Letter ID: 0718
Reference: Hatfield, MS 35/87
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0718/008
Date: 22 October 1595
Copy of: 0489



Later Addition: XVII.72.

Endorsed: Copie of my lettre to my L. Tresurer 22 October 95.

Later Addition: A


May it please your good L. After so muche deliberation, as in my last unto your L. the 19 of this moneth I reported at large, the States deputed Master Barnevelt and Master Vanderwerke, with the Greffier of their college, to acquaint me with the tenor of 2 severall lettres, which they have written to her Majestie and my LL. of the Councel, tending onely to excuse the protracting of their answear to her Majesties demandes to shewe their curiousnesse alwayes in observing the Contract, to foresignifie the dangers, if the people should be told that her Majestie would dissolve it, and to intreate her to have patience, till their State will permitte, that they may use a shorter course, and give her better con- tentation. They required me withall with a vehement kinde of speeche, That as I tendered the advancement of her Highnes service, and the good correspondence betweene the two contreys, and as I knew their allegations to be true, and unfained, and found in conversation a hard conceat the people had of this demande of resti- tution, I should second their lettres with others of myne owne, and deale in that behalf with all sinceritie and roundnesse, wherby her Highnes might forbeare from taking an extreme or ri- gorous course against them. Wherunto for an answear I signified againe, that in all that they desired, I had done my duetie throughly, by my former advertisements, and had faithfully delivered all their reasons to her Majestie in everie suche material point, as their lettres made re- monstrance: all which notwithstanding her Highnes could not finde, but if so be they would en- devor to persuade the Generalitie, and therein use their opportunities, with that dexteritie and wisedome, as they are wont in weightie causes fol.87v
they might drawe them to the paiment of some conve- nient portion: Wherby perhaps she might be moved not to presse them for a while to any further rem- boursement, But when nothing at all is presen- ted unto her, /considering her/ long and chargeable succors, and considering her present domestical necessities, with other manifold occasions, of which they had bin by me informed at full, and they of themselves could make the reckning well enough, it could not choose but engender some notable alienation. Moreover for my self I had bin charged expressely, not to yeld or to hearken to any dilatorie answear: for which they were not to attend my conveyance of their lettres, nor any other office, that might any way seeme to favor their pre- ent resolution. Of that which passed too and fro to this effect and the lyke, they made relation to their college: who for ought I can perceave goe onward with their purpose, to send away those lettres, whiche I thinke they will consigne to their Agent Master Caron. The Councel of Estate was very earnest- ly bent to have sent unto her Majestie some men of good account, and the States, I am persuaded, had folowed that counsaile, but that they stayed their proceeding upon my prohibition. And thus remaining uncertaine, what course of further dealing will be pleasing to her Majestie I will at- tend in that behalf your L. good direction, and take my humble leave. From the Hage 22 October 95.