Letter ID: 0302
Reference: TNA, SP 84/42/50 f.50r-51v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0302/008
Date: 16 May 1591
Copies: 1037 



Addressed: To the right honorable my very singular good Lord, the L. Burghley Lord highe Treasurer of England.

Endorsed: 16 Maij 1591. Master Bodeleie to my L. In favor of Herman Rodenburgh arrested at his beinge hence by Gerard de Malines./

Later Addition: 16 May 91


May it please your good L. being instantly re- quested by those that were the Deputies in the last negotiation of the states with her Majestie I am in their behalf to crave the benefit of your favor, to the effect of that letter, which is written by the states to the LL. of the Councel. It is the suite of Her- man Roodenburch of Amsterdam, who being an assistant in England to the forsaid Deputies, was arrested in London by one Gerard of Malines, upon pretense of certaine debtes. The course that hath bin held in poursuite of his cause, is de- clared at good length in their publike letter, and will be signified more at large by their Agent Master Caron. Although I lett them understand that the states petition to the LL. will procure as muche favor, as the equitie of that cause doth any way require: yet without my letter to your L. they thinke their dealing insufficient. For whiche your L. will be pleased, to pardon my bold inter- cession, and to give me leave to intreat for some convenient expedition in the final ending of the suite: wherein if the party shall be pleasured, I shall be thought by the Deputies, to have written my letters, as they have earnestly desired, very effectu- ally unto yow. Of the states proceeding in the imploiment of their forces, I have signified two daies past. It is thought that by this, they are mette all together, so that nowe we doe expect the effectes of their meeting: wherof your L. shall have knowledge with the speediest opportunitie. And so for this present I take my humble leave. From the Hage. May 16 1591. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley