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Of peace betWeenc the MAIESTIE of the KING OF EN- 
SVLTAN of the OlTOMAN EMPIRE, as they haiic beenc 
augmented, & altered in the times of euery Embaffadour: 
And as noW lately m the City of Adrianople in the month of 
laniiary \66i they haue beene augmented, reneWed, & 
ampHfycd With diiierfc additionall articles, &priiuledges , 
Vvhich feme toWards the maintenance of a Well grounded 
Peace, & fecuritie of the trade, & tiafficke of his Maicftics 
fubieas in the Leuant, by his Excelkncy HENEAGE EARLE 
OF VVINCHiLSEA Embaffadour Extraordinary from his 
HAN the Mofc Puiflant PRINCE , & EMPfiROVR of the 


Set forth, &PublifheJbv PAVL RICAVT Esquire Secrctaiy 
to his Exc Hencie the Lord Embafladour. 

liccnfed by his EXCELLENCIES fpeciall Order. 

Mntedat CONSTANTINOPLE by Abraham Gabaichafnahat; 

in the yearc of our Lord \66i. 


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Assistants of the (^ompanie of MERCHAN-rit 


RtGHT W^i 


jLlaumg becnc often follicitcdby the Confuls ofthe feueralt 
Factories in Turky, ^ by other priuatc nicrcbants my cftccmcd 
friends, for true coppies of the Capitttladons , Wee haue tVitfi 
the GrandSig. as .they Were last retieWed, ^ enlarged Vvitfi 
aduantagions additions, & priuiledges by hisEXcellencie the 
Earle ofv\ mchilfea Our prefent Lord Ambafladour; I apprehcQ- 
dcd that printingfome coppies rhereof,Would excufe mee from 
a greater paines, then tranfcribing fo many Would bee, is 
mieht fatirty my friends , & Would feruc for a good light , i 
information to euery member concerned in the Leuant trade, 
iof the true extent of the articles Wee hold Withthe.Turkish 
Im|>ire,that fo they may neitlier omit to take thofe aduantages in 
their trade,Which Our Capitulation^ alloW;nor igaorantl? con* 
fiding to What Was lie uer granted, ic^g^td, rumie into thofe 
crrours. Which your coihon purfe hatb fo often been forced t5i> 
rectify, & repairs. 

!rhefc Cat>itulations,or articles of peace first opened our trafficic 
with theTurkes tn the Reign ofQuecne Elizabeth, about ^o 
ycares past, & fince haue beene,&enhrgcd in thctiniff 
,4>f allmost edery Ambafladour Withfuch alterations, as the ftatc 
of af&ires, ^ the abufcs, & iniqnitie ofthe times fuggefted: And 
yet »11 the uigila!Kc,|c caution of tbc mdny TVife,& rfcfolute fA* 

/• nittcn^ 

riiflcr$,ttat Wic acted in hisEmbaflle, could neiicr (nor neuer 
YVill ) bee able to prouirie d^ofe prudem remedit s, that may bee 
prcofe,&raguard impregnable against the pretences, ^ uiolence 
o.^thc Turkish auan'ce. Thd prefent Enibafladour^my most cftee- 

aduicc5& information from all the Factories in Turky of ibcir 
refpectiiie as amply confirmed, as the hand, ^ 
aiuhoriticokthelimpetaur, &lavv of nations can «ftabIish^ to* 
Vljhich ptopofalls tendered bv the ineriphants , the vtarrc then 
hotWitnlflfTgier,ocCafionedhis Excellcncieto infert oilier can* 
lions^ agi^i^st the pyracies of Barbark^'vvhen ax Adrianople hce 
/fKodnir^d the meflengers,<hat brought complaints ofthe aflaolt 
his Maiefties Fleet against tlic Capirt)Tationc,?c Articles of ptace 
nad niad« iipor. thet^rand SignorstcWne of Algitr/o Which al- 
legationsahistxcellencic made thofe prudent replie$,that neither 
the priut*^cdgc of ilieir Sect,' nor their late pre Tents, nor relation 
as fubiects, coul J preuaile to aflford rhem matter of fauoiir, or 
countenance: hntjathcyv eafy, ^iT'Cheap arateydurthreariled 
cftatesVVe re then prelected, the accounts (^niycu homeWiH 
iiifiify: & tie inconfiderable Auances that haue happened fince 
hisarriuall, areateflimonic of t^e great Wi (dome . & care of 
hisExcellcncyjThatif itp!eafeGod,rocon inue the fame fuccefle 
CO hin\ in the remaindc of bistime, b'ered v%ith the prefent 
f!oi.rin»in§ellate of your trade, hisreturnc may bee celebrated 
Wirht^e fame, ^ glory -of rhe most happy. & fortunate of 
f nibafiadours. 

,Thcfc Capitulations being tbi^s comp*«ated, to\Vhich nothing 
car ar preknt,beethougmoi',tomaIce more, perfect, nor no 
cpprcf on imaginable, \yliich n cets not a prohibition herein , 
uiiiill the n)a!iuoiis inuentijn of theTuTkes(Which is ingenious 
jin rotl.'Pg bnt in matters of their intcref r ) elpy fome unarmed 
j>arr,in Which to vvc.trdVs ; It if iht \Vi.sdome, ligi^arcc, 5^ 
rcro'u'ion ofthe fmbafiadour to m-io^aine t]>em in reuerence , 
\ obferi:a-io?i;inVVi ichthat coirfe,S methcd is to bee taken. 

lint! Irir.efvcoruerfanon hath inflrixtedhimin antWlcicocc 
"& tnaCi-airtedMaximesofSiatej&policic. 

*Tl e Car irn'af ions the Grand 5»f .giucs ro us, &' other Chrif>ians 
that ^''upc^ vVi b ! im,ate (iin nr^ rpinion ) of.iaorhcrnan re 
' jtfoniiCjil-eu aijiclciofpciccarc uiuailio btcLftVVceixiWo 

• * nations^ 

3ns; foi hcc roj^ircsno counterpart fropi h<& N5|je(lic,V\^ie* 
' tO'ofefige him t?o perforrae the lame conditions VViih him- 
; buusif hec needed^ ic expected nothingirom the Englifh 
Ferre$ on them feueralf; Imperiall imanicie^ fij priufle dges , 
is Charter^^Acts of grace,vVich6ut demand of any retumeg 
ich hee accounts as a diminution to his allcontainingMaie%/ 
ec needful!, or. Wanting.of. Andthispfitie> istb«aturaH|o 
turkes,& forieceflary to Uee flattered by ihofe,VVho Wou^ 
itaine the intefcourfe of peaiqct& traflScke vvi^h thcni,thafic 
t>meancArtt6knoVV Wdl, howfa nourishi& daJIy vVity^ 
r barbarous hiunbur . Bi»titi&beyond> Imust confeOe^ ixiY 
acicie^ to bee more> then fuperHcially acquainted Wkhthe^ 
leries, it is for m^ Lord, to bee Matter, & profoundly- uerf e,d 
lem; Wik> knoW^s tl^e rimes, both to threaten, ^ loflatxcr, 
rviieh vvithrefolutc V>^orils, or (oh fpe^cliwSto difpearfe,^ 
ne thofe ftomies, vv4iich vvec VVho liue, under the a;rbttr;4ry 
1 of Tyrants, doe often fore fee, & yet difloliie , before (be 
r reach, & arriue you. This is the care,fit ftudy of his Ex4;el- 
:ie. Who hath many times occafion to bee more tender 
ir fafetie, then his oWne^ & to interpofe himfelf; & his , 
^eencyou,Scthe barbarous rage . AndVVhenI, VVho am 
r of the meanest of thofe concerned in your inieres, Caa 
offeruice» &ufetothe publick benefit of the Right vv^*^^" 
fuUfocietie,! ftiall thinke myjife too meane a facrifice tooffer 
ou; for hauing receiued (o many obligations from your 
rfKps & teftimonies of yourbountje, I iudge oivfclffM 
rbpuodtofubfcribsniyfelf* -^ ^ 

Right VVorfhipfulI 
jryVorfhipsmcstfaithfull & most deuoted SeraaiK 




If inpcrafing thcfc folIoVVing Capitulations you ffmt fome 
fcff letters mifplaccd, or the letter W not fo neatly formed, m 
if etc to bee fVifhed.attribute the fault neither to thePrinter,n#r 
Correctouf: fortlie prefleat Conibntino^Ic being but fildo^ 
me employed, is not fumifhed frith the uarieue of cbofe letters, 
YTbich are only prosper to northern languages,amongsi vvhicb 
the yy 15 of fpeciali ufe; to fupply vvhich defect, Iluue beenc 
forced to imitate that letter as yvtll is Icould beyond my ovtnc 
art, fit p^ofeflion. And ifany other letters are let flip, ittvas'iu 
time of theCorrectours urgent auocation to other employments 
vvhich permitted him not to bee fo accurate, & actemiue here- 
' unto asHee defired.And fo h«pin|;y ou Willpardon, vyhat Highc 
Cfxours yon may polCbly meet vvitn herein I remaine*. 

Yours at Comand ^ 





According to Ady imperiall command 



The Commafid Of ThisSabliine,& Lofty^ Impcriall Sijiu* 
tare Pfcferued, & Exalte J By Diuine ProuiJencc, Whof« 
Triumph Ai>ci Glorie is reaoVVaed chrough all die v vorld : 


X-Jythe fauour of the NoUrirtierof all things, &mer<ry Scgnci 
oft he Mereifull^ I that am the powerful! Lord of Lords of the 
VVorld Whofe- name is formidable upon earch Giu-r of all 
Crowncs of the Vniuerfe , Sulun MAHOMET Han Souiic of 
Sultan IBRAHIM Han, Sonne of Sultan AHMET Hac, Sonne of 
Sultan MAHOMET Han, Sonne of Sulc an MVRAT Han, Sonne 
of Sultan SELIM Han> Sonne of SnltaaSVLIMAN San^ Sonne oif 
Siiltaa SELIM Han . 

iTo the glorious amongft the Great Princes of lefus reuercncei 
by the high Potentates of the people of the MefliabSple D»rec- 
cour of the Injportant affaifcs of the nazarene Nation, Lord of 
the Iinittsof decencic,& honour of griarnenc,&:i-am£,CharIcs 
the Second King of Bngland,& Scotlaiid,that(&of Great Brittoi- 
ne, France,!^ Ireland , Who^i envl,5^' enterprifcs may thi Omni- 
potent God conciuKJe V\Khbliff5,.& favour VViththeillumi-^. 
nation of his holy VVill* * . . . ' 

A I t^ 

In times paft the Qi^eene of the aforefaidKingdomes/cnt diuer* 
fc of her cftccmed Gcntlemen^^perfons of tjuahtic; wirhr ]ctters»y 
^ rtiippSjto this ImperiallHi^h Port(the refuge of thcPrinces of 
the vv'orldj^c the retreat of the Kings pf the whole Vniucrfe) in 
^he j^.appy times of ftmoiis memoric of my Ance(loprs,noVVpla- 
cedin Faradife^whofe foulesbfee repleniflied with deuine mercy 
^vhich Gentlemen &prefents were gratefiillv.accepted,ma'^ing 
declaration^^' offering in the name of the faidQu^enfcan enthrc 
good peace 8^ pur^ firietidft*ip» & demanding that t^leir fiibiects 
liight haue leaue'to cOmtf From Ehgland into otir to'rts pnr faid 
iinccftours of happymemorj'did then grant their Imperial licen- • 
Cty^ gaue into the hands of the EnghsTi nation diuerfe cfpeciall 
&ImperiaU CcMpandstto ihe-endxhaLthey mighr fafeJyj&fecu-.' 
rely come,^ goe into thcfedomlnionSjit in coming or returni- 
ng either bf land, or Seajn theirWay, & paflage, that they flio- 
ufdpf np man bcemolefted , orhinddted. After which time in 
thadayes of ourGrand father Sultan MAHOMET Han of famous 
m«norrt(untoWhofefouIebeegraiweddiuineabfoIiition ) it 
being nnevv defiredthat the fubiects, merchants, & theit Inter- 
preters might freely3& fccurely come5merchandize,&' negotia- 
te through all the parts of this Imperial! dominion, ^ that fuch 
capitulations, $: other pnuiledges, & Imperiall had 
bcene granted unto the nation of the Kings,^ Princes in pcacc^ 
&^aihitie5vvith this High Portias France^VenicejPoIand^'other^* 
might also bee granted to the fubiecis of the faid Queene, & sM 
others coming under the English banner In confirmatidb of 
vvhich requeff, vvcrc giuen,&' confirmed by our Anccflours of 
famous memory the Imperiall Capitulations , 3c priuilcdg:^. 
fucc.ee4ing to fay It is comanded & c . ;,' 

First that the faid Nation,8.r the English mcrchants,& any other 
nation,ormerchatits Which are or fhal! come under the Englishf 
banner,& protection. With iheir fhipsfmallj^'^ great merchan*^ 
dize, faculties^ & all Other their goods, may allWayes paffe {afc 
in our feas, ^ f '•eely & in all fecuritie niay crome,^^ goef intoan; 
p^rt^of the Imperial liitiitS'Ofowr.dcmirtions in fuch fort tf 
neither any or the nation, their goods, & fac-ukies fliall recei 
any hindcrance.ormoleftation from any perfonVVhatfoeuer. 

The faid nation fhall, &- may in liVe manner freely, -&fecureW 
come, Sr goeby land through all the imperiall lii^irs of our do 
minion5f, iW that neither to their perfons-, beasts goodcs, « 
faculties, fhall any trouble, 'Of mip{*dimcnr bee gjuen, nor an 
iniuriebfce doneiinto them but they fKaf! jail Way es at the 
o-vvtie pjeafurii lafely i::&.ftciaEdy traffick in all parts 
our dominions. » r - . . -*r. 

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Andifir happen that any of thefaid nation coming into oiir 
flbhiinjons by land > or pilling into any other country f hall bfce 
ftayed,' orarrefted by any ofour minillers fjch perfons ihall 
bee kz irzCy $c at libertic, & aftcrVVards f hall rccciu^ no hindc* 
tance in his iourny. 


All English fhips, or ueflells, fmall, or great fliall, & may at any 

time fafely, & leciirely come, & harbour in any of the fcales, & 

ports of our dominions, & lik e Wife may from thence depart ac 

- their pleafure Without the detention or hinderance of any man . 

! V 

And if It fhall happen that any English Veffell great, or TmaH, fall 
into any tyif fortune, danger offca, or any other neceffitie, all 
the Veifells as VV^ll Imperially as belongiugto priuate men 
I fhallbeeneerc, orprefent, as alfoall o:hers rhit in habit the 
J feas^thall giue them help,&fuccour,&being come intoourPorts 
: or fcales they fhall freely ftay in them as long as they pleafc , $c 
, ibr their mony prouide for them ©fall neceffaries, & prouifion, 
. & may take Water Without the let, or hinderance ofany man 


I And if it fhall happen that anyof their fhipps fhall haue fufF^red 
^ jfhipwracke, or beene broken , or mdiilreflc, fliall bee caft 
, Vpon any coaftof our dominions In Vvhich cafe all Bcglarbeggs, 
i Caddees G ouernours, miniflers » & other our flaues, fhal giuc 
i ehem all afliftance,fuccour,&help j & v'^'hatfoeuer goods, ^ fa- 
: culties fhall bee Tape J,or recouered inthe faid fhips fhallbee re- 
1^ llored'to the English Sc if they fhall bee informed that any pare 

of their goods, Sc facukies fhall bee floalcn,or taken aWjy^otir 
faid minilters vVith all diligence fhal make fufticicnc fearch, & 
r (Examination to find out , ^t recouer the goods, ^ reftore them 
h ro the English. ' VII 

ii The English merchants,Interpreters hrokers&all other fiibiccts 
c of that nation. Whether byfea orlandmav freely, &fafely 
q tome , 8c goe in all the Pons ofour dominions , or returning 
a into their oWne contreyjall our Beglerbeges,minillers, Gouer- 

II 3iours,&othersofficers,Captaines by fea of'inips,&others Whom 
/ocucr OUT flaues, & fubiccts. Wee comand, that none of them 
<ioe, or fhall lay hands upon their perfons, or faculties, or upoa 

J iiny pretence fhall doe them any hinderance or iniurie. 


