A letter of the English ambassador to M. Edward Barton.
I send you 3. commandements in Turkish
with a copy thereof in English
, to the ende our ships
might not come in danger of breach of league, if they
should shoote at the gallies of those of Algier, Tunis
Tripolis in the West: which after you have shewed the
Bassas, receive againe into your hands, and see them
registred, and then deliver one of them to our friend M.
Tipton, & the like you are to do with the privilege which
you cary with you, and see them jointly registred in the
Cadies booke, delivering the copy of the said privilege
sealed by the Cadi, also to the sayd our friend M. Tipton,
taking a note of his hand for the receipt thereof, and for
deliverie at all times to us or our assignes. And require
them in her majesties and the grand Signors name, that
they will have our ships passing too and fro under licence
and safeconduct for recommended in friendly maner.
Touching your proceedings in Tripolis with Romadan, as
I have not received any advise thereof, since your departure, so must I leave you to God and my former direction.
The ship patronised of Hassan Rayes, which you wrote
to be ours, prooved to be a Catalonian. As for ours, by
report of that Hassan
and other Jewes in his ship, it was
affirmed to be sold to the Malteses, which with the rest
you are to receive there. And having ended these affaires
and registred our privilege, and these three commandements, in Tripolis, Tunis
, and Alger
, I pray you make
speedy returne, and for that which may be recovered,
make over the same either to Richard Rowed for Patrasso
, or otherwise hither to John Bate in the surest
maner you may, if the registring of that your privilege
and these commandements will not suffer you in person to
returne with the same.
From my Mansion Rapamat in
Pera this 24. of June 1584.