East Indies: October 1599

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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'East Indies: October 1599', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616, (London, 1864) pp. 102-103. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol2/pp102-103 [accessed 21 April 2024]

October 1599

Oct. 4.
At Alderman Goddard’s
259. Minute of “an Assembly of Committees” for the voyage to the East Indies. The petition agreed to at the last conference having been favourably received by the Lords of the Privy Council, a committee is appointed to again solicit their lordships for the Queen’s answer to the petition and articles. [Half a page. Court Bk., E. I. Comp., Vol.]
Oct. 16. 260. Minutes as above. The Queen’s gracious acceptance of the voyage having been reported, a committee is appointed to tender a petition to the Privy Council, requesting a warrant for the Adventurers to proceed in the voyage; to carry out without charge 5,000 wt. (sic) of bullion at least, and to prepare a grant of privilege upon such points as shall be reasonable and fit for such a trade. Names of the committee appointed to solicit “these favours.” The committee having solicited a warrant that they should not be stayed when their shipping was prepared, notwithstanding a treaty of peace in hand between the Queen and the King of Spain, the Privy Council denied it, “thinking it more beneficial for the general state of merchandize to entertain a peace than that the same should be hindered by the standing with the Spanish Commissioners, for the maintaining of this trade to forego the opportunity of the concluding of the peace.” The adventurers, fearing, lest after they were drawn into a charge, they should be required to desist the voyage, resolve to defer the preparation thereof till next year. [One page and a half. Court Bk., E. I. Comp., Vol. I. Vide Bruce’s Annals of the E. I. Comp., I., pp. 113, 114.]