Letter ID: 1221
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D VIII f.304r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1221/008
Date: 11 December 1591
Copy of: 0366



Endorsed: To my L. Tresurer December 11 1591


Later Addition: 1591 xj December To my L. Treasurer

Later Addition: Belgia: 1591. December


May it please your good L. I have heerewith inclosed the copie of an other letter from the Emperors Ambassadors to the General states.The letter was receaved and read by suche as are autorised unto it in the absence of the Deputies. But because their meeting is adjorned till the 20 of December and their appearance is commonly about fortnight after, and perhaps in regard of this poursuit of the Emperor, will be further prolonged, there is no other answear made unto the Ambassadors, then I have sent unto you with the letter: which is a note of Receate, from the Greffierof the states, delivered to the Trumpet that brought the letter hither. Heere is great inquirie among many, to heare how her Majestie is affected in the cause: but I knowe not directly what to answear unto them, not having yet receaved any instruction from your L: which maketh me sparing in delivering my opinion. Howbeit I doe allwaies incline to that which heeretofore I have bin willed to persude, That her Highnes is unwilling to hearken to any Treaty, unles it may be general, aswell for her self, as for them, and also for France.Of the Enemies actions in these contries, heere is nothing cer- taine: It is only reported that the D. of Parmais depar- ted from Brusselstowardes Monsin Henault, to goe forward for France: albeit his voiage thither, is greatly doubted of many. Hage. December 11 1591.