Cecil Papers: January 1591

Pages 87-88

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 4, 1590-1594. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1892.

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January 1591

H.M. Posts.
1590/1, Jan. 1. Orders agreed upon by Lord Burghley and Mr. Stanhope, Master of Her Majesty's posts, in the behalf of the posts of this realm.
Printed on parchment.
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Henry Billingsley to [Lord Burghley].
1590/1, Jan. 7. I have considered of the request inclosed in your lordship's letter of the 5th of this present (which I return you hereinclosed), and have also conferred with such of the merchants as are the chief traders for France touching the same : and so far as I can gather by their speeches, there can to themward grow no inconveniences thereby, but rather a benefit; tor they, carrying from hence commodities unto Dieppe and Caen, shall by the said permission very likely have the better vent for the same : which also would be the more commodious unto them if the King in his said permission could provide that the rebels permitted should not during the same impeach them trafficking only to those towns of Caen and Dieppe. Touching the inconveniences which may thereby otherwise arise generally to the state, both here and there, I make account your meaning is not that I should enter into the consideration thereof.—London, 7 January, 1590.
P.S. This morning Sir John Hawkins shewed me a letter from you to him wherein your lordship marvelleth that you heard nothing from him nor me touching the prisement of certain goods brought from Dartmouth, taken by the Dainty. I assure your lordship I never so much as heard of any such your pleasure; but now taking knowledge thereof by his said letter, we have appointed the same shall be accomplished with as much speed as conveniently may be.
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[1590/1, Jan. 7]. Circular letter to the Lords Lieutenant of various counties, commanding them to levy certain numbers of footmen, for service against, the King of Spain.
Draft in Burghley's hand.
Endorsed :—“1590. 7 January.”
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