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Joseon decided to send the Dutch men staying behind to Japan. They were gathered in Namwon and received clothing under the order of Minister.

According to ¡ºDagresiter Nagasaki¡»(August 14, 1668), Joseon provided clothing, rice, fabrics, and other goods. It shows that sending Dutch people to Japan was executed in the frame of the relief system for castaways between Joseon and Japan.

The answer of consent to sending back Dutch People in Joseon was handed to Chawae in April and finally, the Dutch people departed for Japan in June.

Their number was seven(7) because one person died. They all arrived in Nagasaki and were sent to VOC branch in Deshima after interrogation of the Nagasaki governor.

Then, they left Japan and returned to their home via Batavia branch.


Seven Dutch men staying behind in Joseon were permitted to leave for Japan. They departed from Nagasaki by the Nieuwpoort and changed to the Buijenskerck at the middle of their voyage.

While the Buijenskerck arrived in Batavia on Nov. 30, the Nieuwpoort arrived on April 8, 1669 via Coromandel(¡ºHutink Version¡»p, X V II).

Seven people arriving in Batavia met Hamel remaining there and returned home in 1670.
After retuning home, they claimed their unpaid wages during their stay in Joseon to the "17 Lordships" on Aug. 29, 1670 like their previously arriving mates. According to the record, they would receive the unpaid wages in accordance with the precedent of payment to the seven people who returned home previously.

Handrick Hamel and his mates returned home in Aug. 1670, 17 years after they drifted in Joseon in August 1653. In this way, the event of Dutch people's shipwreck in Joseon which was registered in history among Joseon, Japan, and Netherlands dropped as a curtain.







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