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them, or authentic copies, without going against the tenor thereof in any wife, for fuch is my will. Given in Madrid, the twentieth of March, one thousand fix hundred and feventy.

I the QUEEN. D. Diego de la Torre.

Petition.

I Don Brian Johnson, conful of the English nation, appear before your lordships, and fay, that it is convenient for the faid nation, that Andrez Perez de Manfilla, notary of the government of this city (before whom were publifhed the articles of peace, which were adjusted in the year one thoufand fix hundred feventy-and-feven, between this crown and that of England) do give a copy of the ninth and thirty-eighth articles; wherefore I defire your lordships, and humbly intreat, that you caufe to be iffued out your compulfory mandate, to the end that the faid Andrez Perez de Manfilla may give an abftract of the faid articles. I ask justice.

Don Brian Johnjon.

The Alt.

THAT the faid Andrez Perez de Manfilla do give, on the behalf of the faid conful, an authentic copy, attested in due form, of the two articles of the peace, which this petition refers to, and that this act ferve for a mandate. His Lorfhip Don Rodrigo Serrano y Trillo, of his Majefty's council, prefident of the Royal court of this city, judge confervator of the English nation, has ordered it in Sevilla, the thirteenth day of the month of September, in the year 1670.

Don Rodrigo Serrano y Trillo. Before me, Juan Gonçales de Avellanedo.

Certificate.

Certificate.

ANDREZ Perez de Manfilla, notary public for our Lord the King, and for the government of this city, do certify, that by the registers of public acts made upon what hath been adjufted and concluded between this crown and that of England, for renewing the articles of peace and commerce, which were published in this city, the twenty-ninth day of the month of December, in the year one thousand fix hundred feventyfeven, by virtue of the cedula from our Lady the Queen, directed to the Count de Humanes, who was then governor and colonel of the forces in this city and its diftricts, and which copy, authorised and compared, is in the faid acts, and with them a copy for the continuation and renewing of the peace and amity between the two crowns of Spain and Great Britain, printed in quarto, which is that which was remitted to Madrid with the faid cedula, and is the fame which was published in this faid city, and in the public places thereof; and amongst the articles of the faid treaty of peace there are two, the one number Nine, and the other number Thirty-eight, which are of the tenor following, viz.

Article IX.

THAT the fubjects of the King of Great Britain, trading, buying, and felling, in any of the kingdoms, governments, islands, ports, or territories of the faid King of Spain, fhall hold, use, and enjoy, all the privileges and immunities which the faid King hath granted and confirmed to the English merchants which refide in Andalucia, by his royal cedulas or orders, made the nineteenth of March, the twenty-fixth of June, and ninth of November, one thousand fix hundred forty-and-five; his Catholic Majefty by these presents ratifying the fame, as part of this treaty between the two crowns: and, to the end that it may be manifeft to all people, he hath confented that the faid cedulas, as to their entire fubftance, be brought, transferred, and. incorporated

incorporated in these prefent articles, in the name and in behalf of all and every of the fubjects of the King of Great Britain, refiding and trading in any part whatsoever, within the dominions of his Catholic Majefty.

Article XXXVIII.

IT is agreed and concluded, that the people and fubjects of the one and the other of their faid Majefties, fhall have and enjoy, in their respective lands, feas, ports, roads, coafts, territories, and places belonging to each other, the fame privileges, fecurities, liberties, and immunities, as well touching their perfons as their trade, which have been given or fhall be given by one or the other part, to the moft Chriftian King, or the States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries, or to the Hans-cities, or any other kingdom or state whatsoever, and that it be with all the claufes and circumstances in their favour, in as full, ample, and beneficial a manner, as if the fame was here particularly referred unto and inferted.

