Spain: 1492

Pages 40-43

Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 1, 1485-1509. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1862.

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1492. 17 March.
Fr. R. 7 Hen. VII. m. 17. (14.)
65. Henry VII. to F. De Lerma.
License to Francisco de Lerma, of Spain, to trade in England. —Westminster, 17th March.
Latin. p. ¼.
22 March.
Fr. R. 7 Hen. VII. m. 22. (7.)
66. Henry VII. to P. De Latur And Others.
A license to Peter de Latur and Alonso de Burgos, merchants of Spain, to trade, dated at Westminster, the 19th of March ; and a license to John de Billorado, Lanchio Ymbito, and Alonso de Compludo, merchants of Spain, to trade. —Westminster, 22nd March.
Latin. p. ¼.
31 March.
B. R. V. 3569. f. 122.
67. Ferdinand to All Persons.
Passport and letter of recommendation in favour of John Mortimer, in holy orders and bachelor of arts, resident in Northampton, who had come to Spain in order to fight against the Moors of Granada.—Granada, 31st March 1492.
[There are many similar letters in favour of Germans, and also of some Frenchmen.]
Latin. p. 1.
3 March.
Fr. R. 7 Hen. VII. m. 7. (22.)
68. Henry VII. to All Persons.
Letters of protection to John Beltram, of Rentery, in Biscay, a subject of the King and Queen of Castile, &c., who is about to go with the King in his army to France for the recovery of the King's rights there, &c.—Westminster, 3rd March.
Latin. p. ¼.
Printed in Rymer.
15 April.
Fr. R. 7 Hen. VII. m. 8. (21.)
69. Henry VII. to John Chechelay And Others.
License to John Chechelay, Thomas Spens, George Hunte, William Scalder, and John Balle, merchants, of London, to ship certain woollen cloths of English manufacture, in Spanish ships, and send the same to Spain. — Canterbury, the 15th April.
Latin. p. ¼.
17 April.
B. R. 3569. f. 136.
70. Columbus.
The favours which Christopher Columbus has asked from the King and Queen of Spain in recompense of the discoveries which he has made in the Ocean seas, and as recompense for the voyage which he is about to undertake, are the following :—
1. He wishes to be made Admiral of the seas and countries which he is about to discover. He desires to hold this dignity during his life, and that it should descend to his heirs.
This request is granted by the King and Queen.
2. Christopher Columbus wishes to be made Viceroy of all the continents and islands.
Granted by the King and Queen.
3. He wishes to have a share, amounting to a tenth part, of the profits of all merchandise, be it pearls, jewels, or any other things, that may be found, gained, bought, or exported from the countries which he is to discover.
Granted by the King and Queen.
4. He wishes, in his quality of Admiral, to be made sole judge of all mercantile matters that may be the occasion of dispute in the countries which he is to discover.
Granted by the King and Queen, on the condition, however, that this jurisdiction belonged to the office of Admiral, as held by Don Enriquez and other Admirals.
5. Christopher Columbus wishes to have the right to contribute the eighth part of the expenses of all ships which traffic with the new countries, and in return to earn the eighth part of the profits.
Granted by the King and Queen.—Santa Fé, in the Vega of Granada, 17th April 1492.
The document is signed by Coloma, and written by Almazan.
Printed in the "Coleccion de Viages y discubrimientos que hizieron por mar los Espanoles" by Don Martin Fernandez de Navarrete from another document, which is preserved in the archives of the Duke de Veraguas.
Spanish, pp. 3.
17 April.
Arch. Gen. s. C. d. A. Reg. 3569. f. 136.
71. Ferdinand and Isabella to all Persons.
Passport for Christopher Columbus, who is to undertake his voyage of discovery.—Granada, 17th April 1492.
Latin, pp. 3.
26 April.
S. E. T. c. I. L. 3. f. 18.
72. Ferdinand and Isabella to Geoffrey de Sasiola.
Treaties have been concluded between England and Spain respecting their alliance, and the marriage between the Princess Katharine and Arthur, Prince of Wales. The King of England has, however, expressed a wish to have certain clauses altered, and Ferdinand and Isabella desire the same. Sasiola is therefore empowered to amend, alter, and explain the said treaties.—At the Palace Alhambra, in Granada, 26th April 1492.
Latin. On parchment, pp. 5.
30 April.
Arch. Gen. d. C. d. A. Reg. 3569. f. 136.
73. Ferdinand and Isabella to King [blank].
Has heard that he and his subjects entertain great love for them and for Spain. Are, moreover, informed that he and his subjects very much wish to hear news from Spain ; send, therefore, their Admiral, Christopher Columbus, who will tell him that they are in good health and perfect prosperity. —Granada, 30th April 1492.
Latin, p. 1.
14 July.
Fr. R. 7 Hen. VII. m. 7. (23).
74. Henry VII. to all Persons.
Grant of protection and safe conduct to Antonio de Laysola, of Spain, his ships, &c. to come into England, &c.—Westminster, 14th July.
Latin, p. ¼.
30 July.
P. R. O. Fr. R. 7 Hen. VII. m. 1. (26.)
75. Henry VII. to Diego de Castro.
The King, for certain reasons, approved by himself and his Council, remits to Diego de Castro and Diego de los Arcos, merchants of Spain, or their representatives, the sum of 100l. out of any customs which shall become chargeable upon them for goods imported by them into England, or exported out of England from the port of London, in any ships whatever. — Dated at Knoll, 30th July.
Latin, p. ½.
20 Sept.
P. R. O. Fr. R. 8. Hen. VII. m. 17. (2.)
76. Henry VII. to F. de Arbiete.
Licence to Francis de Arbiete, merchant of Spain, to trade in England.—Canterbury, the 20th of September.
Latin, p. ¼
4 Oct. 77. Peter Martyr to Count Tendilla and the Archbishop Of Granada.
The King of France protracts the negotiations respecting the counties of Roussillon and Cerdana. King Ferdinand, therefore, endeavours to reconcile the King of the Romans and the King of Spain, in order that they may make war conjointly on France, and force her to restore Perpignan to Spain.
King Ferdinand is said to be instigating the King of France, in order that he may declare himself against Ludovico, Duke of Milan. The Duke of Milan, on his part, has sent ambassadors to the King of France, and asked him to undertake, together with Milan, a war against King Ferdinand.— Zaragoza, 4th October 1492.
Printed in Petri Martyris Anglerii Epistolarum, lib. 5. epist. 120.
Latin. p. ½, in print.