America and West Indies: March 1607

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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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March 1607

March 9.
Ordinance enlarging the number and augmenting the authority of the Council for the two several Colonies and Plantations in Virginia and America. Thirty members for the first colony from 34 to 41 deg.[?] north lat., and ten members for the second colony between 38 and 45 deg. north lat. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LXXIX., pp. 44–48. Bancroft says the London adventurers had an exclusive right to occupy the regions from 34 to 38 deg. north lat., the western men between 41 and 45 deg.]
March 13.
14. Sir Ferdinando Gorges to Chalinge. Is satisfied with his proceedings in the voyage [to New England]. Advises him not to be "overshott" in accepting recompence for their wrongs and losses, seeing they were the first that sent to the coast and had in return but five savages. Their demands must not be for less than 5,000l., a ship having been sent two months after his departure with supplies and others in preparation, all of which are likely to be frustrated through Chalinge's misfortune. Begs he will take the savages and company over with as much speed as possible "for we will not be tired with their delays and endless suits."