America and West Indies: August 1631

Pages 133-134

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 1631

August. 20. 20. Report of the Virginia Commissioners to the King. Are not able to give a perfect account of the state of Dr. Pott's business, the records of the proceedings not having been sent over, but "upon this superficial hearing," are of opinion that condemning him of felony was very rigorous, if not erroneous. Recommend that he may be restored to liberty and to his estate, upon caution to follow his profession.
August. 20. 21. Copy of the above.
August.? 22. Memorial signed by Wil Byland, on behalf of Elizabeth Pott, to Sec. Coke. Recapitulates proceedings on the petitions of Gov. Harvey and Eliz. Pott, and certifies that the Virginia Commissioners were of opinion that Dr. Pott had been rigorously, if not erroneously dealt with. Renews the request of Eliz. Pott, that orders may be sent by the next ship to restore her husband to liberty and his estates.
August.? 23. [Capt. Louis?] Kirke to [Emery De Caen]. Has heard from Mons. l'Espinay all that has taken place. Would have been highly gratified if he had come in any other fashion, or that he [Kirke] had been his prisoner. Hears that their two Kings are agreed. Complimentary. French. Annexed,
23. I. Certificate of Emery De Caen, Commander of the Bon Dieu by commission from Card. Richelieu; concerning his coming to Quebec, for the purpose of trading with the Hurons for furs.
1631? 24. Petition of Capt. Walter Neale to the King. Refers to the approbation of the Commander of the King's late army, and prays for the appointment of Marshal in Virginia with an allowance of 20s. per diem out of the Customs arising from the commodities of that country, that he may have means to plant some people of his own there.
August.? 25. Petition of Serjeant-Major Donne to the King. Was appointed and filled the places of Muster-Master General and Marshal of Virginia from the time of his going over with Sir John Harvey until employed by Gov. Harvey as agent for the colony, to prosecute those persons that were lately seditious and disturbed the peaceable government, but is now returning to his charge. Prays for a confirmation under the Great Seal of the office which he has filled these two years past.
August.? 26. The King to [the Gov. of Virginia] confirming Serjeant Major Donne about returning to Virginia as a member of the Council and Muster-Master General, and recommending him to favour "as a person that we esteem," and hath well discharged the trust committed to him. [Draft, with corrections.]