East Indies
January 1578

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W. Noel Sainsbury (editor)

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1864

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'East Indies: January 1578', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2: 1513-1616 (1864), pp. 30-31. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=68577 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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January 1578

1578
Jan. 6.
77. Dr. Burchard Kraurych (?) to “his singular good friend” Sec. Walsyngbam. Thanks for his patent. Hopes to perform his promise. Has kept his bed three weeks with the gout. Gertifies to having made a hundred assays of ores out of “that land” but finds not such goodness as he expected. By a proof sent, it appears a ton will yield near fourteen ounces. Doubts not when rightly prepared that it will fall out in the great fire very well. As soon as he is able, will melt down a cwt. and send him the proofs. Desires him to advertize the Queen and Lord Leicester thereof. [One page. Indorsed, “Jan 6, 1577. From D. Burcott, of his proceeding in the trial of the ore.” DOMESTIC, Eliz., Vol. CXXII., No. 3. Cal., p. 580.]
Jan. 7.
Millgate.
78. Thos. Fludd to Lord Treasurer Burghley. Has surveyed the mills at Dartford. Wm. Vaughan's interest in them, and the compensation he requires. Suggests what should be done. [Two pages. Indorsed, “7 Jan. 1577. To the L. Treasurer from Thos. Fludd, touching the mills of Dartford for the” (ore brought home by Frobisher). DOMESTIC, Eliz., Vol. CXXII., No. 4. Cal., p. 580.]
Jan. 19.
London.
79. Michael Lok to Sec. Walsyngham. The Commissioners, Sir Wm. Wynter, Randolphe, Dyar, Yonge, Frobisher, and himself have all (except Randolphe) met and estimated the charges for erecting the house and furnaces at the mills at Dartford for melting the ore brought by Frobisher, at 500l., besides 40l. for a man to go to Germany for three chief workmasters, and another to Yorkshire for stuff to melt the ore, also 360l. for mariners' wages come home with the ships, in all 900l., which must be provided presently. Wynter should be commissioned to see it all done speedily. All the works will then be finished and the ore melted in six or eight weeks. The Queen should be moved for her favourable letter to the Duke of Saxony, “declaring the staying here of Jonas for Her Majesty's service.” The bearer, Mr. Frobisher, will inform him at large of other matters. [One page. Indorsed, “19 January 1577. From Mr. Michael Lok,” with an abstract DOMESTIC, Eliz., Vol. CXXII., No. 9. Cal., p. 581.
Jan. 19.80. The Privy Council to Michael Lok. Nine hundred pounds being required for building furnaces and sending for skilful men out of Germany, for refining the ore brought by Frobisher from the North–west, and also for payment of the mariners' wages under him; Lok is directed to collect from every adventurer of the voyage 20 per cent, of his venture, “to the end that so good an enterprise and profitable as this voyage is hoped will prove,” may not now be hindered. [One page. Draft by Walsyngham. Indorsed, “19 Jan. 1577. From my Llds, to Mr. Michael Lok. For the collection of 900l. among the Adventurers of the North–west, &c.” DOMESTIC, Eliz., Vol. CXXII., No. 10. Cal., p. 581.]
Jan. 24.81. Geoffrey le Brumen to Sec. Walsyngham. Has tried all the minerals given to him, and finds the greater part to be only marquisette, and no gold or silver, or next to none, in those thought to be good. As to Capt. Frobisher's, it requires a very great many preparations. Wishes he had one or two lbs. that he might make better proof of it. [Two pages. Indorsed, “27 Jan. 1577. From Mons. Geoffrey la Brumen. Tryal metal fallit not out.” DOMESTIC, Eliz., Vol. CXXII., No. 17. Cal., p. 581.]