South America - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 7 - By Robert Kerr
 -  At this place he took
two large ships after a stout resistance; and going higher up the river
he discovered - Page 40
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At This Place He Took Two Large Ships After A Stout Resistance; And Going Higher Up The River He Discovered Another Ship So Large And Beautiful That He Designed To Make Use Of Her For His Entrance Into Goa; But A Ball Falling Into Her Powder-Room, Blew Her Up.

After employing three weeks in working up the river, Botello learnt that at a town about two leagues distant,

Two Dutch ships had taken shelter, and being desirous of taking them, he manned 14 light vessels with which he went to view the place, on which he was opposed by 26 sail of small vessels manned with Hollanders and natives, whom he put to flight; but on viewing the place he found it impracticable to attempt the two vessels, on account of the strength of the works by which they were protected. He destroyed therefore all the neighbourhood with tire and sword, and then sailed down the river, intending to proceed against _Jacatara_.

[Footnote 21: Probably _Jambee_ on the N.E. side of Sumatra, in about lat. 18 20' S. to the S.E. of the straits of Cincapura. - E.]

While on his way thither, a Dutch ship of 24 guns was met, which was laden with powder for their forts, and on being attacked and boarded by some of his ships she took fire. In this situation, Botello gave orders for his ships to draw off from the danger, and on going up in his galliot to bring off Antonio Mascarennas, the Dutch ship blew up while Botello was passing her stern, by which his galliot was instantly sunk. His body was found and taken to Malacca, where it was honourably interred.

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