America and West Indies: Addenda 1623

Pages 62-63

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 1623

March 29.
123. His Majesty's Council for Virginia to Sir Dudley Carleton. Forasmuch as Richard Norwood who presents this letter hath approved himself to be a man skilful as well in setting out the forms of towns and fortifications as also in framing of sundry useful and necessary engines, they have therefore thought fit and the rather for his faithful and able service to the Virginia Company heretofore, to employ him as an engineer in that Plantation. Nevertheless, knowing the Netherlands to afford store of ingenious inventions of that kind, they have determined before his going that he shall spend some few weeks in those parts thereby to improve that quality of his for the better performance of the service he hath undertaken. Entreat Carleton to further him with passports and letters of favour for his more easy passage and more free access to view such works as may serve for his instruction. Signed by Earl of Pembroke, Ro. Earl of Warwick, W. Lord Cavendysshe Sir E. Sackeville, Sir Will. Paget, Sir Edwin Sandys, Lord Brooke, and Sir Na. Riche. [Holland Correspondence.]
Dec. 14.
124. President Brockedon and the Council of Batavia to the East India Company. John Ferrar by his letter requested our late President [Richard Fursland] to further a collection for a free school in Virginia, whereupon to further so religious a work, a voluntary collection was made, both on shore and aboard the ships, which is entered in the Purser's accounts, the particulars sent herewith (missing). [O[riginal] C[orrespondence], East Indies, Vol. 10, No. 1,130.]