Letter ID: 0627
Reference: TNA, SP 12/253/12/ f.29r-30v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0627/008
Date: 11 July 1595
Note: On fol.29r there is a marginal annotation made by Sir Robert Cecil.
Copy of: 0712



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

Endorsed: [11 July] 1595 from London Master Bodeley to my L. For allowance of paye in his absence

Later Addition: July 11 1595 Domestic


May it please your good L. to vouchesafe to calle to minde, and to make it knowen to her Majestie that the soddaine decease of my brother and factor, who for 5 yeres together had all my substance in his handes, hath brought me so muche comber, as first of force I must have leasure to recover mine owne, and then after to dispose it, to main- taine my poore estate, but most of all to finde a frinde, to whose custody and charges I may committe all my dealinges. For difficilis est cura rerum alienarum, and a person of that trust is not easely gotten. If her Highnes upon this (which is as great an allegation, as can any way concerne a man of qalitie) be not mo- ved to release me, I have nothing more to pleade, but to conforme my self to all that she shall commaunde. I have onely this petition to make unto her Majestie that wherein I most humbly beseeche yow of your honorable furtherance, that in regard of almost 7 yeres con- tinual imploiment in one place, during which time I have had litle comfort of my contrey and frindes, but have bin greatly dammified, through my absence from home, and shall be more and more whensoever I doe returne, it may please her Majestie to allowe me that which is behinde of my ordinarie intertainment, sith others of those contreis, that return upon license, receave it alwaies of course. Of 14 monethes pay I had a warrant for 3 in Januarie last, but there remaineth unpaied from the 11 of June 1594 to the 4 of May ensuing: [In margin: 328 daies 656li./.]
which if I might obtaine, it would repare in some part my domestical detriments. I could use many reasons to prove the equitie of my suite, but it is not my intent to be troublesome that way: onely this I would desire to be considered in my favor, that in all this time of my service in the lowe contreis, I never craved allowance fol.29v
for the portage of lettres, which have bin chargeable to me, nor for the expenses of many messengers, which I have pur- posely imploied, by expresse commaundement, and with promesse of remboursment, sometimes upon her Majesties owne lettres, and some times by order from my LL. of the Councel, from your L. and Sir Francis Walsingham, about the causes of Schencke, of the Amon of Tiel, of Monsieur Sonoy, of the banished men of Utrecht and Leiden, of the towne of Ger- trudenbergh, when it fell from the states, and for sun- drie buisnesses besides, for which all my charges being pu[t] in a reckning, will growe to a greater reckning /summe/, then I have reason to neglect. Wherupon if for these, and more respectes then I doe signifie, I shall ether be co- sidered in my foresaid petition, or discharged altogether, which I doe chiefly desire, I will acccount it suche a be- nefit conferred upon me, as if any endevor in my power can deserve it of your L. I will omitte no opportu- nitie to approve my gratitude unto yow: and so I take my humble leave. From London July 11. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley