Dateline: Virginia, 1625: One thing is certain: the Colony did not want to submit to another company. 32 Virginians signed the petition.
Dateline: Virginia, March 1631: The Governor and Council in Virginia write to the Privy Council (Charles I’s closest advisers) to explain the progress and needs of the Colony. Eleven men signed the Virginia document.
Dateline: Virginia, February 1638: The King proposes five things to clarify the plight of the colonists.
Dateline: 1642: King Charles I in an epistle tells the Virginia colonists that he supports them as they outgrow the restrictive company that seeks to recover its investments. Over 30 men signed this proto-Declaration of Independence that breaks free from the original company. Great for family research.