European Sources for the History of the Sultanate of Brunei by NICHOLL (Robert) editor

By NICHOLL (Robert) editor

The item of this selection of texts is to make to be had to scholars and others attracted to the heritage of the Sultanate of Brunei the early ecu resources as much as 1615. This date is bigoted and has no value. Texts of this era usually are not effortlessly obtainable, and plenty of exist simply in languages strange to so much Brunei scholars; right here they're awarded in English translation and organized in chronological order.

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If he does this, then I shall pardon him for his want of respect and his crime of last year, when he killed my ambassador, and commenced to wage war upon us, although we offered him good terms of peace. ITEM: In acknowledgment of this subjection, he shall pay tribute to his Majesty, to consist of camphor, galleys, or other products of that land, and in the quantity not agreed upon with him, but to his pleasure - until his Majesty and I, in his royal name, order the contrary. He shall promise not to receive pirates in that land, and that he will not despatch plundering expeditions anywhere, nor permit any slaves to be taken from among the natives to China, or to the Portuguese, or to any other place, telling him that that island is depopulated thereby.

In the flagship Espiritu Santo, on the fourth day of the month of March, one thousand five hundred and seventy-nine, the illustrious Captain Don Juan Arce de Sadornil said that, inasmuch as he is not taking a notary of his Majesty or a notary-public for the negotiations and legal proceedings that may arise in this voyage in the said galley and the other vessels of the said fleet despatched this year to the kingdom of Bomey, before whom the said proceedings and neootiations may be executed, in order that they may attest what happens; and inas;uch as it is necessary for his Majesty's service to appoint a skilful person to the said office: therefore, with entire confidence in the character and capability of Manuel de Caceres, and feeling certain that he will therefore fill the said office faithfully, in that manner and form most suitable to the requirements of the law, he appointed, and he did appoint, as notary of this said fleet the said Manuel de Caceres before whom shall pass the legal proceedings, suits, and other negotiations that shall occur, and he shall attest them as notary.

And tortoise-shell, and then go to Malaca with it in one of the two ships that I said were about to sail to Malaca. The said captain bought eight Javanese slaves, and the king presented to him two more, making a total of ten. Each slave cost ten pieces of caniqui,13 which we valued at three vardagoes. each vardago bein~ worth one oatagon, which this witness thinks is about equivalent to two M::tnila tostones. Then weighing anchor they proceeded on their way to Maluco. The galley anchored at the river of Tabaran 14 to look for food.

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