Letter ID: 1053
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D VIII f.166r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1053/008
Date: 16 June 1591



Later Addition: Belgia 1591 16 June To Master Bodly

Later Addition: Belgia: 1591: June:

Sir. I dowt not but yow can consider, to how good purpose it may be, both for the state of those Countres, and for this realm, to have the enterprise tak place that is mentioned in the lettres now sent to yow for procuryng, of some nombre of shippes of warr, to be sent out of those Countres, to sayle to the Ilandes of Azores to joyne with hir Majesties shippes now in those seas, to the interceptyng of the tresor, to be brought from the Havana, being suerly of a farr gretar qualite than hath bene at any [other] tyme this manny yers. And therfor I requyre yow in all ernestnes to sollicit this maner with spede, hopyng the expectation of the Gayne, if God prospar the Intention will move manny in those Countries. your last lettres made metion of the raysyng of the Camp from Daventry, towardes Frizland, but whyther to Gronynghen or to any other place it was to yow uncerten, but I am advertised other wayes, that the Cont, is settled to besege Stenwyck, which is to good purposs, but in my opinion I had rather to have had Gronynghen recovered. although I feare that the D. of parma being gon to the feld the 4 of this month, with xm footemen and ijm horss, will ether directly rayse any sege, or by attemptyng of some other place of importance, will therby indirectly, cause the Cont, to rise for [[the]] sege whersoever. I pray God your partyes be not to secure, or to prowd for ther late victoryes, as the ennemy recover not as much in the end, as yow have won in the beygining. from the Court 16 Junij 1591 Yours most assuredly William Burghley