March 28, 1788 .
Manila. June 17 87. On May 14 the frigate Astrea of the Real Armada, chartered by the Compañía de Filipinas, arrived at the port of Cavite, 75 days after departing from Callao de Lima, having completed this voyage with the greatest success and speed. It will leave for Cádiz by the end of December with a cargo of products from these islands, China, Bengal and Coromandel.
Original Spanish text courtesy of Robert King. Translated by Maria Guadalupe Soto de Podritske, Lorill Ireland and John Black.
Updated: January 21, 2015