830. Instructions to John Banggam going to Agra from Surat.
To be assistant in the factory at Agra or Lahore, Walter Harvey,
intended for those parts, not being able to undertake the journey.
To go by way of Ahmedabad with certain cloths to be delivered to
Robt. Yong, and if necessary intreat Mr. Browne's assistance in procuring
camels. Directions as to money to be delivered to Fetiplace
at Agra, if he go with the Prince's convoy, to give out that it is
quicksilver, "under colour whereof it hath proceeded thither, being
made up alike." Martin advised touching his visit to Baroach.
Signed by Thos. Kerridge, Thos. Rastell, Giles James, and Edward
Heynes. [Two pages. O.C., Vol. VII., No. 848.]
831. Instructions to John Banggam from Ed. Heynes for sale
and purchase of goods on the latter's own private account. [One
page. O.C., Vol. VII., No. 849.]
832. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Gratuity to
Anthony Morbeck, a Dutchman, one of Lord Rich's company who
returned in the Bull. Opinion of Sir Thos. Roe touching Christopher
Farewell ; resolution to let matters rest until the return of
Browne or Keridge, who are expected shortly. 50l., a fourth part of
the gratuity voted to Sir Thos. Roe for this present year, to be paid
April 4.-Request of Lady Lee, lately Mrs. Tomazin Quarles, to have
her adventure of 1000l. in the new stock, in her name of Quarles,
set over to her account by the name of Dame Tomazin Lee.
Touching the recovery of the Anne. Letter read from Sir Henry
Marten on behalf of Edward Gravenor, a decayed woollen draper,
for employment. Note from Mr. Crispe concerning Sir Thos. Lake's
adventure. The musk to be sold ; George Ball condemned for its
Minutes of a General Court. Concerning Mellyn's violent and
factious behaviour ; the Governor of opinion he should be forbidden
their Courts. Touching a sixth capital for the indigo ; the price of
the flat indigo to be 4s. 10d. per lb. and of the rich 5s. 6d. per lb.
Sale of commodities, with names of the purchasers and the prices.
[Four pages and three quarters. Court Bk IV., 553-557.]
834. Consultation concerning the outward passage of the fleet,
signed by Andrew Shillinge, Rich. Blyth, Rich. Swann, Christopher
Browne, Wm. Baffen, Justinian Offlye, John Clarke, Fras. Pinder,
and Nicholas Crisp. [Half page.] Also,
May. 6.-Consultation held aboard the Hart. The London and
Roebuck to ply for Surat ; the Hart and Eagle to accompany each
other to Jask, according to the Company's order. Signed as above,
but by Henry Darell and Thos. Thomson instead of Fras. Pinder
and Nich. Crisp. [Half page. O.C., Vol. VII., No. 850.]
835. Thos Brokedon and Aug. Spaldinge to the factory at Jambi.
On their arrival on 8th April with eleven sail, in the Straits of
Sunda, met the Bull sent from England purposely to give notice of
the happy union and peace. Heard also of the loss of the Sampson
and Hound, death of Jourdain, and divers others slain in fight.
Have received letter from John Smelt, factor, dated in Aniar, 12 Feb.
last, directed to Phil. Badnedge, concerning the factory of Jambi ;
remarks thereon ; also concerning the sailors who came there with
Welden from Patani, and their agreement with the President and
Council of the Holland Company concerning the pepper. Require
them to live in love and amity with the Hollanders. The Company
have made choice of him, Brokedon, to succeed the late Jourdain as
President until Rich. Fursland arrives from Acheen. [Two pages.
O.C., Vol. VII, No. 851.]
836. Joseph Hopkinson to John Banggam at Ahmedabad.
Departure of Martin from Baroach, and sale of some of his goods.
Glad to hear that himself and Heynes go to Brodera within a
month. Were all at "the Dutches" (Hollanders) on Sunday
night, where they had such extraordinary cheer as he has seldom
seen. Yesterday, Good Friday, they had a sermon, and to-morrow
night feast the Dutch. The goods for Burrampoor in state of
forwardness. A man has had his head cut off, and was afterwards
hanged upon a stake, and there he hangeth, for robbing a Doobee.
Remembrances to John and Robt. Young and his brother Jos.
Walker. [One page. O.C., Vol. VII., No. 852.]
837. John Banggam to Thos. Kerridge at Surat. Death of John
Browne, who changed this life (no doubt for a better) yesterday
morning (19 April). He made his will the night before, copy of
which Mr. Bickford sends herewith (wanting), and was buried
yesterday afternoon. Doubts not but he heard of his safe arrival
with his charge at Baroach. On arriving at Agra will be diligent
in his service. [One page. O.C., Vol. VII., No. 853.]
838. "Extracts taken out of the several joint consultations of
the English and the Dutch in the Indies, after the arrival of the
ship the Bull, and before the arrival of the ship Vrode, proving
both publication and execution of the treaty." [Holland Corresp.]
839. Chamberlain to Carleton. Here is speech that the King
of Denmark hath discovered the North-west passage by means of
an English pilot. [Extract from Domestic., Jas. I., Vol. 113., No. 92.
Cal. p. 140.]
840. Penal Orders to be observed of all men aboard the Royal
Exchange, signed by Humfry Fitzherbert. Endorsed. Capt. Fitzherbert's
orders for his fleet. [Five pages and a half. O.C., Vol. VII.,