Elizabeth: January 1565

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January 1565

[Jan.] 904. English Prisoners in France.
Complain that, contrary to the provisions of the treaty of Troyes, a certain number of English soldiers were carried out of Normandy by sea and brought as forçats in the galleys to Marseilles. They desire that they may be brought to Bordeaux or some part of Normandy, where they may be redeemed.
Draft corrected by Cecil. Endd.: Jan. 1564. Pp. 4.
[Jan.] 905. Corrected translation of the preceding into French. Endd. Pp. 3.
[Jan.] 906. Article for Prisoners.
Article from the treaty of Troyes providing for the delivery of prisoners on both sides within two months.
Endd. Lat. Pp. 2.
Jan. 1. 907. Lord D'Aubigny to the Earl of Glencairn.
Rejoices that the Earl of Lennox, the writer's brother, is in Scotland, and well accepted with the Queen and all the nobility of Scotland. Trusts to visit him ere it be long, with his wife and son. "Fra my howsse of La Veririe, with my wyf and my sone, your cusinges, maist hartie commendations." —1 Jan. 1565. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Add. Pp. 2.
Jan. 1. 908. The Queen to Smith.
The French ambassador having shown her the offer of the King and Queen Mother to accept the Earl of Leicester alone to be of the order, or some other jointly with him, or to defer the matter until she should think meet, she has had so much difficulty in choosing another that she thinks best to accept the last offer. He is to use the matter that no misliking be conceived. Has delivered to the French ambassador one M. Barry, a companion of Jean Ribaud, taken in the last war, coming out of Florida.
Draft corrected by Cecil. Endd.: 1 Jan. 1564. Pp. 4.
Jan. 3. 909. Intelligences from Abroad.
Intelligences from Constantinople, 3 Jan. 1565; from Genoa, 12 Feb.; from Rome, 11 Feb.; and from Vienna, 9 Feb.
Orig. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 3. 910. Another copy of the above, with a few variations.
Orig. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 5. 911. Charles IX. to Paul de Foix.
Certain of Bordeaux having claimed the restitution of their ships taken before these late wars, he has sent letters directing them to desist, as by the late treaty it is stipulated that there shall be no demands for restoration of prizes.—Jan. 5, 1564.
Extract of a letter. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
Jan. 6. 912. Memorial of the King of Denmark's Ambassador.
1. Simon Surbeck on his return from England was taken by certain pirates, who called themselves Swedes, and boasted that they had succour and assistance in England; whereas the treaty made between King John of Denmark and Henry VII. stipulates that neither Prince shall afford comfort to the enemies of the other.
2. Although it is provided in the said treaty that the subjects of neither Prince shall carry assistance to the enemies of the other, nevertheless during the past summer several English merchants have taken warlike stores to Sweden. The King is therefore compelled to close the Baltic navigation for a season, with which he hopes the Queen will not be offended, considering the exigencies of war.
3. The English merchants are also in the habit of importing arms into the parts of Muscovy bordering on N orway and into Finmark, contrary to the treaty between Christian I. and Edward IV.
4. Also, by a treaty with Henry VII., permission is granted to the English to use the trade and fisheries of Iceland, provided they pay the customs and take out a licence every seven years, which provisions the King desires may be observed.
Orig. Endd.: 6 Jan. 1564. Lat. Pp. 8.
Jan. [6]. 913. Answer to the Ambassador of Denmark.
1. The Queen takes the crime of piracy to be so heinous as, by order of common justice, she will suffer no pirate to come into her realm without punishment. She denies that his enemies have been aided within her realm; but some men of war of his have, not long ago, received succour in their distress. She would be glad to mediate between the Kings of Sweden and Denmark.
2. If the King shuts up the passage of the Baltic he will violate the special covenants of such treaties as were made in the time of Henry VII. and Henry VIII. She will, however, charge her subjects to forbear from the carriage of any victuals or arms, whereby there might be any suspicion of their intention to aid either the King of Sweden or any other.
3. It is constantly denied that any vessel going from hence to Muscovy ever touched in any port of the King of Sweden; and as not past two or three vessels go yearly to Muscovy, it will be easy to give order that no armour or victual be put into them but such as shall be necessary for their navigation.
4. As to the request respecting intercourse with Iceland, she finds a special treaty between her father and King Christian, made in 1523, containing many contracts which have not been well observed on the part of the said King; wherefore it is requisite to have some persons authorized on both parts to hear and order the same.
