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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 4, 1622-1624. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1878.

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Abbas Mirza, Shah of Persia, 10, 13, 113, p. 61, 226, 330, pp. 162–5, 347, 360, 372, p. 233, 560, 564, 566, 570. i., 571, 574, 577, 580, 677, 694, 706.

-, -, discourses about King James, p. 162.

-, -, much affected to King James, p. 376.

-, -, feasts all his ambassadors, and gives audience to the English factors who deliver King James' letters, p. 162.

-, -, his answer to the King's letters, 510, 566, 577.

-, -, his propositions to King James about shipping, soldiers, and trade, 407.

-, -, offers free trade to the English, p. 64, 401, 407, 623, 683; see also Persia. Sherley, Sir Robt.

-, -, privileges granted to the English by, 226, 462, p. 287, p. 376.

-, -, his treaties with the English, 440.

-, -, petition of Englishfactors to, 577.

-, -, desires to introduce printing into Persia, and to maintain at his own charge Englishmen skilful in that science, p. 377.

-, -, makes a general feast for all his guests, p. 164.

-, -, melancholy, and forsakes company, p. 162.

-, has taken all the Mints into his own hands, p. 163.

-, -, sits with his chief officers in justice, p. 376.

-, -, his public entry into Ispahan, 577.

-, -, with his army, 440.

-, -, has 35,000 soldiers in yearly pay, p. 376.

-, -, his quarrels and wars with the Portuguese, 59, p. 61, 677.

-, -, wholly subjects Bagdad, p. 287.

-, -, disgraces the ambassador of the Grand Signor, p. 162.

-, -, desires to remove trade from Turkey, 407.

-, -, his wars with the Turks, p. 288, 570. 1.

-, -, and Ormuz, 360.

-, -, presents to, pp. 163–4, p. 287, 577, p. 442.

-, -, -, gratefully accepted, 577.

-, -, -, required by, p. 377.

-, -, -, from the Dutch, pp. 164–5.

-, -, his women, p. 162.

-, -, his eunuchs, p. 162.

-, -, his physicians, 440.

-, -, his secretary, see Aga Emeere.

-, -, his treasurer, see Lalabeg.

-, -, his court, 339.

-, -, ambassador from, see Sherley, Sir Robt.

Abbot, George, Archbishop of Canterbury, 617.

Abbott, Morris, deputy governor of the East India Company—
-, 1622: 105, 107, p. 93.
-, 1623: p. 122, p. 124, p. 134, 314, p. 136, p. 143, 323, p. 154, p. 157, p. 159, p. 167, p. 169, 335, 339, p. 175, p. 218.
-, 1624: p. 227, p. 232, 393, 395, 404, 409, p. 246, pp. 253–4, 421, p. 256, 425, 426, 431.

-, -, memorial of, 12.

-, -, proposition of, p. 153.

-, -, re-elected deputy governor, July 1623, 300.

-, -, uncivil speeches about, p. 169.

-, -, reports audience of the King, the Duke of Buckingham, and Sec. Calvert and Conway about the taking of Ormuz, 301, p. 122, p, 124, p. 246.

-, -, reports of, concerning Edw. Monox, p. 160.

-, -, -, concerning Wm. Methwold, p. 166.

-, -, his opinion on a "disorder " in the East India Company, p. 169.

-, -, his speech in Parliament about the money "sent out of the land" in the East India Company's ships, 425.

-, -, ill-health of, p. 180.

-, -, jewels belonging to, 230, 657.

-, -, governor of the East India Company, March 1624: 433, 435, pp. 265– 7, p. 269, p. 273, 451, pp. 275–6, p. 279, 471, p. 295, 491, 496, 524, 559, 573, p. 372, p. 411, 636, 643, p. 462, p. 466, 716, 721, 723, p. 488.

-, -, elected governor, 433, 492.

-, -, chosen governor, much against his will, 521.

-, -, audience of the King about mitigation of his Majesty's demand of 20,000l. for goods taken in the Indies, 437, p. 265; see also James I., Buckingham, Duke of.

-, -, answers in Parliament Lady Dale's complaint, p. 265, p. 278, p. 282.

-, -, reports business between Lady Dale and the East India Company, 616.

-, -, answers in Parliament the exception taken to the East India trade, p. 267.

-, -, reports attending Parliament and the Prince (Charles) about petitions of mariners (taken by the Dutch) for wages, p. 278, p. 280, p. 282, 463.

-, -, reports the Amboyna massacre to King James, 463.

-, -, prevents discussion of, at a court meeting, 471.

-, -, reports same at a general court, 492, 496, 574.

-, -, reports the arrival of ships (Dolphin, Elizabeth, and Exchange) at a general court, 492, 496, 574.

-, -, reports loss of the Whale, 574.

-, -, reports the state of the trade at a general court, 496.

-, -, reports the King's reception, &c. of East India Company's petition about Amboyna massacre, and his Majesty's command to attend the Privy Council thereon, 503.

-, -, reports audiences of the King at Theobalds in a great presence of Privy Councillors, at Windsor and other places, about the Amboyna massacre, 510, 518, 594, 607.

-, -, his examination and judgment of Welden, 554.

-, -, reports audience of the King at Whitehall about the business of his Majesty's partnership with the Company, 607.

-, -, reports his attendance at the council chamber on the Lords Commissioners for the Amboyna business, pp. 410–411, 623.

-, -, endeavours that this business be modestly pressed, 589.

-, -, is against an absolute breach with the Dutch, 629.

-, -, has ever been backward in getting the "Narration" printed, 629.

-, -, reports that the "Narration" is published and dispersed in all parts of England and in Dutch in the Netherlands, p. 463.

-, -, reports attendance on Sec. Conway, the Lord President, and the Duke of Buckingham concerning the order for stay of Dutch East India ships, 639, 643.

-, -, his experience of treating with the Dutch, p. 464.

-, -, reports state of the East India Company's affairs, pp. 464–465.

-, -, on Sir Robt. Sherley's offers of trade to Persia, 554, 560, 566.

-, -, reports audience of the King about the Persian trade, his remarks, 706, 716.

-, -, on the indigo trade, 439.

-, -, reports attendance on Sec. Conway about thanks to the King for his care and resolution to right the East India Company, 723.

-, -, letters from—
-, 1623: 334.
-, 1624: 397, 486, 499, 521, 534, 544, 561, 568, 575, 589, 609, 614, 617, 629, 645, 652, 658, 674.

-, -, letters to—
-, 1622: 39.
-, 1623: 312.
-, 1624: 442, 520, 615.

-, -, gratification to, p. 465.

-, Richard, p. 170, p. 225.

Abdi, Abdie, Abdye, or Abdy, Anthony, 103, p. 133, p. 137, p. 142, p. 151, p. 153, 329, p. 179, p. 238, 413, 433, p. 267, p. 278, 665, p. 466.

-, attends Parliament about Lady Dale's business, 454.

-, -, elected one of the committee of the East India Company, 492.

-, letters from, 1624: 545, 561, 674.

Abergavenny, Lord, brother of, 381.

Abigail, the, 90, 98, 103, 105, 107, 109, 352, p. 196, 368, p. 205, 375, 391, p. 260, 455, 494.

-, master of, see Burgess, James.

-, mate of, see Povey, John.

Abimeleck, 622.

Aburgayney, Lord, see Abergavenny, Lord.

