Letter ID: 0405
Reference: TNA, SP 84/45/121 f.117r-118v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0405/008
Date: 19 July 1592
Copies: 1159 



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

Endorsed: 19 July 1592. Master Bodeleie to my L./

Later Addition: 19 August 92


May it please your good L. Of my publicke dealing with the states, and with the Councel of Estate, to obtene their li- cence for the troupes, which her Majestie hath required, I have written in my former as muche as seemed needefull. Which tended all to this effect, that there is nothing in that be- half to be gotte with their good willes: and they thinke I doe them wronge, to presse them more precisely then the letter of her Majestie. But I have spoken sins in privat with some of the chiefest, and debated upon the reasons, which I had publickly proposed to have moved her Majestie to take the benefit of her forces that serve in these contreis, to witte, The great good good assurance, whereto these Provincesare reduced, the necessitie of the King for the recoverie of Britaine, the evi- dent danger that may growe both to her and to them, if the Enemie should possesse it; her desire to be served of experi- mented souldiers, and to be eased in some part of the burden of her charges: for which respectes they might imagine, that she will not be refused, howsoever they shall pleade upon the advantage of her writing: and therfore wished them therein, to yelde nowe at the first, and that with shewe of some good liking, for that they sawe that at length they must yelde of necessitie. Though I have done my best endevor with these and other allegations, to induce them to my pur- pose, yet howe well they are persuaded, I can not yet de- liver with any certaintie unto yow: but to signifie my con- jecture upon their answears in conference, and upon the opinions of divers others, I thinke if her Highnes will make an absolut demaunde, though perhaps they doe not give an absolut allowance, they will be well enough content to use no further opposition. Wherein I thought somwhat requisit to advertise my persuasion, to the end I may the sooner be strengthned from her Majestie with a cleerer letter then the former. In the meane while I thinke there is gotten a very great point, in procuring the companies to be distri- buted, into garrisons. And so I take my humble leave. From the Hage. July 19 1592. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley