Venice: March 1650

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 28, 1647-1652. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1927.

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March 1650

March 27.
Senato, Secreta. Dispacci, Costantinopoli. Venetian Archives.
395. Giovanni Soranzo, Venetian Bailo at Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
The Turks have decided not to embark on the English ship which is going to Barbary, owing to the danger of encountering our ships outside. Accordingly they have all gone by land to Smyrna, where that ship will put in to take them off. If your Excellencies are curious to have more exact particulars, you may, on the arrival of the ship Thomas William, (fn. 1) take the deposition of the captain, who is very well disposed and will not conceal anything.
The Vigne di Pera, the 27th March, 1650.
[Italian ; deciphered.]


  • 1. The Thomas and William was one of the ships which the Levant Company complained had been kept out from Constantinople by the Venetian fleet, S.P. For. Archives, Vol, 144, fol. 11.