America and West Indies: Addenda 1627

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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 1627

Sept. 10.
141. Capt. Chris. Levett to Sec. Sir John Coke. Sends a letter from a gent., a servant of Levett's in New England. In his opinion it were great pity his Majesty should lose such a country, but a thousand times more pity that his enemy should enjoy it. If he should, can assure him he would be as well fitted for building of ships as any Prince in the world, and not the worst provided for victualling of his ships. Knows as well how to make that country good against an enemy as any subject hath at no charge at all in comparison [Coke MSS., IIst. MSS. Commis., XII. Report, App. 1., p. 321.]
Nov. 17.
142. Capt. Chris. Levett to Sec. Sir John Coke. As to protection to fishing in New England. Asks for a Commission to take four of those ships now in the King's service, and to man them with 300 men. [Coke MSS., Hist. MSS. Commis., XII. Report, App. I., p. 331.]
143. A relation of the burthen of part of a fleet of about eighty ships which in May last went out of the barbour of St. Malo for Newfoundland, the most part of which are of good burthen and great force, viz., from 380 to 140 tons, carrying 20 pieces of ordnance or more, and few less than ten or twelve pieces, and of as great a force as any ships trading that way, most of which had not been sent this year fishing had they not been fearful that the King would have arrested them for his service against Rochelle. Other ships at St. Malo, their trade to Spain and most of the chief towns in France Conady Papers, 1 p. [Col. Papers. Vol. 32, No. 2.]