East Indies: April 1627

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Persia, Volume 6, 1625-1629. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1884.

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'East Indies: April 1627', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Persia, Volume 6, 1625-1629, (London, 1884), pp. 337-346. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol6/pp337-346 [accessed 19 June 2024].

. "East Indies: April 1627", in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Persia, Volume 6, 1625-1629, (London, 1884) 337-346. British History Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol6/pp337-346.

. "East Indies: April 1627", Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Persia, Volume 6, 1625-1629, (London, 1884). 337-346. British History Online. Web. 19 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol6/pp337-346.

April 1627

April 4–9. 425. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Petition of Andrew Rynde, preacher in Scotland, and administrator to James Rynde, preacher, who died on his return this last fleet from the Indies; ordered that the estate be paid, deducting so much as shall answer freight and custom. Contract with Alderman Hodges and Carleton for all the dust of indigo at 3s. per lb. Committees nominated to compound with the Farmers of the Customs for wet pepper. 53l. repaid to Richard Swift for his dividend in pepper, there being no pepper left. Suit of Woolhouse, that came home preacher in this last fleet, to remit freight of his goods, but the Court holding it no way fit that a man of his profession should be tolerated to employ his time as a merchant, denied to abate any part thereof, but his bond not to use private trade to be delivered to him. Petition of William Birch, carpenter in the Great James, to be discharged of freight. Suit of Capt. Fowkes for mitigation of his freight. A motion by Lady Dale's counsel to have the benefit of the depositions before the Commissioners of the Navy in her cause with the Company refused by the Lord Keeper, unless with the Company's consent; resolved to desire his Lordship not to give way thereto. Resolution for preferring a bill in Chancery against those named at last Court suspected of private trade, confirmed. Contract with Nicolas Crispe, jun., and partners for flat indigo at 3s. 6d. per lb. Ordered that the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Ratcliff, administrators for the orphans of Walter Smith, deceased in the Indies, have a bill for 100l. at interest for the use of the children, and receive the overplus of the estate for setting them forth apprentices. Report of Mr. Governor that at the earnest suit of Lord Warwick yesterday he had been supplied with a mainmast out of the Company's stores for his voyage, his Lordship intending to pay what was demanded. Offer of the linen drapers to buy the remain of the Company's calicoes at an abatement of 3s. 6d. per piece in price, utterly rejected. Information that John Mountney has been arrested and sued at Dover for some of the Moon's pepper; ordered that the suit be defended, and that Acton advise with counsel. Capt. Weddell's goods to be delivered to Martin, who had bought them. Capt. Weddell having entertained to go with him in the King's service divers prime and able men who had promised (on his return) to accompany him to the Indies; ordered that they be entered. Information that in regard the Company had in their hands moneys for building an hospital for maimed or decayed persons in their service, a very large and convenient brick house with three acres of ground at Blackwall can be bought at a reasonable rate; ordered that the owner be concluded with if it may be had at a reasonable rate. Petition of John Braithwaite entertained mate for the Hart but who lost his passage, that in regard he was like to lose his whole estate which was aboard the ship, the Company would not prosecute but entertain him for their next fleet; the Court, much blaming his negligence, pardoned the offence. Certain propositions presented by Treasurer Bateman, for lessening the Company's charge, and that before they provided ships for another fleet to consider where to have money, and desiring the Company seriously to consider their huge debt of 246,535l. besides the yearly charge of interest and other expenses to a great value, approved and referred. Report of Mr. Governor that he and other Committees on Monday last presented to the Lords of the Council their aggrievances against the Dutch, of which their Lordships seemed very sensible and gave them good hope of satisfaction, and understanding of the great affront offered his Majesty by the State of Holland in sending Coen again into the Indies, notwithstanding his Majesty's desire and their promise to the contrary, which their Lordships took very much to heart, they commanded it should be inserted in the paper of aggrievances, and that all should be put into French to be delivered to the Dutch Ambassadors to make answer thereto.
April. 6.—Surrender by Thomas Hanson of his place in the Company's service, he promised once a week to assist Mr. Lee in calling for debts, which the Court took in good part. Information of a stay made of the publishing of the books about the massaere of Amboyna by the Wardens of the Company of Stationers; ordered that they be asked the reason and by whose warrant. Request of Capt. Weddell concerning 80l. detained out of his estate, and for mitigation of his freight of 130l. he delivered in his journal. Petition of Andrew Rynde for payment of wages of James Rynde, deceased, for his service in the Sun ordered, but refused any abatement of freight and custom for his goods. Gratuity to Thomas Smith, formerly deputy to Mr. Hockett for piloting the Refuge into the Downs and to Tristram Hughson, who had his right leg shot off in the Great James in a fight with the Portugals.
