America and West Indies: July 1625

Pages 74-75

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 1625

July 1.
43. Geo. Menefie to John Harrison. Account of the surrender of the estate of his late brother, Geo. Harrison, to Mr. Carter, according to his authority. Endorsed, "By the Ann, whom God conduct."
July? Note of things desired from Guinea, for which letters are to be written to the merchants of the Guinea Company and the Gold Coast, Humph. Slaney, Capt. Crispe, and [Wil.] Cloberry, and John Wood, Cape merchant. They include an elephant's head with the teeth very large; a river horse's head; strange sorts of fowls; birds and fishes' skins; great flying and sucking fishes; all sorts of serpents, dried fruits, shining stones, &c. [On 31 July, John Tradescant writes to Nicholas that it is the Duke of Buckingham's pleasure that Nicholas should deal with all merchants from all places, but especially from Virginia, Bermudas, Newfoundland, Guinea, Binney, the Amazon, East Indies, &c., for all manner of rare beasts, fowls and birds, shells and stones, &c. DOMESTIC Corresp. Car. I., Vol. IV., Nos. 155, 156, Cal. p. 77.]