East Indies: January 1567

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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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January 1567

Jan. 24.
15. Sir Wm. Garrard and Alderman Rowland Hawarde to Sec. Cecil. Send their answer to the articles of Mr. [Humphrey] Gylberte, who showeth himself very conformable to surcease his suit in any thing derogatory to the privileges of the Company [of Merchant Adventurers for the discovery of new trades]. Inclose,
The articles of requests made by Mr. Gylberte, with the Company's answers. The first and second articles for aid of shipping and releasement of custom, not prejudicial to the Company, but since they have made attempts for the discovery of Cathay, and are determined to do so again either by the North–east or North–west, they claim the ordering of all such discoveries according to their privileges, but will not refuse Mr. Gylberte's advice and help if he will assist them. The third article they mislike wholly as derogatory to their privileges, to acquire the dominion and have the sole traffic to all places lying Northward, North–eastward, or North–westward, To the fourth, they very well like that Mr. Gylberte, accepting the freedom of the Company, may be appointed in person and not by substitute, captain and governor of the countries which he discovers. The fifth and sixth, the Company submit to the Queen's pleasure. [Together, two pages and a half. Fair copy of Gylberte's articles, with the interlineation mentioned at p. 7 added, and two or three other words altered, the year 1568 being written 1569. Domestic, Eliz., Vol. XLII, Nos. 5, 5. i. Cal., p. 287.]