On This Day: 2 March 1701/02

A few days ago, I explained that Bowrey appeared to have little confidence in the Captain and Supercargo of the Worcester by maintaining communication with the first mate and insisting on the ship carrying a second Supercargo. On this day in 1702, Robert Callant, the Supercargo, wrote to Bowrey letting him know what he felt about this.

Having said that he noted Bowrey’s orders and promised to follow them, he said that the thought it a little harde to have a third man putt upon him. He had already employed his own deputy who he was paying out of his own pocket.

Clearly, less than a week before the Worcester finally set sail for India, all was not happy on board.

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