In a former note we have given a list of the names
of the English ordnance near this period. In that list the saker is
described as a light cannon of only 5-1/2 pound ball, now looked upon
as one of very small importance; we may therefore conclude that the
other cannon used on the present occasion could hardly exceed
falcouns, or two-pounders.—E.
 Such is the unintelligible expression in Lichefilds
the account of this war compiled by the editor of Astleys Collection
from the Portuguese historians, the enemy are said to have lost in the
former part of this battle, twenty paraws sunk, 180 persons of note,
and above 1000 common men; while in the second attack, nineteen paraws
were sunk, sixty-two fled, and 360 men were slain. In this account, a
third naval engagement is mentioned, in which sixty-two paraws were
sunk, and sixty fled; after which 15,000 men were defeated by land,
and four towns were burnt by Pacheco.—Astl. I. 56.
 Castaneda tells a long ridiculous story at this
place, of a ceremonial
defiance of the zamorin, not worth inserting. In Astley, I. 56. we are
told that the Moors of Cochin were detected about this time
communicating intelligence to the enemy, and that Trimumpara allowed
Pacheco to punish them. On which he put five of their chief men into
strict confinement, giving out that they were hanged; which gave much
offence to the rajah and his people.—E.
 Such are the words of Lichefild; which, perhaps
may have been intended
to imply that there was not yet sufficient depth of water to allow of
their approach to the caravels; or it may mean that they waited for
the tide of ebb, to carry them towards the Portuguese caravels, being
too cumbrous for management by means of oars.—E.
 This seems the same story which has been already
mentioned in a former
note, from Astleys Collection; but which is there related as having
taken place with Moors.—E.
 The nativity of St John the Baptist is the 24th
June; the eve
therefore is the 23d, yet Castaneda has already said that June was
 About this time, in consequence of a message
from the Portuguese
factor at Coulan, stating that the Moors obstructed the market for
pepper, Pacheco went to that place, where he made five Moorish ships
submit, and settled the pepper market on fair terms, yet without doing
them any harm.—Astl. I. 57.
 According to Astley, the zamorin lost 18,000
men in this war in five
months, and desired peace, which was granted by the rajah of Cochin.—
Astl. I. 57. Yet this could hardly be the case, as the first operation
of the new commander-in-chief in India was to cannonade Calicut.—E.