• If any English man either for his cVVne debt, or for fureric : 

n} ^hipfhallabfent himfelf,6r makcefcape aVVay,or fhdll bee ban- 

:i Jkcfupt the creditdar fhall only pretend his debt upon his oWac 

cicbcor^bc potot any other£nglish;And if thcCreditourJiaue not 

. •irtthentique'Hoget or bill oj'foretiefttp made fey an^English 


man^ hce Hull not pretend his debt of any other English maa# 
. , Villi 

In all caufes^bunnefTes^ occadons^Which fhall occnrre betV^e* 
ene the Taid nation>thcir merchants^ Interpreters, ^ brok'crs, or 
fcruants, & any other what {oeiicr^ that is to fav, In felling , oc 
buying in paymgfOr rccciuing, in giuing,or taking fecuritie^or 
pIedge,dcDt,or credir,&all other fuch things Which apperiaine 
to the minifters of the laW,& iiiftice,they may allVVayes(jf they 
pieafe ) in fuch occafions goc to the Caddee , who is the ludge 
of the laVV^ fc there makea Hogetor publicke authentique Sec 
yvith VVirnc(re,& regifter chefame,&iakeacoppieof the fame 
to keep by them, to'the end that if in the future aiiy difference « 
or pretence thall atife beU'Vcenethe faid parties^rhev may both 
haue a rccourfe to the faid Hogct,^ Act,And Vvhen cne pretence 
iliall bee conformable to the tenour of the Hoget regiflred, then 
it fhall bee accordingly (hereunto obfcrued : AncTif the Plain* 
tiBe hath not in his hands anv fuch au^henticke Hoget, bnt only 
bringeth partiall Wittncflc, VVhich makes cauills, or p«'etencc* 
^urminifters fhal* not giue eare totheni,but obferue theyvritteo 
authentique Hoget . 

And if anyone Within our dominions fhall accufe any English 
man to banc done him vV'ong&flun therefore raifc any preten- 
ce Vpon him, by Vio*cnt or panial Wiccneflc, our minilkrs fhall 
not giue care Vnto them, nor accept them, but the caufe (hall 
b»e aduifcd to the Embaflad. or Conful Refidcnt of the English 
nation , to the end that the bufinefle may bee decided Wirh his 
knowledge, & in his prcfence, that the English may allWaycf 
baue recourfe to their defence, &c protection* 

if any Englishman hauing comittcdan oflence fhall make bii 
efcape, or abfent himf;:lf, no other Englishman not being pled- 
ge, null bee taken, or molcfied for him, 

All Englishmen, or fubiecrs of England, Which fhall bee found 
flaues m our (late, or fhall bee demanded by the E mbafladour^or 
Conful, the caufe fhall bee duly examined, &fuch perfonsos 
are found , tru^y to bee fubiects of England, fhall bee fct freCi 
,& deliusrcd to the Embafladour, or conful • 


A^l English men, & all other fubiects of the crcWnc of Fngtand, 
Whi:h fliall ([\ncU , or refide in ou' dominions , VVhethcr ihcf 
bee imrriedtq*- fingle,may buy, (dUSc trailickc, Ik of thetiifbaf 
no harach or heaii m >ny bee demanded • 


%hc English Embaladonr^ Reiidcit, In Aleppo^ Alexandriai 



Tripoli of Snria, or Tunis, Algier, Tripoli offiaibarie, in Smy^^> 
the ponsof Caircf or any other partsof our dominions^ may 
pc their pleafure ettablishcheir Confuls, & in like manner remo* 
4ie them, or change, & appoint others in their places, & none of 
«ur miniflers, fhall oppofe,or ref ufe to accept them. 

in all caufcs concern ing,Ia>^'^ iuftice betWeenc the English nr- 
cion,^ any othcr,in the abfence of their Interpreters, the Judges, 
porany other of our minillers,fha11 not proceed to giue fencence. 


If their happen any controuerfie amongst themfelues, the decx- 
jSon thereof, f hall bee Wholy left to their oVv'ne Enbaf&dour 
or Conf ul ,accordin^ to their oVVne right, & laWes ^ With no 
fuch caufes our minilters Hiall intcrmedle. 

Our Annada of gallics, fhips^orary other ucflells of our Empire. 
Vvhich at fca meet • or find any Bnglisli fhip they Hiall not doe 
them, nor fufier to bee done to them the leaft iniuric, or trouble 
Aor Hiall they flay them, demand , pretend, or take any thing 
from them , but fhalJ faluce , ^ ^he^ V good , & muiuall friena 
fhip the one to the other Without ofience* 

All thefc particular Priuilcdgesji;^ Capitulations, VVkich infor- 
4Tier limes iiaue beene granted to the french, Venetians , or any 
otherChriftian nation.Whofe Kingis in pcace,&f riendfliip Wiih 
thi€ Port ii^ like manne r the fame Were granted, ^ giuen to the 
faid English na< ion, tothe endthat imimetoccir.e^ thetcnour 
of this our Imperial! Capitulations may bee allWayes obfcmed 
by all men ^ that none may in any manner upon any pretence 
presume toconrraidict,oruiolate it . 

.If the pyratesor leuents Who infest the feas With their frega- 
tes, fliall bee found to haue taicen any ^r.^Iish uedejl, or to haue 
.robbed, or fpoyled their good*, ^ faculties, al/o if it fliall bee 
•found , that in any ofoiir dominions , any fhall haue uiolentlir 
taken goods of any English m:^n our miniflers fhall With aft 
diligence feeke out fuch Offcndour«, &feuercly punish ihem, ^ 
cau{e that all fuch go«ds , fhips , mony es • ^ Whatfoeuer hath 
beene taken aVvay from the English nation, ihall bee prefcnrly, 
initly & abfolut^ly reftored to them 

All our Beglcrbeges, Bcges , Capraines , matters of Imperial! 
, fhips, & other priiutc ludgcs, Gouernours, Customers, Farmers 
]^ all our miniflers, fubiects, ^ flaues, fha! allwayes, pbej'^ 
kt^cptbeeer.^ur of thefc our (Woarne Capitulations, ^ flull 
MfVith ail obfefuance, refpect the fricndfliif , & good correfpon:» 

• dehce 


4encc » cAabJishecI on"boch parties , eaery one inparticulat 
taking efpecial! care, nm to comic any Aci contrary thereunto 
And as long as tliefaid Qiieene of England according to this 
prcfenc agreement of fincere fnendc/hip , & good corrspon* 
dencc jliall fhsW Iierfelf, & rcmainc Wicfj Vs, in peace, friend 
fhjp,^ league, firmc, conftanc, &fincerc> vVcedoe promife 
alio on our parti reciprocally, chat tlus peace, frindftiip Articles 
Capitulations , ^ correrpondcnce in the fore Written forme 
iliail bee for eucr of Vs maintained, obferued, & refpected, ^ 
of no man any part thereof ihall bee contradicted, or infringe! 
all vvhic'i aboue mentioned Articles of peace, k friend itiip 
Were concluded, figncd , & ^» Impcriall Capitulation granted 
& confii-med by our Anceilors of luppy mcmorie. 

Since which time .his Ma. 0^ England lames deccafed in the 
lime of ourGrand father of happy memoricSnItanACHMEt Han 
hauing fent unto our Imperiall throne, is Embafladoiirs,Ieiters, 
^ preients which Were 'most acc€ptable,And defircd th at theall- 
rcady contracted pcace,& fricndfhip,^^ good correfpondence ma^* 
dc Vvitliour Grand fathers,^ tlieCapituIations,Article$,Andpri» 
uiledges abot:c Written, rtV)uId bee againe ratifyed, & the faid 
peace, .^ fticndfliip rcneWed, Farther requeftnig that cenaine 
Articles uerv nccefiarie {llould to the fame Capitulations bco 
added,! he defire of his Maieflic being </ec!area m tile Imperiall 
prefcnce ofourfaid Gran fatlier Sultan ACHMET Han, Was 
prefentlie granted : And hee gaiie cxpreflc comand • and order 
fliat tile faid peace, &friendflup iliould bee reneWed,&fonifycd 
& the antient Capitulations, Sc priuiledgcs confirmed, 6c that 
the neWdefircd articles fliould bee i nferted , & added to ilic 
Impcriall Capitulations. Granting fartljcr to the English 
nation all tbofe Articles & farther j^riuiledges Which were 
giuen , & Written in any Capitulations vViih other nations , 
Potentates or Kings in peace, ^ amitic Vvitb this Imperiall 
Port : 6c bv this Imperiall comand hec gauc order tbat thefc 
his Imperiall comands, fhould bee obeyed of all men, & the 
tenour oftl^em dulie obferued The articles Winch then Were 
granted , & added to the Capitulations were thefe folio wing . 

