East Indies: March 1602

Pages 131-132

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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March 1602

March 17–29. 302. Court Minutes of the East India Company. 20l. to Capt. Waymouth towards the provision of instruments needful for his intended voyage to the North–west.
March 18.—Admission of William Nelson, for 30l. fine, he having paid his adventure of 240l. Contributions of 12d. in the £ towards the discovery of the North–west passage, to be paid in by the last of the month. Thomas Yarmouth, entertained purser of one of the ships, to have 40s. a month if the discovery be made, and 20 s. a month if not, and to give security for 100l.
March 25.—Payments of 5l. to John Drewe, master of one of the ships, for discovery of the passage;
March 27.—And 80l. to Thos. Yarmouth, purser, for carpenters' wages.
March 29.—Concerning the supply for the North–west passage; the Company have already engagements above 700l. Resolutions to enforce the bringing in of the contributions by the last day of the month, that the Company be not discredited "the discovery being made so public, as well as to our own country as to strangers in foreign parts." The Privy Council to be petitioned for "their liking" to the course of forfeitures of defaulters, and to aid the Company with their authority. [Three pages and a half. Court Bk.,I., 85–86.]