America and West Indies: December 1622

Pages 34-35

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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December 1622

Dec. 3. Minutes of the Council for New England. Admittance of persons to join the patentees in setting forth ships to fish and trade in New England. Mr. Treasurer to contract with merchants for fishing voyages. Form of commission for fishing; the clerk's allowance agreed on. Order desired by Mr. Thompson to transport ten persons, with provisions, to New England upon the usual terms. Sir Ferd. Gorges desired to write a letter to be sent into the country with proclamation that it is not the meaning of the Council to hinder any from going to New England on fishing voyages, provided they conform to the orders agreed upon by the Council. Power of the Council to make laws by virtue of their patent. [Colonial Corresp., 1622, May 31, pp. 23, 24.]
Dec. 17. Minutes of the Council for New England. Allowance for repayment of monies disbursed. Letter to be written to the Earl of Southampton, Treasurer to the Company for Virginia, against Capt. Jones for robbing the natives of New England of their furs and taking some of them prisoners; the ship having run aground, the savages escaped, and made great exclamations against the present planters of New England. [Colonial Corresp., 1622, May 31, pp. 24–5.]
Dec. 30. 14. Grant of the Council for New England to Robert son of Sir Ferd. Gorges and to his heirs and assigns for ever, of all that part of the main land in New England commonly called "Messachustack" situate upon the north-east side of "Messachuses Bay," in consideration of the payment of 160l.
Dec. 30. Abstract of the above. [Colonial Corresp., 1620, Nov. 3.]
Dec. 31. Grant to Sir Geo. Calvert and his heirs of the whole country of Newfoundland. [Minute. Colonial Corresp., 1607, Jan. 9.]
Dec. 31. Minute of the above. [Grant Bk., p. 351, DOMESTIC Jac. I.]
Dec. 1622 ?. 15. Petition of Capt. Francis West, Capt. Will. Claybourne, John Brewer, Robert Sweet, and William Capps, gent., ancient planters and adventurers in Virginia, on behalf of themselves and the rest of the poor distressed planters there, to the King. Have for many years past found the country useful for commodities with which England is now supplied from foreign kingdoms, but through the benefit of planting tobacco their time has been mispent. Now, after the freight, customs, and duties on tobacco are discharged, it is of no value and they are like to perish unless protected. Pray that the King will make tobacco his own commodity and settle the price and quantity to be yearly taken from the Colony, so that they may in future plant some real commodity. [The petitioners have all signed this petition.]