Thar our Minifters fhall not demand, or take oft he faid E nglisfi 
Nation any coftume , or otfter duties of all the dollars f^ che* 
queens, they or iiny under their bannsr, fhall bring, in, or trans* 
port from place to place, or carry out of our dominions, & thac 
nether Bc</lerbegcs,Bcyes, Caddces Treasurers. MintMaiters, 
or otf'er,iralI take,5t demand,either dollars,or chequcens from 
iT^ faid nation to change them into fmall afpres , nor ihall giur^ 
or doe chcm anjF ui<^lence or trouble there upont 




Tfi^c En glisn Nation, & all tliofc tirat come Vndcrtneir banner, 
tbeir Veflells (inall> & great, £ha!I ec majt nauigace, traffck, bu/. 
fell, Sc abide in al] parts of ourDominions, fie excepting Armes^ 
Gun pcVvder,^ oiPcr fuch prohibited comodiiie$,tbey may loa-* 
dc, Qc carry aWay in their fhips Whaiibeuer. of o^r mcrcban- 
dizes at their y)\;Viie picafnre, without tlic impeachmcniV>r 
trpu hie of any inan , . 9c their ftdps • & VeflclJs. ipaycome 
fafelie, c^ (ecurelieto ancborat alltimes, ^traffick at all times 
in euerie part ofour dominions.., Sc With their monie buy 
Victtfalls^ all other things Without any contradiction^ orhii> 
deranccofanyman* • • 

And if any difference , fliall happen With any of the. faidf^ 
EnglfshNation, by fuite in laW, orany other contrbiierfie, the 
Caadees, or any other minifters ofour luftice, (hall nbt heare, 
nor.dccide the caufe, untill the E mbafladour, ConAtl, or Dru* 
ggcrman of tlie faid nation fhall beeprefent « 


All difference, or fuites of laW depending vyijiihcfaid nation 
vvliich lliall exceed the ualue of 4000 afpers , fliall allWayes 
bee heard J «, decided at our Imperiall Port • 

TheEnglisIi Naticni Conful, prRefidentin any port of our 
dominions being. eftabliitied by tlte Eipbafladoiir Kefidentfot 
Ac English Natipn, .outminiflers (liall luuc no poWer to impri- 
fon or examine, ot feale lip their boufes , nor to dirmiffe or 
difplace tlicm from their diatge^ gf office , but in. cafe of any 
^ivkrcncCy or fuite With the ConCiil , there (hall bee made z 
certificate to the Imperiall Port, to the end that the Embafladour 
iiay protect, ^ anfWer for them. 

xxyi _ * 

^Mienany Englishman, or other under tlicir banner Piall die ta 
our dominions. With their goods or facuIties,or any thing due 
belonged u,ito them, our EfcheatOrs, Caddecs, or other mini»i 
«ers upon pretence they are goods of the dead vvithout any: 
pWner, fliill not mcdie, take, or fci/e any part tliercof but they 
(hall allWayes bee consigned, & remaining to fuch otiier 
English, as the deceafd (hall by histcftamentalligne, ^r »f hee 
died intcftate , tijen il^e English Conful iliall take , j^ rccciuc 
Kis faculties, & goods, f^ if there bee no Conful, the English 
Refident tliere /lull take tl)c pb(kflion,8f in cafe there bee neither 
^onfulj nor Englisli. the faid goods^ faculties Whatfoeuer (halt 
")ee rccci.ued into the Cuflodie of tile Caddee of that place , si 
Jauing adui/ english Ervbafladour there of rlie faid caddeo 
Rail refigne all the laid goods Vnto ii^ch perfons as 0^ 

^-n > 

Embafladour 1^11 fend VVith comiflion co receiue them « 

XXVIl ^ ^ . . ' 

All there Priuiiedges , ar otiier liberties granted to the Englnfr 
Nation , ^ tboie wiiocoine Vnder tlH:ir protection by diuerfd 
Impcriail comands VVliecherr before , or afcer the date of Jtefe* 
Imperial CapitulatioDS^ fhall bee all Way es obey cdj ^ obfer* 
lied. |( fWllaliWayesbec underflood^ ^ interpreted infauouT' 
of (he £iiglish natioo » according to (he teaour , ^ true con^ 
cents diereof. ' 


Neither the O^er called the Caflam or gatlierer of the CadAees' 
duties in cafe of deatli, nor the Caddee (hailpretend, ortabc^ 
of tile fafd English nation j any ki^d of tendis, or Cafmetts or 
fee of diuifion» * 

X vmi '- 

The Embafladour of the King of England, or ConfuF refidsng iiy 
cur dotninions^ihallAmay take into their feruice.any lani/ary^ 
or Interpreter at their ovVne cbarjje, & choice^ & t^o lanizacic; 
nor otlier our (laues^ iliall put tuem Iclues or iutcnnedle VVith 
tbeifferuiceagamst their liking, or confemr. v 

tic XXX 
The Embafladour of hii Ma. of England, & ConfuU ft thef 
English Nation refiding in our Empire, tor thcufe of ttieir 
eWne perfons ^ famlic s making must,^ or Wine in their oVviie 
hoiifes, none of our minillersr Caddees, orlanizaries, fkatl 
molest, or hrmler them, or demand any duties, or niony» or doc 
theuv any uiole n cc, or impediment • 

IrrchePort of Conftantinop^e /Vlep|TaA^ez^ndria,SdoSmirna,jt 
in other pons of our dominions^ the English merchants hauing 
paid the cuflome of their me* chandize,:xCCording to the tenoulr 
of tile Imperial! Capitulations, no man fhall molest, or trouble^ 
or take from tlinn any thrng more' ^ Whatloeuer merchandize 
fhall bee load^n V^on their (htfs» ^ brought rn our dominions^ 
A landed at any Scale, they being defiroos toladeiiagaine, ft 
ro tran^orr it to any otherScale, or Port, the fame go€>ds arrf<^ 
uineinthe fecond place, H Scalcy ^ being rhemmladcfh » 
neitber the Cuftomcr* nor Farmers, nor any otherour officers 
fh.t!I pretend , ortakeagaintanyCuilomes, orGabcIh %if the- 
faid merchandize, that tiie faid nation may all VVayes i'reeiy , ^ 
fecurely trade, 5^ folloVV their bufinelTe. 

Neither of the English Nation , nor of any cradingtinder tbeic 
banneff there dull not bee demanded nor gathered one afpcr^ 
nor any mony in the name of impofition Hallapie, or compofr- 
rions for flesh for the lanizaries* 



TBere having beene in tiaies pall a difjsrence b;iiVt jcnc the 
Embafladour aftbs Qussneor EnjIaidSc tb^ freacb Embafla- 
dour both R.efidcnt in our Port about tbe jnercbaacs of the Dutch 
nation both \Miicb Eiiiballadoiirs fcnt their peticioas to ojr 
Impcriall ftirriip : Aai made re jiiest, that tin iaid Dutch mer - 
Cbanrs coming into our dominions faoiild paile unler their 
banner; Which reqwest of both Embaflldours VVis granted 
under ourlmpcriallSeal; notWicliilandiiig Sinan B^li the Sonne 
of Cigala Captaine of toe Sea , noWdeceafed , as Adinirall ^ 
practif ed in marittioie cafes^hauing aduifed the ImpcriailMaicitie 
that It Was fit, Sc conuenient, that the Dutch nation fhould i^ee 
affigned tothc protection of the An>bafladourof E»^.glajid,^< tF^ac 
k fhould bcefo Written in tr»eir Capirulations Which opinion 
being by all th* Viziersapproued; by exprefli order^fic Iniperiall 
authoritieit Was codanded that theDarch merchants W the 
Prouinces of Hollan J, 2J eland, Freezelan J,^^ Geld jriand, Tnotis, 
the merchants of tbofe 4 Prouinces trading in our dominions, 
(h all allWayes come undertSe banner of tbeQiieene of England 
as all other English doc, ^ chat of all th^ goods, Sc merchandize 
Wbicb they fhall, or doe import or export, to Sc from our domi* 
nions in tf»cir Veflells, they fhall pay V^ duties of Confulage, Sc 
all other duties ip.the Embafladour or Consul of the Q.Teene 
ofEnglandj And that neuer hereafter the french Emliatiadouc 
or Conful (Tiall infinuate, norintennedle herein, &: accordingly 
ItWas coaiaadedj that for the time to come, it fhould bee ruled 
& obfcrued according to this prefent Capitiilatio.i , 

After which there being arriucd an other Amhafladour at this 
HighPort fcnt from tlie king of England With lecters,^; prefeucs. 
Which Were mostacceptable, tlie faidAmbafladour did make re-j 
queft tbat certaine other ncceflaric articles fbould bee added, ^ 
Written in the Imperiall Capitulations; ofwhich the first VVas; 
As in times past,in the day es of one ofour forefathers of famous 
ioiemorie SuItanSoliman Han,there Was granted a cercaine Capi- 
tulation, & priuiledge^ thattl^e merclunts of the fpanish nation 
Porwgall, Ancona, Ciuilla,. Florence, Cacalunia, & all forts of 
Putchmcn, & otiier merchant rtrangers,miglic fafely, 6cfecurel/ 
.goct & come through all the places of our clotninions , & trade, 
^ traflffckf granting unto them Moreouers that m any part ofour 
Empire diey miglit ertablish their Confuls^But it being that euerf 
•nation apart Was not able to defray the charges, & niainten;*nco 
of a Conful ; Iv Wis then left to their Will, ^ choice to corns 
undcctbe banner' of fuch Ambafladour or Consul as fhould best 
like theiiiProuidcd that it W^re an /vmbaflladour, or Con i ul of 
gKioR ia peace^ & amirie Yvith our High Vorc a^ou ^v^hich 

B I Grant 

Grant, & otficr priui'c^gcs giucn them, there ^^^reoften grafts 
ted diuerfe ImDerial! comands,& conflitutions,beine Co defirecl 
by merchant riranger*^ vyho of their oWne Will elected to\ 
trade under the banner^ & protection of the Embafladour, 8c 
Conful of the King of England • ^nd whitest in all Scales , ^ 
Torts in chefe parts tlicy Had refuge to tile banner,* & protectioii 
of the English Confuls It feemeth, tliat the French Ambafladouf 
by fome mcanes hauinjZ anew gotten into their Capitulations , 
that the faid merchant ftrangers Hionld come under tneir banner, 
did endeauour to force them in all Scales to their protection; for 
which caufe the controuerfte Was a^aine reneWed & referred 
to our Diuan^or Great Councell Which after a due examination 
fc a neW election permited to the v/ ill , 5c choice of the faid 
merchants* they againe did deflrc to bee under the protection of 
the AmbafTadour of the King of England , notvvithftanding i^ 
being made k noWne to the Imperiall Port that as yet the fre ncll 
Embafladour did not de/Jre to molest the faid merchants, nor to 
force them under his protection, t^e first Article Written in the 
french Capitulations, that the merchants flrangers fiiould come 
under their protection, was by the Imperiall comand made Void 
&annulled; And to the end that according to the antient cufto- 
me of the faid merchant ftrangers they flk)uld allVvayes come 
tinder the banner, & protection of the Ambafladour, or Confnk 
of England j& tha: neuer.'hereafter tliey {hould bee uexed,or tro- 
ubled by the french Embafladour in this point The faid Embafla- 
dours of his Maiedie of England hauing defired that this parti* 
cular H'lould bee written, ^ enrouled in this neW Imperiall Ca« 
pitulationj this prefent article Was accordingly inferred, & by 
the Imperiall authoritie It iscoifianded. That foreuer in time to 
€ome» merchants of the faid Princes, in the mentioned forme, 5e 
according to this Imperiall comand in their hand, fhall allvVayes 
bee under the. banner, ^ protection of the Embailadourj ac 
Confuls of England. 

There fliall neucr bee permitied , or granted any Imperiall co* 
sfiands, contrary to the tenour , ^ articles of this Imperiall co« 
ifiand , or Capitulations , nor in preiudice of this our peace 
tc amitie, but in fuch occafion the caufe fhall first bee certifyed 
to the Ambafladour of England re/iding at tbe Pon, to the end , 
that h ee may aniVVer, & obiect any fcandalotis action or other 
pretence. Which might infringe the peace, ic league • 

The English merchants of all the merchandize, which they rtiall 
bring* o r tranfport in their fiiips hauing paid the cuflome, they 
(ball* alfo pay the right of Confuldge to the English Ambafla- 
dour . or Conful, 

* The 



The English m^chanrs» &aIluiiJet rhetrbannsr^ ^(all ^ofi^ 
fafely cnroughouc our domiaion, trade, buy^fell. ( elccepc oaXf 
COfhoJicies prohibited) all Torts of merchandize ; likevr/ui 
cither by hni, or fea, they may goe, & iraffick* or by the Way 
•f th^ riuer Tanais in Moscouia or by R.u.fii, ^ from thence may 
being their merchandize into our B:npire, alfo to>& from Pcrfia » 
they may goe, & trade, & through all that part neWly b^ Vs con- 
quered, 5r through thofeconfmes. Without the impediment, or 
moleftation of an\r of oar miniilers,8;they fhall pay the cuQome 
It other duties of tliat country, & nothing more • 

The English merchants, & ^' under their banner fhall fie may 
fafely,& freely tra^ie,& negotiate in Aleppo,Gairo,Scio,Smirn4 
ftin all parts of our doimnions,^^ according to our antient cufto^ 
mes of all thsir merchandize, tney fhall pay tlirec in the hua<(» 
red for cuftome, & nothing more. 


TheHnglish Olips tvhfch (hall come to this our city ofCortftanti^ 
aople if by fortune ot feas,or illvveather,they fhall beeforcedto 
Co9fa,or to fuch like Portias long as the English Will not unlade 
& fell their oWne merchandizc,''& goods, no man fliall enforce 
them, nor giue them any trouble, or annoyance, but in all places 
of danger, the Caddces, or other of our iniiiiiters,rtull allWayeg 
protect, & defend the faid English fhips, men. & goods, tbac 
no damage may come unto them, & vvith thir mony may b\xf 
uictualls, 8i other neceffaries; ar defiring alfo t^vitli their monf 
to hire carts, or aeflells, v vhicU before Were not hired by anf 
jother, to tranfport their goods from place to pIace»;io man fhaU 
doe them any iiinderance, or trouble What foe uer • 

The English Nation of all t he merchandize Which in their fhip$ 
Ihall bee brou^ to Conftantinople or to any other part of our 
dominions Vvidch they (hill not defire of thir owne accord to 
land,or feil,of fuch goods there fhallnot bee demanded;or taK«a 
any cuttome at arriuall at any Port, Sc haaing landed their iner* 
chandize,& paid their cuftomes,Sc other dutie$,tiley may quieil/ 
t^ fafcly depart VVich ojt the moledation of any nun • 


In regard English fhips coming into our dominions, doe uf4 
oftentimes to touch m fomepart of Africa, & there take iti 
Pilgrims,5f Mahometan paflengers to tranfpart them to Alexaiv* 
dria, & arriuing at that Porc, It feemeth that the Cullomers, Se 
other officers, doe pretend to take cultome of all goods, which 
are found in tweic fSips jefore tbe mirchauts are billing to lanl 
•oyiby occafion of yunicb molcitation the j haiac fotVi^v^^Jtx.^^ 

(l l) 

tranfport any pi'Igrims. And in like manner^ their fhips VVt>i«li 
CometoConiiancinopIeSf carry diuerfe mercbandize, totrair 
Vport parr chctcof to other places, the cuflomers, & Farmouri 
Would enforce to land , & pretend to take oi^ome thereof* 
Wherefore Vvcc doe coifiand, that all tf>e English fhips Which 
With their merchandize ff^all come into this Port of Conftanti- 
*nopIc» /Alexandria, Tripoli of Suria# Scanderoone, onntoanjr 
Port vvhatfoeucr of our Empire according to ufc,thcy fhall pay 
only cuftome of fuch goods, Which with their ownc vviU 
tbcy fhall defigne to fell, & fuch other mcrrhandize,as they dis- 
charge not from their fl^ips Willingly our cuftomer fhall not 
demand , nor take cuftome, nor other duties, but they may tran- 
fport them whether focuer-they pleafe . 

And ifit fhall happen, That any of the faid English Nation, or 
any under their banner fhall comit man '/laughter , bloudfhed , 
or any other like oflFcncCj or that there fhall happen any caufe 
appertaining to the laW, or luftice, untill the E mbaffadour o; 
,Conful fballbee prefent, to examine the caufe, the ludges* nor 
other minifters, (nill not decide nor giue any fcntcnce, but fuch 
controuerde fhall allyvaves bee declared in the prefenceofthe 
Embafladour, or Confuf to the end, that no man bee ludged, ot 
condemned contrary to the law, & the capitulations • 

Whereas it is written, in the Imperiall Capitulations, that the 
goods landed outof any English (hip. Which fhall come into 
Our dominions, & pay cu(U)me ought alfo to pav the dutie of 
Confulagc, to the English Embadadour, or Confuf. it feemetb 
That diuerfe Mahometan merchants, Sciots, Sc other merchanti 
in peace, & amitie With this Imperiall Port, a^ other merchant 
ftrangers doe deny , & refufe to pay the right of confulaee * 
Wherefore, Itis comanJed, that all the merchandize .Which 
fliall bee laden upon their fhips, & haue paid cuftome bee tliejr 
goods ofWhomfoeuer,accordinj^ to antient Imperiall Capitul;if 
tions, they fhall pay the right ofconfulage to tne Embafladour 
or Confpl of England Wi thout any contradiction * 


That English merchants which trade at Aleppo, ic thoit under 
their banner of all the filke Which they fhall buy,& lade upon 
their fhips , fhall pay the cuftome , & other duties , as the 
frcnch, ^ Venetian merchants doc pay, &notoneafper, or 
farthing more . 


