Letter ID: 0372
Reference: TNA, SP 84/44/55 f.57r-58v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0372/008
Date: 23 January 1592
Copies: 1109 



Addressed: To the right honorable my very singular good Lord, the L. Burghley Lord highe Treasurer of England.

Endorsed: 23 January 1591 Master Bodeleie to my L. Pasport grawnted to M. de Bilandt Musteringe of the Q. troupes. Death of D. Casimir & others./

Later Addition: 23 January 91/2


May it please your good L. As I writte in my last the 10 of this moneth, there was a Pasport graunted by this Councel of Estate (for suche respectes as I declared in that letter) to Monsieur de Bilandt Baron of Reide and one of the Emperors Ambassadors for the mater of Peace, to come hither to the Hage: who is therupon arrived, and hath required audience of the Councel. But having bin heere but two daies, they have differred him a while. Heerof, albeit as yet I have no further mater, I thought it not unfitte, upon occasion presented of a present messenger, to advertise your L. as I also purpose to informe yow, with the first opportunitie, of whatsoever shall passe in his accesse unto the Councel, or shall be pertinent otherwise to the cause for whiche he comes.

Those troupes that are appointed, to be sent out of Holland to the siege of Rouen, have bin em- barked these 10 daies, and continue as yet on shippe borde, that for want of a winde, and by reason of the season, which hath bin heere very harde and stormy, it is said they doe sicken, and waxe very weake.

The Councel of Estate hath already sent [In margin: Muster of the Q. forces]
their Commissaries, to passe a general Muster of all her Majesties forces: which was to be per- fourmed, as neere as they could, before the 20 of this moneth. Assoone as they returne fol.57v
I will take out copies of their rolles and certificats, and send them presently to Master Wilkes. There is at this instant intelligence from Collen, that D. Casimir, the D. of Wirtenbergh, and the Chan- celor of Poland are all deceased of poison: and that Richardus great Uncle to the yong Count Palatin nephewe to Casimir, doth take the government upon him for 6 monethes, during the nonage of the yonge Prince. This is hardly heere beleved, but yet ad- vertised to divers. And thus I take my humble leave. From the Hage. January 23 1591. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley