East Indies: August 1629

Pages 675-676

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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August 1629

Aug. 11 to July 2, 1630. 852. Firmans granted by Shah Suffie, King of Persia, to the English East India Company.
A firman for rectifying abuses in the customs by Ambassadors and other King's Ministers pretending to bring goods for the King's use. Given in the moon Moharram, anno 1039. [11 Aug.–9 Sept. 1629.]
The King's firmans and contract with the English for silk, for which the English shall deliver three parts in merchandize and one in money, with the prices. "Given in the moon Moharram, 1039."
Firman for establishing the English in their house, and confirming the privileges enjoyed by them in the time of his Majesty's late grandfather, now in Paradise. "Given in the moon Zilcada [Dhu'l Kadah], anno 1039." [2 June to 2 July 1630.]
The King's firman for transport of nine horses yearly. "Given in the moon Zilcada, 1039." Written in presence of the King; witness, Attomall Dowlett, the King's Chief Vizier and Councillor.
Firman for our freedom from rhadarage. In consideration of the good service formerly done by the English, their rhadarage or way duties are remitted so they colour no other men's goods. His Majesty remits it as a free gift, and commands all rhadars or keepers of the highways to suffer them freely to pass, asking nothing, as in his grandfather's reign. "Given in the moon Moharram, 1039."
"A firman of all former grants and privileges made by Shah Abbas, is here omitted as too prolix, but shall be sent verbatim."
Endorsed, "These are the true copies of the original firmans according to nearest translation that could be made. Signed by Wm. Burt, Wm. Gibson, and Robt. Loftus. Received overland 11 April 1632." 4 pp. [O.C., Vol. XII., No. 1294.]