As the Embafladours of the King of England Which fhall bee 
iRe/tdcnt in this Imperiall Court are the Reprefcnra:iues^ & 
Coitiifllonerj of the person of hisMaieftie fo the luterpreters ar^ 


to face eftcemcd the Com jfljoners of theEmbafladonr.ther^fore 
for fuch matter as the Interpreters fliall translate or fpe ake in 
the name^ ^^^Y ^^^ order ofthe Ambafladoiir ; it being found 
that that vvWcDtheyhauetranflated, to bee according to the 
Will. & order ofthe Embafladour, or Conful, they fhall bee all- 
Wayes free^ from any imputation, or punishment • And in case 
they fhall comit any oflence, our miniflcrs fliall not put any of 
tile faid Interpreters in prifon, nor beat them vvithout knoW^ 
tedge of tile Ambafladonr,or Confulj in cafe any of the English 
Interpreters (liall die, if bee bee an Englishman, all his goods ^ 
or faculties fhall bee pofTeflcd by theiVmbaffadour , or Conful 
of England^ but if bee fhall bee a fubiect of our dominion, they 
ihall bee his next heire.^Iuiiing no Iieire,they fhall 
bee taken into our Exchequor. And as«in this particular 10 al fp 
in all other the aboiie mentioned articles^ ^^ priuilcdges granted 
by our forefathers of Uappj' memorie»It is exprefiely coifianded 
4^ Ordained, That all our flaues (hall euer obey , & obferue this 
Impcriall Capitulai ion & that the peace, & am itie fhall bee ref- 
pccted ^ maintained, vvithout any uiolation Whaifoeuer. 


since Which time of our fore fathers of famous memorie, ^ the 

Jjrantoftbefeaboue mentioned Capitulations, articles,^ ellab- 
ifbment of peace, & amltie, the faid King of England luuing in 
fhe.tune of our grand lailier of happy memorie Sultan Maiiomec 
Han fent one, bis Well defired Ambafladour a perfon of qualitic 
|o this high Port, to confirme this peace, articles ^ Capitula* 
lions Vvhich Embafladour did declare, that often times there 
yVereto diucrfe perfons Imperial! comands granted, fubrepti- 
{ioufly procured contrary to the tenour, & articles of tbe Impe- 
jTiall capitulations; Whichbcing Without our knowledge pre- 
sented to our ludges, and Gouernours, & tlie dates of fuch co- 
whands being more fresh then thofeofour Imperiall Capitula- 
ions; tfie ludgcs, & minifters do e put in execution the priuate 
fomands preluditial ^ contrary to thefe Imperiall. To the end 
"therefore,that for the time to come,fuch comands fhall not bee 
^cepted of any, but that the imperiall Capitulations might bee 
allWayes obferued, ' & maintained, according to the fincere 
iiieaningjthe faidAmbafladour demonflracingthefinceritie ofhig 
Maicftie ^J his request herein to our Imperiall knowledge , 
which Was most acceptable; in conformitic thereuto it Vyas ex- 

Ercflely ordered; That all fuch comands vVhich allready haue 
Rene, orfhalthereafterbee granted, whichare, orfhalbee 
irepugnant to the tenour of this Imperiall Capitulation, What- 
foeuer fuch commands fhall bee When prefentcd before our 
'Ca4dees> or other minifters, fhould neuer bee accepted, or j^ut 
into execution, but that allVVay es the tenour of the Imperiall 


Capitulations nial) bee obfcruedi And v^iofoeuer (ball preiem 
fuTncomand contrary to the Capitulations j they {ball bee uken 
from bim, & in no Wife b::e of any force,or ualKliiic/In Wnich 
time j][o on the part of our faid Grand father all the abone Wnt« 
ten Priuiledgesj Articles,<i^ CapituUtions^Were accepted^ac ^^ 
fytdyBi thepeace9an>icier5( good corrffpondenceaotiently coo* 
cractedWai a aeW of him confirmed & eltabli(hed« 


Intht time of the Idaugurotion ofSuIun OSmAN Man in the 

Imperial! , & high throne, the King of England did agame 
fend a famous, & noble (ieencleman, his Embafladour, yyith 
letters, & prefents Which Ware ipost acceptable • And the 
faid Ambafladour defiring in the name of his King, & Lord, 
fhat the an:i^iit Capitulation , article?, & contracts granted 
in the dayes ofour forefathers fhould bee of bim reneVVcd, 8e 
confirmed, ^ the antient peace, 5c amitie, aneW fortify cd,5e 
cftabliHiedyWhicb hrs request Was to the faid Sulun Ofman moft 
acceptable. And the antient Capitulations^ articles, Prtuiledges^ 
herein Written^ & confirined,& the long fince contracted peacc^ 
tc amitie by bim promxfed# sc accepted • 

After Wfcom in like manner,in the dayes of Sultan OSM \U Mail 
fheKingof EngTandhauing azainefent uato this high Port hii 
Amba(fadour*c,.Excellent, & '^honnourable , fr THOMAS 
Roc •Kni^lt With bis letters, ^prefents, which Were m<^ 
^ceptablej & proflering in the name of the King his Lord, alt 
^ood termes of friend flnp, 8c good correfjpondence^ And dei^ 
jring that the antient Capttulationf , ^ all the art icles from hii 
Anceflours, 8c from himfelf formerly granted to the English na-» 
lion might [>ee aneVV confirmed, ^ the peace, & league lon{ 
fince betWeene both parties contractcd,dr ratifved; & that fome 
other articles uery neceflary might bee added to the Impcriall 
CapitulationSf^ diuerfe others allrc^idy granted migac bee renen 
Wed, amended, j^ in a better forme explained,v/iiich his requeft 
^ demand Was uery acceptable unto him^ & irrconformitie^he- 
rctinto, the antient Imperial! Capitulations, £^all the aiticles, ^ 
other priuiledges in them often confirmed, ol the peace, ami« 
tie,& good corrfpondence contracted jn the times of his Ances* 
icrs. Grand father, c>c father, dc himfelf confirmed. Were againe 
by Sultan OSMAN then ratifyed,eibblifhed,promifed.5f accep- 
ted. Whereupon by him there Was exprefTe corfiand giuen» that 
for the ciine to comcf theienourofhisrer.eVVed Capitulation! 
{hoaUi bee ofeuery otic oDferued, sc tbat all ipcn fhould beec»- 
rcfull,&rerpcctfulliothe faiip2ace,& friends fliipcftablifhcd, 
^contracted on b^th partes, & that no man rhould prefume t0 
Qiolate^or to doe any act contrary tbercuntoTVhichEmabfladour 


did often declare that the Caddees, ^ otBer of our minifter^ in 
qany places^&prouincef^contrarj to thelmperiall Capitulation t 
U^ Will of the Imperiall Maieftie haue impofed, 8c laid diuerfe 
t^xes,burdcus, & monies upon tne (aid English Nation^ & thofe. 
under their baoner^ for Which caiife as it is aboue declared, it 
being found neceflaryto make additions of fome neVvanicles in 
the iaid Imperiall Capitulation^ of Which the faid Ambafladour 
made declaration inytriting,& prefented the fame to the Impe* 
rial prefence; The faid Sultan OSMAN Han Wichhis Imperiall 
kand> 8c feale did prefeotlv giue exorefle order,^ corfiand^ that 
in the time to come, all thofe articles « &priuiledges Which. 
V^re allready in the Imperiall Capitulations , & thofe anicles 
Which now are there in byour order newlyadded fhall bee of 
all our fubiects, ^ flaues duely obey d, $c oMerued according to 
the fincere meaning of this our Imperiall Capitulations • 

