Gazeta de Madrid

May 23, 1788

Cádiz, May 17. Today the war-frigate Astrea, chartered by the Real Compañía de Filipinas, arrived from Manila, whence it departed last November 29. It carried 16,018 pieces of muslin, 24,000 of Mahón cotton, 51,662 of diverse cotton fabrics, 9488 of silk fabrics, 20,040 pounds of the same in bulk, 6076 pairs of silk stockings, 48,113 pounds of cinnamon, 41,600 of pepper, and other products.

Original Spanish text courtesy of Robert King. Translated by Maria Guadalupe Soto de Podritske, Lorill Ireland and John Black.

Updated: January 21, 2015