America and West Indies: Addenda 1628

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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 1628

Jan. 16.
144. Geo. Lord Baltimore to Sec. Sir John Coke. Mr. Levett seeks a commission for New England. The Lords of the Council desiring to know whether this will encroach on Lord Baltimore's plantation, are informed that it does not concern him at all, it is far remote from Newfoundland, which is a nearer part of America by some hundreds of leagues. [Coke MSS., Hist. MSS. Commis., XII. Report, App. I., p. 337.]
March 5. 145. Sir Francis Coke to Sec. Sir John Coke. Understands he has been already moved in the behalf of Sir John Zouch to be Governor of Virginia. He is a gentleman well deserving a right good place, and hath bestowed much time and study in things belonging to military discipline, and hath had some practise, having had a company in the Low Countries. Extract. [Coke MSS., Hist. MSS. Commis., XII. Report, App. I., p. 340.]
May 13.
146. John Ellzey to Edward Nicholas. The Fortune has taken an Angola man with many negroes, which the Captain bartered in Virginia for tobacco, which has come home in a ship called the Plantation. Extract. [Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 103, No. 85.]
May 27.
147. John Eilzey to Edward Nicholas. Further information respecting the imported tobacco, referred to in previous abstract, the produce of certain negroes sold in Virginia. [Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 105, No. 35.]
148. "The state of the business of Canada, or New France." Patent granted by the French King in 1603 to Mons. de Monts and his partners, their voyages, discoveries, plantations, and trade. Letters of marque obtained by Captain Kerek, who sailed from England in March and arrived in the Gulf of Canada in May 1627, when he took several ships, and ruined all their plantations, then went up the river and possessed himself of Tadousac and Quebee, but resolved not to assault the fort, and set up the King of England's arms a little below Tadousac, having taken away the French arms. Remained till July following, when the French fleet arrived, and after seven or eight hours fight yielded. He took in all fourteen ships and 900 prisoners, the greater part he sent into their own country, brought home six of the best ships and sunk the rest, having no men to man them. Now to bring their work to perfection there must be a strong fleet sent out early next year to take the Fort of Quebec before it be relieved, and so being masters at sea this next summer, the whole river is conquered, the trade with the savages assured, and all the profits of fishing at our command. The charge will amount to 20,000l. at least, and the consequences being of great weight deserve the serious consideration of the State. [Coke MSS., Hist. MSS. Commission, Report XII., App I., pp. 374–376.]
Aug. 9. 149. Petition of Edward Lord Newburgh and his partners to the King. An accommodation propounded by the Lord Keeper and Lord Chancellor of Scotland about Canada is yielded unto by petitioner. Petitioner and partners pretend not to encroach upon Sir Wm. Alexander's patent of New Scotland, yet are willing to part with the greatest part of the territory within their own discovery, and to limitation of their trade for a term of years, and in their patent to yield a proportionable acknowledgment of interest to Sir Wm. Alexander. The time is pressing for sending out their fleet to reduce those countries which petitioners are ready to undertake with the charge of 30,000l.; a week's delay may hazard the voyage. Pray that an absolute and binding determination of this business be referred to persons to be selected. Annexed,
149. i. Propositions of accommodation for the settling of the trade and plantation in Canada or New France. After specifying the terms of accommodation, it is propounded to divide into sixteen parts what remains from Sir Wm. Alexander's plantation of Acadia and the country and coasts within the gulf of Canada, on both sides of the river, within ten leagues of Tadousac, more than half of that planted by the French, Sir W. Alexander to have two parts, the Earl of Newburgh two parts, and the rest to be shared amongst the merchants, pilots, and masters that have thus far advanced the works. [Coke MSS., Hist. MSS Commissn., Report XII., App. I., pp. 376, 377.]
Aug. 9. 150. Attorney General Heath to Secretary Lord Dorchester. Waiting yesterday on his Majesty he left for the Secretary the draft of a letter to the Governor of Virginia, Sir John Harvey, which he prays may be sent. [Extract, Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 148, No. 33.] Probably the King's letter of 10 Aug. 1629, dated from Oatlands, copy of which Governor Harvey sent to Lord Dorchester from Virginia inclosed in his letter of 29 May 1630. See Col. Papers, Vol. V., No. 93.