Elizabeth: October 1571

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Calendar of State Papers Foreign, Elizabeth, Volume 10, 1572-1574. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1876.

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October 1571

1571. Oct. 20. 74. Benedict Charretore to his Uncle.
Has received his letter in a packet from M. D'Achey. The King has granted him pensions to the amount of 1,600 florins, and has given his wife 1,500 crowns, to whom also the Queen has made a present of 2,500 crowns, and several jewels and dresses, which will mount to 3,000 crowns, for which he is thankful, though it is not as much as he expected. The King has also commanded the Governor of the Low Countries to provide him with some good charge or office. The Duke of Medina Celi left the Court on the 26th September, but it is not thought that he will embark before the end of October. Will make his journey through France, as the Queen desires to send certain presents to her sister. Sends information touching the appointments to various vice royalties. The Queen of Spain is far gone with child. Desires him to provide lodgings and servants against his arrival in the Low Countries. —Madrid, 1 Oct.
P.S.—Informs him of his marriage on the 15th inst., at which the Queen and many of the nobility were present.— Madrid, 20 Oct.
Endd. Enclosure. Fr. Pp. 3¼.