America and West Indies: July 1630

Pages 118-119

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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July 1630

July 9.
Order of the Privy Council. The Lords having heard the Attorney General's report upon the examination of Thos. Fittz, he is to be permitted to go abroad with a keeper to perform what he has offered, particularly to deposit with the Lord Mayor the beaver skins which he had taken from the place where they were formerly deposited by order of the Board. [Copy. Colonial Corresp., 1630, April 2.]
July 14.
Order of the Privy Council upon the petition of Thos. Fittz, merchant, prisoner in the Fleet, who, having recovered all the beaver skins at great loss, prays to be discharged from imprisonment. Upon examination of the truth, the Attorney General is authorized to release the petitioner. [Copy. Colonial Corresp., 1630, April 2. This and the previous papers with this reference are attached, and endorsed by Sec. Dorchester, "Acts of Council concerning the business of Canada."]
July 16.
98. Governor Harvey to Sec. Dorchester. Sends petition to the King in favour of Dr. John Pott, who he found Governor, the only physician in the colony and skilled in epidemical diseases. Has respited the censure until the King's pleasure should be known, more especially as sickness so much abounds amongst them. Entreats his furtherance of the same. Incloses,
98. I. Petition of Sir John Harvey to the King. Sets forth the recommendation of the Council in favour of Dr. John Pott, who, found guilty of divers capital offences, his estate has become forfeit to His Majesty. Prays, in consideration of his long residence in the colony, his penitence, and the value of his services, that Dr. Pott may be pardoned and his estate be restored to him.
July 16. 99. Petition of Sir John Harvey to the King. Copy of the preceding inclosure. Endorsed, "Per Mr. Shaw."
July 29.
100. William Hele, Mayor of Plymouth, "and his brethren" to the Privy Council. A ship [the David] of Lubeck, Captain John Ire, has arrived from the West Indies with 300 English, taken by Don Frederico, the General at St. Christopher's, who, about a month since, put them aboard Ire's ship, with command to land them in England, and with a letter to the chief officer of the port where he should arrive for his respective usage. They landed 23rd inst., all naked and many sick; those able to travel have been clothed and sent to their several places of abode, the residue will be taken care of during their sickness. Incloses,
100. I. The letter of Don Frederico de Toledo, above referred to.
100. II. Examination of Peter Starky of Cork. On Sept. 7, 1629, St. Christopher's was taken by 38 Spanish galleons and 700 men and boys from thence carried to Carthagena, where they arrived 18th Oct. The English were taken to the Havanna on 5th March 1630, and dispersed in several Spanish vessels. Movements of the Dutch and Spanish fleets, the latter leaving the Havanna with sixteen English millions of gold and silver. All the English, save some few runagates, being 550, were put aboard two ships, the David of Lubeck, taking 300, and a Hamburgher the remainder. On 22 June, the Spanish General offered the English clothes if they would go to spain, but they, desiring to go to England, could not obtain any. On 4th July, these two vessels left the Spanish fleet between 33 and 34 degrees, and on 22 July, the Lubecker arrived at Plymouth, having lost the Hamburgher a week before at sea. 1630, July 29.