East Indies: September 1601

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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'East Indies: September 1601', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616, (London, 1864) pp. 128. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol2/p128a [accessed 22 April 2024]

September 1601

Sept. 1–14. 294. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Conference with Capt. Waymouth touching the shipping for the North–west passage; two pinnaces, one of 50 tons, manned with 16 men, and one of 40 tons, with 14 men, sufficient for the discovery; the charge estimated at 3,000l. or thereabouts. Agreement signed by Captain George Waymouth; to have 100l . to prepare his instruments and other necessaries, and if he discover the passage 500l. by way of contract for his discovery, referring himself to the favour of the Company for any further gratification; but if he do not make the discovery he is to ask nothing for his pains and travel.
Sept. 2.—Powder for the ships. Report of the committee appointed at the conference with Captain Waymouth on the discovery of the North-west passage. John Morrice admitted to the freedom of the Company in place of Nat. Martyn.
Sept. 13.—Committee appointed to inquire of the Muscovy Company “whether they will permit this fellowship to enter into the discovery of the [North-west] passage, and wholly relinquish all claim of privilege thereunto during the continuance of the patent granted unto us.” A second voyage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope agreed to. A book to be prepared for the adventurer’s names, and the sums they will contribute; none to be received under 100l., but as much above as any man pleases, and no one to be urged to bring in any further supply above the adventure set down.
Sept. 14.—A title or preface to the book of contribution agreed on; some having set down their voluntary contributions, delivered the book to the officer to be carried to all the freemen. [Two pages and three quarters. Court Bk, I., 76–77.]