April 9.—The proceedings against Mr. Wich for a debt suspended for a month. Gratuity of 5l. to a hopeful young man (son of Porreage, the City Marshall lately slain) towards his maintenance at Cambridge University, which by reason of his father's death for want of means he was likely to leave. Letter to be written to Sir John Hippisley to desire his letter to the officer of the Cinque Ports at Hastings to deliver the Company's boat to be repaired at Sandwich. Claim of Sivers Johnson for 24 month's service in the Anne and Great James. Ordered that 7l. 10s. 4d. due from Mr. Rynde, deceased, to Luke Ash, a poor man, for house rent, apparel, and money lent, be deducted out of the estate. Concerning Mr. Treasurer's propositions, it was held meet to call a Court of Committees to consider what was fit to be done, either for prosecution or withdrawing their trade this year, and afterwards to call a General Court for confirmation, the Auditors to make an estimate forthwith of the Company's estate in Europe. Propositions for dividing or not dividing for freighting ships, left to further consideration. Ordered that the order of Court for dismission of unnecessary servants be looked out. The trimming of ships at Blackwall to be proceeded with notwithstanding any direction to the contrary. It was declared that the rent agreed on with the Countess of Warwick for the Persian Ambassador's house was 100l. for one year ending at Lady Day last. Petition to be drawn to the Lords to remit the bringing of 25,000l. into the Mint, in regard the Company had by virtue of their patent shipped out but 10,000l. Some strict order to be contrived to prevent the many inconveniences happening by mariners wives going with their husbands in the ships to the Downs, and meeting them there by land. Request of John Ales for the estate of John Boyd referred. 10 pp. [Courl Min. Bk. IX. 478–488.]
April 10.
426. Dudley Lord Carleton to Sec. Coke. By speech with some of the Lords who treat with the Dutch Ambassadors, finds they will be very ill prepared against tomorrow morning to resolve how judgment shall pass against those bloody judges of Amboyna, therefore with their consent has sent to the Ambassadors not to come at the hour appointed. Nevertheless the Committee will meet, and if he will warn the Governor and some of the chief of the East India Company to be present they may better advise what to resolve. l p. [Dom, Chas. I., Vol. IX., No. 5., Cal. p. 134.]
April 13–16. 427. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Request of Steevens to lend his brother 2,000 foot of 3 inch plank for finishing a ship at Deptford, in regard the Company are suddenly to build a pinnance, denied. Request of Mr. Palmer, late one of King James' bedchamber, for remission of brokes on his adventure. Mr. Treasurer Bateman again entreated the Court seriously to consider whether to proceed with their works at Blackwall, but the business was deferred until Mr. Governor should be present. Information that the town of Sandwich intended to defend the suit of the Company against Messrs. Gosfright, Cusnam and others supposed to have used private trade aboard the Company's ships. Mr. Action to advise with counsel what was best to be done, and a former proposition to procure a proclamation from his Majesty to inhibit strangers going abroad the Company's ships and using private trade, thought fit to be propounded against next Court. The foreign gold lately arrived from Holland to be carried to the Mint to be melted and coined. Renewed suit of Capt. Swanne for satisfaction for the preserved nutmegs presented to Lord Denbigh and Sir John Watts, the Court would not exceed 4d. which he accepted, he promised to give allowance (as others did) of 2d. per £ out of his wages towards the relief of maimed mariners, his bond and also Capt. Weddell's bond ordered to be given up; Samuel Midlemore's dividend to be repaid, there being no pepper remaining. The wet Malabar pepper since dried set at 1s. 6d. per lb. Bills for piloting the Mary Hart, Star, Hopewell, and Scout to be paid. Report of the Committee that attended Lord Carleton yesterday, who advised that for the more certain recalling of Coen, if the Company would send a pinnace for that purpose he would procure from the States not only copies of the letters sent by their conveyance, but also original letters from the States for the Company to send to prevent miscarrying; the Court, although it was thought by some too great a charge, yet considering the honour and benefit which the Company may receive by their advertisements into the Indies how his Majesty and State doth now take that business to heart, ordered that search, be made in the river for a convenient ship of 100 tons for the purpose, otherwise the Company will resolve to build one themselves.