Corrected draft. Endd. Pp. 7.
Jan. 6. 914. N. Stopio to [Sir John Mason?].
Forwards intelligences from Genoa of 23 Dec., and from Rome of 30 Dec. 1564.—Venice, 6 Jan. 1565. Signed.
Orig. Add. (but address defaced). Endd. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 7. 915. Smith to the Queen.
Refers to his letter to her of the 12th ult., touching the men detained in the galleys. On the 26th ult. spoke with the King and Queen here concerning certain ships of Mr. Earth and others, which, being bought of the Lord of Warwick, are stayed, and sentence given against Earth for his ship against the treaty of peace. The Bishop of Orleans was sent to him, who agreed that there was a fault, and that it ought to be amended in such form as the bearer has to show to Mr. Secretary. There is no talk here of the plague. The Queen intends to lead the King about the borders of his realm. This morning the King and Queen, with small company, are gone from hence to Lencate, which is the last town of France, and but two leagues from Salces, which is the first town of King Philip's jurisdiction in Roussillon. He returns to-morrow or on Tuesday from thence hither again, and so to Toulouse, where it is said he will tarry a month, and from thence to Bayonne and Bordeaux.—Narbonne, 7 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Add. Pp. 3.
Jan. 7. 916. Smith to Cecil. (fn. 1)
1. Enumerates the different letters sent lately to him and the Queen. Has had no man returned to him with letters since June last. In this time there have come above seven posts out of Scotland, and so many returned, the most part by sea, Mr. Beton and Hume by land. All send and come by the Cardinal of Lorraine, by whom chiefly the Queen of Scotland and her affairs are directed. All that house is marvellous eager in the marriage between the Duke of Guise and the Queen of Scotland.—Montpellier, 27 Dec. 1564.
2. P.S.—The delay here is said to be because of the broidery of the litter which the Queen here will give to Queen Elizabeth. Cannot serve the Queen here without reciprocal knowledge from thence. Complains of want of money.— Narbonne, 7 Jan., by the account of the almanack, 1565. Signed.
Orig., with seal. A few words in cipher, deciphered. Add. Endd. by Cecil's Secretary: 7 Jan. 1564. Pp. 3.
Jan. 9. 917. Randolph to Cecil.
1. They look for answer of the last two letters written to him by the two Lords. Finds them in agonies. They doubt so much of the issue of the matter which they have taken in hand. Leaves nothing unspoken to their comfort that he may avouch, in which case how sparely he is forced to deal Cecil knows.—Edinburgh, 9 Jan. 1564.
2. P.S.—The Earl of Bedford is desired to come hither, to be at the marriage of Marie Liveston to John Semple. Semple was born in Edinburgh, and has an English mother, so that it is much spoken of that an Englishman shall marry one of the four Marys.
3. Is required to put him in remembrance for order for the payment of Archibald Greame's money, which Lethington affirms the Queen promised should be paid. The sum is 800 that rests to be paid.
4. There is fallen a great cumber between Lord Morton and Lord Seton for hurting a Douglas, with whom Lethington takes part. There are this day above 500 horsemen upon foot against Seton. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's Secretary. Pp. 3.
Jan. 9. 918. Randolph to Bedford.
1. Learned yesterday that there is a conspiracy here against him. The matter is this: Lord Semple's son, being an Englishman born, shall be married between this and Shrovetide to Lord Liveston's sister. The Queen will make the marriage, and endow the parties with land, and will have them married in the Court. The thing intended against Bedford is this, that Semple shall come to Berwick within these 14 days, and desire him to be at the bridal. Sees that many ways are sought to bring him to this Court. To leave Berwick and not to have seen Edinburgh, it were better never to have seen Rome or any part of Italy.
2. Delivered his letters to both the Lords. The Laird of Cessford shall be sent for, and order shall be taken soon to Bedford's contentment. Bedford once wished that he had some pretty boy to serve him at his table and chamber. Has espied one, a nephew of the Laird of Grange, a pretty quick spirited boy, as big as his man Willie, and not far different in qualities.—Edinburgh, 9 Jan. 1564.
3. P.S.—Asks that the letters to Sir Nicholas may be put in Bedford's, for in them are letters to Lord Robert, which he desires to come safely unto his hands. Of the bearer, who is more for good will become his servant, can learn nothing touching his old master. Signed.
