[SOMERS ISLES COMPANY.]
RICH, ROBERT, EARL OF WARWICK. 1587-1658. Letter Signed ("Warwick"), 2 pp recto and verso, folio (integral blank), Warwick House, 13 Feb. 1650, to his son-in-law, Edward Montagu, Earl of Manchester, minor staining and light toning, blank nearly separated.
The Earl of Warwick was an influential Puritan, involved in almost every important colonial venture of his time, the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the New England Company, the Providence Island Company, the Somers Isles Company (Bermuda) and the Virginia Company. His plantation was located in present-day Newport News, Virginia. This personal letter between father and son letter refers to monies owed and interest, and hopes for a "meeting of the rest of the Gentlemen of the Company" to settle matters. The only company that Monatagu and Robert rich were both involved in together was the Somers Isles Company [Bermuda].