Letter ID: 1208
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D VIII f.275r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1208/008
Date: 18 November 1591



Later Addition: 18 November To Master Bodly

Later Addition: Belgia: 1591. November

After my very harty commendations. Whearas the Company of the Marchants Adventurers have infourmed us hear of a certein Placard lately published by the States of the united Provinces, as touching the taring or rebating of the prizes of the English cloth, and a niew impost stayed upon the same: Whearunto the sayed Marchants have made their exceptions in writing, and sent them over to bee perused and considered of by the sayed States: forasmuche as the sayed taring of the English cloth, with the sayed niew imposition, will bee very prejudiciall, not only to the Marchants themselves, and their trade thear, but also to the Queenes coustooms, and the whole drapery of the Realm, in case it should proceed, as (it seemeth), is intended by the sayed States: These ar to desier you to infourm your self of the state and particulars of the cause, and of the reasons alleadged by the Marchantes Adventurers against the sayed Placard, and niew imposition, whearof (as I understand by them) they have sent you a copie both in Latin and English and to prosequute the same for them as in her Majesties name to the best effect you can. Whearin you shall doe very good service not only to them, but to the Queen hir self, and the whole Realm. And thus I bidd you hartily to farewell. From the Court the 18th of November 1591. Your very loving friend William Burghley