East Indies: November 1564

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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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November 1564

Nov. 20.
8. Petition of the “Governors, Consuls, Assistants, and Commonalty of the Fellowship of Merchants Adventurers for Discovery of lands, &c,” to the Privy Council. For continuance and better maintenance of the trade, which they have supported with great loss for 12 years past, and also to furnish the voyage lately discovered to Medea and Persia, with a greater number of ships; the petitioners are forced to add 60l. to the former stock, to make every single share 200l.; but finding the trade to the Narve attempted by William Bond, they are so discouraged that they cannot be persuaded to increase the stock. Request that Bond and all others may be restrained from trading within the dominions of the Emperor of Russia, “for that the voyage [of Bond], as yr honors well know, is offensive unto the Emperor’s Majty and certain other Christian Princes.” [Parchment. Domestic, Eliz., Vol. XXXV., No. 20 Cal., p. 246. This petition was probably presented in consequence of Richard Cheinie’s account of the second voyage to Persia in 1563. See Hakluyt, I., pp. 395–97.]