This day there is against Lord Seton all the force that the Lord of Morton and Lethington are able to make upon foot.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. Pp. 4.
Jan. 9. 919. James Coldwell to Challoner.
Has been at his own charges 18 weeks in Challoner's affairs. Desires to know whether he may say that he has a master in him or no. Sir John Mason says plainly that he uses them not well, for that he should allow them their charge of board wages. Prays God to keep him from clawbacks and flatterers.—London, 9 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Pp. 3.
Jan 10. 920. Frederic II., King of Denmark, to the Queen.
Has received her letter of the 24th Sept. asking for the liberation of Thomas Valentine. Finds that he not only was carrying her letters and those of certain merchants into Sweden, but also others communicating the writer's plans, &c., to the enemy. On his return to Copenhagen will look into the matter, and show him what favour he may.—Sora, 10 Jan. '65. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd.: 10 Jan. 1564. Lat. Pp. 3.
Jan. 12. 921. Intelligences from Abroad.
Intelligences from Genoa, 12 Jan. 1564; and from Rome, 20 January.
Orig. Endd. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 12. 922. Intelligences from Abroad.
Intelligences from Genoa, 12 Jan.; from Rome, 20 Jan.; from Toulouse (no date), and from Flanders, 11 Feb.
Orig. Endd. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 13. 923. Randolph to Cecil.
Repents that he so far overshot himself in his last letters to Leicester and Cecil. In his letter to the former he meant only to provoke him to that wherein he thought his Lordship slow and careless, in that which is like to turn most to his weal and the good of his country. To Cecil his desire is but this, that he would take this journey in hand. If they here could put away a little scrupulosity, in that they would seem to seek a husband for their Queen, they could say much more than yet he has written. Thanks him for his of the 6th. The two Lords seem satisfied with his answer. Of matters of Ireland will be careful, but believes there is no cause. The Earl of Argyll and James MacConell are left in this town. Argyll assures him that James will be honest, or shall be, whether he will or not. The Queen within four days departs over the water with four in company, to pass her time from place to place for 20 days.—Edinburgh, 13 Jan., 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
Jan. 13. 924. Masino del Bene [to Cecil?]
Repeats his request to be furnished with a copy of a document connected with the Provost of Paris.—Paris, 13 Jan. 1565. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Ital. Pp. 2.
Jan. 14. 925. Rowland Johnson to Cecil.
Vindicates himself from the charge of not having served the Queen well in the works at Berwick while she was absent, and enters into many details respecting the same. Describes the present state of the works. Berwick, 14 Jan. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's Secretary. Pp. 4.
Jan. 14. 926. Randolph to Cecil.
1. James Macconell has been in hand with him again to know the Queen's pleasure touching the lease of the land in Ireland. He promised, so long as the Queen will, to be an enemy in that country to any that are hers. The Earl of Argyll wishes to see England, and he encourages him to remain in that mind. The Justice Clerk upon Sunday was married to his third wife. Angelo Maucler, for all his good service, is in great disgrace, commanded to remain at his salt making, and not to come near to the Court by seven miles. Raulet (that was secretary for the French Ambassador) and Angelo have fought at the court gate. Raulet is also commanded out of the country; and as he was entering into the boat to take shipping, his trunk was taken away with his apparel and all the money he had, to the value of 500 crowns. To help Angelo there is granted this day against him by the Lord of the Sessions a "prins de corps" in an action served against him by Richard Springham, an Englishman, for 1,500l.—Edinburgh, 15 Jan. 1564.
2. P.S.—The Duke came yesternight to the town to revive his suit for the Lord of Arran's delivery. The Queen dined in the castle upon Thursday, but he never made request to come unto her presence. This day she was in the Tolbooth amongst the Lords of the Session, and there was admitted entry to Lord John of Coldingham's son. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
Jan. 15. 927. Sir Walter Ker, of Cessford, to Sir John Forster.
Advertises him that Bedford holds the writer's servant, against the order of the laws of the Marches. Desires him to speak to his Lordship herein.—Halydane, 15 Jan. Signed.
Orig. Add. Pp. 2.
Jan. 16. 928. Lethington to Cecil.