April 16.—Suit of James Cocks for the wages and estate of Giles Hobbes, deceased. Report of Mr. Acton on the several suits depending, viz., concerning Longe who sued Scudamore, and an action at trover commenced by Brookes and Churchman against Chauncey and Young for goods in Chauncey's custody. Acton's bill of law charges to be paid. Request of Palmer to clear the remainder of his adventure in the first stock referred till Mr. Governor be present. The proclamation propounded for restraint of private trade to be remembered from court to court till some resolution be taken. Mr. Poynett allowed for pilotage of the Mary and ketch 15l., the Hart 10l., 4l. for the Star, 50s. for the Hopewell, but nothing for the Scout. Two pinnaces to be viewed and exact inventories and the price procured. 5½ pp. [Ct. Min. Bk., IX. 488–493.]
April 16.
The Hague.
428. Dudley Carleton to Sec. Lord Killultagh. The departure of Coen for the Indies was taken very highly to heart in outward show at first by the States, but now it is slight enough made of, some saying if they had known of it it should have been hindered, but being (as they say) a wise and moderate man, they hope he will carry himself better than before. They say he is gone with his old commission and oath to the States, which was not revoked by his coming home, and will not believe it can be taken much amiss in England, some being so bold as to affirm that Lord Carleton's instance against his return rather proceeded from private instigation of enemies of the directors here than from any command of his Majesty or dislike of the English Company. And so light account begins to be made of the fact of Amboyna that some of the States stick not to say they think there was no fault in that proceeding, but only that the punishment was too hasty and severe, though death was more than sufficiently deserved, and last week he was censured by some of them for having last summer called it a bloody proceeding in their Assembly, as if he had spoken it without ground or order from his Majesty; and when they are told of satisfaction expected they say they know of none they are able to give. Writes not this as the assured sense of the body of the States, but as the discourse held by some of them in private. [Extract, Holland Corresp.
April 18–23. 429. Court Minutes of the East India Company. After discussion, although the 12 bags of ryals received from Mr. Barlow if sold to the goldsmiths would yield 5s. 2d. and but 5s.d. in the Mint, it was resolved by erection of hands to carry them to the Tower to be coined, which would give some satisfaction to the State and help to pay the division now due. Ordered that such as were reckoned not as Delinquents, but yet were in arrear for their adventures, should out of this division if sufficient, make good their arrears, Request of the Countess of Warwick for 120l. rent for the Persian Ambassador's house; to certify her that she had lent the house freely up to Lady Day, and from that time demanded 100l. for one year or less, but that if she could make it appear that any of the Committees promised 120l. it would be allowed. Resolved to acquaint the Lords tomorrow when answering the complaint of the Turkey Company, concerning the half custom of Ormuz given by the Persian to the English for their assistance in taking it, which was denied to be paid by the Dutch. According to the direction of the Lords concerning the Amboyna business, Mr. Governor and others entreated to advise with Sir Henry Marten about the manner of the proofs and order to be observed therein. Resolved not to deliver to Mr. West the gumlac sent home by his brother, Nathaniel West, a factor at Surat, but to allow him 5s. per ryal according to the prime cost of that sent home for the Company's account; also that the administrators pay freight for all Mr. Rynde's goods. Concerning a parcel of Ryneband hemp. Ordered that the adventure of Christopher Eyres be detained, in regard a suit is depending in Chancery between Lady Wortley, his late wife, and his two brothers, co-executors with her. Consideration of the present state of the Company's affairs, and whether to pursue the trade this year or withdraw. Advised first to see a balance of their estate, and as that could not presently be made ready, therefore resolved to proceed with the repairing of their ships at Blackwall. Mr. Governor further advised seriously to consider the reducing their debt on interest to 100,000l., and to try if they could raise 100,000l. for this year's employment, and then they might cheerfully go on, though their estate in Europe should come short 40,000l. or 50,000l.; ordered that the Auditors collect out of the several books an estimate of the present state of the Company so the Court may proceed in a resolution what to do. Mr. Governor having declared that he never opposed the sending of a pinnace for recalling Coen, but only delivered his opinion that about August and September would be the best time, and going then she would as soon attain her port as if she went a month hence. Resolved that for the use of the children of John Hodges and-Smith, deceased, 6l. per 100l. yearly be allowed. Ordered that the proclamation for restraint of private trade be procured. Concerning the answers to David Bourne and George Robinson, their bills in Chancery. Also concerning the action at trover by Brooks and Churchman against Young and Chauncey. Capt. Weddell's bond delivered to him. Objections against Robert Young read with his answers, and he wholly referring himself to the Company's ensure the final conclusion was deferred, but his carpets and chintzes were delivered to him. Ordered that the money assigned by Edward Long, deceased, to Mr. Meggs out of his wages be detained for him.
April 20.—Charles Edmonds to take out his seventh division in money. The feoffees in trust for the children of Richard Aldworth, deceased, to receive 20l. yearly for their maintenance. Petition of John Geare and John Hazard, ministers, and Peter Hazard, merchant, on behalf of Susan, widow of Capt. John Jourdain, to detain the remainder of her husband's estate for her use and afford her some competent yearly means; understanding that she was in great misery and begged from door to door, ordered that 10l. be given for her use out of the poor box; and as for Jonas Viney, who pretended to be administrator of Capt. Jourdain's estate, the Company refused to make him any further payment. Permission given to Mr. Leatt to sell in town the calicoes he "writ" to transport, paying the town price. Gratuity of 408 to Widow Symonds, whose husband died from injuries received aboard the Charles. On the affirmation of William Booth, surgeon of the Anne, that at Mohilla, Seavers Johnson was promised wages by the President and Council at Surat, ordered that he be allowed 20s. per month.
April 23. Loan of six loads of 4-inch plank granted to Mr. Steevens for a short time. Proposal to give directions to Steevens for building a pinnace for re-calling Coen from the Indies; but the resolution deferred. Concerning the wages to be given to Giles Hobbes, who was sent overland to Persia and there died. Skinner's collections and proofs of the injustice of the Dutch proceedings at Amboyna against the English highly approved and commended by the Court, and ordered to be fair written to be presented to the Lords. Request of Samuel Moore, brother to Benjamin Moore, who died in the Indies, for an account of his brother's estate; ordered that all his brother's letters and account be examined. Also that David Papillion have 100 pieces of lawn on stock at 40s. per piece, in regard of his many good offices in the valuation of pearls and other jewels. Committee to instruct counsel at the trial of Capt. Greene in the Court of Admiralty against the Company. To provide 50 or 60 hhds. of beef and pork while the weather is temperate for victualling a pinnance in case one be sent before their next fleet. Having resolved to be suitors to his Majesty for his proclamation to restrain private trade according to the Company's charter, it was thought fit that the heads of their bill in Chancery be collected and presented to their counsel to put into form, and then to attend Mr. Attorney-General therewith for his advice and furtherance. 9 pp. [Ct. Mink. Bk. IX. 494–502.]
[April 24.] 430. Memorial delivered to the States Ambassadors. The States General `having on demand of the late King concerning the cruel murdering of his subjects at Amboyna promised satisfaction, and having obtained from his present Majesty 18 months' time for the execution thereof are now called upon for performance of this promise. The form of their proceedings against the parties interested in those crimes, his Majesty leaves to their own wisdom, not doubting that he shall receive satisfaction and not be urged himself to right his subject Though (as the matter stands not on terms of justification but satisfaction) his Majesty will not have any of his subjects prosecutors at the bar of their justice beyond the seas, yet it is permitted to the East India Company here to deliver to the States Ambassadors informations and proofs requisite for the declaration of the enormity of the fact. If further examination of witnesses be required it may be taken in England on oath in presence of the Ambassadors, and the East India merchants may give orders to Misselden, governor of the English factory at Delft, and to Barlow, their agent at Amsterdam, to give particular information to the minister of justice employed in this cause; and his Majesty's Extraordinary Ambassador to be speedily sent shall have special charge to acquaint himself with their proceedings in this business that his Majesty may by him understand what cause he has to assure himself in the friendship and confederacy of his allies; and for a pledge of their sincere intention his Majesty expects a speedy order to be forthwith dispatched for Coen's revocation in a pinnance which may overtake him before he arrives in the Indies, and that a duplicate be sent to England to be sent by a pinnace of the Company. Endorsed, "1627, April 24. Memorial delivered to the Ambassadors for the States." Draft with corrections, all in Sec. Coke's handwriting.. 3 pp. [Holland Corresp.]
