Lost William Weston letter documents English exploration of North America

Experts at England's Bristol University are excited by the discovery of a "long-lost" letter written by King Henry VII which references the voyage of merchant William Weston to the new World in 1499. (photo)

The letter was written by the King to his Lord Chancellor, and mentions Weston's intention to embark on the voyage which, "with God's grace, pass and sail for to search and find if he can the new found land."