Is assured their conceptions are not far discrepant. The matter begins to wax ripe, and so must presently be taken in hand, or the like occasion shall never again be offered. Cecil was the first with whom the framing of this intelligence was conceived, and has been the chief instrument of the continuance thereof. The writer's good will has not been obscure, and some disdain he knows he has sustained, both at home and abroad. One point he shall undertake, that his Sovereign shall never repent of any good turn she shall do to his mistress, nor yet do her any pleasure that shall not be well acknowledged. If Cecil will meddle earnestly he shall find the writer ready to join with him, and if he will abstain the writer will think he does so for good respects, and the same will make him stand upon his guard awaiting answer to their former writing.—Edinburgh, 16 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
Jan. 17. 929. Bedford to Cecil.
Received his of the 11th not an hour since, and will this evening send them away. Thanks him for making him privy thereunto. Trusts he will cause him to have answer, and for these prisoners also.—Berwick, 17 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary: By Fowler. Pp. 2.
Jan. 17. 930. The Queen to the King of Denmark.
Understands by his letter that Dr. Albert Knopper is sent to communicate his mind about certain treaties between their ancestors. Will not infringe or suffer any of her subjects to do so. Complains that her subjects are restrained from the exercise of the Iceland fisheries and the navigation of the Baltic. Whereas he proposes to close the navigation of the Sound during this summer, she thinks that it will be sufficient to exact pledges from the merchants that they will not carry provisions or warlike stores to the King of Sweden. —Westminster, [blank] Jan. 1565.
Draft corrected by Cecil. Endd.: 17 Jan. 1564. Lat. Pp. 4.
Jan. 17. 931. The Two Ships of Bristol.
"Testimonial of the embarkment of the two ships of Bristow."
Orig., with seal. Endd. by Challoner: Delivered to me from S. Sebastian at Balbastro, 17 Jan. 1564. Span. Pp. 2.
Jan. 18. Randolph to Cecil.
932. 1. Received his letter, with the letter to Murray and Lethington, who chanced to dine with him [Murray] the day they came to hand. He [Lethington] finds little in them to his contentment, or whereby he may gather any great likelihood that this is the way to unite these two realms together, for which he shows many tokens of sorrow. Because Murray is beyond the water with the Queen, he cannot without him deliberate what is best to be done; and for that cause will shortly go where the Queen is, seeing that it will not be above ten or twelve days that she will be here again. There came yesterday out of France Adam Hume and one Liveston, servant to the Bishop of Ross. They passed over the water, bide not in this town, and spake not with Lethington, which offended him; who for that cause will make more haste over the water.
2. The Queen upon Tuesday dined in the castle. She spake with the Lord of Arran and kissed him, who used to her few words, scarce so much as to ask remission for his offence, or to be put to liberty. His father came to this town only upon good hope, and returned with less comfort than he came.
3. The Earl of Lennox returns this day towards Glasgow. He must shortly be supported with more money, or he shall find lack in that which he has to do. His greatest adversary is James Steward, Captain of the Guard, whose head, upon Thursday last, a servant of Murray's, who had a quarrel against him, broke with a cudgel upon the Highstreet. The other party was a Hume. Much ado was like to have ensued, if the Lord Chancellor and Lethington had not stayed the fury of the guard that heard what dishonour their captain had sustained.—Edinburgh, 18 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
Jan. 18. 933. John Fitzwilliams to Cecil.
The magistrates of this town have news to-day that their request for the accustomed friendship of the English merchants, with their commodities, is granted. The Count Egmont is written for by the King of Spain, who is raising captains and soldiers. The Duke of Guise and the Constable's son have fallen together at Paris, and divers of their men slain. Giles Ostman is much offended with Cecil's refusal to remit certain monies.—Antwerp, 18 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 4.
Jan. 20. 934. Provisions for Berwick.
Note of provisions required for the garrison at Berwick, amounting to 664l. 13s. 4d., with memoranda.—Berwick, 20 Jan. 1564. Signed: Rob. Arderne, Val. Browne.
Endd. Pp. 2.
Jan. 20. 935. Albertus Knapheus to [Cecil].
Henry Billinghausen, a citizen of Lubeck and a native of Holstein, having been plundered of his ship and goods by those of Revel, took in reprisal a vessel of Revel, in which, by the King's directions, he sailed into England in order to dispose of the cargo, and lade the vessel with warlike stores. At the suit of certain merchants of Amsterdam the vessel and goods were seized, and he himself cast into prison in London. He therefore requests in the King's name that he may be released, and his goods restored.
Copy. Endd.: 20 Jan. 1564. Lat. Pp. 4.
