Letter ID: 0337
Reference: TNA, SP 84/43/1 f.1r-2v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0337/008
Date: 04 September 1591



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

Endorsed: 4 September 1591. Master Bodeleie to my L./

Later Addition: 4 September 91


Later Addition: 43 Holland Dec 1591


May it please your good L. In writing what answear I receaved of the states, to the lettres of her Majestie of the 22 of the last, we had newes of the yelding of the castel of Coevoerden which I thought to be so good, that a messenger of Zeland departing in post, I left the writing of that letter, to send yow these tidinges. And with all I am persuaded, that the states therupon will alter their answear, which I minde to un- derstand, and advertise with speede. So besee- ching your L. to pardon my hast, I take my humble leave. From the Hage September 4 1591. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley

Postscript: To tell your L. in a word the answear of the states, it hath bin onely bin as yet, to stay the troupes of her Majestie till the Enemie be departed: for that otherwise they thought it would be the ruine both of Englishe and all. But nowe I stand in hope of a better answear.