Achan, p. 176.

Acheen (Sumatra), p. 4, p. 21, 91, 173, p. 99, pp. 111–112, p. 206, 390.

-, chief factors in, see Woollman. Henry, Robinson. George,

-, factors in, p. 21.

-, -, names of, 852, 703.

-, factory at, p. 201.

-, -, want of supplies in, p. 21.

-, loss of a year's trade at, p. 61.

-, cannot expect good news from, p. 62.

-, the East India Company's estates in, p. 251.

-, King of, p. 20, 91, p. 62, p. 149, 328, p. 251, 432, p. 260, 682.

-, that tyrannical king, p. 207.

-, -, Indraghiri taken by, p. 251.

-, -, King of Jambi in fear of, p. 251.

-, the Dutch in, determine to withdraw their factors from, p. 20.

-, Dutch ships ready to sail from, p. 21.

-, pepper, 91, p. 62, p. 111, 328.

-, ships from, 39, p. 20, p. 196.

-, ships to sail to, p. 260.

-, letter dated from, 328.

Adams, Fras., p. 277.

Adams or Addams, Robt., captain of the Moon, 357, 375, p. 221, 422, 525.

-, -, appointed commander of the Elizabeth, p. 205.

-, -, letter from, 1624: 473.

-, -, extra pay and gratification to, 536, p. 373.

Adcomb, Phoebe, 2, p. 219, p. 479.

-, -, her husband, 2.

-, -, -, estate of, p. 219.

-, Richard, p. 224, p. 479.

Addames, Capt. Wm. (deceased), 175, 177.

-, -, estate of, p. 481.

-, -, Mary, widow of, 175, 177.

-, -, daughter of, see Goodchild. Deliverance.

Addison or Addyson, -, 90, p. 170, p. 253.

-, -, entertained master of the Palsgrave, p. 466.

Aden, p. 140, 677, p. 485.

-, English prisoners at, 594.

-, Dutch factory at, 41.

Admiralty Court, 90, 117, 119, 196, p. 123, 361, p. 270, 447, 449, 491, 496, 560, 573, 594, 680, 684.

-, suits in, 103, p. 269, 566, 673, 698, 708, p. 467.

-, six English factors from Amboyna examined upon oath in, p. 317.

-, account of proceedings in, between the Lord Admiral and the East India Company about prizes, 447; see also Buckingham, Duke of

-, the Serjeant of, ordered to duck a seaman at the yard-arm, according to the fashion of the sea, p. 269.

-, judge of, see Marten, Sir Henry.

-, proctor in, see Williamson,-.

-, registrar of, 447.

-, jurisdiction of, p. 248.

Aerssen, Francois D', Lord of Somersdike, ambassador from the States General in England, 68, 116, 154, 162, 695, 695. i.

-, -, letters from—
-, 1623: 252.
-, 1624: 457, 552.

-, -, letter to, 1624: 456.

-, -, returns to the Hague, 486.

-, -, appointed to confer and confers with Carleton touching the Amboyna massacre, 519, 602, 695.

-, -, reports audience with the States about, 552.

-, -, son of, made a gentleman of the Privy Chamber, 267.

Africa, 446, 490.

-, coast of, p. 98; see also Barbary.

Aga Emeere, secretary to Shah Abbas, 330, p. 162.

Agard, Thos., p. 92.

-, -, Rebecca, wife of, 105, p. 92.

Agra, 84, 657, p. 462.

-, East India Company's servants imprisoned at, p. 64.

Ahmedabad, 84, p. 410, 657.

-, East India Company's servants imprisoned at, p. 64.

Albery Hatch, 660, p. 486.

Albrook, Jane, p. 91.

-, -, husband of, p. 91.

-, -, brother of, p. 91.

Alcock, Richard, p. 220.

-, -, Jane, wife of, p. 220.

Ale, Bartholomew, p. 167.

Aleppo, 134, pp. 136–7, p. 163, p. 165, p. 175, p. 288; 577, 578, p. 451, 716.

-, French and Italians at, p. 451.

-, consul at, see Kirfcham,-.

Alexander, Alice, p. 224.

-, John, master of the Ruby, 7, 86, 101.

-, -, letter from, 1623: 270.

-, -, lost in the Hope, p. 222.

-, Elizabeth, p. 91.

-, husband of, p. 91.

-, -, master of the Diamond, p. 220.

-, -, Thomasine, mother of, p. 220, p. 481.

-, Walter, servant of Prince Charles, p. 222, 517.

Alford, -, p. 91.

Allen, Alderman Edward, p. 123.

-, -, elected one of the committee of the East India Company, 492.

-, -, letters from, 1624: 486, 561, 568, 609.

-, John, p. 221, p. 483, pp. 486–487.

-, Richard, 328, 352.

Allnatt, Richard, commander of the Reformation, pp. 378–380.

-, -, commission to, p. 380.

Aloes, 41, 553. i., 640, p. 485 (2).

Aly Beg, see Mahomet Aly Beg.

Amber beads, p. 161, 636.

Ambergris, p. 62, p. 202, 510.

Amboyna, 1, 6, 140, p. 100, p. 109, p. 150, 328, p. 200, p. 206, 375, 399, 400, p. 305, p. 308, p. 316, 585, p. 340, p. 368.

-, description of, 499. 1.

-, castle of, p. 99, 499. 1., pp. 304–5, pp. 341–3.

-, -, great strength and garrison of, p. 318.

-, -, supposed conspiracy to take, see Amboyna massacre.

-, concerning trade in, 43, pp. 100–101, p. 147, p. 198, p. 203, p. 209, p. 1216, p. 489.

-, -, Carleton's propositions, p. 369.

-, English agent in, see Towerson Capt. Gabriel.

-, English surgeon in, see Price, Abel.

-, names of factors at, 352, 703.

-, factors and factories in p. 4, pp. 206 –7, 499. i., p. 489.

-, -, charge of, 99.

-, -, yearly capital necessary for, (60,000 Ryals) p. 62.

-, -, the excessive charges in, 111, p. 62, 265, 272.

-, -, resolution to remove from, 238, 3.90, 521.

-, -, to be dissolved, p. 111.

-, -, all the English ordered to Jactra, p. 398.

-, imperfect accounts received from factories in, p. 202.

-, concerning forts and garrisons in, 26, 178, 203, 206, 211, 212, 232, 236, pp. 98–100, p. 201, 499. i., 644, 697, 717, 717. i.

-, -, the king's declaration, 244, 245, 250.

-, drafts of the principal forts in, sent by the Charles, p. 201.

-, ships sent to, arrived at, and expected from, p. 4, 99, p. 63, 145.

-, Curricurries or small boats of, p. 318, pp. 393–394.

-, yields with Banda spices enough to furnish all Christendom, 370.

-, spices from, 111, p. 63.

-, schools in, 236.

-, map of (sent to Carleton), 617.

-, letters dated from, 91, 99.

-, the Dutch in, 99, p. 98, 294, p. 198, p. 206, 370, p. 312, p. 314.

-, -, conquest of, by the Portuguese, p. 344.

-, -, -, Anniversary of, p. 284.

-, government at, 480.

-, governors of, see Marteson, 1615–1618. Van Spenlt, Herman.

-, -, conspiracy to murder, see Amboyna massacre.

-, Fiscal or judge, see Browne, Isaac de.

