Letters Received by the East India Company from Its Servants in the East Volume 2

Letters Received by the East India Company from Its Servants in the East Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...blamable. 10 George Uffington in Saldania to the East India Company, 20th June, 1615. Danger of our whole fleet upon the main of Barbary; better sometimes to be fortunate than wise, for all our wise men erred. Captain Harris and his men would not underwrite the act made by Captain Keeling concerning dead men's goods. France Johnson and Edward White died in the way to the Cape. But 20 men sick in all the fleet to Saldania. Mr. Cradle, master in the Expedition, displaced and made a mate in the Dragon, and Tho. Bonner made master in his place. Discord between Captain Harris and Robt. Gipps, cape merchant in the Peppercorn. 11 Captain Downton from Surratt or at sea to the East India Company, the 7th March, 1614. Many distastes offered by Mocrob Chan at our ships' first coming. By a letter from Tho. Keridge it appeared that Mocrob Chan was but the king's instrument to fulfil the desire of the king, etc., and that there was no hope from the king but through him. I therefore endeavoured by all means to win him to us. Mocrob Chan takes occasion to think us V confederates with the Portugals because we denied with our ships to go against Damon, nor otherwise to promise him to fight with the Portugals except they gave us first cause, notwithstanding he offered us large sums of moneys to fulfil his desire. The said Mocrob Chan was the more suspicious of us to be confederates with the Portugals because when a fleet of 60 frigates came within shot of me I would not shoot at them, I being unwilling to break the peace. The said Mocrob Chan, after I endeavoured to give him the best content I could, did ever show me great kindness. He suffered us to carry our goods (which we bought in the country) aboard without bringing the same into the customhouse. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967925
  • 9781236967923