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May it please you, her Majesties subjects of England, we your friends and countrey-men, the planters in Virginia, doe by these presents let you and every of you to understand, that for the present and speedy supply of certaine our knowen and apparent lackes and needes, most requiste and necessary for the good and happy planting of us, or any other in this land of Virginia, wee all of one minde & content, have most earnestly intreated and incessantly requested John White, Governor of the planters of Virginia, to passé into England, for the better and more assured help, and setting forward of the foresayd supplies; and knowing assuredly that he both can best, and wil labour and take paines in that behalfe for us all, and he not once, but often refusing it, for our sake, and for the honour & maintenance of the action, hath at last, though much against his will, through our importunacie, yeeled to leave his governement, and all his goods among us, and himselfe in all our behalfes to passé into England, of whose knowledge and fidelitie in handling this matter, as all others, we do assure ourselves by these presents, and will give you to give all credite thereunto, the 25 August 1587.

 

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May it please you, her Majesty’s subjects of England, that we your friends and countrymen, the planters in Virginia, want to let you know that because of our urgent need for certain supplies, we have all asked John White, the Governor of the planters of Virginia, to return to England to get help and send supplies. We know that he will work hard and take great care to do this on behalf of us. He has refused to go many times but for our sake, and for the honour and maintenance of the settlement, he has at last agreed to leave his government and all his goods to return to England. We know and trust that he will handle this matter as he does all others and we ask you to credit him with the same, 25 August 1587.

 

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