Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 21, 1609-1612. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1970.
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|1611, November 14.||
Printed certificate of receipt by Sir Thomas
Smith Treasurer of Virginia, from Viscount Cranborne of 251 "for his
adventures towards the said voyage." Lord Cranborne is to have his
full rateable part of such lands, etc, as shall be recovered, planted and
inhabited, and of such mines and minerals of gold, silver and other
metals or treasure, pearls, precious stones, merchandise, etc, as shall
be obtained in the said voyage. 14 November, 1611. "Sealed in the
presence of Edward Mayer."
Seal ½p. (196 57)
|John Richardson to Thomas Wilson|
|[? 1611] November 20.||He cannot give Wilson the information he writes for without copies of the last and the former inquisitions.|
He is counsel for one Wright against Sir Nathaniel Bacon "of our
country", who has procured a grant of Wright's wardship. Upon
evidence given in the country last summer, the jury offered a verdict
against the King, whereupon the escheator bound over some of them to
appear in the Court of Wards tomorrow to rehear the evidence. He is
told a grievous complaint was made against him to my Lord of Salisbury
for miscarrying himself in giving evidence in the country, and that my
Lord is so incensed that he will himself sit tomorrow in the Court and
fall very heavily upon him; and he is advised not to be there. The
accusation is most false, and to withdraw himself would argue guilt.
It may be there is no such matter, but that it is a trick put upon him.
Begs Wilson to learn whether there is any complaint against him,
whether my Lord will sit or no, and if a complaint is made, to say what
course he may take to give my Lord satisfaction. Lincoln's Inn, 21
Holograph 1p. (213 110)
|The Earl of Montgomery to Viscount Cranborne|
|[1611, c. November].||"I have had so good testimony of youre love to mee as it is not the wanting of a compliment or missing of a visitation that canne make mee gelus of it. But, my Lord, I know the filthines of my disease was such and so infectius (fn. 1) that I would not for anny thing in the world you should have com, and beesides youre Lordship, I thanke you, shewed so much care and love in often sending as I could no way expect more. I hope I shall bee strong eare it bee long, and able to com and give you thankes for youre manny favors. In the mene time I pray give these lines leve to speake for mee."|
PS—"I pray doe me the favor to thanke my Lady youre wife for
doing mee so great a favor as to remember a poore sike mann, and tell
her I will ever remaine her servant." Undated
Holograph Seal 1p. (200 9)
Particular of woods, Conham, Kent.
1p. (145 130)