As is manifeft and appears from the faid treaty of peace and amity between this crown and that of Great Britain, which now remains in my cuftody, to which I refer myself; and that it may be manifeft, in virtue of the act paffed by Don Rodrigo Serrano y Trillo, of his Majefty's council, and his prefident in the Royal court of this city; and at the request of Don Brian Janfon, I have given thefe prefents in Sevilla, the fifteenth day of the month of September, one thousand fix hundred and feventy. In teftimony of the truth, Andrez Perez de Manfilla.

Certificate.

I Anthony Gonçales de Avellaneda, notary for our Lord the King, and of the Reports in the royal court of this city, and chief notary of the deputy governor's court of this city, Don Thomas de Ona, and of the VOL. II. I Confervatoria

Confervatoria of the English nation, whereof Doctor Don Rodrigo Serrano y Trillo, of the council of his Majefty, and his prefident in this Royal court, is judge confervator, do teftify, that on the part of the confuls of the faid nation of this city, and of the Canary Iflands, there was prefented before the faid prefident a petition, the tenor whereof was a teftimony of the privileges granted to the faid nation by his Majefty the King our Lord Don Philip the Fourth (who is in glory) and of the commiffion which he had for the faid confervatorship. Don Jeronimo de Pueyo Arancill, of his Majefty's council, who was prefident of this Royal court, and of that which now his lordfhip Don Rodrigo Serrano y Trillo, of the council of his Majesty, prefident of this Royal court, and judge confervator of the faid nation, enjoys, which is as follows, viz.

Petition.

WE Don Adrian Johnfon, conful of the English nation, which trades in this city, and Don Thomas Colins, conful of the English nation, which trades in the islands of the Canaries, do appear before your lordships, and fay, that at the time which Don Geronimo del Pueyo Araciel was of his Majefty's council, and his prefident in the Royal court of this city, being judge confervator of the faid nation, it was ordered, that the privileges granted to the faid nation by his Majefty King Philip the Fourth (now in glory) fhould be printed, which faid privileges were printed, and ordered a certificate thereof should be given, which is what we here produce; and it being convenient that a certificate of the faid privileges, with the cedula of confervatorship, which faid Don Geronimo del Pueyo had of his Majefty, and that which your lordship lately had, be printed, and delivered to each of us copies authorised by the prefent notary, that we may have them in our cuftody, to make them known amongst those of the faid nations: wherefore we defire of your

lordships,

lordships, and humbly intreat it may be fo, provided and commanded. We afk juftice, &c.

Don Adrian Johnfon.
Don Thomas Colins.

I Buenaventura Carreto, in the name of the Englifh nation, declare, that his Majefty (whom God preferve) hath been pleafed to grant at my parties requeft, the privileges contained in the three royal cedulas, which before your lordships I prefent; which I request and intreat may be obeyed, as his Majesty commands, and that there be given me by the prefent notary, in form, a certificate of compliance, with the infertion of the faid cedulas, that it may be printed. I afk juftice, &c.

Bentura Carreto.

Cedula of Privileges granted by his Majefty to the Englifh, which refide in Sevilla, S. Lucar, Cadiz, and Malaga.

DON PHILIP, by the grace of God, King of Caftille, of Leon, of Arragon, of the Two Sicilies, of Jerufalem, of Portugal, of Navarre, of Granada, of Toledo, of Valencia, of Mallorca, of Sevilla, of Sardinia, of Cordua, of Corçcga, of Murcia, of Jaen, of the Algarves, of Algecira, of Gibraltar, of the inlands of the Canaries, of the East and West Indies, islands, and terra firma of the ocean, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Bourgoña, of Brabant, and of Milan, Count of Apfburg, of Flanders, Lord of Bifcay, and of Molina, &c.

For as much as on the part of you Richard Anthony, conful of the English nation, by you, and in the name of the vaffals of the King of Great Britain, information hath been given to me, that by means of the peace, which between this and that kingdom is fettled, thofe which do refide and commerce in Andaluzia, principally in the city of Sevilla, San Lucar, Cadiz, and Malaga, humbly intreat me that I would

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