America and West Indies: July 1632

Pages 154-155

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 1632

July 4.
63. Governor John Winthrop to John White, Minister of the Gospel. Hopes at length to see him at Massachusetts, that he may reap some fruit of all his labours and cost bestowed upon "this work of the Lord." Advises him of the payment of wages to Jo. Gallopp, Jo. Elford, and others. Has disbursed about 300l. for the Company's engagements, and possesses but some cattle and old kettles for it. Entreats him to persuade Gallopp's wife to come over. Marvels at her weakness that she will live miserably with her children in England, when she might live comfortably over there with her husband. The surveyor of their ordnance has returned home to his native Germany; they were loth to part with him. Is in want of cod lines and hooks. Fears his brother and sister are dead, as they take no notice of his letters. Incloses,
63. I. Order to "Brother Downing" to pay the bearer 12l. by the allowance of John White of Dorchester, for fishing lines to be sent to him into New England; signed Jo. Winthrop. Massachusetts, July 4.
1632? 64. General observations by [Rev. John] "White of Dorchester," for the plantation of New England. Reasons for taking the land so long possessed by savages. The young should be sent, for it is a great work, and requires skilful artificers. Great and fundamental errors have been committed, profit being the chief aim and not the propagation of religion. The very scum of the earth sent over, and a right form of government not established. Argues at length, chiefly on religious grounds, upon the benefits likely to ensue from the plantation.