jas. I., Anno Reg. 21, to Lord Baltimore, of the province of Avalon; and by Chas. I., Anno Reg. 8., of the province of Maryland. BARBADOES. Sir Geo. Ayscue sent to reduce colonies and plantations in rebellion to the Commonwealth, 1651. Col. Dan Searle, Governor, 1652. Maj. Huncks, Governor, 1639. Capt. Chas. Wolverton, Governor, 1631. Sir Wm. Tufton, Governor, 1629. AMERICA. Commissioners for the affairs of, in 1652, were Thos. Povey, Tobias Bridges, and John Mill; one Hodges, Sec. GUIANA. The air very healthful; infinite number of rivers; attempted by Sir Walter Raleigh, who "was ruined by King James;" since by Harcourt and others. ACADIA. Letters Patent to Sir Wm. Alexander recited; Alexander's grant to La Tour; seizure by Maj. Sedgewick; Letters Patent to La Tour, Thos. Temple, and Wm. Crown, 10 Aug. 1656; La Tour resigns his title; discovery by Cabot; Henry IV. of France, his patent to Mons. de Monts, 8 Nov. 1603. CANADA. Sir Wm. Alexander, Robt. Charlton, and Wm. Berkeley, Commissioners for the gulf and river of, and parts adjacent, 1632.