That London Company with Virginia to colonize had now come to see how inadequate to the attempt were its means and strength.
There is no record that these charges were ever considered by the London Company.
Thus the London Company, from the very outset, found itself face to face with a difficulty which it could never surmount.
Other requests for physicians and for apothecaries were dispatched to the London Company during this period.
This was followed by a frontal assault on the London Company.
In planning for the colony, the London Company took into account that health would influence the fortunes of the new settlement.
The London Company submitted on condition that the raising of tobacco in England should be prohibited, which was granted.
But Sandys and his friends were not without opposition in the London Company.
In the press of such demands the London Company passed away.
The southern, or London Company, were the first to commence the work of colonization with energy.