Letter ID: 0363
Reference: TNA, SP 84/43/252 f.252r-253v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0363/008
Date: 30 November 1591
Copies: 1218 



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

Endorsed: 30 November 1591. Master Bodeleie to my L. In the behalf of Master Michael Dormer to have charge./

Later Addition: 30 November 91


May it please your good L. upon report of the death of Sir Coniers Clifford in France, I am soli- cited heere by divers Captaines and gentlemen, to become an humble suitor to your L. for the obtening of his company for Master Michael Dormer an Oxford- shire gentleman, who hath served in Berghen up Zoome without any entertenment, for these three yeres together, with the general good liking both of the Governor and all the Garrison. He hath likewise served heere before, in the time of the L. of Leicester with a company of horse, which was raised upon his owne purse, without any helpe or allowance. In consideration wherof, and at the instant request of Sir Henry Leigh, it pleased her Majestie about twelve monethes past, to make him a graunt of the next company of horse or foote, that should falle in these contreis. This maketh me the bolder to preferre his suite unto your L. which I also knowe Sir Francis Vere, who is nowe at Duisbourgh, would recommend most effectually, for the speciall good opinion, which he hath of his worthe aswell in regard of his honest and discrete cariadge, as for his valor and knowledge in martiall affaires. And this I doe not testifie, I assure your L. sincerely, upon favor and frindship, but of an earnest desire, to have her Majestie well served. As to that effect yow may by other meanes be easely informed of the gentlemans sufficiencie. And so I take my humble leave. From the Hage. November 30 1591. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley