Letter ID: 0355
Reference: TNA, SP 84/43/187 f.187r-188v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0355/008
Date: 10 November 1591
Copies: 1094 



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

Endorsed: xi November 1591. Master Bodeleie to my L. For his returne./

Later Addition: 11 November 91


May it please your good L. I thought before this, that yow had bin moved by a fitter person then my self, for your honorable furtherance in a mater of some suite, which I have formerly presented. Howbeit the parties absence both from London and the Court doth force me nowe againe to make mine owne petition, beseeching yow most humbly to remember her Majestie of my long continuance in this place, and to intreat her of her gratious favor, to licence my returne. for besides many hazardes which I have incurred in my privat poore estate, by reason of mine absence, which I was willinger yow should knowe by some other them my self, and by speeches then by writing, It hath pleased God of late to calle away my father, to whome I had commended my domesticall affaires, and the care of all my state: and by meanes of his decease, it is at this present muche more entangled then before, and further dommages sustened, then I will troble your L. to heare reported. But no- thing doubting but that your favor unto me is the same that it hath bin, and that her Majestie will be moved with your L. good persuasion I relie upon it wholy, and take my humble leave. From the Hage. November 10 1591. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley

Postscript: Count Maurice is adver- tised by sundrie lettres, that the D. of Parma for certaine is gone towardes Mons in Henault, and so into France, having with him 14 Cornets /of/ horse, which are thought to make 900 men.