Letter ID: 1176
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D IX f.276r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1176/008
Date: 20 August 1592
Copy of: 0412



Later Addition: 20 August To my L. Treasurer by the Post

Upon the closing of my former, I receaved her Highnes lettre to the States of the 2 of this moneth, and your L. to my self, of the selfe same date. I hope your L. is resolved that in as muche as I am able, there hath wanted no endevour; to give good order for the companies. They have bin in garrison more then a moneth, and are still in a readines, to marche when they are sent for. For I have allwayes bin parsuaded, as I have formerly signified, that the States will give no leave, howsoever they shall be urged, but yet I stande not in doubt of any publicke impeachement. And therefor whensoever her Majestie shall send, I will accomplishe for my self, what is possible for me, and I knowe Sir Francis Vere will be wanting to nothing. Upon the delivery of this lettre of her Majestie and my instance unto them, to receave their present answear, they have signified unto me, that they have sent expressely to Count Maurice, to the Councel of State, and to the Deputies of the Provinces, that are at the campe, to demaunde their advise, which being understoode, they will take some finall resolution, and impart it unto me. I have answeared againe that for mine owne part I doe expect every houre, to be commanded by her Highness to cause the Companies to be shipped: which charge coming to me, I might not attend what they would resolve: and therefor wished them to thinke upo[n] a speedier course of dealing. Of the strength of the Companies that were in the field with Sir Francis Vere, I thinke your L. by this is parfitly informed. For Master Allen the Comissary of the musters hath sent a man of purpose to deliver his bookes to Sir Thomas Wilkes. I will send to Sir Francis out of hand, and signify of all that your L. hath written. What hath moved the States to send for Monsieur Caron, I can not certify assur[edly] nor he is not yet come hether. But to shewe your L. my conjecture, [that it] is a good while since that I have heard, that they have greatly disliked o[f .] his following of their busines for that they thought, as hath bin say[ed] that he was partially inclined to proceede in their affaires to her Majesties best liking. And therfore whether it be to revoke him cleane, [or] to instruct him otherwise, or for some other cause, I will learne if I can, and lett your L. understande it. And so I take my hum[ble] leave. From the Hage. August 20 1592.