In as much as it is publickly kno Wne, That certaine pyrat^s of 
Tunis,.e^ Algier, contrary to our Imperiall Capitulations, miqd,. 
A vvill) doe take, & robin the Teas, the fnips merchandize sc 
men, fubiects to his MaielKe of England, ^ of other Kings, &c 
ftates in leagtie With this our Imperiall Port, to the great Dama*. 
ge, 5; iniurie of the faid English Nation , Wee doe comand & 
by thefepref ents Wee doe ordaioe,that feuerall Imperiall com- 
mands bee giuen, for the entire reftitution of all goads, & mer- 
chandize to the English Nation fo taken aWay, And that all fuch 
Inglish as haue beene taken , & made flaues , or imprifoned 
by the /aid pyrates fhall bee imediately fet free • And after the 
date of this onr Itnperiall Capitulations; If it fhall bee knoWne, 
that the faid Pyrates, of Tunis,& Algier, ftiall rob them againc,^;^ 
fhall ufe, & continue their outrages, & Will not reftore their 
goods, Sc men. Wee doe comand that the faid pyrates, bee not 
receiued into any Port of our dominions, efpecially into the 
Scales of Tunis, Algier, Modon, or Coron. OurBeglerbegs,4 
other minfters, (han not fuflfer them to enter, nor harbour, nor 
receiue them, but the Beglerbeges, Caddecs, or other minifters 
(hall perfecute^ banifh, ^ punift them • 

Being informed that in our dominions many of our Cuftomers, 
ftothcr oflE cers inAleppo contrary to the Imperial Capitulations 
under colour of taking cuftome,&rest upon filke of theEnglish 
«ierchants,haue uiolently taken from the faid merchants agrcac 
film of mony . And Whereas in the Imperiall Capitulations, it 
is Written that for filke which rf>e English fhall buy in Aleppo « 
they fhall pay as the french, ^ Venetian merchants doe, 5^ no 
mote; NotWithftanding the faid cuftomers, befides the tWo & 
half per cent for cufl^me & Rest haue taken from that nation 


^ '. : [w — ^^^ 

a' great fumofmony lately iindcrtlameof Rest Wherefore rvce* 
comand chat this bufiinefle Hull dee examined , & tfiat the Taut • 
many bee reftorcd back , & for the time to come , the antienc. 
cuftome may dee kept; And taat thi» nation Oiall only pay, as tile ' 
French^ j^ Venetian doe, 6e tiiat oeuer bee uken one afper bj ' 
name of iuch impofition • 

Whereas tfie English mercliants refiden t in Gatata, ordenarily 
buy diucrfegoods,& merchandize before they can laJe, or fend 
Aem aVVay upon their Chips, tc doe pay unto the cuftotners, the 
cuftome of the faid goods, receiuini^ a bill, or acquittance to 
haiiepaid the fame,^ after carry the fame merchandize to their 
oVv^^^^boufes: Inthcmeane timcbefote they can load> 
&fendav/ay the fatd goods; Ithappens,that.eitherthec(iftomer 
dies« or is remoued from his charge & the neVv cuilomcrs will 
not accept of the faid acquittances^but pretend an other cuilom^ 
troubIing,& moIelHng of them many vvaycs . VVlierctorc Wjc 
doc comand, that of all the merchandize whicK they f hall buy, 
it appearing really, that bee hath paid once his cuftome, tbecuP» 
comet /Itall accept of the faid acquitunces,3^{hall not demand of 
the merchant a iecond cuftome , 

It being ufuall to buy m Angora, CbamWett , Mohaires, fll ke j *! ' 
other forts of merchandi2e Which tf>evtranfport to Conltanti- 
nopie, & other places of our domtntonsr 3c pay tl>eir cuitomes ,■ 
tak ing acquittances for the fame, & so put the gooJs iato their 
owneware houfcts;. Ai»i after being defirousto flu'pthicm 
^Vay,the ciiftomcrs doe demand againe the curtoinc,Thcre fore* 
for the time to come When the faid merchantsfhall defireta 
lade fuch eoods; & it bee rrurthat tliey haiie allreadv paid their 
cuftome of fuch merchandize, they fhall not demand any fecond 
or neyv cuflonies Pr ouidcd that the faid merchants doe not min- 
gle tbeir goods, which hauc not puidcuilome With thofe v^hicK 
naue allread^ paid cuflomc » 

The English merchants of all the merchandize which they fhall ^ 
bring into our dominioi1s,&of the mercliandizeWhich they car; ' 
ry out of our dominions, as (j!ke,clumblets, & otlier goods* haia 
ng paidth;* cuftome, ic not fold the goods onto an otIt:r; And be- 
ing aftcrvVards to (iiip k away for Scio,Smyrna,or any orhcr Sea* 
le , Sc the faid goods tlijre ariuing,tlTe cullomers,& officers fhall 
allWaycs accept of their aquittancc5, Vvhichth»y haueintheir 
hands, & (f'all not tak.: other cuftome of their m;;rchiudi2e«. 

, Lift 

The English merchants of all the coi'iodities Which they (hall 
bring to couftanriaopte orto an^ other Tort of ourdominions,8j; 


of all fucf> a^they fhall tranfpoft, the Mcffaf'agi of Galata^c ' 
Conftancinople iliall take their Meftaria or Brokidgc accordirf j 
tQ the antientcannoi), & iifance, that is of f uch merchandize, as 
of old curtome, vv^s yvont to pay iCj offuch they fhall oaly take ' 
Meftariajbutoffuch merchandize as Vv'as not antiemly accufto- 
med to pay it fhall not bee takenMellaria contrarie to the antienr 
cannon . Fanher upon zhi E nglish merchandize there fhall noc" 
bee inade^or. laid Any ini'pofitions, or other duties. Nor frbm the 
faid nation fhall not bee taken one alper/more. Which fhall bee 
CO ntrar/ to the antient canno n , and acciiilomed ufance « 


The English Nation {lull/ &,may fredy come in to all the Ports* 

of our dominions to negotiate & bring in cloth, Kerfie, . fpicc, 

tinne,lead, & all other merchandize , ^ no man fiiall doe il)em 

any hinderance , or moleftation. In like manner except only ' 

goods prohibited, they fhall ^ may buy, 6c export all fort of 

meichandize VVuhouc the prohibition, or moleftation of any 

man; & the cuiloraers, & other officers, the faid nation hauing 

paid their cullome according to this Imp&riallCapitulation,&the 

aotientufe, fhall not demand of them any thing more. In the 

time'ofthehappymemorie ofmyVncle Sultan MVRAT Han, 

the^King of England fent his Embaffidour Sir Sac'-iiille CroVV 

Baronet virith his prefent vV: letter,Which ?vas receiued in good 

part} & the time of his Embaflic being expired. Sir Thomas' 

Bendish arriued to refldc. at the Port With his prefent^ & courte- " 

ous letter, the which Was in like manner Well accepted And' 

the faid Embaffadour hauing tendered the Imperiall Capitula 

tlons formerly granted, that according to the ahtierit Cannoa ' 

they might bee renewed, It is hereby agaihe Corftanded tliac 

all the points, & parcicular Articles therein bee obfcrued, 

o, maintained. 

•^ ' LV 

And bccaufe contrary to the fence, & tertuf e of nhfim t he fhips 
of the English merchants before they arriue at the Scale feuerall 
Officers did goe upon tbem & uiolencly force out of the fhips 
tlie good>ottf)e merchants, taking aVVay the choice of them; 
Without agreeing lor the Price , or making any account 
With the oVVner s 


And farthennore the faid merchants hauing onCe payed t5e- 

' cuffome for their goods at the cullomehoufe, & being defird us * 

totranfport the fame goods into an other SCale, the Cuitomers. . 

didhinder, ^ detaiae them, untill hee receiued an other fecond . 

' ctiilome for them . 

LVII . - 

Aiid Whereas in the Imperial C3piuujLUo\\sv':vs^N:^t^^v:,^;^'^ 

10 all *c diflerencc s, ae fuites vvith r be EnglisF) Nation our Ma- 

fiftratcs are not to hcare nor decide the caufe, unlefle tlicir Em- 
afladour orConful bte there prcfent.Of late our ludgcs Witho- 
ut tT^e Knovrledgc of tKeir Embafladour baue condemned, im- 
prifoned, & taken prefents iromthc EnglishNation vvhicfiis 
Sk great tVrong ilone to thero. 

