807. Carleton to Sec. Naunton. The King of Denmark found
a difficulty in purchasing a ship of about 1,000 tons in North
Holland, for which he pays 50,000 florins, unless he would give
caution to the value of 100,000 florins that the ship should not be
employed in the East Indies. This was represented to the States
as an unreasonable condition, and unfit for a friendly Prince, and is
laid aside. [Extract from Holland Corresp.]
808. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Things provided
by Woodall for the surgeons' chests to be shown to Drs. Torye
and Raven, and if approved, to be sent down to Gravesend. Wages
allowed to Richard Swanley, prisoner with Mr. Davies in the
Moluccas, in consideration of his long and tedious imprisonment.
Letter read from Mathew Moreton, master of the Unity, about the
ship's furniture. Suit of Ferris, Poole, and others, on behalf of John
Holland, a factor, formerly entertained but dismissed. Gratuity to
John Holland, purser of the Anne, for his service in the country
house. Motion of the Governor in behalf of Jeremy Sambrooke,
who has long served the Company as an acconntant. Concerning
Barlowe, formerly entertained to proceed as the Company's agent
to the Low Countries ; some more eminent man to be thought on.
The salary of Thos. Rastell, who is to succeed Browne as chief at
Surat, to be increased to 200l. pr. ann. A sufficient man to be
sent to Bantam to keep their stores there. Advice of Sir Thos.
Roe to write to Surat to put (give up) the house at Sarqueis, of
which there is now little or no use. Petition of John Woodfall on
behalf of John Peirson, who went out with Raph Presson, and hath
served six years for a salary. [One page and a quarter. Court
Bk. IV., 523-525.]
810. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Committee
to go to Gravesend, to dispeed away the Surat fleet. Letter read
from Barlowe, concerning the Company's purpose to choose some
more eminent man skilful in the civil law, to proceed as their agent
to the Low Countries ; discussion thereon. "Long debate" on the
contents of a letter from the King of 17 February, requiring the
Company to satisfy Lord Warwick's charges for his voyage, which
charges to be agreed on by arbitrators indifferently chosen, and if
they cannot conclude the King then to nominate a person of
quality to be umpire between them. Information of Alderman
Halliday of what took place when he and the rest attended the
King, therefore the letter seemed to be obtained upon undue
suggestions. Committee appointed to attend his Lordship at his
house in Holborn, and insist on their former resolution, in which
case "the Company would be no gainer by my Lord, and that they
had always understood the King's pleasure to be that they should
be no losers." Motion of Mr. Fitzherbert on behalf of a minister of
the west country who hath a living of 200l. a year, and yet desires
to proceed on the voyage.
Minutes of a meeting for the United Companies. Debate on the
propositions argued at the last court concerning the stock of the
United Companies in Muscovy ; committee appointed to receive
any offer, &c.
Feb. 25.-Gratuity to Raph Harries, surgeon of the Hart, for his
assistance to Woodall. Henry Short, factor, to sail in the Anne,
and Edw. Meade, factor, in the Exchange.
Feb. 28.-Capt. Shilling's wages. Edward Withers to carry his
Majesty's letters to the Great Mogul overland. The good offices of
James Bag, of Plymouth, to be retained. The white wine, which
cost 16l. per ton, judged weak and dear.
March 3.—The Unity, at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, to proceed on
her voyage, and not wait to sail with the Surat fleet. Request of
Fras. Taylor concerning his debt ; also of Richard Poulson. Motion
of Rowland Reynolds touching his suretyship with Wm. and Robt.
Angell. Debts of Roger Dye, John Shipton, and Raph King.
Gratuity to John Goning employed in the country house. Petition
of Nicholas Rawlidge on behalf of Raph Robinson, his apprentice,
prisoner in St. Katherine's, for having neglected his duty abroad.
Letter read from Lord Warwick on behalf of John Garret, a sailor,
for a gratuity, Garret affirming that he and one other only were
mariners and knew their labour at sea. Motion on behalf of Thos.
Jones, factor at Patani, about his further entertainment. Petition
of Jeremy Sambrooke, who has served eleven years (in the country
house), for increase of wages ; 60l. a year allowed. Petition of John
Alkin for allowance for four or five years' service on shore in the
company's service ; finding he ran away at Surat from Sir Henry
Middleton, and was with Sir Robt. Sherley during the time he pretends
to have been in their service on shore, and that no wages are
due, but rather punishment. Mr. Totten concerning his goods.
Wages of Quoitmore, wounded in fights with the Hollanders. Letter
read from the Lord Chancellor on behalf of one Spring, for employment.
Letter to be written to M. Boreel, that if the Dutch think fit
to hasten their fleet they may be in time to sail in consortship with
the English fleet. [Five pages and a half. Court Bk. IV., 525-