East Indies: August 1601

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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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August 1601

Aug. 7. 293. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Question whether a voyage shall be made to find out the North-west passage consented to by the most part of the generality. The money to be levied by the pound, according to the first list of adventurers; every man to bring in half by Michaelmas and the other half by Christmas. Committee appointed to set down the charge of the voyage for three pinnaces. The governor to peruse the charters to see if there is "authority to compel any of the Company to pay his money towards this voyage, or the next voyage by the Straights of [sic] Bona Speransa. [Two thirds of a page. Court Bk, I., p. 76.]