East Indies: November 1604

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

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November 1604

Nov. 17.
341. Sir John Ogle to Sec. Lord Cranborne. The Company of of East India Merchants of Amsterdam, the States paying only the the third part, are setting forth a fleet of 25 or 30 ships of war to guard the coasts, the better to assure their traffic into the Indies, which the Spaniard much laboureth to overthrow. [Extract from Holland Correspondence.]
[Nov.?] 342. Observations on the two special causes mentioned in the petition of the Turkey Merchants, of the decay of their trade into the Levant; one being the East India trade, whereby all spices, silks, indigo, and goods of the Indies, which used to be brought through Persia into Turkey, and from thence to this realm, are now brought direct from the Indies; the other the imposition upon currants. [Five pages and a half. Domestic Corresp., Jac. I., Vol X., No. 27. Cal., p. 168.]