Treaty made and agreed upon; from the
one side, by His Highness the LORD TEIBINGH TSIANTE
TEYSIANCON KOXIN, who has besieged Castle Zeelandia on
Formosa since 1st May 1661 up till this 1st day of February 1662; and from the other side,
as representing the Dutch Government, by the Governor of the said Castle, FREDERIK
COYETT, and his Council, consisting of the undernoted eighteen Articles:
All hostilities committed on either
side to be forgotten.
Castle Zeelandia, with its outworks,
artillery, remaining war materiel, merchandise, money, and other properties belonging to
the Honourable Company, to be surrendered to LORD KOXINGA.
Rice, bread, wine, arack, meat, pork,
oil, vinegar, ropes, canvas, pitch, tar, anchors, gunpowder, bullets, and linen, with such
other articles as may be required by the besieged during their voyage to Batavia, to be
taken aboard the Company's ships in keeping with instructions from the before-mentioned
Governor and Council.
All private movable property inside the
Castle or elsewhere belonging to officers of the Dutch Government, shall first be
inspected by LORD KOXINGA's delegates, and then placed on
board the said ships.
In addition to these goods, each of the
twenty-eight Councillors shall be permitted to take with them two hundred rijksdaalders,
and twenty chosen civilians an aggregate sum of one thousand rijksdaalders.
After inspection, the Dutch soldiers
may come forth with flying banners, burning fusees, loaded rifles, and beating drums,
marching thus for embarkation under command of the Governor.
The names of all Chinese debtors or
lease-holder in Formosa, with particulars of claims against them, shall be copied out of
the company's books, and handed to LORD KOXINGA.
All the Government archives may be
taken to Batavia.
Every servant of the Company, now
imprisoned by the Chinese in Formosa, shall be liberated within eight or ten days, and
those who are in China, as soon as possible. Servants of the Company who are not
imprisoned in Formosa shall be granted a free pass to reach the Company's ships in safety.
The said LORD KOXINGA
shall now return to the Company the four captured boats, with all their accessories.
He shall also provide a sufficient
number of vessels to take the Honourable Company's people and goods to their ships.
Vegetables, flesh-meat, and whatever
else may be necessary to sustain the Company's people during their stay, shall daily be
provided by His Highness's subjects at a reasonable price.
So long as the Honourable Company's
people remain on land before embarkation, no soldier or other subject of LORD
KOXINGA shall be permitted to enter the Castle (unless...on service for the
Company), to approach the outworks nearer than the gabions, or to proceed further than the
palisades erected by order of His Highness.
No other than a white flag shall float
from the Castle until the Honourable Company's people have marched out.
Those who guard the stores shall remain
in the Castle two or three days after the other people and goods have been taken on board,
and thereafter they shall proceed themselves to the vessels.
As soon as this agreement is signed,
sealed, and sworn to on both sides, each according to his country's customs, LORD
KOXINGA shall deliver to one of the Dutch ships two hostages, viz. the
Mandarin or Captain Moor Ongkun and Pimpan Jamoosje of the political Council. On the other
side, and as representing the Company, LORD KOXINGA shall
receive custody of Mr. Jan Oetgens van Waveren, an official second in rank to the
Governor, and Mr. David Harthouwer, also a member of the Formosan Council. Each of these
hostages shall remain in a previously fixed place until everything has been carried out in
accordance with the terms of this contract.
Chinese prisoners at present in the
Castle or on the Company's ships shall be exchanged for any of our people who have been
seized by the subjects of LORD KOXINGA.
misunderstandings, and every important matter overlooked in this Agreement, shall
immediately be dealt with to the satisfaction of both parties, upon notice having been
given on either side.