Commission of Inquiry into Hawkins' Third Voyage


Hawkins' third voyage (1567-9) proved to be disastrous. The Spanish, determined to protect their own trade interests in their West Indian colonies, attacked Hawkins' ships in the harbour at San Juan de Ulua, near Veracruz in Mexico. Only two of his six ships escaped; the rest, with their cargoes, were seized or destroyed.

This is part of the commission of inquiry into Hawkins' last voyage. Here we see an assessment of the prices that Hawkins' backers would have expected to receive on the sale of the slaves.

SP 12/53, f. 52 (1569)

 

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