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Cecil Papers: August 1575

Pages 102-103

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 2, 1572-1582. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1888.

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August 1575

269. Ireland.
1575, Aug. 2. Warrant under the Privy Signet for the supply of 1,000 quarters of wheat annually to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for the better maintenance of his household there.—Lichfield, 2 Aug. 1575.
1 p.
270. Lord Dunsany to Lord Burghley.
1575, Aug. 8. Begs the aid of Burghley for the relief of his poor condition. Is ignorant in what sort to sue unto Her Majesty, as also for what to sue, “being a beggar and no choser.”—From the Court, 8 Aug. 1575.
Seal. 1½ pp.
271. The Regent Morton to the Queen.
1575, Aug. 12. With reference to the late troubles on the Middle March at Reddswyre, is well pleased to meet her Majesty's envoy, the Earl of Huntingdon, and begs her to suspend her judgment until the end of their negotiations from which he looks for an effect satisfactory both to her Majesty's honour and to the subjects of both realms. Dalkeith, 12 August 1575.
1 p. [Murdin, p. 286. In extenso.]
272. Peter Bizarus to Lord Burghley.
1575, Aug. 18. Certain honest merchants, and also some members of a noble family lately arrived at Venice from Byzantium, have reported that a little before their departure there happened a remarkable and amongst the Turks hitherto unheard of event, namely that a certain priest of the Mahometan faith whom they call in their language a “Moftin,” a man of approved virtue and singular learning, had declared both privately and in public assemblies that the Christian faith was the true faith and the Mahometan altogether false. Being shortly afterwards cast into prison he was there strangled in the presence of twelve Janizaries. Thereupon one of these openly said that the man was put to death unjustly and that he himself was of the same opinion, and was prepared to die for the same faith; thereupon, having reverently kissed the feet of the dead man, he seized his arms and put himself to death. Six of the others straightway professed the same opinions and were immediately cast into prison. Moreover not many days after others arrived at Venice who confirmed the truth of these reports and added that very many were condemned both there and in other places, and that over ten thousand men had been converted to the Christian faith.
As regards the Byzantine fleet this, as described by trustworthy messengers, consists of over three hundred vessels which have been long equipped with all kinds of warlike materials.
The Austrian is also reported to have a powerful fleet which is about to proceed forthwith to the siege of Algiers. Other persons make other statements, but in a short time all will be disclosed. Augusta, 18 August.
Latin,1½ pp. [Murdin, p. 287. In extenso.]
273. Lord Cobham to Lord Burghley.
[1575], August 23. Begs him, Her Majesty having granted him a licence for transporting 2,000 Kentish cloths unwrought a year, to grant him a favourable letter to the Custom House officers of London that he may pass the same, “now that our merchants do begin to repair to Antwerp.” From Cobham the 23 August.
Endorsed : “22 August 1575.”
¾ p.
274. The Earl of Huntingdon to Lord Burghley.
1575, Aug. 24. Has in two letters craved advice without obtaining it. Says with the Lord Warden that by Carmichael this fact [the fray of Red Swier] with the sequel was not pretended, so that the offence may many ways be better redressed than by a war. Praises the bearer, for whom he bespeaks the Queen's favour.
Endorsed : “ By Robt Bowes. Carmych. Sir Jhon Fost.”
1 p.