Letter ID: 0404
Reference: TNA, SP 84/45/113 f.109r-110v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0404/008
Date: 16 July 1592
Copies: 1158 



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

Endorsed: 16 Julij 1592. Master Bodeleie to my L./.

Later Addition: 16 July 92


May it please your good L. to prevent the misca- rieng, or the slowe deliverie of my last, I have sent the transcript of it heere: and an other of that letter, which I writte unto your L. the 21 of April wherein yow were advertised, what was offered by the states, to the aide of the Kinge in Britaine. I have nowe proposed it a freshe, and am promi- sed an answear. But for ought I can perceave, their answear will be made but in generall termes (for so I am informed in secret confe- rence with my frindes) and without any mention of any of those pointes, that were contened in their offer, and in my forsaid letter. For it was no perfitte resolution, which they tooke at that time, but a certaine project of their owne, which they were purposed then to propose unto the Provinces, if her Majestie would be willing to make an offer of her assistance, in that kinde of proportion, as they had made the motion. But yet to signifie so muche by their publicke letters to her Majestie they said at that time, that they might not, nor will not nowe undoubtedly, lest the Provinces should impute it for presumption unto them, to prejudice their consentes by making former promises. Never- theles I am privatly assured by some of their assembly, that if her Highnes will be pleased, to signi- fie to me, howe farre she will assent to their for- said offer, to the end they may be sure wherupon they may grownde, they will presently proceede, to persuading with the Provinces. And thus atten- ding every houre the answear of the states, which I will presently send unto yow, I take my humble leave. From the Hage. July 16 1592. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley