Letter ID: 1083
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D VIII f.231r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1083/008
Date: 21 October 1591



Later Addition: Belgia 1591 21 October To Master Bodly

Later Addition: Belgia: 1591. October

Later Addition: Thomas Bodley esquier

Sir. I understand that notwithstanding the longe & Chargeable poursuit by Coronell Snowe to the states of Holland, for the money due unto him by them, and although hir Majestie hath (not long synce) written her lettres unto them in recommendacion of his sute, which hath also bene earnestlie sollicited by yow yett, they Can be drawen no father hitherto then to yeld unto him 400 li his demande, and due being as he informes 4400 li sterling, Which offer being so meane, and sclender, as he hath refused, and meanes to make offer unto them to be Content to submitt him self and his Cause to the exami- nation and ordering of Certein persons of qualitie to bee indifferentlie Chosen by them and him So is he desirous that yow should be one of the arbitrators to be nominated by him I have thought good therfore aswell in respect of the gentlemans owne desart, as for that her Majestie hath Commanded me to use the best meanes I Can towardes the States for his good satisfaction to pray and require yow that yow will not onlie be Contented to take some payne in the Cause as an Arbitrater for him, whereby it may sort some reasonable end, but also to use the best per- suasions yow Can to the States, to Condiscend to have the Cause Compounded by so good and indifferent a Course. And so with my verie hartie Commendacions I bidd yow Farewell. From my howse at Westminster this xxjth of October 1591. Your verie Lovinge Frend William Burghley

Postscript: I pray yow advertise me what yow shall do herein with the States. and what is the uttermoost they Can be drawen unto./