April 27. 431. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Ordered that 40l. for workmen's wages and charges be imprested to Edward Collins, clerk of the powder mills, who is required to perfect his accounts so the Company may understand whether there be profit or loss. Report of Mr. Acton on the state of law business in reference to Bourne's bill; Robinson's answer; Groves, who was arrested for refusing to answer, and Long concerning his in other's estate, who had put in his rejoinder to Scudamore's bill in the Exchequer. Ordered that the "Ricke dollars" still in the Company's hands be reserved for future occasions, and not carried into the Mint, but to supply the sum they are to bring thither in foreign gold which will be less chargeable. Boatswain Ingram to be paid for boat hire, and Wm. Anton for the remainder of his brother John's estate. Ordered that Rustam and Elias, two of the Persian Ambassador's late servants, be employed at Blackwall at labourer's wages. Offer of 258. per cwt. for 60 hhds. of beef and pork, but Kerby refused to contract under 268, the business deferred. 1½ pp. [Ct. Min. Bk. IX. 503–504.]
[April 29] 432. Extracts from divers writings mentioned in the Memorial of his Majesty's Ambassador touching the sending back of J. Pieterson Coen to the East Indies, as follow:—
1624. Dec. 7/17.—Memorial of his Majesty's Ambassador to the States. See Carleton's letter to the Prince of Orange, calendared No. 707 in previous volume, for an abstract of this "Memoire."
1625. Oct. 19/20.—Similar Memorial calendared under this date, which see.
1625. Oct. 30.—Carleton to See. Conway, calendared under this date, which see.
1626. April 4.—Extract from the Register of Resolutions of the States General. That answer be given to the delegate of the English merchants residing at Delft how astonished their Lordships are at the wrong information given them, fearing it proceeds only from those who seek not the continuance of good correspondence between the companies, since there is no change in the resolution already taken concerning the sending of General Coen.
1626. Feb. 27.–King Charles I. to the States General, already calendared under this date.
1626. July 10.–Memorial of what passed between Dudley Carleton and the States General. This has already been referred to, see Carleton's letter to Sec. Conway, dated 12 July 1626.
1627. April 29.—Protest of the chief participants in Zealand against the directors of Amsterdam touching the sending of Coen. The departure of Coen having been forbidden by the States at the instance of his Majesty of Great Britain to prevent reprisals in England on the India ships until Herman van Speult and Mareschalk in the presence of the said Coen had given contentment to the States that they had observed good form of justice in the execution of Amboyna; nevertheless without the consent of the entire assembly of the 17 and the nine sworn chief participants, and contrary to the agreement and the said prohibition, the said John Pieterson Coen was by a few of the directors sent on the 19th March last to the Indies as General and Commander of the sleet. This infraction of the agreement said participants disapprove, and solemnly protest against said directors for all damages that may arise from these unlawful proceedings by reason of the English claims.
Commission from Coen at his return from the Indies to his successor Carpentier. The English and French seek nothing but suits and quarrels, right or wrong. Therefore do justice and carefully maintain sovereign jurisdiction in Batavia, Moluccas, Amboyna, Banda, Pulicat. Selor, and other places belonging to the States, without sharing or permitting the English or any others to encroach upon them. Trust them no more than open enemies, and give no place to the diminution of the Sovereignty or the Commonwealth, not weighing too scrupulously the consequences but committing the issue to God. [Extract.] French. 4 pp. [Holland Corresp.]
April 30. 433. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Resolution deferred concerning the "great sheath anchor" of the Mary. Fotherby, Steevens, and Ducy to be warned to attend concerning a parcel of rotten masts at Blackwall. Committees to audit the Persian Ambassador's account. Ordered that Wm. Webber serve the process out of Chancery upon David Bourne. Ordered that the detained legacies of John Seale, deceased, be paid to Thomas Iveson and Isabel, his wife, the executrix. 1½ pp.[Ct. Min. Bk. IX. 504–505.]
April 30.
434. Sec. Sir John Coke to Sec. Lord Killultagh (Conway). Being in hand with the States Ambassadors to have the business of Amboyna and other complaints put in a way of atonement, desires to have sent to him the Treaty made at Southampton and the protest dated at Tichfield, 8 Sept. 1625, and to know whether the protest was subscribed by the States Ambassadors or only accepted by them. 1 p.[Dom, Chas. I., Vol. LXI., No. 72, Cal. p. 155.]
