Letter ID: 1403
Reference: Kent U1475, C18/9 fol.160r-161v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1403/008
Date: 16 April 1591



Addressed: A Monsieur Monsieur de Sidney chevalier et Governeur de la ville de Vlissingnes

Later Addition: 16 April 1591



Later Addition: Sir Thomas Bodley to Sir Robert Sydney

Upon the receat of your Lordships letter of the 12 of this present, I acquainted the Councel both with the tenor of her Majesties letter, and with your L desire to be excused upon it: which they tooke in good part in respect of your L. but disliked Count Maurice for detracting the time in sending the two compa- nies of their owne nation. For had they bin sent, as it was resolved, yow might well have for- boaren the sending of any company. When that answear is come hither, which is signified by her Majestie to be sent unto them heere, they are fully purposed to replie againe, with a good remonstrance. For in truth it is needefull. And for mine owne part, because I see the inconvenience that is like to ensewe of these crosse proceedinges of Sir Edward Norreis, I will doe that in duty perteneth to my place, both by advertising home, and by telling Sir Edward my frindly opinion: so as I may answear all heereafter, whatsoever shall befalle between her Highnes and this contrey. I doe onely attend the Countes coming hither, which I hope will be to day, or to morrowe at the furthest, and then I will intreat him to take some better course for disposing of your cornet in some other garrison. For mater of newes, all that I can signifie, is an enterprise that was intended to be perfourmed as yesterday by the Count Overstein and Sir Francis Vere upon Straelen in Guelderland, a place of small importance, but yet held with a garrison, and, as it is thought, a very good booty for the souldiers. I have no other mater, but to wishe your L. actions all happy successe. From the Hage. April 16. 1591. Your L. Wholy at commaundement. Tho. Bodley.