Jan. 21. 936. Bedford to Cecil.
1. Has this day received the letters of the Council for service to be done at Carlisle. Has been desired to come into Scotland, shall he go or not?
2. Randolph writes that an affray was made by one Hume, Lord James's man, upon Captain Coward, Steward (he should say), that is Captain of the Guard, who had, notwithstanding his long sword and train, his head broken with a cudgel.
3. The Scottish Queen was of late at Edinbugh Castle at dinner, and albeit fair words and a kiss passed in that matter to Arran, yet she left him there, whereof he and his father have little hope.—Berwick, 21 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
Jan. 22. 937. William Reed to Cecil.
Has written to the Council of the state of Holy Island and the Farne Islands, whereof the Queen has appointed him captain. These islands are in ruin and decay. The fort in Holy Island was vanmured about with turf, which is consumed, so that the gunners and soldiers stand open to the enemy if any sudden should happen to come; and a small charge would vanmure it about with stone. The block house in Farn Island is by these great storms unslated, and must be repaired this summer. Asks him to show his friendship towards the controller, whom he believes to be honest.— Berwick, 22 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 2.
Jan. 22. 938. Pasquale Spinola to Cecil.
The patent which he solicits Cecil to obtain for his brother Benedetto will be very acceptable to King Philip. Furnishes some particulars concerning the conspiracy against the Pope. —Antwerp, 22 Jan. 1565. Signed.
Orig. Hol, with seal. Add. Endd. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 23. 939. Robert Harvy to [Challoner.]
Desires that he will send the King's sedola by the next post to Seville. Perceives that his master is weary with this long suit.—Cadiz, 23 Jan. 1565. Signed.
Orig. Hol. with seal. Add. Pp. 2.
Jan 23. 940. Intelligences from Abroad.
Intelligences from Genoa, 16 Feb. 1565; from Rome, 24 Feb.; and from Constantinople, 23 Jan. 1565.
Orig. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 23. 941. Smith to Cecil.
1. The Bishop of Ross being cut at Paris of the stone, and now dead there of the flux, the ambassador here has required for certain about him a passport to the Court, which the writer could not deny. Both Beton, the ambassador's brother, and Barlow have arrived here.
2. On the 8th inst. began a fray at Paris. The Cardinal of Lorraine and the Duke of Guise, willing to enter Paris in some bravery, and with their guards with pistolets, Marshal Montmorency would not suffer it. One of the watch of the gate of St. Denis bade the first of the Cardinal's men that entered to leave his pistol, who bent it against the watchman's face, and one behind him was therewith slain; hereupon there was "tyf for tuf," and 100 shot of one side and the other discharged. The Cardinal being afraid, retired to his lodging, and so to Medon, his house beside Paris. D'Aumale came two hours after the fray. M. De Monluc's band of Gasons, who are entered into this town, and with their bravery troubles it, is this day, by letters sent to M. D'Anville, commanded to retire, which they say they will not do.—(As England accounts, Toulouse, 24th Jan. 1564.)
3. P.S. For seven months has not had one come to him out of England. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
Jan. 24. 942. The Marshal Montmorency to the Duke of Montpensier.
The King having commanded that the Cardinal of Lorraine should not come into Paris, fearing for the quietness there, he had declared both to the Cardinal's servants and to the Parliament that he would not allow his guard of harquebusiers to enter with forbidden arms. On the 8th the Cardinal entered with his guard and such a troop that they surrounded fifteen harquebusiers sent by Montmorency, who was obliged to light on horseback with a good number of gentlemen of both religions. They encountered the train of the Cardinal at the corner of St. Innocent's. They refused to lay their arms apart and slew one of the gentlemen of his company. They were disarmed a little more rudely than the Marshal had desired, yet there was no offence made to such as did not wear forbidden arms. The Cardinal saved himself in a house; and because there were some in his company who scarce loved the Cardinal, the Marshal caused his people to pass on. The next day the Cardinal caused to be shown a warrant he had to authorize his men to wear forbidden arms, which was signed by the Queen. He has departed to Fleury near Fontainebleau.—Paris, 24 Jan. 1565.
Orig. Hol. [?] Endd.: 24 Jan. 1564. Englished by the Duke of Rutland. Pp. 4.
Jan. 25. 943. Intelligences from Abroad.