[April.] 435. "Extract out of the Resolutions of the Council concerning the proceedings with the Judges of Amboyna." The Ambassadors for the States of the United Provinces and the Lords Committees appointed by his Majesty to treat with them as well touching the complaints of the East India merchants of either State (especially of the execution of his Majesty's subjects at Amboyna) as for a reglement for the trade there for the future, being assembled in. the Council Chamber, it was mutually resolved that justice should be done with all expedition by a legal prosecution to be forthwith had done with all expedition by a legal prosecution to be forth with had by that State against all actors and abettors in the execution of his Majesty's subjects at Amboyna, and that in case the Ambassadors should demand it, the examinations and proofs taken by the East India merchants should be delivered to them, and their factors or agents examined on interrogatories conducing to that business. And that the proceedings might be freed from any pretence of delay, it was thought fit that Robert Barlow, agent for the English merchants at Amsterdam, and Edward Misselden, Governor of the English factory at Delft, should be instructed by the East India Company here with all particulars for the information of the ministers of justice there. And it was resolved that his Majesty's Ambassadors or agents there should from time to time give advertisement of the proceedings in this cause by that State to his Majesty or this Board, and that the Ambassadors should immediately write to the States that Pieterson Coen, a principal actor in the said proceedings at Amboyna, who is now again sent into those parts, be by order of that State forthwith recalled, and that to that end a ship be sent by the East India Company there, and that a duplicate of their despatch sent thither remanding Coen, be transmitted to England. As for the complaints of the merchants on either side touching losses and damages, and the consideration of the reglement of that trade for the future, it was resolved to proceed therein at their next meeting on Thursday morning next. Endorsed by Lord Carleton as above, with the date, April 1627. 2½ pp. [Holland Corresp.]
April? 436. Petition of Edward Clarke to the Lords Commissioners authorised to treat with the States Ambassadors. That John Clarke, petitioner's brother and a servant of the East India Company, having by his industry acquired a competent estate, was by the ministers of the Dutch Company at Amboyna questioned, and after most unheard of tortures, most courageously suffered, most unjustly put to death and all his goods seized, the value whereof, being in debts, cannot be known, only 751. is nominated in the depositions. Prays, on behalf of his parents and friends for justice for John Clarke's most bloody murder, and satisfaction for his whole estate. together with damages for his long suit and charges, and for the torments and death of his brother. 1 p. [East Indies, Vol. IV., No. 31.]
April ? 437. Petition of Thomas Johnson, haberdasher, and Jane, his wife, to the Lords Commissioners authorised to treat with the States Ambassadors. Being the woeful and aged parents of Timothy Johnson, who was cruely tortured and put to death at Amboyna, Petitioners long since petitioned his late Majesty without redress. (See previous Vol. of Calendar, No. 483, June 1624). Pray for satisfaction for their son's estate, proved to be worth 1500 ryals of 8 in the Admiralty Court, and the rather that they furnished him forth at great charge, and are now fallen into poverty. Annexed,
Inventory of the goods of Timothy Johnson seized by the Dutch at Amboyna, being in all 1,500 ryals, which at 5s. the ryal amounts to 375l. Together 2 pp. [Dom., Chas. I., Vol. LXI., Nos.. 92 and 92 I., Cal., p. 157.]
April ? 438. Petition of William Clarke, merchant, to the King's Commissioners for deciding the differences between the English and Dutch East India Companies. That in 1620, after the publishing of the Treaty in Jacatra, petitioner struck an Indian for "some wrong offered him," whereupon he was imprisoned by the Dutch, put in irons, and by two negroes tormented in the open market place, beaten on the bare back by small rotans till the blood sprung out exceedingly, after which his body was rubbed over with vinegar and salt by order of the Dutch General Pieter Carpenter. Prays for recompense and satisfaction for said inhuman, barbarous, and unheard of punishment and loss. 1 p. [East Indies, Vol. IV., No. 32.]
[April.] 439. An account of the particular losses which the English Company have sustained in divers parts of the East Indies by the proceedings of the Netherlands Company come to our knowledge from the Indies since the Treaty here in England, anno 1622. The dates of each item is specified, viz., from 20 March 1622 to April 1627, and that the losses were sustained in Moluccas, Amboyna, and Banda chiefly, but also in Pooloroon, where the seizure of twenty-one slaves is put down at 2,100 ryals of 8, at Jacatra and at Surat 102,952 taken from the English by the Mogul, "whom the Dutch have protected in such manner that the English would not right this injurious wrong." The total amounts to 293,555 ryals of 8, or, 74,638l. 15s. sterling. 2 pp. [East Indies, Vol. IV., No. 33.]