The Letters of John Paige, London Merchant, 1648-58 London Record Society 21. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1984.
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(B) John Paige's Instruction To Richard Jewell, Supercargo On The Elizabeth, For A Vovage To The Barbary Coast And Tenerife
4. In case that you cannot put off all or part of our goods at aforesaid port, then you are to go directly for Mogador and there to dispose of them. And when you cannot meet with a market fitting at Mogador, then you may go for Santa Cruz [de Berberia, i.e. Agadir] or any other crick or port thereabouts.
7. After you have made sale of our goods and laden the ship with wheat and wax, etc., then you are to sail directly for the port of Orotava in Tenerife, there to deliver your corn and other goods unto my good friends Mr Gowen Paynter and Mr William Clerke, unto whom I have given orders to receive it.
8. Pray take notice though I limit you to go for Santa Cruz yet I would be loath that you should trust to that port, being far to leeward. Rather, if possible, load the ship at Safi or some part at Mogador. The first port will be the only place for wheat and sales of the goods.
9. I make no question but you are very sensible that you go somewhat late of the year and that foul weather usually falls in upon that coast the middle of Sept. Wherefore, I earnestly desire you to make all the speedy dispatch you can to lade the ship whereby you may be at the Islands to load home the first wines, which you know imports very much.
21. I should enlarge some other particulars, but I hold it needless in regard I know you understand the business you go about, not doubting but that through God's blessing and your care and diligence the design may prove beneficial. …