1893 text

Eastland was a name given to the eastern countries of Europe. The Eastland Company, or Company of Merchants trading to the East Country, was incorporated in Queen Elizabeth’s reign (anno 21), and the charter was confirmed 13 Car. II. They were also called “The Merchants of Elbing.”

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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