Cecil Papers: March 1585

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 3, 1583-1589. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1889.

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March 1585

146. Sir Francis Walsingham to Archibald Douglas.
1584/5, Mar. 1. Sends letters directed to the French Ambassador, and others for himself. Has not had any speech with Her Majesty touching Mr. Justice Clerk's negotiation.—At Greenwich, 1 March 1584.
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147. Export of Beer.
1584/5, Mar. 24. Warrant under the Privy Signet to Sir Francis Walsingham for the exportation of 3,000 tuns of beer, each hundred tuns to consist of six score.—Greenwich, 24 March 1584.
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148. Consultation for the Realms of France and Scotland.
1585, Mar. 27. Sir Thomas Leighton : to send to the King some gentlemen to understand his estate, and to offer any manner of aid that he shall think reasonable, either with men or without. To cause the King of Navarre also to understand that her Majesty will always be ready to assist him. Mr. Paulet : to see to the Scottish Queen.
Mr. Wolton : to send into Scotland six horses. The Low Countries. To renew the training. To have a general muster in England. To arm the Realm. To disarm the recusants. To take order with the ships. Portsmouth. Mr. Beale : to send into Germany to Casimir. The forts upon the borders.
Burghley's notes.
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149. Thomas Morgan to Mary Queen of Scots.
1585, Mar. 30./Apr. 9. Informs her of his apprehension at the request of the Earl of Derby. Mr. Ward's negotiation to procure his being delivered up into England. Requires her support. Lord Paget's money taken in his [Morgan's] lodging. Efforts of Charles Paget and Thomas Throgmorton in his behalf.
French affairs. The Master of Gray's desertion from her service. Credit of the Queen of England in France. His opinion of Sir Amias Powlet, and the way he may be dealt with. Recommends his poor family to her notice. Recommends other persons to her liberality.
Decipher. [Murdin, pp. 439–446. In extenso. Another decipher, together with the original cipher, is in State Papers (Mary Queen of Scots), Vol. XV., Nos. 64 and 65.]