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At the Court of Committees for the East-India
WE Efteem Captain Knox a Man of Truth
and Integrity, and that his Relations and Accounts of the Island of Ceylon (which some of us have lately Perused in Manuscripts) are worthy of Credit, and therefore encouraged him to make the fame Publick.
Robert Blackbourne, Secretary.
August 8. 1681.
Perufed Capt. Knox's Description of the Isle of Ceylon, feems to be great Truth and Integrity; and the Subject being new, containing an Account of a People and Countrey little known to us; I conceive it may give great Satisfaction to the Curious, and may be well worth your Publishing. Chr. Wren.
With an ACCOUNT of the Detaining
Illuftrated with Figures, and a Map of the ISLAND.
By ROBERT KNOX, a Captive there
Printed by Richard Chifwell, Printer to the
St. Paul's Church-yard, 168 1.
The GOVERNOR, the DEPUTY GOVERNOR, and Four and Twenty Committees of the Honorable the EAST-INDIA Company, Viz.
Sir Jofiah Child Baronet, Governor.
The Right Honorable George
Mr. Chriftopher Boone,
Sir John Lawrence Knight,and
Mr. Nathaniel Letton,
Sir John Moore Knight, and
Samuel Moyer Esquire,
Hat I formerly Prefented you in Writing, baving in pursuance of your Commands now Somewhat drefsd by the help of the Printer and Graver, I a fecond time bumbly tender to you. Tis I confess at best too mean a Return for your great Kindness to me. Yet I hope you will not deny it