East Indies: April 1612

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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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April 1612

April 2
Aug. 16.
608. “A relation in two papers of my [Capt. Downton's] time spent since the second of April 1612 when I was left by Sir H[enry] M[iddleton] to guard Aden, till . . . . of May, and from thence of the principals of our business, 'till the 16th'of August, when we disembarked out of the Straits of Bab–el–mandel;” set down this month of July 1613 “to inform the [East India] Company, if need be, of our last business in the Red Sea, not thinking they shall need it for that they have a more precise journal by divers who had more leisure to write than I had, though the controversy and unkind ‘gangleing’ between Capt. Saris and us were better to be forgotten than remembered.” [Six pages and a half. O. C., Vol., I., No. 83.]
April 30.
609. Sir Thos. Smythe to Sir Thos. Edmondes, ambassador in France. [The East India Company] have lately received letters from Rennes from Hughe Bourman and Paul Triggs, whom they have employed to obtain the recovery of their goods [see ante, No. 602], complaining of the injustice of the court at Rennes, the witnesses being absolved of their oaths by the confessors, and the malefactors protected by some great persons there. Urges him to try and obtain justice at the hands of the Queen; unless the Company can do so, they will be forced to sue His Majesty for licence to right themselves against the persons, ships, and goods of Audierne, as in such cases their charter gives them power to do. [Two pages and a half. Correspondence, France.]
April. 610. Power granted to Sir Henry Thynne to use martial law in his voyage to Persia. [Minute, dated April 31. Grant Book, p. 96. DOMESTIC, Jac. I., Cal., p. 127.]