Letter ID: 0423
Reference: TNA, SP 84/45/329 f.323r-324v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0423/008
Date: 02 November 1592
Copies: 1198 



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

Endorsed: 2 November 1592. Master Bodeleie to my L. from the Haghe./

Later Addition: 2 November 92


May it please your good L. being charged againe by my LL. of the Councel, to send away the troupe of Sir Nicholas Parker, I have sent heereinclosed mine answear unto them: which your L. will vouchesafe to accompany with suche mater, as I have formerly signified, and to certifie my care, to accomplishe whatsoever is required at my handes. Sins I writte my last unto your L. the 25 of October Sir Thomas Shirleis Deputie hath sent me worde, that the shippers of Zeland doe flatly refuse to be hired for Jerdsey: for which he should be forced to repaire into England, for some further direction. By whome I humbly beseeche yow, that I may by letters be advertised, what orders are sette downe. I shall be able thereby both to no- tifie the same, when I deale with the states, which I could not doe hitherto (for that my instructions are onely for Caen) and likewise to Sir Nicholas Parker, and give him for many thinges a sounder addresse. For otherwise as nowe, I am nether informed in time convenient of suche alterations, nor in particular maner, and by privat letters onely, without warrant sufficient to proceede upon it. The Councel of estate hath made a newe proposition to the General states, to the self same effect as they did the last yere: for the raising of an extraordinarie contribution of ninetie thousand poundes sterlinge: to be imploied the next sommer in the service of the contrey. For this they promise to levie, above their present numbers, three thousand footmen, and three or fower hundred horse. Among other their induce- ments, to winne the people to their purpose, they fol.323v
alleage the withdrawing of these troupes of her Majestie. The proposition is made to the assemblie that is heere, but is by them to be presented to every several Pro- vince. But by common conjecture they will not have resolved these two or three monethes. And thus I take my humble leave. From the Hage November 2 1592. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley