East Indies: February 1592

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: February 1592', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616, (London, 1864), pp. 95-96. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol2/pp95-96 [accessed 16 June 2024].

. "East Indies: February 1592", in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616, (London, 1864) 95-96. British History Online, accessed June 16, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol2/pp95-96.

. "East Indies: February 1592", Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616, (London, 1864). 95-96. British History Online. Web. 16 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol2/pp95-96.

February 1592

1592? 241. “The articles of agreement that the King of Porqua made with the Viceroy and Governors of the estate of the Indies for the King of Spain.” To aid the Portugals in any wars within the rivers of Malabar from the fortress of Coulan to Calicut, with 10,000 men by land and 50 vessels called Manchuas by the river. To supply the city of Cochin and fortress of Coulan with victuals when required, the Portugals paying the value. Assistance to be given by the Portugals to the King of Porqua in his wars. To preserve the perpetual peace and friendship made between the King of Porqua and the city of Cochin and other of the King's states. Conditions of supplying pepper to the Portugals; the lading of one ship to be delivered at the port or church, which is now made in Porqua. Profits to the Portugals by the King of Porqua's friendship, who is the mightiest King between Cochin and Coulan except the King of Cochin, and has 30,000 fighting men, besides 300 vessels, furnished with artillery. [One page and a half. Correspondence, Portugal.]
1592.
Feb. 23.
Castle of Coulan.
242. The King of Porqua to the Captains and Principals of Cochin. Peace agreed on with the Portuguese. Satisfaction to be made for past faults to the captains and fathers of St. Paul, who shall be allowed to erect a church in the port of Porqua, and another by the river side, which may be used as a warehouse, where merchants shall come and be well used, upon paying duties. Licence to all persons in the King's land to be made Christians without any fear of the loss of their goods. The churches and houses of store to be built in such places, that no wrong be done to any of the King's subjects. Contribution by the King in land and money towards the charges. Licence to every Christian to will his goods, with the knowledge of the King, “according to the order of Christians,” the goods of those dying intestate to revert to the King and the third part to the church. The King enters into bond that there shall be no thieves in his land nor any foreign thieves, enemies to the Portuguese concealed; no kine to be killed in his land. The fathers of the Company to go about at liberty. The foundation of the church to be of stone, the rest of timber, covered with tiles. Offenders to have the benefit of the churches and churchyards for a sanctuary. East Indies, Vol. I., No. 9.]
Feb. 23.
1593.
243. Another copy of the preceding. [Ibid., No. 10.]