America and West Indies: May 1625

Pages 73-74

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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May 1625

May 13.
Proclamation for settling the plantation of Virginia. James 1st, having judicially repealed the Letters Patent of incorporation to the Company of Virginia, and undertaken the government, the King declares that the territories of Virginia, the Somers Islands, and New England shall form part of his empire and the government, of Virginia immediately depend upon himself. That Councils shall be established for the immediate care of the affairs of that colony, one in England, the other subordinate and resident in Virginia. That all public officers and ministers shall be maintained at the King's charge; all tobacco be taken by the King, and that strict observance of the proclamation of 9 April 1625, touching tobacco, be enforced. [Proclamation, Car. I., No. 10.]
May 13. Minute of the above. [See Colonial Corresp., 1607, Jan. 9, under date of 12 May.]