Excerpt from A New Account of East India and Persia, Vol. 2: Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681
Our House stands on a delicate Mead (on the Ground Of *h' Cutteen Esq2 a Cornisa Gentleman, who had it by grant from the King of Vz'rz'aponr, being impowered by a Claim of his Co... untrymen to the Right Of Trading to the east-indies, but long Since left Off) Seated on an Arm of the River, surveying a pleasant Island stored with Game: The Castle is nearer the Hills, and higher up the Streams; about a League Off the Sea the Hills guard the Plain till they make a Bank against the Ocean.
Seva in his Government imitates the Moors in this, appointing a distinct Governor here for Town and Castle, and over all these a Commander with a Flying Army, who is Superintendent: Into Places Of Trust and Authority he puts only or their Substitutes, viz. Puna'its.
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