-, great numbers of, necessary to inhabit, 243.

-, of base parentage and no education, 691.

-, Chinese to be taken prisoners to people, p. 100.

-, sovereignty of, p. 61, pp. 98–100, 585.

-, enjoy two thirds of the trade in, 140, 499. 1.

-, like to have the sole trade of, 237.

-, the insatiable covetousness of, to gain the sole trade of, the sole cause of the Amboyna massacre, p. 320.

-, Deny the English sale of clothing and victuals in, 26.

-, intollerable exactions and abominable proceedings of, p. 61, 236, pp. 98–100, p. 109, 272, pp. 146–147, 364, 368, p. 208, 540, 597. i., 610.

-, an Englishman thrown into the river and drowned by, p. 209.

-, an English gunner fined by, p. 150.

-, English goods seized and embezzled by, p. 206, p. 209.

-, Statement of the unjust proceedings against the English by, 585.

-, English protests against, 364, 377, 390.

-, account of their general charges in, 391.

-, description of their forts and garrisons in, p. 318, 499. 1.

-, not thirty Japanese in, p. 304.

-, account of their ships at, p. 318.

-, ships driven from their anchors at the executions at, p. 316.

-, loss of their ships in, 293, 294; see also Endracht, the.

Amboyna Massacre.-Abel Price, the first Englishman examined, had everything dictated to him and his confession, the rest, by torture, were forced to aver, 549.

"Names of the ten Englishmen, nine Japanese, and one Portuguese executed, p. 315.
"Names of the six English factors saved, and who returned to England, p. 313, p. 317.
"Said to have been plotted [hatched] at Amsterdam, 485, 519, 521, 544.
"The manner of torture, pp. 306–307, 521, p. 397, 661.
"The torture of water explained and excused, 661, 1.
"Over and above the torments of fire and water, the Dutch gashed the breasts of men, slit their toes, put powder therein, and set fire thereto, 510, 521.
"The Council of Amboyna admit the English were touched with ordinary torture, p. 348.
"Concerning the tortured confessions, examinations, and executions of the English factors, &c., p. 147, pp. 193–194, pp. 206–209,465, 466, 472, 474, 479, p. 295, 483, 486, 488, 491, 492, 496, 497, 501, 523, 534, 544, 548, 549, 551, 568, 620.
"Names of the judges and of all who sat in Council at Amboyna, 611–613.
"Dutch ministers exhort English factors to make true confessions, p. 313.
"Five companies of Dutch soldiers guard the English factors to the place of execution, p. 315.
"The Dutch Governor rides in state to the place of execution, 521.
"All the English, except Capt. Towerson, buried in one pit, p. 316.
"A great darkness and tempest in Amboyna at the time of execution, p. 316.
"Also a new sickness which swept away 1,000 Dutch and Amboynese, p. 316.
"The English confessions sent by President Brockedon to Governor Van Speult to be authenticated, but not returned, p. 317.
"The original confessions, the accusation of the Fiscal, and the sentence at Middelburg, 642.
"Circumstances manifesting the innocence of the English, and the unlawful proceedings against them, pp. 317–318.
"Impossible for the English to have achieved the pretended enterprise, pp. 318–319, 585.
"The Hollanders, partakers of this treason, used in the same manner as the English, p. 319.
"Great want in the accounts of the murdered factors which the Dutch deny to have received, p. 207.
"Brief recitation of the conspiracy, 461.
"Richard Welden's relation, the most material and pregnant of all, p. 295.
"All our people brought away by Richard Welden, except two men, p. 206, pp. 316–17.
"Account of, by the Council of Defence, pp. 208–9.
"Protest by the Council of Defence against, 377.
"Beamont's account of, 375.
"The wiser sort of Dutch at Jacatra wish it were to do, 604.
"Has stricken the English with fear and grief, 370.
"Chamberlain's remarks on, 465.
Amboyna Massacre.—The Negociations with the Prince of Orange, the States General of the United Provinces, Sir Dudley Carleton, English Ambassador at the Hague, and the Dutch East India Company; also the proceedings of King James, Duke of Buckingham, Sec. Conway, the Lords Commissioners appointed by the King to examine the business, and the governor and committees of the East India Company for justice and reparation:—
1624.May 28." Relation of the pretended treason" sent by the States to Carleton, 460.
"A fuller relation, probably given by the Dutch Ambassador in London to Sec. Conway, 461.
May 31.Reported by the Governor of the East India Company to King James, 463.
"The East India Company much blamed for having published the same, when the King had resolved to aid the Dutch, 463.
June 16.Discussion at a Court meeting of the East India Company prevented by Governor Abbott, 471.
Jane 17.Sec. Conway writes the Prince of Orange assuring him of the King's affection, which will increase daily if he will prevent the ill offices and bad feelings which are daily multiplied by the cruelties committed by his subjects upon those of his Majesty's subjects in the Indies, 475.
June 19.Carleton writes Sec. Conway he admires the King's wisdom in distinguishing betwixt the States General and the Bewinthebbers, the United Provinces, and the East Indies, till he sees whether the actions there be avowed here, 480.
Jane 26.Carleton writes Sec. Conway that the States General have made a thankful report of their treatment in England by his Majesty passing over the late accident of Amboyna without interrupting the main business, 487.
June 30.English factors, who had been tortured by the Dutch, examined in England, 491, 493.
"East India Company, greatly discontented, have several consultations, and are about to give over their trade, 501.
July 9.A petition to the King to be considered by the East India Company, 495,496.
July 10.The East India Company's petition to the King, 497.
July 12.Resolution of the East India Company what is fit to propound to the King and Privy Council, viz., justice against the murderers, reparation for injuries, and a separation of the two companies, 503.
July 12.Sec. Conway has written to the Prince of Orange by way of complaint, and demanding satisfaction, 504.
"Carleton, Governor Abbott, and the Privy Council's opinions of the improbability and impossibility of the pretended conspiracy, 504, 521, 620.
July 13.Dutch East India Company report their account to the States General, but none approve the tortures and executions, 505.
July 16.The Governor and Committee of East India Company have audience of the King, who in a great presence of Privy Councillors declares they shall have hostages from the Dutch for the performance of justice upon the authors and executioners of that bloody sentence, 510, 511, I., 534.
"East India Company's Desires, and the King's answers in reference to, 511, 511. I.
July 19.Sec. Conway's letter to Carleton, with the King's instructions to support the East India Company and induce the States to do justice for the past, and give security for the future, before a fixed date, 513, 517, 529, 534.
"Copy of Sec. Conway's letter sent to East India Company with directions to use it with the moderation fitting a matter of State of so great consequence, 512.
"The Bewinthebbers presume that the King will not come to a direct quarrel with the States, but rather suffer all, 513.
"Confessions of Capt. Towerson and others executed sent to the English agent of the East India Company at Amsterdam, 515.
July 21.Mareschalke, " one of those that tortured the English," shortly expected; the East India Company resolve "to procure him to be laid hold of," 517.
July 22.Debate at a Court of the East India Company, by command of the King, how his Majesty may best right them, 518.
"Both the King, Prince, and Privy Council stirred up to a good affection to procure that the East India Company be righted, 522, 524, 534, 597. i.
"Bas, Boreel, and Brouwer, the principal perturbers of the peace, required as hostages by East India Company, 518, 521.
"East India Company reject to follow the business in Holland, for the Hollander is well practised in delays, and so it will cool, and in the end come to nothing, 518.
"Resolution of the East India Company to offer three propositions to the Privy Council, 518.
"Three deputies, with Aerssen and Joachimi (the ambassadors), appointed to confer with Carleton, 519.
"The Prince of Orange wishes Speult had been hanged upon a gibbet with his council when he began to spell this tragedy, 519.
July 24.The East India Company commanded by the King never to leave him until satisfaction be made, 521, 522.
"The case much commiserated by all sorts of people, who cry out for revenge, 524.
"The King takes it to heart; " wish he would say less, so he would do more," 524.
"Chamberlain advises the arrest of the first Dutch ship from India, and hanging up the culprits upon Dover cliffs, and then to dispute the matter afterwards, 524.
July 28.The Dutch East India Company maintain the truth to be on their ride, and that they had given full content to the States General, who would bear them out in whatsoever was done, 528.
"The States General write to the King, deprecating their men's proceedings at Amboyna, and promising satisfaction, 529.
"The Prince of Orange is much offended at and refuses to be a mediator or to embroil himself in such an odious business, 529, 555.
July 30.The Dutch East India Company intend to give the King, the States General, and the English East India Company full content, protesting that their people had no other orders than to live peaceably and friendly, 532.
Aug. 2.The States General write to the King, suggesting that further information be obtained in Amboyna or from the Council of Defence, and rely much upon their letter, 585, 555.
"The East India Company, suspecting the Dutch will deny or delay satisfaction with cunning promises, request the King to make stay of their ships, 541.
Aug. 7 ?The East India Company's letter to the Privy Council in reply to the King's answer to their propositions; also the minutes of the Privy Council, 541–543.
Aug. 7.The moderation of the East India Company prevaileth not, therefore they will now leave the two States to tug together; the Privy Council insist upon accommodation rather than rupture, 544.
Aug. 8.The States request patience and time to translate and collate their papers, and solicit Carleton's good offices in mitigating the King's displeasure; Carleton's despatch, 549.
"The constitution of this State (Holland), composed of so many several colleges and bodies of assemblies, gives no way to celerity of proceeding, 549, 551.
Aug.-Sept.Carleton's proposals made in the Assembly of the States General, and presented to the President, 548, 555, 556, 597. i.
Aug. 8.Sir Noel de Caron's letter to Sec. Conway; hopes the King will receive the answer from the States as some reparation for the offence he may have received; the States confide much in Conway to assist them, 550.
Aug. 9.The Dutch ambassadors, Aerssen and Joachimi, have audience of the States, and report (as does Carleton also) that they will neglect nothing for ascertaining the truth, and will inflict severe punishment on the Governor of Amboyna and his council if excesses have been committed against his Majesty's subjects, 552, 557, 559; but cannot condemn their men without further trial and papers, 557.
Aug. 10.Whether the English relation should be translated into Dutch and printed, considering how things still depend betwixt his Majesty and the States, 553.
Aug. 11.Letter from Dutch East India Company excusing what took place under pretext of justice, and Answer of East India Company, "not without some bitterness," which the manner of smoothing so great a wickedness was thought to deserve, 554.
"Carleton writes Sec. Conway that the deputies (of the States General) are in good disposition to yield to reason, but find much contrariety in the writings, and cannot condemn their men without further trial and writings, which it is desired may be sent for to Amboyna, or will listen to any other proposition from the King, 557.
Aug. 14.East India Company write Carleton that the business is wholly in the King's hands, 561.
"The Mayors of the Dutch East India Company letter to the English Company appearing to justify their conduct; also the English Company's answer, 561. i. ii.
Aug. 15.The Bewinthebbers make solemn protestation they have no hand in their Governor's fact of Amboyna, 563.
Aug. 20.East India Company attend the King, present the mayors' letter and the Dutch printed libel, and beseech his Majesty to make stay of the Dutch ships expected out of the Indies, 566.
