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HISTORICAL RELATION

OF

STATE AFFAIRS

FROM

SEPTEMBER 1678 TO APRIL 1714.

BY

NARCISSUS:LUT:1:RELL.

IN SIX: VOLUMES

VOL. V.

OXFORD:

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

M.DCCC.LVII.

138-158

A BRIEF HISTORICAL RELATION

OF

STATE AFFAIRS,

&c.

1700-1. Thursday, 2 Jan.—This day the new East India company (pursuant to a late message by Mr. secretary Vernon from his majestie, to know upon what terms they were willing to join with the old) held a general court, and resolved1. That the quick stock of both companies shal be paid for

discharge of their debts, and the surplus to the proprietors, who advance the same, without any intermixing with each

others stock. 2. That there shal be a time limitted for each company to

cease trading, in order to bring home their effects and

settle matters. 3. That the old company may purchase so much of the fund

of the new as to make their fund a third of the whole, and so intitle them annually to trade for so much as the

fund amounts to. 4. That the dead stock of the old company, and settlements

of the new, and their embassy, (not to incommode his majestie and the publick affairs at present,) shal be left

to indifferent arbitrators to value them. Which resolutions are to be delivered to Mr. secretary Vernon with all expedition by the directors of the new company.

On Tuesday last died the earl of Falconberg.
Yesterday came on the election for members of parliament

LUTTRELL, VOL. V.

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