Letter ID: 0410
Reference: TNA, SP 84/45/176 f.173r-174v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0410/008
Date: 11 August 1592
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Addressed: To the right honorable my very singular good Lord the L. Burghley Lord highe Treasurer of England.

Endorsed: xj August 1592. Master Bodeleie to my L./

Later Addition: 11 August 92


May it please your good L. I knowe not who had undertaken the conveiance of your letter of the 29 of the last. It was sent me out of Ze- land, and brought me but to day, by a post of this contrey, who knewe not the partie that deli- vered it unto him. Which I thought somwhat requi- sit to signifie to your L. because I had some letters of the very same date, which were written me from London, and delivered to my handes above 6 daies before. Moreover your L. ma- keth mention of a letter from her Majestie to the states of this contrey, which was dispatched from the court about 3 daies before, which is not yet come hither. I have sent at this present a messenger of purpose, to advertise Sir Francis Vere, what your L. hath written for geving war- ning to the Captaines to keepe their companies in a readines: wherein I assure my self for them, that they will shewe no kinde of back- wardnes. And though I make full account, that the states will shewe no willingnes, yet to speake what I conjecture, I thinke by way of sufferance, they will licence them to passe. For besides that they expect their forces out of France, with the very first winde, which will quickly be renforced to double the number, there are alrea- dy come to Sheremberg in the Countie of Zutphen, of the Enseignes they have raised in the Contrey of Juliers, a 1000 men: and there are as many comming after, of the self same Levie: that I see no coullor for the states, to pretend themselves to be disfournished. Having sent one unto yow about two daies past, and no occur- rence comming sins, that may deserve a longer letter, I take my humble leave At the Hage August 11 1592 Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley