Letter ID: 1111
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D IX f.115r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1111/008
Date: 25 March 1592
Copies: 0587 



Endorsed: William Waad

After our hartie Comendacions. The Councell of Estates havinge renewed theire Complainte to her Majestie againste Sir Edwarde Norreys knighte Governor of Ostende as by the copies of theire lettres to her Majestie, /which/ for your better informacion in those matters wee sende yow here withall shall appeare unto yow. There is dyrection given to repaire unto the Councell of the States at suche Conveniente tyme as they shall sende for him, to satisfie and yelde accompte unto them for the Contrybucions of the Contrye, howe the same have bin employed and expended, which her Majesties pleasure is yow shoulde by us understande, that yow shall declare unto the Councell of the States the order given unto him from her Majestie to repaire unto them at suche tyme as they shall thincke fytte to sende for him to satisfie them for those matters of accomptes and to Cleare himself in the imputacons preferred againste him Requyringe them to make choyce of a fitte and Convenient tyme for his repaire unto them that the Enemye maie have noe advantage by his absence and as he maie best be spared in regarde of the saffetie of that Towne and Garrison. Yow shall further require them when they shall have veiwed and taken his accomptes and hearde what he can saie in his owne defence and excuse to forbeare to give anie Sentence or decree againste him untill her Majestie maie be dulie informed thereof; Addinge hereto that in respecte of the dislike Conceived of the gent by them hathe given order yf otherwise they shall not be satisfied with his answeres to revoke and call him home so soone as he shall dismissed from them: Meaninge at his repaire hether to chardge him with those matters wherein they shall finde faulte with him and to Consider of the same as her Highnes shall see juste cause to leade her upon veiwe of the matters wherewith he shalbe chardged and his answeres to the same. And in verie truthe wee parceive the Gent himselfe seinge theie mislike is Contente to leave the Chardge, and to give them satisfaction in that behalf. So we bid yow hartelie farewell from the Courte at Whitehall the 25th of Marche 1592 Yowr verie lovinge frendes John Cant William Burghley Charles Howard Hunnsdon Cobham Buckehurst Fortescue