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coming up, our captain sent our surgeon, Francis Kelly, as an hostage
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On Coming Up, Our Captain Sent Our Surgeon, Francis Kelly, As An Hostage For The King's Safety; When He Came On Board, And Was Kindly Welcomed By Our Captain, Who Invited Him To Partake Of A Banquet Of Sweetmeats, Which He Readily Accepted.

Captain Middleton then made enquiry as to what commodities the king had for sale in his dominions.

He made answer, that they had pearls, tortoise-shell, and some cloth of their own manufacture, which we supposed might be of striped cotton. The king said farther, as we were unacquainted with the place, he would send a pilot to conduct us. Captain Middleton then requested to see some of the pearls; but he said he had not brought any with him, meaning only a jaunt of pleasure, but if we would come to Booton, which was only a day and night's sail from thence, we should see great store of pearls, and such other things as he had for sale. The captain and factor, considering that this was very little out of the way to Bantam, thought best to agree to this offer, and presented the king with a musket, a sword, and a pintado, thanking him for his kindness. The king replied, that he had not now any thing worth giving, but promised to repay these civilities before we left Booton, giving at the same time two pieces of their country cloth.

[Footnote 268: Something has probably been here omitted by Purchas, as we hear nothing of their transactions between the 24th March and 19th April.

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