Alfo vvliereas in die Impcriall Capitulations, it is ordered, that 
the Cuftomers rt>all not take any cuftome for fuch gold, & dol- 
lars as by t^e English Nation f hall bee brought in, or carried out 
of Our ImpcriallDoniinions, & that the merchants are to giue 
only three per cent; for the cuftome of their goods, & no more; 
the Cuftomcrs noiVvitbftandingdoe pretencfto take c>iftoi«e for 
their chcqueens, 5^ dollars; & to take more cuftome then their 
due for their raVVfiIkes,VVhicb they buy, & of the goods 'Which 
they land at Scanderoone to carry up to Aleppo, they demand 
six percentOj Which uniust exactions baue beene heretofore 
rcciifyed, & redreflcd With an exprefle HatteflierifFe. But being 
now againe informed, that the faid English merchants, are as 
before Vyronged, by reafon that tile Cuflomers doe ualue, & 
cftimate the goods of the English merchants more tnen they 
are Worth j$ctno ugh theCuftomers are to baue bui three percent 
yet by an ouer uafuation of the goods they take from them six 
per cent. And the feruants of che Cuftome houfe under pretence 
of fmall duties, and fxpences Wrongfully take great fumes of 
TOony ?firom them; And a greater number efWaiters being put 
;d>oard the Englisf ) {hips, then heretofore haue beene ufed, the 
charges thereof are a great expence to the mercliants, ^ maftert 
of rhips that fuftaine it. To all V\4iich, vvee being requefled for 3 
redreffe, doe Cnmand, that vVhen theCuftomers doe {et great 
italues upon their goods, th^ merchant oflering to them accor- 
ding to the rate of three per cent in specie ofthe fame goods, 
the Guftomers f hall not refufe but accept the fame. Andbeing 
deftrcdby the English Embafladour that the boue fpectfyed 
abufes,& iniuflice fhould bee reotifyed Wee Doe Comand^that 
contrary >o the Impcriall Capitulations the English merchants 
bee neither in the foregoing particulars,nor in any otner manner 
froubled nor their priui'edgiRS unfuftly infringed . 
The Embafladour of the King ofGreat Brittaine firlTeneagcFinch 
Knight, Earle of VVmchi!fea,VifcountMaidfton, Baron Fic/lier- 
benof EaftWelliord of the Royal] Mannourof VVve,&- Leiue- 
tenantofthe Counric of Kcnt,&Cittv of Canter burie, vvhofe end 
iftay it tprmfnare With bliffe;did arriuc With his prefents,and YVi- 
th-all /incerStie,* affection Was accompanied With letters amply 
c^rcfling the good fricndlhip, ^correfpondencej& tha'- aboue 


bdons may bee more punctually obferued, thefaid t mbaiia doiur 
did defirc that they might bee againe reneWed, & more plainly 
cxprcffed in the Imperial! Capitulations His request VVas gr»ci 
oufly accepted; one of Which points is this . ^ 

Tbatthe gallies, & other ueflells of the Imperiall Fleet depaning 
the dominions of the Grand Sicnor, & meetmg on thefea 
With the fliips of England, ihevinallin noVVife giuethemmo- 
'lcftation» nor detaine them in tneir uoyagc, nor take from them 
any thing Whatfocucr, but ought allvvayes tofliotv to one & 
.ctBer good friendfbip, VVichout doing the Jeast damage, . And 
it being thus declared in the Imperiall Capitulations, the Bey cs 
-and CaptaineSjVyho faile upon the Scas,&tbofe of Algier,Turiis, 
& Tripoli meeting English fhips Which faile from one Port to 
an other ought not to take from them any mony, or goods upon 
pretence that their fhips tranfport enemies goods,^ there upon 
(carch them, & With this colour molest, & detaine them from 
-profecutionoftheiruoyage, fo that only at the mouth of the 
%aftles^in the Ports yvhere the fearchers belonging to the cus* 
tooifs ufually come aboard»their goods shall bee examined, but 
on the Sea ^ cbey fhall bee lyable to no farther fearch vi 
-JDOuiiitido • 

Aod contrary to the Articles of the Imperiall Capitulations, the 

i roods of the English Nation ought to receiue no molcAatioti 
utuing Once paid the Cuflome, nor fhall the cuftomers deny to 
giue the Tefchere,or certificate that the cuftome is paid for.upon 
complaint hereof. Wee ftrictljr coraand that the aforefaid Cuflo* 
mers doe not deferre iraediately upon demand to giue tbe 
Tefchere or certificate , 

And the cuftome being once paid of any fort of nicrcbandize ndt 
fold in that Port, Which is to bee tranfported to an o:her Scale, 
' entire Credit fhall bee giuen to tbe Tefchere & a fecond cuftome 
' ihall not bee ^ much a$ farther pretended 


^n Aleppo, Cairo,& other perts of the Iffipcriall Dominions, the 

English merchants . & their feruants may freely , ^frankly 
trade, & for all their goods, & merchandize pay only three per 
cento according to the former cuftome, & trie Imperial! Capi- 
. filiations. Whether the goods bee brought by fea, or by land^ 
■ And though tlic Cuftomers, ^ Farmers upon the arritiall of the. 
''goods at the Scale to giue moleilation, & trouble to the English 
*^ C » Nation 

oiignt only topay three percent, but goods brougl 

point let the Imperial! Capi 
oLfcrucd 9s in former times, & Our officers ougfjc in no yvife td 
cermit the comrary hereunto* 

^n Englishman becoming indebted, orhauingmadc WitnMt 
pledge for an other, yvho is either failed , or runnc aWay; the 
debt ought to bee demanded of tbedebtour; And if the Creditot 
iiaue no Hocet,that Aich an one according tothelaWhath made 
himfclf plf Jge, 5z fecuriiic; the debt (hallnot bee demanded of 
f he other;yvhich Article is aiiready declared in the capitulations. 

Whereas fome times an Englisliman lining in a country to free 
lumfelf fromadebt draWes a bill of Exchange npon another 
EnglishmanWho hath no cRccts of his in his handesj&theperfon 
rt> * vbom the mony is payable being a man of povVcr,& author i- 
tie, brings his bill, Sr contrary to tlie laVv, &' the Capitulations 
demands, & forces payment of the l^ill • in vvbich cafe the- mer- 
cjiant accepting the bill, fliall bee obliged tofacfcfy.itj.bucnoC' 
accepting of it^nee ffiall bee ly able to no farther troublei ' • . • i ' 

IXV . . , ;, ' r 

And the Interpreters of thcEmbafladour of England heingfreebjT" 
the Articles, declared m the antient Capitulations of all Angaria, 
.or taxes; by uertue alfo of tins prefcnt article, Vvhenany ofthc 
faid Inrerp»^erers die, dipir goods, or cftatc fhall not bee Cubioct 
rotfcC2(flam^ bixifhsAl beedisuijded amongst the preditoufs.« 

Lxvi , ; 

And the King of Endand being a true friend ro this Our llapjpf 
Tort To hfs Emba/*a*dour'vvKo rcfides h^re ten f eruants of What 
nation foeuer (lial! bee alloWcd free from Harach or taxes, or 
jnolcfiationof^ny inan. 

An F ngJisliman turr ing N^ahometan, Sc hauing-goods, or cflsac 
in l.i.s hand.* l-plonping w his Encli^h Prinr ipills, il^ofe gooiis pr 
eilatc fh all bee deliucred into the hands of the Embaradour,or 
^Cri'Tul thatjthey niay convey ^ & make them good %q the 
"true owners. 

I erall ?hc forcmentirred Articles bee punctually obferued; An(l 

tfr* faid Fnbafladour dcfring that the fc additions flLO^ld bcp 

Jpfcrted in the In periall C apit u^jations, his ret;uc.s» Was gracip- 

'vH) ricciued; & thelnperiall C apitulip'nniWhich Were lor* 

merly giuen are rcncVved^ &conioyncd wiihthcfpprefeitt* 


end lerniinate in bliflCj g^ happinefle; doth in ilic fame manner , 
as in the times of my deceafexi progenitofs confcrnc the like 
fit endly & faitbful! correfpondence: 1 doe ftccept.S. PROMISE 
to obfcrue, & according tn my promife, & oath, I SWeare. & 
Promife by thatOne God, Crcaiourof Hcaiicii, t<i Earth & of all 
ihcCreaturesjthat contrary to theieprefcntCafitulai-ons, no 
breach, noriiiolencefhaiibeeofferedeithcrby mee, ormjne 
but (hall bee obferucd by all . 

In the Imperiall City of AORIANOPLB 
yy/lten atthe end of the Moone of Zeinaliel Vila in theyeare 

in rhe rnontli of lanuary i6St • 


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