Letter ID: 0003
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D X f.4r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0003/008
Date: 15 January 1593
Copy of: 0429



Later Addition: [Belg]ia stilo Romano [.] [To my L.] Treasurer

May it please your good L. As touching the two Menninches, the father and the sonne, of whome I was informed by the order of your L. from Sir Horace Pallavicine, and required to enquire of their dealings in this contrey, I could finde no better meanes, then to use in that behalfe the aide of Master Brune. It is he whome your L. recommended lately to me, to the end I should further his suite unto the States: wherein I knowe not as yet, what successe he shall have, but I assist him what I can. And because his aboade is most at Amsterdam, where his acquaintance is great with sundry sortes of men, I made him privy to the lettre which Sir Horace writte unto me. Wherein I praied him to travell by way of conference with shippers and brokers and suche kinde of people: and lette him understand, that if any thing were learned, that was worthy to be signified, his good endevours therein should be knowen to your L. But it seemeth by his aunswear, which according to his request I send your L. heerinclosed, that he hath gotten no intelligence of any practi[se] of the parties. Nevertheles his labour about it hath bin very well bestowed, by reason he hath discovered divers matters of importance, and one above the rest, which he will not disclose, but by speeche unto your L. and requesteth me upon it, to procure him a passeporte, to be signed by your L. and some others of my LL. of her Majesties privy counsel that at his comming into England he may not be troubled by any of his creditours. But I have written againe unto him and earnestly required, that in case the mater be so weighty as his lettre doeth pretend, he should not leese any time in expecting a passeport, but repaire out of hande to your L. into England. For otherwise I doubted fol.4v

Endorsed: To my L. Tresurer 15 January 1592.

the winde would not serve so fittely still, but [that before] my lettre could come to your L. your answer to m[e and] he into England, a coupple of monethes would [slip] away, which in a mater of great moment might [be very] ill spared. And where he sought to have a pas[sport] to be protected from his creditours, I have wished h[im not] to doubt, but that my lettres alone will arme him [sufficien-] tly against any suche arrest, untill he come un[to your] L. who he might be well assured, upon the notice of [his] service, would provide for his indemnity. Wherupon [I have] requested him not to make any stay at Amsterd[am] but to come and conferre about his present dispat[che] which I hope will well agree with that which your L. woul[d think] convenient. And so I take my humble leave. the Hage. January 14 /15/ 1592.