East Indies: July 1604

Page 142

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1864.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.


July 1604

July 28./Aug. 7.
337. Thos. Wilson to Sec. Cecil. The riches brought home by the Spanish ships, but for the Chinese stuffs were none at all; the Hollanders, by taking the year before the St. Tiago and St. Valentino coming from China, one worth a million the other 400,000 (ducats? torn), having disfurnished Goa and those parts of all China stuffs, which with other prizes since taken, had quite spoiled the commerce in the south parts, and no man dares budge forth or venture anything. Long letter sent to him from Goa, describing the ruin of the Spanish trade in those parts. [Extract from Correspondence, Spain.]