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of Sir James Lancaster, and is chiefly adopted as - Page 230
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This Article May Be Considered As A Supplement To The Voyage Of Sir James Lancaster, And Is Chiefly Adopted As Giving An Account Of The First Factory Established By The English In The East Indies.

Being in some parts rather tediously minute upon matters of trifling interest, some freedom has been used in abbreviating its redundancies.

The following character is given of it by the editor of Astley's collection. - E.

"The whole narrative is very instructive and entertaining, except some instances of barbarity, and affords more light into the affairs of the English and Dutch, as well as respecting the manners and customs of the Javanese and other inhabitants of Bantam, than if the author had dressed up a more formal relation, in the usual way of travellers: From the minute particulars respecting the Javanese and Chinese, contained in the last sections, the reader will be able to collect a far better notion of the genius of these people, than from the description of the country inserted in the first; and in these will be found the bickerings between the Dutch and English, which laid the foundations of these quarrels and animosities which were afterwards carried to such extreme length, and which gave a fatal blow to the English trade in the East Indies." - Astl.

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Sec. 1. Description of Java, with the Manners and Customs of its Inhabitants, both Javanese and Chinese.

Java Major is an island in the East Indies, the middle of which is in long. 104 deg.

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