Letter ID: 1278
Reference: BL, MS Cotton Galba D XII f.5r-v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/1278/008
Date: January 1596


May it please your H. The tenor of your lettre o[f the] 15 of December doth require at my handes a [spe] cial acknowledgement of your honorable favor[.] [.] [testifie] unto yow with multitude of wordes [.] in my humor, and your H. as I conjecture, [.] moved much with [compliments]. For which I will but [.] that if it may suffice, for a token of my duty and [.] disposition, to keepe my service in a readinesse, for [.] you will use it, there shall never be [.] of my [.] most endevors. Which I knowe I should not [.] yow to beleeve, if the dutifull affection that I have [.] more borne with all reverent submission to my L. your father, and not take too muche wrong by way of ha[.] report: which I wil not nowe remember, because I [.] knowe the autor, and a parswuaded of his L. [through] singular wisedom, that his thoughtes of those maters [.] cleane [woaren] out. But yet becaus I [a in [doubt] [.] was a meanes for the time, to breede in your H. [.] deale of misconceat, I can not nowe forbeare in this occasion, to ease my selfe a litle, with a word of the [.] and to intreat yow very humbly, both to [thinke] [.] as I trust yow doe already, and if there [shortly be] any cause to parswade with my L. that I was [.] [.] whatsoever was [repaire] as to [leese] in a [.] so muche grace and good will, of a frinde of that [.] as I had bin [aglaring], so many yeres together. Sir Edward Norris is gon home, with an end of his buis[nes] having made a great triall of his wisedom and [.] two very needefull partes whosoever hath to deale with y[.] of this contrey. He was [.] very muche by [the Bur-] gers of Ostend, with a a great many simple and un[.] putations, which yet he hath refuted so [discreetley] and s[.] [jectly], as his apparance in this place, hath put the state [.] out of doubt in a number of [scrupules], and hath rather [.] augmented the [.] his credit. [Wheras] in [what sort to] have stood him in steede, I referre you unto the[m], which [.] repect, and for all other maters unto that which I have written unto [my] L Tresurer.