"Carleton receives the States declaration, and presents in their Assembly a memorial in reply, and also of such points as are necessary to be inserted, 567.
Aug. 18/28.The declaration asserts that the writings on either side vary very much, and that it is impossible to proceed without further information, and they therefore desire the King to grant a special commission to take information in Amboyna, 567. i.
"Carleton replies it is too much to presume on his Majesty's patience for three or four years, but gives them a means of escape, which, if they neglect, the King will let them know he cannot suffer such an outrage, 567. ii.
"Eight points which are necessary to be inserted in the States declaration, 567. iii.
Aug. 11, 20.The Prince of Orange, as much offended as we are, agrees to have the business driven forward from words to deeds; he never had more need of the King's affection, the enemy now besieging Breda, 555, 567.
Aug. 20, 28.The 12th August, the time limited by the King for satisfaction being passed, the East India Company again attend his Majesty, to move for stay of the Dutch East India Company's ships expected in the Narrow Seas, 566, 568, 574, 575.
Aug. 27.The narration of the Dutch cruelties to be read at a general court of the East India Company, for the better satisfaction of the world, and because there are many Dutch over who wonder at the Company's proceedings and justify their countrymen's, p. 373.
Aug. 28.The East India Company not a little astonished and discontented to receive answer from the mayors that right shall be done if they find it true; above all, that they should speak of remitting it to the Indies, where the Dutch have absolute power, and examining witnesses at Amboyna, which is utterly abandoned by the English, and of sending our people thither, who are the accusers and witnesses, 575, 589.
"The King refers the East India Company to the promise of the States that the Governor of Amboyna and the rest should be punished, 575.
Sept. 1.The East India Company refer Carleton to the King's resolution not to have the fact disputed, but punished, 575.
Sept. 1.The King's resolution to give the East India Company justice and protection, 581, 623.
Sept. 2–3.Resolution of the East India Company not to give way to any dispute with the Dutch upon the business, "that were the way to make it infinite," but to renew their suit to the King for right to be done, 582, 587.
Sept. 2.Sec. Conway writes Carleton the King, Prince, and Duke of Buckingham acknowledge Carleton's wise and dexterous pursuit of the business; the States proposals are of no consideration; if they do not give the King satisfaction before their ships come within the possibility of staying, Sec. Conway assures Carleton his Majesty will give orders to seize them; the East India Company are satisfied the States have no intent to make them reparation, but to cool the business by delays; let the business of Spain and France go which way they will, the King intends to make the States plaintiffs; commissioners appointing for the first seizure; the States guilty of the evils that will succeed, 584.
Sept. 3.Carleton writes Conway that the States have only made a line or two of (trivial) alteration in their resolution; the point of hostages not understood; and he has let them know that delays cannot be suffered on our side, 588.
Sept. 4.The East India Company inform Carleton of the King's displeasure with Sec. Conway for not sooner giving the East India Company copy of Carleton's letter (of 11 Aug., No. 557), at which, but for "an honourable personage," they had made complaint to the King; remarks on the eight points sent by Sec. Conway, and that the Company conceive a coldness is grown upon Carleton from his first zealous expressions in this business, 589.
"The desire of the States is only to put off the present complaint, hoping that time shall mitigate the rest, 589.
"Governor Abbott is glad he has got free from any of them that shall for the present prosecute this business, which he has endeavoured may be modestly pressed, 589.
"Some of the East India Company advise that the King be petitioned to put it to the judges of the kingdom, many rely upon the House of Parliament, 589.
"Sec. Conway thought to be somewhat partial and leaning to the Dutch side, 590.
Sept. 5.Our merchants (write Burlamachi) would put everything into confusion, in order, if possible, to be revenged, 591.
Sept. 6/16.The States General deliberating very warmly to give the King a clear understanding of their good intentions such as he will be satisfied with, 592.
Sept. 8.Sec. Conway declares that however he honours the States, yet would he ever be a true servant to his master, utterly protesting against the pretended sovereignty of the Dutch, 594.
"The Privy Council to be moved that the murderers now come home in the Dutch ships may be detained in safe custody until the matter be examined, 594.
Sept. 9.Carleton complains of the inconvenience likely to befall the States through the sway of the three directors Bas, Boreel, and Poppen, 597.
"Arrival of some of the Amboyna judges in Holland out of the Indies, 597, 609.
"Note of their names and employments, 611, 612, 613.
"The judges, except the Governor, who is well steeped in years, had scarce hair on their faces, and most of them lewd, drunken, and debauched, p. 397.
"Resolution of the States General to authorise their deputies to concur in any course for his Majesty's contentment; Carleton's proposition in the Assembly representing the whole state of our men's grievances; the mayors charged to put all into the way of reasonable satisfaction, or else to be abandoned by the State; the arrival of some of the judges from Amboyna will prevent further delay upon pretence of want of information, 597.
"Delay caused by carrying the business through such diversity of colleges and assemblies as there are in this commonwealth; for, like the wheels of a clock, any stop disorders the whole motion, 597.
"Carleton finds much miss of the Prince of Orange to set all right, 597.
Sept. 10.Carleton sends his propositions to the States General to East India Company. The States will not ordain punishment and restitution without dispute; therefore the Company must come either to a rupture or a new treaty; but this needs not for Amboyna, the States having resolved, if true, to punish the fact, and if their proposals to the King be misliked to submit to what his Majesty likes better. Doubts not he can bring about a new treaty without dishonour, but this is more than he writes anywhere, 600
Sept. 15.Carleton writes Conway that the Directors of the Dutch East India Company pick subject of quarrel with him on the wording of his proposition. The States General expostulate with him, but promise upon further information the King shall have reparation and justification. He makes them understand they must no longer presume on the King's forbearance but come to a round resolution; and complains of the cross interpretation of his proceedings by the English Company, 602.
Sept. 14/24.Carleton writes to the Prince of Orange that it is to be feared the King will be driven to other resolutions, such as the resentment of the nation assembled in Parliament shall require, and beseeches him to prevent the ills that must arise through delay, 602. I.
Sept. 16.The States in hope to have something in the ships lately arrived that would help them, but nothing is divulged, 603, 604.
" 18, 20.The King declares his dislike of the Dutch answer, and his resolve to right the Company really, and promises to grant Commissioners to examine the business, 607, 623.
Sept. 18.The East India Company write Carleton that his offers are full of honour, reasonable, and noble, and do much, content the Company, the course Carleton now propounds (and often conferred among the East India Company) is the true course, 609, 614.
"Carleton replies to the East India Company's complaints of "a coldness grown upon him by some alteration from his first zealous expressions," though mistaken in his doings and misjudged in his affections he will not grow sullen but do his best to prevent a rupture and reconcile the two companies. Is as warm as at first; inconsiderate heat of small use in such affairs. Is condemned by the States of heat and precipitation, he condemns them of coldness and procrastination, no small discomfort to have blame on both sides. He begs the Company to mistake him not or entertain any jealousies as if he had correspondence with the mayors, 615.
Sept.Lords Commissioners (from the Privy Council) appointed by the King to take examination of the business, 594, 601, 607, 608, 609, 614, pp. 410–411, 621.
Sept. 20.Two civil lawyers and one common lawyer entertained by the East India Company to open and defend the business before the Lords Commissioners, p. 410.
"East India Company resolve to move the King that the Commissioners begin first with the bloody fact of Amboyna. 2. The Moluccas. 3. The shutting up of Bantam; and 4. the seizure of the Company's goods at Jacatra, p. 410.
"The six English factors from Amboyna to be kept in readiness to be examined by the Lords Commissioners, 607.
"Committee of East India Company attend Sec. Conway concerning the Commission who protested sincere friendship to the Company, and showed them his letter to Sir Noel de Caron, Dutch ambassador in England, requiring satisfaction by way of hostages till the offenders be laid hold of. He "gave some touch" as though the Company did a little suspect him, but declared he was for the good of tide Company, and would never give way for the Dutch to overtop them, pp. 409–410.
Sept. 25.East India Company demand letters mandatory from the States and the Prince of Orange to Dutch President at Jacatra for security of their servants and estates until these misunderstandings receive accommodation, 616, 617.
"Meetings of the Lords Commissioners, 617, 618, 623.
Sept. 27.Order of Lords Commissioners advising the King to send letters to Lord High Admiral to seize Dutch East India ships either outward or homeward bound, 620, 623, 629, 630.
"Sir Noel de Caron informs the Archbishop of Canterbury that the States exceedingly distaste the bloody proceedings, and not only acknowledge that our people died innocent, but declared than Van Speult and three or four more of the chief shall suffer, and that old Boreel and his son as ill effected shall no longer meddle with the East India business, 617.
"East India Company either dissemble or think themselves very much bound to Carleton for his great care and industry, but the indiscreeter sort have used such absurd language before the Privy Council that their Lordships put them in mind of good manners; nothing will satisfy them but Mareschalk must be hanged, 618.
Sept. 29.The King tells the East India Company that he had given orders for the seizure of outward or homeward bound Dutch East India ships, and "that then only it will be a fit time to treat with the Dutch, when by the stay of their ships the business shall move to a treaty of their parts," 623.
