chapter  V
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THE Mexico Mercha.nt was the ship the factors at Ayuthia had been told to expect from England. It left Gravesend in December, 1682,1 and arrived in the Mena.m River on the 1st September, 1683. It earned the two factors, Mr. William Strangh and Mr. Thomas Yale,: who were armed with full powers to investigate the Company's affairs, and to continue, or remove the factory, according as they thought fit.