1. Rome, 9 Feb. 1565. Execution of certain criminals who had conspired to murder the Pope.
2. Constantinople, 25 Jan. 1565. Details respecting the great naval preparations which are being made. News from Hungary.
Endd.: Copy of the news that came from Rome and Constantinople to this Court this 19 April 1565. Pp. 4.
Jan. 26. 944. Intelligences from Abroad.
Intelligences from Genoa, 26 Jan. 1564; from Rome, 3 Feb., and from Vienna, 2 Feb.
Orig. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 27. 945. Guido Gianetti to Cecil.
Great preparations for war are being made by the Turk. It is thought that the Emperor has confirmed the peace with Soliman, having sent him the tribute for Hungary, which he has accepted. The Pope has referred the request for the marriage of the clergy to the College of Cardinals. Whereas Guido Cavalcanti wrote of the Venetians having appointed an envoy for England, he knows that the Seignors are ready to do so if the Queen will send some person of condition with letters of credence to them. Complains of the dearness of every thing, and begs that some gift may be made to him.— Venice, 27 Jan. 1565. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd.: 27 Jan. 1564. Lat. Pp. 4.
Jan. 27. 946. Intelligences from Abroad.
Intelligences from Rome, 27 Jan.; and from Antwerp, 20 Feb.
Orig., injured by damp. Add. to Cecil. Endd.: 27 Jan. 1564. Ital. Pp. 3.
Jan. 27. 947. Another copy of the above, omitting the intelligence from Antwerp.
Orig. Endd.: 27 Jan. 1564. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 27. 948. Marsilio della Croce to Shers.
Forwards intelligences from Lyons of 7 Jan.; from Genoa of 11 Jan., and from Rome of 20 Jan.
Orig., with seal. Add. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 28.
Labanoff, i. 251.
949. The Queen of Scots to the Queen.
Asks for a safe conduct to David Waus, of Leith, and his factors to come to England to traffic there, and return at their pleasure.—St. Andrew's, 28 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. Broadside.
Jan. 28. 950. The Queen to the Duchess of Parma.
Hears that the Duchess has postponed the time for the conference at Bruges for three weeks, and begs that she will further delay it for twelve or fifteen days.
Draft in Cecil's Hol. Endd.: 28 Jan. 1564. Pp. 2.
Jan. 28. 951. Corrected draft of the translation of the above into French Endd.: 28 Jan. 1564. Pp. 3.
Jan. 28. 952. John Frederick, Duke of Saxony, to the Queen.
Requests her to allow his agents to export cloth to Antwerp to be dyed there, and thence brought to him for the use of his household.—Helpurg, 1564, 5 Cal. Feb. Signed.
Orig. Add. Lat. Pp. 3.
Jan. 29. 953. Randolph to Cecil.
Has here delivered the Queen's letters to this Queen. She arrived here but yesternight. Hears that Queen Mary is minded to send some man of credit into France shortly; likelier Lethington than any man else.—St. Andrew's, 29 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 2.
Jan. 29. 954. Thomaso Baroncelli to the Earl of Leicester.
Sends the Queen a present of a little book. When the weather becomes a little more genial the Prince of Orange will send the four horses which the Earl wants. Details respecting two white foals [lattate] and a Frisian horse required by the Earl. Will send the Count's arquebus, which the writer has proved. Asks him to send the pattern of the armour, and whether it is required for himself or the Queen; also, further instructions about the powder. The Count of Agamonte and the Prince of Orange send their recommendations.—Antwerp, 29 Jan. 1565. Signed.
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Ital. Pp. 4.
Jan. 30. 955. Bedford to Cecil.
Received his of the 25th on Monday, and touching the sending to Carlisle did stay to hear of Lord Scrope's coming home. The case of the Master of the Ordnance is pitiful. Laments that an old servant in his old days is driven to such a point. Commends to him also Captain Wood and Rowland Forster, for whom he would know the Queen's resolution. Sir John Forster doubts nothing of Cecil's goodness in this matter of the wardship of young Grey. Michell shall bring him the indictement of Bradford, Reveley, and Selby.—Berwick, 30 Jan. 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 4.
Jan. 30. 956. Intelligences from Antwerp.
Intelligences from Antwerp of 30 Jan.
Orig. Endd. by Cecil: 30 Jan. 1564. Ital. Pp. 2.


  • 1. "The double of my letter sent by De Malvisiere." Heading prefixed by Smith.