East Indies: November 1566

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1864.

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November 1566

Nov. 3.
10. Thos. Champneys to Sec. Sir Wm. Cecil. At his departure from England there was one Jenckynson who had taken in hand to travel to Cathay, but was forced to return. Considering how long we have desired the discovery of the country and the benefit that the Queen may enjoy thereby he has written to Her Majesty, not only of the commodities to be had there, but also of the ready way for the short discovery of it. Beseeches him to expedite the Queen's answer, “that thereby I may resolve the party who attendeth here Her Majesty's pleasure.” [One page. Domestic, Eliz., Vol. XLI, No. 2. Cal., p. 281. Jenckynson was sent by the Queen on a voyage to Russia in May 1566. See Hakluyt, I., p. 418.]