East Indies: January 1609

Pages 179-180

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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January 1610

Jan. 16–18.
427. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Letters received from Gabriel Towerson, at Bantam, dated July 15 last, and from David Middleton, captain of the Consent, containing a discourse of his whole voyage. Customs of cloves; the farmers to be urged not to demand for dust or garble, and if they refuse the Lords of the Council to be petitioned.
Jan. 18.—Letters received from Bantam from Robt. Browne, John Saris, and Henry Sydall, dated July 15 last. Petition to the Lord Treasurer, concerning a difference with the farmers about the customs of cloves. Committee appointed for better dispatch of the Company's business. Twenty shillings to Christopher, the porter. Account of wages due to those in the Consent, at about 54l. a month, total 1,004l. Request of Mr. Stephens to adventure 112l. 8s. in the third voyage, to make up the stock to 53,500l., referred to a general court; allowed 100l per annum for keeping the Company's accounts. [Two pages. Court Rk., II, 105–106.]
Jan. 23
428. John Chamberlain to Dudley Carleton. The least of our East Indian ships, called the pinnace, arrived at Dartmouth with 100 tons of cloves, without seeing or hearing any thing of her consorts since they parted from the coast of England. [Extract from Domestic Corresp., Jac. I., Vol XLIII, No. 39. Cal., p. 487.]
Jan. 27. 429. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Mr. Bramley's adventure, ordered by a decree of Chancery to be paid to John Burton, referred to the Company's solicitor to take counsel's opinion. Arbitration of the difference between Sir Leonard Hallyday and the Company. Weight of the cloves' to be taken. For taking up 1,000l. at interest, for payment of mariners' wages and other charges. Rich. Atkinson, servant to the governor, to receive and pay money until further order. Forty marks formerly paid to Robt. Waldow to be brought to the account of profit and loss. [Wm.] Adderley, Bartholomew Hollande, and John Humphrey to be charged 10 per cent, interest for money they owe the Company; the suits against them to be given up. Wm. Barrett to be agreed with for composition of the cloves now brought from the East Indies. For weighing and warehousing the spices. Tristram Eldrick to bring in his accounts. Wm. Cockayne to give orders about providing masts. [Two pages. Court Bk., II., 106–107.]