America and West Indies: Addenda 1619

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 9, 1675-1676 and Addenda 1574-1674. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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Addenda 1619

Feb. 3.
100. Fra. Lord Russell to Sir Clement Edmondes. Prays the aid of his favour in reference to one Harry Reade now prisoner in Newgate for a robbery on the highway. Has proposed to Sir George Calvert the scope of his intentions which were well allowed of by the Lord Chancellor, to get a certificate from the Lord Mayor and the Recorder of the offences Reade stood charged with and then to beg a letter from the Privy Council for sending Reade to Virginia. Sir George answered that there was an Order from the Board for that purpose for some offences of that kind and that robbery by the highway was a thing the Lords would be sparing in to grant though not excepted in the order which makes Lord Russell importune Sir Clement's favour therein. 1 p. [Dom. Jas. I., Vol. 105, No. 75.]
Feb. 26. 101. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Leave to the Virginia Company to sell by the candle 1,000 weight of tobacco in rolls, lately brought from the Somers Islands. [Court Min. Bk., Vol. 4, p. 304.]
March 1.
102. Sir Thomas Dale to Sir Thomas Smythe, Governor, and the Committee of the East India Company. A long letter of fourteen pages, describing his narrow escape from drowning; "a cruel bloody fight" with the Dutch, which lasted from eleven till three, and in which 3,000 great shot were fired; and the Company's affairs. Also, that he should be glad to hear how Virginia prospers, and his own business goes forward there. [East Indies, Original Correspondence, Vol. 6, No. 767.]
March 5. 103. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Virginia wheat, called maize, much commended for an excellent strong meat, and hearty for men at sea, and more wholesome than beef; the Virginia Company to be desired to procure some for trial by the next shipping. [Court Min. Bk., Vol. 4, p. 306.]
March 12. 104. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Alderman Johnson desiring to borrow four mynions for the use of the Virginia Company, acknowledged they owe for four demi-culverins which have been long due. If they may have these, both Mr. Governor (Sir Thos. Smythe) and himself will use the best means to procure satisfaction for the old from the Virginia Comp., and undertake for the satisfying of these latter four. Ordered that Mr. Salmon deliver them four mynions, if this Company have any to spare. [Court Min. Bk., Vol. 4, p. 312.]
July 17.
105. Sir Fras. Cottington to [Sec. Sir Robt. Naunton]. The Spanish Secretary in England has advertised hither that one Capt. North is arming certain ships to go into the West Indies of which he says he hath complained without any remedy; his despatches are gone down to the King to Lisbon and is sure he shall hear of it from thence, in the meantime has seen copy of his despatch to the Conde de Gondomar. See 1st Vol. of this Calendar, p. 21. [Extract, Corresp., Spain.]
Aug. 6. 106. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Captain Tucker and Captain Argoll, who have been employed to the Somers Islands and Virginia, were both recommended to be considered of [for employment by this Company] when convenient time shall be. [Court Min. Bk., Vol. 4, p. 392.]
Sept. 18.
107. Sir Fras. Cottington to [Sec. Naunton]. Capt. North's design being only as your honour tells me, I make no doubt but that I shall be able to give them satisfaction here, and have done it already to some of these great Ministers with whom I have been since the receipt of your letter. [Extract, Corresp., Spain.]
Dec. 30.
108. Proclamation to restrain the planting of tobacco in England and Wales. "It is not unknown what dislike we have ever had of the use of tobacco, as tending to a general and new corruption both of men's bodies and manners; nevertheless it is of the two more tolerable that the same should be imported amongst many other vanities and superfluities which come from beyond seas than permitted to be planted here within this realm, to abuse and misemploy the soil of this fruitful kingdom." Reasons for making the prohibition general; English tobacco is more crude, poisonous, and dangerous for the bodies and healths of our subjects than what comes from hotter climates; the colonies of Virginia and the Somers Islands are proper and natural climates for that plant, and receive much comfort by the importation of it into this kingdom, and it tends to the increase of our Customs. Printed. 2 pp. [Proclamations, Jas. I., No. 74.]