East Indies: September 1598

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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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September 1598

Sept. 30.
254. Gyles Van Hardwick to Peter Artson, merchant [Sec. Cecil]. News that two English ships in “the India” have taken two Portugal ships, rich with treasure, that were on their voyage from Goa to China; supposes it is Capt. Wood in. Mr. Dudley’s shipping. Report of great preparations made in India by the Portugal to prevent the Flemings trading at Sunda [isles]. Takes it to be a Portugal brag. [Extract from Correspondence, Spain.]