Letter ID: 1203
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D IX f.367r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1203/008
Date: 20 December 1592
Copy of: 0426



Later Addition: To my L. Tresurer 20 December 1592


Later Addition: Belgia 1592 20 December to My L Treasurer


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 trueth is with all, that the affaires of this contrey have not offered any mater. For every Province is at rest, and the meeting of the States is adjorned for a moneth. There are diverse discoveries made to Count Maurice for the easie surprising of the towne of Bolduke: and divers are imployed 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 command in his place. It is thought the generallitie doeth affect the Count Mansfelde: but yet the Councel of Estate doth give all dire- ctions: 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 private estate, and of my long being heere, and to cause my Lady of Warwicke and Master Vicechamberlaine to give me notice of her pleasure, That when Christmas is past, I shall have licence to returne. Whether it be that your L. being then from the Court, have intelligence of it sins, I am wholy uncertaine: but because I am assured, that I shall not be discharged, unles your L. will vouchsafe to be a meane that my licence may be signed by her Highnes I am therfore to beseeche you with all dutifull humblenes, that it may stand with your good liking, to favour 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 favours for a singular accesse. And so with hope in that behalfe of your confortable aunswear, I take my humble leave. From the Hage. December 20 1592.