East Indies: September 1606

Pages 144-145

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 1606

Sept. 10.
353. Robt. Sherley to his most dear brother Sir Anthony Sherley. Has continually advertised him of all occurrences, "which we with all our industry and might laboured to bring to some perfection," but can have no true advice from him. Upbraids him for neglecting to perform his promises to send presents, artificers, and Sig. Angelo [the interpreter and guide], which “hath made me be esteemed a common liar.” Sends copies of a letter from the King of Persia by three conveyances; the King writes how he has taken the . . . . of Hidergam, that is to say Tauris, Marrantt, Tassù, La[rdovar]?, Noxsivan, Errivan, and Gandgia, all great provinces; that it is seven years since the King of Persia sent Sir Anthony into Christendom, and “he knows not where you are, nor what you have done in his service, nor the reason why you return not unto him;” movements of the King. Has stayed in Persia in the hope of An[gelo’s] coming, bat fears he has been deceived. Complains that there is no more friendship nor brotherhood, truth, honour, and conscience being banished from the earth. Craves pardon if he be plain; has lost his time, and is in hazard to lose himself also. [Two pages. East Indies, Vol. I., No. 26. Printed in The Sherley Brothers,” for the Roxburghe Club, pp. 58–59.]