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A narrative of the fight at Swally, by the Rev. Samuel Purchas

These[vessels]leavingEnglandinMarch,onOctoberthe fifteenthfollowing(1614)anchoredatSouthSwally,notfarre fromSurrat;wheretheyfoundthecountreyinarmesagainstthe Portugais,whichhadalittlebeforetakenashipoftheMogols, inwhichwassaidtobeethreemillionsoftreasureandtwowomen boughtfortheGreatMogol.TheyalsotookeaGuzzarateship, worthonehundredthousandpounds,withsevenhundredpersonstherin,atthebarreofSurat(notwithstandingtheirowne passegrantedthem),andsentthemtoGoaz.TheDecanims[see p.4n.]laidsiegetoChaul,andMocrobChanwastodoehis utmostforhismaster,theMogol.TheMooresonallhands soughttheirdestruction,andtheyweredriventosendaway manyhundrethsoftheBanyans[Hindus]outoftheirtownes, tofreethemselvesofunprofitablemouths;threebarkesofwhich cametoSurat,otherstoCambaya.