East Indies
May 1623

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W. Noel Sainsbury (editor)

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1878

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'East Indies: May 1623', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 4: 1622-1624 (1878), pp. 118-119. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=69761 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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May 1623

May 4.
Macassar.
290. Thomas Staverton to Mons. Lemonoy. You have not considered deliberately in taxing me with coming to your house in threatening manner against the Italian, who, though serving your Company, is never the honester or better man. It can be no breach of peace between Kings, or of the friendship which our President vouchsafes towards you, to chastise a varlet, which belongs to no nation, or rather to every nation, a traitor, with insinuating paracitical tongue and fawning gesture. I pretend no quarrel or strife against you at present, or any of the French nation here with you, but if you seek strife, you may have your hands full. I protest against you Sig. Lemonoy in particular, and against all the French here with you and against the French Company in general. And whereas you tax me wrongfully, in pretending I have often said I would never do good to French if in my power to hurt, witness my many friendships to Sig. Gualters, for which I have received reprehension from my superiors. Ask the King of Macassar, many of the chiefs in this place, and the Portugals here resident. Ask Sig. Gualters himself, for ingratus est qui gratiam bene merenti non reponit, which I may well apply to you. This is my answer to your causeless protest. Delivered to Sig. Lemonoy by Henry Short, Wm. Danby, and Wm. Withers. [One page. O.C., Vol. X., No. 1114.]
1623?291. Petition of Thomazin Powell, widow, to the Privy Council. Her son [William Powell] about six years since was employed to the East Indies in the Swan, served in the great fight with the carrack in which the General [Benj. Joseph] was slain, and was afterwards taken in the Solomon, with many hundreds more at the Moluccas by the Hollanders, who spoiled him of all his goods and starved him to death in prison. She has long been a suitor to the East India Company for recompense. Prays their Lordships mediation with the Company or the States of Holland. [Domestic Corresp., Jac. I., Vol. CXXIV., No. 103, Cal., p. 329.]
May 6.292. Report of the Masters of the Trinity House to the Privy Council upon the demands of the [above ?] and other petitioners [see also Nos. 361, 362.] They have received one-third part of wages from the East India Company by mediation of the Judge of the Admiralty, and on their pursuasion the Company have consented to pay the other two thirds, less certain deductions. Had hoped they had deserved so much of the petitioners that they would not have further troubled their Lordships. [One page. East Indies, Vol. II., No. 82.]
May 16.
Amsterdam.
293. Barlow to Carleton. There is no news of moment from the Indies. The proceedings of the Dutch fleets off Macao, Goa, and Malacca are not known. The English Company has a ship home with pepper, mace, and nutmegs. The Dutch have lost a ship of great value, bound for Amboyna, and the English one coming from England with full lading, on the coast of Java; these here have begun to perform the Accord made in England, and have paid him 200,000 guilders, the rest, he makes no doubt, will follow. Hopes no further questions will arise, for if these had never been, both Companies had been in better estate than now they are, by at least 2,000,000l. [Holland Corresp.]
May 19/29.294. (Carleton) to Sir W. Aston and Sir Edward Herbert. The fleet he has before mentioned has now set out from the new haven of Helfordsluys (Hellevoetsluis), victualled for 30 months. Their design is not yet divulged, but by common opinion their voyage lies for the East Indies, but Carleton has many reasons for thinking that they go to seek their adventure in the West Indies, and if they find nothing to settle upon, to return by Le Maire's passage, and take in a lading in the East Indies. Two Dutch ships not over richly iaden have arrived, bringing news that the Dutch have burnt five small frigates about Malacca, and lost a great ship with 43 men, between Banda and Amboyna. The English Company have lost a fair ship, the Trial, with her full lading from England and 97 men, on the coast of Java; in recompence whereof they have a ship from thence, laden with pepper, mace, and nutmegs. The Dutch begin to perform the Accord, having paid 200,000 guilders to the English factor at Amsterdam, in part of what was agreed on for restitution, and the rest will speedily follow. Endorsed, "To Sir H. Wotton, Sir Thos. Roe, and Sir Isaac Wake, the 27th May 1623." [Extract from Holland Corresp.]