East Indies: July 1608

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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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July 1608

July 1.
417. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Sir Thos. Smythe elected governor, Wm. Greenwell deputy governor, and the following committees:—
John Eldred. Wm. Harrison. Wm. Bonham.
Wm. Cockayne. Robt. Middleton. Wm. Millett.
Nich. Crispe. Hugh Hamersley. Thos. Styles.
Robt. Johnson. Reynold Greene. Wm. Jennyngs.
Henry Robinson. Humphrey Basse. Morris Abbott.
Humphrey Smyth. Robt. Bell. Jeoffrey Kirby.
Wm. Cater. Ralph Freeman. John Busbridge.
Thos. Westwray. Geo. Bennett. Edmond Scott.
Thos. Farrington, treasurer; Wm. Leighton, secretary; Thos. Stephens, account keeper to Michaelmas; and in the meantime to finish the accounts of the first three voyages; and Thos. Evesett, beadle or officer of the Company. Order for buying timber, with the overplus of money belonging to the third voyage, confirmed. Power to the governor, deputy, and committees to promise gratifications in their discretion. The Act of 11 January 1601–2, for absence and late coming to courts, to be duly executed from henceforth, and a register kept of the names of those absent; all fines on that account to be set against each man's account, unless he gives just reason for his absence. Ten pounds to be given in charity to Sarah, widow of Wm. Brum, captain of the Ascension in the first voyage, who was killed by a shot from a great piece of ordnance, unadvisedly discharged out of the Dragon at the burial of one Mr. Winter, near the coast of the East Indies. Loan to Nich. Crispe and Sam. Garrett. [Two pages and a half. Court Bk., II, 98–99.]