Letter ID: 0426
Reference: TNA, SP 84/45/377 f.370r-371v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0426/008
Date: 20 December 1592
Copies: 1203 



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

Endorsed: 20 December 1592 Master Bodeley to my L./. His revocacion.

Later Addition: 20 December 92


May it please your good L. I have bin lately disquieted with a painfull infirmitie, which hath put me out of course of writing to your L. but the truth is withall, that the affaires of this contrey have not offered any mater. For every Province is at rest, and the meeting of the statesis adjorned for a moneth. There are divers discoveries made to Count Maurice for the easie surprising of the towne of Bolduke: and divers are imploied, to take a diligent information of every intelligence: that if in the trial they prove to be true, some attempt may be given. In the enemies contrey, sins the death of the D. of Parma, there hath no man undertaken to commaund in his place. It is thought the generallitie doth affect the Count Mansfelde: but yet the Councel of estate doth give all directions: though the Spaniard, as they say, will be subject to neither. For which the order of the King is expected out of Spaine. It hath pleased her Majestie of late, to have a gratious consideration of my privat estate, and of my long being heere, and to cause my La. of Warwicke, and Master Vicechamberlaine, to give me notice of her pleasure, That when Christmas is past, I shall have license to returne. Whether it be that your L. being then from the court, have intelligence fol.370v
of it sins, I am wholy uncertaine: but because I am assured, that I shall not be discharged, unles your L. will vouchesafe to be a meane that my licence may be signed by her Highnes I am therfor to beseeche yow with all dutifull humblenes, that it may stand with your good liking, to favor me therein. For which I can not be more bound, then I am already to your L. but it will serve me in the count of your honorable fa- vors for a singular accesse. And so with hope in that behalf of your comfortable answear, I take my humble leave. From the Hage. December 20 1592. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho.Bodley.