America and West Indies: July 1629

Pages 98-99

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 1629

[July] 15. Petition of Edmund Rossingham to the Privy Council. Was agent to his uncle, Sir Geo. Yeardley, late Governor of Virginia, who, dying before any satisfaction was made to the petitioner for being a chief means of raising his estate to the value of 6,000l., Ralph Yeardley, his brother, took administration of the same. Prays for relief, and that his wrongs may be examined into. Referred to Sir Dudley Diggs, Sir Maurice Abbott, Thos. Gibbs, and Sam. Wrote, late Commissioners for that plantation, to examine the true state of the case. 1629, July 11. Annexed,
15. I. Report of Thos. Gibbs and Sam. Wrote upon the above petition, describing in detail the petitioner's employments from 1618, and awarding 360l. as due to him in equity. 1629, Sept. 25.
15. II. Answer of Ralph Yeardley, administrator of the goods of Sir Geo. Yeardley, deceased, during the minority and in trust for his children, to Rossingham's petition. Signed by Gibbs and Wrote.
July 19.
16. Articles demanded by M. M. Champlain and Le Pont of [Thos.] Kirke previous to the surrender of Quebec. To show his commission from the King of Great Britain, and his powers to treat, from his brother [David] who is at Tadousac. To be allowed a ship to take all their company to France; friars, Jesuits, and two savages, also their weapons, baggage, &c. To have sufficient victuals in exchange for skins. Favourable treatment for all. To have possession of the ship three days after their arrival at Tadousac, which is to carry about 100 persons "which we are, as well those that have been taken, as those that are in this place." Signed by Champlain and Le Pont. [Orig. French.]
July 19.
17. English translation of the above.
July 24. 18. Proposals [by Mons. Belavene] for settling a colony in Florida with 2,000 men, to be sent over in two years in ten of the King's ships of 500 tons burthen each, and some transports for cattle for the service of the colony. Advantages to England in favouring the design. The power of Spain will by such means be certainly ruined and the Queen of Bohemia restored to her possessions. French. Imperfect.
[July.] 19. Reasons by Mons. Belavene in favour of the King maintaining, at his own expense, a fleet of fifty ships for His Majesty's service in the West Indies, rather than seek after any company of merchants, such companies being more prejudicial than profitable. French.