"East India Company move Conway for a warrant to the Lord Admiral, as ordered by the King, for staying the Dutch ships; but he said he would first acquaint the Duke with the King's pleasure, and afterwards frame a warrant accordingly; also that it might be entered in the Council Book with their Lordships' opinion, and the King's resolution to repair the injuries and violences of the Dutch, and the Company to have an authentic copy, 623, 628.
Oct. 1.Governor Abbott writes Carleton the resolution of the Prince of Orange is without all exception that until the two Companies have distinct places of association there will never be any accord; and the Governor himself much doubted that an absolute breach could be good for us, "but such was the violence of our people that he durst not give any direct answer," 629.
"The Committees who were employed to the Court were the cause of misunderstanding between the Company, and Carleton, and Conway. Any jealousies with Boreel never entered the Company's heads. Generalities may soon commit errors. They now see his ardent desires in their behalf, 629.
Oct. 2.East India Company urge Carleton speedily to procure the letter mandatory from the States General and the Prince of Orange into the Indies, a ship waiting only for it, which imports the welfare and security of all their affairs, 630.
"Duke of Buckingham's letter to Prince of Orange informing him of the order for seizure of the Dutch ships, and urging him to a consideration of the issue, and the consequences that may arise by resistance, shedding of blood, &c., which cannot be foreseen, and to insist with the States to give the King prompt satisfaction for past damages, and security for the future, 631.
"Carleton's letter to Prince of Orange that the King has been driven to sharp resolutions, and urging him to use his authority with the States to prevent greater inconveniences that might arise if these bloody affairs be brought before Parliament in the coming month, 633.
Oct. 6.Conway's letter to Carleton that the States must either think of some present real satisfaction or give orders to Dutch ships to be stayed without opposition, for if there be resistance he sees not how it can be kept from a war. The Prince and Duke would be much troubled to see all their good offices prove fruitless. The Duke will delay and moderate by his directions as much as he may, but if no satisfaction come he cannot but command execution. Conway has advised this as the best expedient to give present contentment here, and keep things from extremities. That he procure the States speedy order on the East India Company's propositions, which (being agreeable to former treaties) if they refuse, it will be seen what their resolutions are, and the King will provide for his own honour, and his subjects trade and safety. If they give not satisfaction "ships will sink for it, and a good part of the cause sink too," 635, 666.
"East India Company's propositions to the King, "The three points": 1. Letter mandatory from the States and Prince of Orange to the Dutch East India Company to be sent in their next shipping to suffer the English to depart. 2. Differences that cannot be settled by the Council of Defence to be decided in England by the two Companies, or by the King and the States. 3. To be allowed to fortify, and treated by the Dutch as allies and friends, 635. i.
Oct. 7.Neither the order of the Lords Commissioners, nor the warrant to the Lord Admiral, signed, for the seizure of Dutch East India ships, 638, 639.
Oct. 8, 13.East India Company attend Sec. Conway, the Lord President, and the Duke of Buckingham, concerning the order for stay of Dutch East India ships. The business moves well, and the Duke promises all favour, 639, 643.
Oct. 15.Twelve letters directed from the Lord Admiral to the Narrow Seas, and other ports of England, for stay of Dutch East India ships, 643.
"Carleton writes Sec. Conway.
Oct. 23.Carleton writes Conway the Bewinthebbers cause the delays. Houtman and Mareschalk sent for, but Mareschalk is in Zealand, and not within the compass of their authority. The States plead the heavy war, but are resolved to give the King full contentment. Be suggests the appointment of fit persons, together with General Carpentier, for examination of the whole process. Meanwhile the East India Company may safely proceed in their trade, the States and Prince of Orange having written letters to the East Indies, both for sending home the Amboyna Governor and Judges, and to hold good fellowship with the English, and to accomplish their desire in the three points. The occasion never fairer for our men to have matters well settled, the States being divided from this Company by the horror of this bloody accident, 644.
Oct. 16.East India Company write Carleton that they have attended the Duke of Buckingham, who has long since written to Prince of Orange to procure justice, but seeing no effect is resolved effectually to pursue the directions given by force to take satisfaction, 645.
Oct. 21.Prince of Orange writes to Sir Noel de Caron that the States greatly desire to give the King satisfaction but cannot be expected to break through their accustomed forms; one of the principal judges having returned there is no necessity to send for fresh troops, it is only a question of a little time which ought to be conceded to find out the truth. At all events the State ought not to be made a party to repair the faults of some of her subjects since we are quite determined to do complete and speedy justice. To seize the judges without the formality of process would be to sin against our liberty, 647.
Oct. 21.Buckingham's orders to Sir Robert Killigrew, Capt. of Pendennis Castle, to seize Dutch East India ships and take special care for their safe keeping and fair usage, 648.
"Carleton sends Buckingham's letter of 2 Oct. to Prince of Orange and beseeches him to use his accustomed prudence in advising the States of the remedies, and to be honoured with his commands, 649.
Oct. 24.Carleton writes Conway he foresees the danger of putting the orders into execution for reprisals, which makes him studious to avoid that extremity, but if it cannot be avoided he hopes on our part it will be done carefully and thoroughly, 653.
Oct. 25.Conway writes Carleton the King, Prince, and Duke approve Carleton's judgment, and wonder at and despise the States proceedings. The Duke has written to Prince of Orange. Conway fears we shall be constrained to make all fish that comes to our net until we have won the horse or lost the saddle; no man knows where the quarrel will end when it is begun, 655.
Oct. 27.Mareschalk does not appear upon the summons, it is not thought he will be found. The King's orders for stay of Dutch East India ships being divulged they will go so fenced with men-of-war there will be no meddling with them, 658.
Oct. 29.East India Company write Carleton they have sent away a pinnace and have a good ship ready and three or four more to go after Christmas if they receive the promised encouragement; they wish to be freed from doubts thereon, 659, 660.
Nov. 1.Carleton writes Sec. Conway an account of what took place at his audience in the Assembly (of the States), and his arguments for settling and fortifying where the Dutch have no footing and remitting differences in dispute to Europe. The States offer that Carleton should examine Houtman and Mareschalk (who pretends sickness), he answers he has no commission to do so, but proposes certain interrogatories, one being whether fire was not used as well as water, which if Mareschalk cannot give a good account of, Carleton conceives the eleven points in his confession will be fiction and falsehood. The Bewinthebbers desire delay but are expressly ordered to the Hague by the 14th. He will solicit the Prince of Orange to employ a deputy of the States about him expressly on this business, 661.
"Remonstrance of Dutch East India Company justifying their proceedings and torture by water, and urging for more time to obtain fuller and clearer proofs, 661. i.
Oct. 25./Nov. 4.Deposition of Mareschalk (on 11 points). That all the Japanese as well as the English confirmed and persisted in their confessions several times before their execution, that all were guilty of the conspiracy, and that Towerson the author entreated his accomplices to forgive him, &c., 661. ii.
Oct. 23./Nov. 2.The Prince of Orange writes Carleton promising to communicate Buckingham's letter to the States, and to use his influence in a business of such importance, 661. iii.
Nov. 2.Carleton beseeches a continuation of the Prince of Orange's good offices, 662.
"Barlow writes Carleton that there is speech at Amsterdam that the King's ships lie in wait in the Narrow Seas for the Dutch East India ships, but the Bewinthebbers don't take any notice thereof. Hears Mareschalk will be kept out of the way. The 17 are commanded by the States to meet, so will determine what satisfaction will be given the King to stay further proceedings, 664.
Nov. 3.Resolution of East India Company to solicit Sec. Conway to send an express to procure letters to Prince of Orange and the States for settling of all matters, and signifying that the trade will stop if these things be not provided for, 665.
Nov. 6.Carleton writes Conway, Mareschalk has been two days before the States under examination of more than one hundred interrogatories, collected out of our men's relation. When all is well scanned and sifted the truth must appear. He will do his utmost to prevent a rupture, 668.
Nov. 10.East India Company order a gratuity of 20l. to Buckingham's secretary for the many letters sent to the King's ships, forts, &c. for stay of the Dutch ships, 670.
Nov. 10/20Secret register of the resolution of the States. After conference with the 17, ordered that they write to their Governor General to send home, under secure guard, the Governor of Amboyna and all concerned in the execution. The States will also write to get the surest information secretly sent over immediately to their Highnesses. Carleton's three points not considered, but a letter to be written to the King earnestly requesting him to be satisfied with this, and to supersede further proceedings to the injury of this Company, and a letter to Carleton to recommend the same, 671.
Nov. 12.East India Company write Sec. Conway that Carleton's letter (of 1 Nov.) has confirmed their resolution to send an express to require a speedy answer from the States, so their ships departure he not protracted, 674.
Nov. 15.Carleton writes Sec. Conway that the Bewinthebbers are not contented with the States resolution, neither to support them nor their ministers in their violent proceedings, but to have a strict account for what is past, and a reglement for the future, and the States promise to bring this business to a maturity before the end of the week, 678.
Nov. 17.Resolution of East India Company to inform Buckingham that Dutch ships are expected in the Narrow Seas set forth in warlike manner, and that the Narrow Seas are only guarded by two of the King's ships, 680.
