Letter ID: 0694
Reference: Hatfield, MS 25/88
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0694/008
Date: 18 March 1595



Addressed: To the right honorable my very singular good Lord the Erle of Essex.

Later Addition: 18 March 1594 Master Bodley to E. Essex [Cop. Ex]


May it please your good L. though many of my former were long upon the way, because the winde was at West for 5 weekes together, yet I hope they are all delivered: whereby your L. may perceave that I am mindefull of my duty in respect of my writing, though I knowe not in other thinges, espe- cially those affaires that concerne the Scottishe K. howe her Highnes is contented with my maner of proceeding. But my hope is in your L. that if there must be a re- formation in any point of any speeche, or other course that I have used, I shall knowe it shortly from yow. In a maner I doe assure my self, that I have dashed this designe, whatsoever it was in the K. of Scottes: and peradventure sundrie more, that depended upon it: on which, it may be, he had builded many castels in the air. The Coronel, I heare, hath sent into Scotland for a larger commission: to what effect I knowe not yet. For I have sent your L. in my former, my last bearing date the 14 of this present, and in this heerinclosed as muche as I have understoode. And so I take my humble leave. From the Hage. 18 March 1594. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley