Letter ID: 0457
Reference: TNA, SP 84/49/64 f.63r-64v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0457/008
Date: 28 July 1594
Copies: 1379 0049 



Addressed: To the right honorable my very singular good Lord the L. Burghley Lord highe Treasurer of England

Endorsed: 28 Julij 1594 Master Bodley to my Lo. From the Haghe./ the dowt made, because of a contermand to Caron the xv of July assurance that the states will fournish the shippyng required

Later Addition: 28 July 94


May it please your good L. I reported in my last the 21 of this moneth the answear of the states to her Majesties demaund, for their assistance by sea: whereto I finde them by their speeches very thoroughly disposed, and I doubt not all of their speedy perfourmance. They doe attend altoge- ther upon her Highnes precise and final resolution, without the which they will not make any present preparation for the reasons alleaged in my former to your L. and because they sawe that those demaundes, which were delivered Master Caron the 15 of this moneth, were then the self same day coun- termaunded againe: whereby remaining uncertaine of her Majesties intention, they knowe not howe to frame the course of their provision. Nevertheles I doe alwaies assure them, that they shall have notice of it, assoone as is needefull. I am also earnest with them, not onely to doe that, which was required of Master Caron, by those forsaid demaundes, but to extend the particulars to some greater proportion, which I am certainly persuaded, they will accomplishe in good sort, to her Highnes contentation. Moreover I sup- pose, that sith they have determined, as I am informed, that the newe Englishe bandes being in their pay, shalbe reduced to 8 enseignes, which were 13 at the first, they may be likewise induced by her Majesties intreatie, to send them all towardes Brest, and to continue them there in the pay of these contreis, for the time of the enterprise. Which I signifie to your L. as my privat persuasion, not omit- ting any meanes that I can use in that regard, or in any other whatsoever, for the advancement of that service. And so I take my humble leave. From the Hage July 28 Your L. most humble at commaundement. Tho. Bodley