Nov. 19.Resolution of East India Company to write to Carleton about the Mayors answer that it is frivolous and of no validity to give satisfaction, and that they purpose to send to him an express, John Yonge, who will also take a number of the printed narrations, 682.
Nov. 20.East India Company write Carleton in answer to Mareschalk's confession, and the narration of the seventeen, that Collins has not only certified upon oath in the Admiralty, and before the Privy Council, that he was tortured, but has produced three witnesses who heard him roar very pitifully, and saw him with his shirt all wet, his face swollen, and his eyes starting out of his head, and that he is now sent to the King at Newmarket, with two committees to acquaint his Majesty with the falsehood of the Dutch allegations, 684.
"Sec. Conway writes Carleton the King can hold nothing satisfactory from the States but actual justice and reparation, and until that be given will not recall any directions for stay of their ships. An express messenger is sent to him from East India Company, 685.
Nov. 24.Committee of East India Company report they had attended Buckingham and Sec. Conway at Newmarket to desire he would put in execution the order to seize the Dutch East India ships, there being seven or eight to come to the Narrow Seas well appointed, and the King's force of shipping there was not sufficient to encounter them. Sec. Conway understood the Dutch had resolved to fight, and demanded what the Company can do, who answered unless protected they must leave the trade. Conway said the King was not tied to any one way to right himself and his subjects, and if not met on the Narrow Seas, he can stop their fishing on this coast, and seize their ships at his pleasure. The Duke promised he would speak with the King in it, for the Committee said upon his royal promise of reparation the East India Company are to send out five or six ships this year. Conway's remarks on the King's resolution, and the state of affairs, pp. 449–450.
East India Company write Carleton "how they (the Dutch) are taken here, not" withstanding their impudent jugglings, he may perceive by Sec. Conway's letter." Those very men whose testimony the Dutch have so much slighted now attending the King at Newmarket, and ready to avow the same to the face of Mareschalk, 688.
Nov. 25.Conway writes Carleton that the King is confirmed in Carleton's great diligence and wise guiding of the business. It will be great service to both States to win an accommodation, still real satisfaction or real restitution must be given or taken. The wisdom of the Prince of Orange, the good patriots of that State, the confidence in Carleton's dexterity, and the wisdom, and authority, and affection to that State of the Lord Admiral relied upon. "But these can hold but to their measures," 689.
Nov. 26.Barlow writes Carleton the Bewinthebbers say little to the order for stay of Dutch ships, and little fear it will take effect, 691.
Nov. 29.Sir Noel de Caron writes Sec. Conway that he is daily expecting a final answer from the States, which he hopes will give the King content, for the business cannot remain in the state it is. He has done his best on his part, 693.
Nov. 29.Carleton writes Conway the States have finally resolved to have the Governor of Amboyna, and all who had a hand in the execution, brought prisoners to the Hague, to answer their fact, and stand to the States judgment, for the rest that their men should live with ours according to the treaty. The Dutch Administrators fear that their power with the States may be lost, and their eyes opened to other misgovernment. Refers it to the King whether now be a fit season to pursue the quarrel, or rather to embrace a reconciliation by admitting what may be had of them, 695.
Nov. 25./Dec. 5.The States writes the King they had hoped for a competent time to have a full knowledge of the cause of this affair from the Indies, but seeing his Majesty persists in case of further delay, to do right with his own hands by ways little suitable to the amity between the King and their Republic, they pass over all other considerations of State, in order, if possible, to put a stop to these contentions. Carleton's three points tend to the dissolution of the treaty, and are not expedient for the King to give way to, their own men have been seriously admonished to keep within the bounds of the treaty, and they hope the King will exhort his subjects to the like, 695. i.
Dec. 2/12.The States write the King they will order the Governor-General secretly and speedily to send over all the original documents, so they leave it to the King to appoint some of his subjects to assist therein, 699.
Dec. 3.Sec. Conway sends Carleton's letter (15 Nov.) to Buckingham, which gives some assurance of due satisfaction from the States, 701.
Dec. 6Conway writes Carleton that his despatch of 15 Nov. arrived very seasonably, the King, Prince, and Duke being at the utmost period of despair of receiving any satisfaction, and in consultation to take by force what they saw no hope to obtain by fair mediation. A suspense made on receipt of his letter. His judgment is relied upon for a speedy answer, now daily expected, 704.
"The Attorney-General is commanded by the King to prepare a commission to East India Company to build forts as the treaties with the Dutch may warrant, 705.
"The Deputy-Governor reports to East India Company audience with Sec. Conway, who said the King would increase the number of his ships by merchants ships, to make good the "action" in case of resistance, and inform Foreign States of the reason of such preparation by sea; that his honor was every way engaged to take reparation of the Dutch insolencies, if it were not given. Sec. Conway communicated Carleton's letter of 15 Nov., but said these were but words, and that the King would fetch satisfaction, whether the States would give it or no. He also promised to despatch a warrant for fortifications; upon all which the East India Company resolved to send a fourth ship to Surat, 706.
Dec. 7.Carleton writes the Prince of Orange, entreating him to give the finishing stroke to this business, in reference to the States granting the three points which will preserve the treaty, 707.
Dec. 3/13, 19/29.The three points above referred to, viz.: Retreat of the English from places in the Indies under the authority of the Dutch; the settlement of differences in the Indies; and liberty for the English to build forts, 697, 713. i., 717. i. (see 6 Oct.)
Dec. 21/31.The States General write to their General in the Indies in Conformity with the terms of their secret resolution of 10/20 Nov. Also to give expedient answers to the three points proposed by the King to the States at the request of the English Company, and at the solicitation of his Ambassador, 718. iii.
Dec. 10.Meeting of East India Company, at which the Governor reports all proceedings. Also Sec. Conway's advice to them to return thanks to the King for his intended favour. Arguments on all points. Resolved to present their humble thanks to his Majesty, but whether by word of mouth or by writing left for consideration, pp. 463–4, 708.
Amboyna Massacre. The Three Pamphlets which describe the Conspiracy and Massacre:- "A True Relation of the late Cruel and Barbarous Tortures and Execution done upon the English at Ambotna."-(The English Account), 499. i.
"Taken out of the depositions of the six English factors at Amboyna, who were saved and returned to England, p. 317.
"Opinion of the Privy Council that the relation is all justified by the six witnesses from Amboyna, 620.
"Compiled by Mr. Skinner, p. 295, 521.
"Who was ordered to prepare an "Epistle to the Reader," 643.
"Short narration presented, "being too long to be read," at a General Court, 495, 496.
"Read before a General Court, 574.
"Sent to the English Ambassador (Carleton) at the Hague, 499.
"Presented to the King, the Prince, and the Privy Council, "whereat sundry of the greatest shed tears," 503, 518, 534, 574, 575, 607.
"East India Company request the King's leave to print, 566.
"East India Company's agent at Amsterdam desires the printing to be delayed, 516.
"The King likes well the printing, if it contains no bitterness against the States, 607.
"License granted to print, 643.
"About printing 2,000 copies in English, and 1,000 copies in Dutch, and then to have the press broken, 553, 623, 636, 639.
"Copy sent to Carleton in French, 693.
"About translating it into Dutch, 526, 553.
"Copies to be given to the principal of the nobility, 636.
"Much asked after, especially by the knights and burgesses of Parliament, 544.
"Every Committeeman of the East India Company to be allowed five or six copies. The Lords of the Council, and the principal nobility, to be each presented with one of the fairest binding, 660.
"Ten copies (in English), and forty copies (in Dutch), sent to Ambassador Carleton, 659, 660, 682, 688.
"Published and dispersed into all parts of England and the Netherlands, p. 463.
"Editions printed in 1624, 1632, 1651, and 1688, 500.
"The true Relation of the Conspiracy in Amboyna,"-The Dutch libel insinuating the upright carriage of the States, and the foulness of the fact in the English, 537. i.
"Arguments in favour of the formality and legality of their proceedings as therein described, pp. 344–348.
"The Bewinthebbers protest ignorance of, 538, 553.
"Boreel the supposed author, 538, 551, 563, 614.
"Attributed to the States' clerks, 538, 551.
"The author will have no thanks, 551.
"Enquiries after author and printer, 559, 563, 576, 593, 605.
"Printed at Amsterdam, though falsely dated from the Hague, 548.
"Newly come to England, 545.
"The East India Company present copy of to the King, 566, 574, 575.
"The King "takes the answer of the Dutch in scorn," 594.
"Carleton receives a copy from Amsterdam, 549.
"Presented by the East India Company to the King, 566.
"Complained of by the English Ambassador, who desires it may be declared a libel, 548, 551, 553.
"Placard of the States General proclaiming it a libel, and offering a reward for the author, 555, 559, 566, 605.
"Fixed upon the pillars of the Burse, and corners of the streets of Amsterdam, which does not a little vex the Bewinthebbers, 576, 588, 593.
"The books have not been proclaimed, only the book-binders will not sell any more, 563.
"Since the publication, the Bewinthebbers have not offered any speech in defence of, 583.
"Printed in English at Middleburg and Flushing, 602, 604, 605, 614.
"The author of the English translation, who describes it in strong language, 622.
"The books grow somewhat scant in Amsterdam, 553.
"Are very common at the Hague, 559.
"Dispersed in England, 561.
"An answer now framing, 554.
"Answer to the Dutch Relation, touching the pretended Conspiracy of the English at Amboyna," 595.
"Sent to Ambassador Carleton, 609, 614.
"East India Company request the King's leave to print, who answers "the book must first be viewed," 594.
"East India Company's preface to, showing how it "cometh now at last to the press," 595.

