America and West Indies: Addenda 1622

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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 1622

Feb. 7.
St. Martin's Lane.
119. Sec. Sir George Calvert to Sir Dudley Carleton. In the conclusion of your last letter, you write unto me that you will treat with the States concerning the new plantation of the Hollanders in Virginia, as soon as you can take information of the state of the business, with which you would have been glad if the Lords of the Council had been pleased to accompany their commandments. I do not know what it means, for from myself I do not remember you had any direction to treat with the States about such a plantation. Only I do well call to mind that there were certain Walloons that offered themselves, and to carry with them threescore families, so as they might have a portion allotted unto them in that country to build a town upon, with privileges, &c., which ofter you sent unto me, and I acquainting his Majesty with it, he was pleased to refer it unto the consideration of the Company of Virginia here, to whom he had formerly given all power by his Letters Patent, to admit or exclude whom they pleased in that plantation, and thereupon the company were contented to receive them upon certain conditions, which I sent unto you to impart unto them. Since that time, I have heard nothing of it, nor meddled in it. If your Lordship have had any further order to treat with the States about it. I would be very glad to understand it by your next letter. [Extract, Correspondence, Holland.] Printed in New York Documents, Vol. 13, p. 10.]
Feb.? 120. Request of the Spanish Ambassador. He acknowledges the speedy justice done, with thanks to the Bermuda Company for the goods delivered, being parcel of the lading of the Spanish wreck on that Island altho' they only consisted of 5 cwt. of perished tobacco and 30 lbs. of indigo, whereas the whole lading was 5,000 Indian hides, 1,200 quintals of Brazil wood, 6,000 lbs. of indigo, 30,000 lbs. of tobacco, 5,000 lbs. of sarsaparilla, and gold and silver to the value of 5,000l., besides 12 pieces of iron ordnance, &c., all of which his Lordship has been told has been recovered. The Ambassador's wish that a man of his own appointment may pass thither to receive said goods and lade same for England; and order of the Privy Council of 11 July last to appoint some meet person themselves to go over and take charge of that business, yet the Ambassador hath heard nothing since, but finding that two ships are on their departure thither, is well assured their Lordships have accordingly appointed said person, and desires to know his name for the information of the King his Master. 1 p. [Correspond., Spain.]
March 9.
The Hague.
121. Sir. Dudley Carleton to Sec. Sir George Calvert. As yet I have no answer to the complaint I made by order from my Lords of the Council in her Majesty's name, touching the new plantation of the Hollanders in the north of Virginia, of which I gave their Lordships an account by letters I sent your Honor with my last despatch, but I find they have the business in hand before the States of Holland which are now assembled. [Extract, Correspondence, Holland.]
Sept. 7.
The Hague.
122. Sir Dudley Carleton to Sec. Sir George Calvert. There are three of Count Mansfeld's eldest Captains dead there [at the Camp of Skenckschaus, to the east of Nimeguen] in the space of three days, two of horse, Philler and Ents, both men of account, who died suddenly in one night, and one of his foot, Sir Thomas Gates, an ancient honest gentleman of our nation. [Extract, Correspondence, Holland.]