Letter ID: 0011
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D X f.23r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0011/008
Date: 07 March 1593
Note: A signature 'F' is on the middle of the lower edge of f.23r.



Later Addition: Master Bodeley

After our hartie Commendacions. Sir Edwarde Norreys Governor of Ostende, hath made humble suite unto us that for the better defence of that place, (in respecte the Ennemy hathe againe erected the fortes that formerlie were wonte to blocke up the passages aboute the same, whereby the Ennemy daiely makethe attempt even to the gates and there kill and distresse the Sentenells) one Companie of horse might be sent to reside in that Garrison, whe[[r]] upon order is given that the Companie of Sir John Pooley no[[w]] remayning at Bergen opt Zome, shall forthewith repaier to Ostende And bicause they are to be provided of convenient shipping for their transportacion at the charges of the States, we have thought good to requier you presentelie upon the receipt herof to deale with the Counsaill of Estate that direction be speedely given for some convenie[nt] nomber of meete and sufficient vessells to be had for their saufe transportacion, as also if neede be for their Patent to remove the Companie from Berghen to Ostende, which bicause yt shalbe for the benefitt of their owne service, we doubte not but they will readely accomplishe: Howebeit if you shall find any slacknes in them, you maie not faile to urge and staie them thereunto in as earnest manner as you maie. In the meane tyme wee have written our lettres to Sir Thomas Morgan to furder bye all good meanes their passing awaye, where we praie you to yeild them also your best furderance that no unnecessary delay be used, and so we bid you hartelie fare well. From the Cour[t] at St James the vijth of Marche 1592 Your verie Loving freindes [John] Cant John Puckering William Burghley Henry Derby Essex Buckehurst