Short Notices

1915 English Historical Review  
1915 SHORT NOTICES 375 appointed successor, Thomas Merry. The difficulty was finally settled by Breton's death ; and the letter, in which Merry finds fault with his predecessor, recently dead, is a specimen of ill nature and bad taste hard to parallel. The mind of the company was still expressed in the following words written in February 1650; but we can well understand how the logic of events drove them to a more forward policy. The Dutches undertaking, both in Gombroone and the Manieilles wee
more » ... note by the waie, sapposeing they have made conquests enough, if they could be content and keep that in peace which by warr they have gained. For your parts, wee desire that yoa shall not meddle with their affaires, bat leave them to such their aspireing thoughts, and applie yourselves unto the good of our trade and prosecution of oar business in those parts.
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