Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 13, Addenda. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1915.
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|Castelnau to M. Du Blay.|
|[1585, Oct.] (fn. 1)||
Is sending over the bearer, his secretary,
with regard to the loss of everything which he and his wife
had in England, their silver service and the beautiful present
of the Queen, which a thief has stolen and taken over to
Ostend or Flushing. Nothing is left to them, or to their
children or servants, but what they wear. Is writing to the
Queen and Council thereon, from this poor village ten leagues
from Paris, where he has received the news. Begs his help
to the bearer in the matter. His loss exceeds 20,000 crowns.
Asks the help of the Queen and Council to recover the thief.
Matters in France are in the last extremity of war, if God
does not remedy it.—Undated.
Holograph. French. 1 p. (98. 66.)