America and West Indies: January 1632

Pages 138-139

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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January 1632

1632. [Jan. 13.] 37. Petition of John Delbridge, of Barnstaple, merchant, to the Privy Council. In July, 1630, he freighted a small barque for Virginia and the Bermudas, but during her voyage a proclamation was issued that no tobacco should be landed in any other port than London. By reason of a leak the owners will not adventure their barque to London, and much of the tobacco is wet. Prays that the officer of customs at Barnstaple, to whom the tobacco was of necessity delivered, may be required to take reasonable customs for it. [A copy of this petition in DOMESTIC Corresp. Car. I, is endorsed, "Read 13 Jan. 1631–2, and denied."] Annexed,
37. I. Certificate of the officers of customs at Barnstaple, that the tobacco is likely to perish, and that the petitioner did his best to send the barque to London. 1631, Sept. 6.
January.? 38. Note of such things as the Company hath in Canada, and the number of men. Above 200 in the fort and habitation of Quebec, with those gone up 400 leagues in the country for further discoveries. The fort well situated, able to withstand 10,000 men. If the King retain it "we do not care what French or any other can do, though they have 100 sail of ships, and 10,000 men as above said."
January. 30.
39. Phil. Burlamachi to the English and Scotch Company of Adventurers to Canada, in answer to theirs by Sir Wil. Alexander about the Company's disputes with De Caen respecting the beaver skins. Blames them for not having provided the Ambassador with a better defence. Advises them to be the first to take advantage of the treaty of Tadousac, and to get an order against interlopers. French. [On 12/77 Jan. Sir Isaac Wake writes from Metz to Sec. Dorchester on the same subject and adds, "the ill proceedings of our merchants I leave to M. Burlamachi, being loth to foul my pen with their enormous obliquities." Desires if the arrangements concluded be approved, that all may be attributed to Burlamachi, Augier, and De Vic. See 1632, Jan. 12/77., Corresp. FRANCE.]