Letter ID: 0218
Reference: TNA, SP 84/35/3 f.3r-4v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0218/008
Date: 04 October 1589


Addressed: To the right honorable Sir Francis Walsingham knight, Principall Secretary to her Majestie.

Endorsed: 4th October 1589 From Master Bodley. recommendeth one for recompense of services, promised as is suggested, at the mediation of Skenk.

Later Addition: 4 October 89


It may please your H. The bearer herof pre- tendeth to have done speciall service to her Majestie and suche as is knowen to your H. for whiche he hath bin certified, that her Highnes at the instance of Sir Martin Schincke, ordened a reward to be deli- vered Unto him. Divers of his frindes, whiche are heere of good account, have bin earnest with me, to procure him so muche favor from yow, that if her Majestie hath used any suche consideration towardes him, by your honorable meanes he may come to have notice of it, and enjoy the benefit whether he hath bin thus truly informed, or doth but helpe himself by this pollicie, to gette accesse to make his petition, I can not perceave. But he seemeth very ready, if your H. please, and have any imploiment for him, to adventure againe into the Enemies contrey. He hath had conference about the cause of this his voiage with Barnevelt and some others, whose speeches and wri- tinges, which this bearer can signifie and shewe to your H. were most malitious. For they suppose in a letter, whereof he can showe the copy, that her Majestie gave order for some recompense but that it was detened from him, wheruppon /if that were true,/ they say, it is to be doubted that the Englishe men will reject his request, and lay /it/ on the neckes of those of Holland, without her Majesties privitie. It may please your H. to see the letter, and likewise to peruse his remonstrance, and to understand what he will further impart, which I leave to be considered by your H. and take my humble leave. October 4. 89 Hage. Your H. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley