East Indies: December 1580

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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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December 1580

1580. 149. “A note in writing, besides more privy by mouth, that was given by Richard Hakluyt, of Eiton in the county of Hereford, Esq., anno 1580, to Mr. Arthur Pet and to Mr. Charles Jackman, sent by the Merchants of the Muscovy Company for the discovery of the North–east streights, not altogether unfit for some other enterprises of discovery, hereafter to be taken in hand.” [One page and a half. Copy made in 1668, probably for Sir Jos. Williamson. Domestic, Eliz., Vol. CXCVI., p. 130. Part only of the “Notes” printed in Hakluyt, I., pp. 493–498.]
1580. 150. Journal of the voyage of Arthur Pet and Charles Jackman for the discovery of Cathay by the North–east, with the George of 40 tons, and the William, set forth at the charges of the Company for the discovery of new trades, otherwise called the Muscovy Company. With note that the William, with Charles Jackman, had 5 men, but is not returned this year, having arrived at a port on the coast of Norway in October 1580, and from thence in February following, had sailed towards Greenland; the George had 12 men; the ships were victualled for two years and a half; Wm. Borowgh, mariner of Limehouse, placed Arthur Pet in this voyage, and directed it. With a rough map. [Twenty pages and a half. Brit. Mus., Otho, VIII., pp. 67–77. A much fuller account than that written by Hugh Smith, and printed in Hakluyt, I., 502–511.]
1580? 151. “Necessary laws to be considered of amongst the Company of New Adventurers, as to Persia, &c.” For avoiding remiss practices of false brethren; against any brother of the fellowship marrying beyond the seas; for the trial of such defaulters, and concerning the time allowed to put in appearance. [One page. East Indies, Vol. I., No. 6. Indorsed, “Certain orders to be observed by the Company trading into Persia.”]