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Extracts from the accounts of the British East India Company, 1678
(Catalogue ref: E 140/9/4 f42)
Franco de la Cruz, to adventure to Manila for goods sold or brought back  
321 bars of iron 538-06
4 pairs of silk stockings 16-00
2 chests of wine 47-00
1 barrel of brandy 8-00
Total 609-06

Adventure from Manila to Franco de la Cruz. The following goods brought back on my account  
8 small chains of gold 493-00
2 ingots of gold 232-00
2 silver candlesticks 45-45
4 silver plates 73-30
6 silver serving cups 27-45
1 silver drinking cup 10-30
1 great gold chain whose profit is to be divided between Mr Bowyear (1/3) and myself (2/3) 500-00
Total 1382-30
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