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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Bassein Fort: Photo 7

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The overgrown cloister of the Franciscan church and monastery of St. Anthony. The church was built by Antonio do Porto, a missionary, at the expense of King Joao III, who gave it an endowment of 2,070 pardaos for a "seminary for the conversion of the heathen." The tower was later damaged by Maratha artillery. It was here that the last of the city's generals, Caetano de Souza Pereira, signed the articles of capitulation is 1739.

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