Missive Nagasaki to Batavia October 5, 1669.
.. being the 16th of April within the Majesties Palace [at Jedo] before having proofed our humble gratitude because of the release of the seven Dutchmen from Correa ... To answer your Nobleness' missive point by point, thus saying initially that after the time the merchant Daniel Six, being within Jedo in the year 1667 (before the States Counsels) having requested the release of the remaining Dutchmen in Correa, thus it has seemed his liable duty to appear this year 1669 again, therefor to express his gratitude with the Commissioners as well as before the States Counsels: which has been taken Their Highnesses on behalf of the Imperial Majesty and as far as we could notice, has given content, but since Your Nobleness is of the opinion that one shouldn't let this case (thus being a special incident) rest with a common thanks from the chiefs, but that your Nobleness especially on behalf of your Nobleness' orders therefor gracefully done is, thus having created the special pleasure, which Your Nobleness about that benefaction the Governor of Nangasacki has made known, that such well pleased and reported to the court in Jedo. The Honorable de Haas [Francois de Haas, the appointed successor of Chief Daniel Six, would make in spring 1670 de court journey to Edo] (with Godt the previous in Jedo appearing) Your Nobleness' good intentions with the required circumstances (be it for the Emperor himself or for the State Counsels, as that seems advisable for the Commissioners and the Governor of Nangascki) further trying to effectuate. After the constitution and location of the island Correa having learned, in guarded terms, hardly sufficiently, but could not learn that there could be run some trade for the Company, on one hand because the country is being inhabited by poor people, who, on one part generate some agriculture, on the other hand, that they don't want to contact other foreigners, also, in our opinion those two mighty potentates Tater [the Manchu Emperor of China] and Emperor of Japan won't condone (under whose contribution they are) that the foreigners came there to negotiate, principally the Japanese monarch would oppose it and allow no Christians, who are always suspect to him, that close to his country, to the insight, that he should be afraid that at that occasion we were given a foot to propagate Christianity there and bring his country into confusion again. From this side is the entry to that country forbidden to everybody under penalty of death, except the Lord of Sussima, who such is granted, as a benefit, to be allowed to trade there with the Tartar Chinese, who do supply silk and ditto general cargo, being this year, by this way, around six hundred picol of such yarns has been brought to Japan and draws again silver (if it's allowed to export) furthermore gold, pepper, cloves, nuts, putchuk, incense, sandal hardwood, as otherwise, which all is transported through that country to China, but amongst the inhabitants one can't learn if any trade of importance is run there; suggest furthermore on top of that as long as the Honorable Company is favorably disposed towards the profitable trade in Japan, to follow that they don't seek any trade there (in order not to displease the Japanese), since this suspicious nation would always support that we would mean something to the disadvantage of Japan, with which we not only increase the distrust, but the barring from the state possibly might follow.