Letter ID: 0238
Reference: TNA, SP 84/37/43 f.43r-44v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0238/008
Date: 18 April 1590
Note: The remains of the seal are found on the address leaf. There are three vertical lines in the margin alongside lines eight to ten, and there is one large square bracket after 'demaunded', and a space on same line.
Copies: 0916 



Later Addition: 18 April 90

Endorsed: 18 April 1590 Master Bodeley to the LLes of the Counsell./

Addressed: To the right honorable the Lordes and others of her Majesties most honorable privy councel


It may please your LL. to be advertised, that I have perfourmed the charge of your letters of the 15. of Marche, whiche came unto my handes the 4. of this present. About the principal pointes I had only to deale with the General States: whiche, by vertu of your LL. letter of credence, I have ac- complished, and have sent yow the copie of that Proposition, which I made unto them. Their present Answear is no other, but that they will deli- berat uppon it: albeit I see no apparance of any speedy resolution: especially for that it seemeth heere they knowe not howe farre they may yelde in establi- shing the autoritie of the Councel of State. They are still solicited about it, not only by me, in her Majesties name, but also by the rest of this Councel, in the behalf of the Contrey. And though it be a mater most plainely sette downe in the Treaty, and would be a singular meanes, to redresse the disorders of this diseased state; yet the general states have so long usurped that autoritie, and some particular persons doe finde it suche a special furtherance to their privat deseignes, as it is very muche douted, unles her Majestie will take the same to hart, they will never but delay, and dalley away in wordes, whatsoever is demaunded. Those other pointes of your letter, whiche I have not touched in my speeche to the General States, are maters appertening to the Councel of State, to whome they shall be imparted with the next opportunitie, and as their answear shall require, I will advertise your LL. Wherewith I take my humble leave. From the Hage. April 18. 1590.

Your L. most humble at commaundement Tho. Bodley.