Ambrose, Robert, p. 483.

Amea Shimboidono, p. 131.

Amedenares, see Ahmedabad.

Amer Ben Said, King of Socotra:

-, letter from, 1623, 286.

-, letter to, 1624, 410.

Amsterdam, 6, 49, 61, 127, 133, 214, 221, 222, p. 137, p. 180, 386, 388, 404, 468, 505, 615, 695, 719.

-, College of Administrators and Deputies for, 476, 695, p. 489.

-, mayors and Bewinthebbers of, see East India Company, the Dutch in.

-, English Commissioners at, see Barlow, Robt., Misselden, Edward.

-, the Amboyna massacre said to have been plotted at, 485, 519, 521, 544, 549.

-, pamphlet about, printed at, 548, 549.

-, the burse of, 576, 588.

-, cloves in, see Cloves.

-, powder from, p. 277.

-, fleet now going from, 149.

-, ships of, 695.

-, letters dated from, 63, 68, 274, 293, 384, 468, 476, 515, 516, 528, 532–3, 537, 538, 553, p. 362, 563, 576, 583, 593, 596, 604, 641, 658, 664, 669, 691, 722.

-, the (ship), 91, 99, 106, 400, p. 318, 611.

Andrapora, see Indrapura.

Amy, John, p. 486.

-, Mr., a preacher, 8, 11, 29.

Anderson, James, p. 481.

-, Symon, p. 221.

-, -, Elizabeth, wife of, p. 221.

-, Katherine, p. 482.

Andreas, Capt., p. 131.

Andrewe, Richard, p. 492.

Andrewes, Henry, 323, p. 491.

Andrews, -, p. 227.

-, Henry, see Andrewes, Henry.

-, Richard, 327.

-, Thos., p. 481.

-, Susan, p. 223 (2).

Anne, Royal, the, 9, 34, 182, pp. 110–11, 266, p. 175, 352, pp. 196–7, pp. 204–5, 373, 375, 390, 403, 676, 677.

-, homeward bound, p. 250, p. 260.

-, masters of, see Bennett, Walter, Goodaille, Bart., Elliott, Peter, Evans, Andrew.

-, mate of, see Scott.

-, arrives at Batavia from Jambi, p. 251.

Aniar or Anjar, pp. 378.

-, pepper from, p. 379.

Annand, Lord (Visct. Annan and Earl of Annandale), 395, p. 238, p. 279 (2), 495, 594, 621.

Antheunis, Lucas, p. 110.

Antwerp, siege of, 644.

Apothecaries, master and wardens of the, p. 149, p. 151.

Apsley, Sir Allan, 303, p. 265.

Arabia, 145.

Arabians, p. 140.

Archbell, Thos. (deceased), p. 220.

-, Jane, widow of, p. 220, p. 224.

Archer, Arthur (deceased), p. 484.

Arches, Dean of the, see Byrde, Sir Wm.

-, proctorstof the, p. 282.

Ardas silk, p. 138.

Argent, John, 477.

Armenians, the, p. 165, 440.

-, governor of, see Cogiah Nazer.

-, see also Persia, Armenians in.

Armitage, -, 323.

Armour, p. 163.

Armuse, see Ormuz.

Arnhem, the (ship), 399.

Arnold, David, 271.

-, Thos., p. 478.

-, -, wife of, p. 478.

Arrack, 140, p. 63, p. 204, p. 381.

Artillery, 332.

Arundel, Earl of, see Howard, Thos.

Ascugb, -, 313.

Aseph Khan, 657.

Ashdowne, Elizabeth, 92.

Ashton, Abraham, p. 481.

Ashwell, William, p. 225.

Ashworth, Abel, p. 90.

Asia, 446, 490.

Aston, Sir Walter, ambassador at Madrid.

-, -, letters from— 1622: 59, 75, 97. 1624: 467, 675.

-, -, letters to—
-, 1623: 294.
-, 1624: 489, 686.

-, -, his negociations, 728.

Atkins, Dr., 107, p. 123 (2), p. 144, pp. 149– 151, 404, 409.

Atkinson, Cuthbert, p. 481.

-, -, wife of, p. 481.

-, Richard (deceased), 58.

-, -, widow of, 65.

-, -, estate of, 65.

-, Rich., p. 482.

-, Joan, wife of, p. 482, p. 485.

Atlantic sea, the, 490.

Attendance, the, 40, p. 29.

Attorney-General, the, see Coventry, Sir Thos.

Austin, Henry, p. 492.

Avery, Richard, p. 481, p. 485.

-, Wm., father of, p. 481.

Awbrey, John, p. 492.

Aweamatch Sansadono, p. 131.

Awle, John, p. 480.

-, Joane, wife of, p. 480.

Aylesbury, -, Sec. to Lord Admiral (Buckingham), 105, 437, 449, 451.

-, gratuity from East India Company to, 670.