|Dec. 1.||1846. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|In behalf of certain French merchants who have been
spoiled by an English ship upon the coast of Brittany.—
Paris, 1 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. ¼.
|Dec. 3.||1847. Richard Clough to Gresham.|
|Sends letters directed to different people which came out
of Germany. Much doubts that they will not be able to do
anything touching the Queen's debts.—Antwerp, 3 Dec. 1567.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
|Dec. 4.||1848. Sir Thomas Gresham to Cecil.|
|The Duke of Alva has parted from Antwerp with divers
grants and subsidies for making of the castle.—Gresham
House, Thursday. Signed.|
Hol. Add. Endd., with seal. P. ½.
|Dec. 4.||1849. Act of the Secret Council of Scotland.|
|Declare that all things done by them since the 10th February
last to the present time was in the Queen's own default, as
by divers letters written with her own hand to Bothwell the
chief executor of the horrible murder of her husband, and by
her ungodly and dishonourable proceeding in a private
marriage with him, it is most certain that she was privy to
the actual deed of the afore-mentioned murder. Therefore
all who took the field and assisted in that quarrel are innocent
and quit of the same, and of all action and cause criminal
and civil that may be pursued against them in time coming.
—Subscribed by the Lords of the Secret Council.|
Copy. Hayne's State Papers, p. 453. Endd. P. 1.
|Dec. 6.||1850. Sir Thomas Gresham to Cecil.|
|Forwards letters to him from different persons in Germany
and the Low Countries.—London, 6 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. ½.
|Dec. 7.||1851. Pietro Bizarri to Cecil.|
|Sends news from Vienna of the 27 Nov. 1567, and from
Rome of 24 Nov.—Venice, 7 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Ital. P. 1.
|Dec. 7.||1852. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|The Prince has besieged Sens but retired to Montereau and
there remains. The Cardinal of Lorraine has used great
policy to stay the Almains from coming to the Prince, who
have answered that they preferred to send out auxiliary
forces, rather than to wait at home for the war which
threatened them through what he called the Holy League.
The Prince has taken Braye. Sends a list of the King's
men-at-arms and other soldiers. The Prince's numbers are
6,000 horse and 15,000 footmen. On the 3rd inst. the King
declared to the magistrates of Paris that understanding upon
certain bruits of peace they were discontented, his intention
was not to make any accord with the Prince and his allies.
Four ensigns of the Cardinal of Lorraine's household-servants
and gentlemen have been all put to the sword at Pont-surYonne. Movements at Orleans and in the South.—7 Dec.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
|[Dec. 7.]||Forces of the French King.|
|Names of the commanders and the number of men
belonging to each. 32,200 infantry, and 10,500 cavalry,
some of whom have not yet joined.|
Ital. P. 1. Enclosure.
|Dec. 8.||1853. The Princess Cecilia to the Queen.|
|Has had her family increased by two children. Has sent
to her agent in England to make use of her license for the
exportation of cloth. Hopes that in consideration of their
great expenses in England, some portion of her husband's
pension may be paid.—Rodemachern, 8 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Lat. Pp. 2.
|Dec. 10.||1854. The Queen to the Archduke Charles.|
|Has received his letters by Henry Cobham. Admits that
what he says about his conscience has reason, but cannot
grant what he desires without injury to her own.—Hampton
Court, 10 Dec. 1567.|
Copy. Endd., by Cecil. Lat. P. 1.
|1855. Another copy in Cecil's writing.|
Lat. P. 1.
|Dec. 10.||1856. N. Stopio to Cecil.|
|Acknowledges receipt of a letter of exchange for sixty
crowns for the provision for the past year. Sends a little
book.—Venice, 10 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Ital. P. 1.
|Dec. 10.||1857. The Queen to the Earl of Sussex.|
|1. Approves of his wisdom and diligence in this negociation. Is to assure the Emperor of her hearty acceptation
of the singular favour shown to him. Her answer to the
five points demanded by the Emperor is this: The very first,
where the Archduke may have a place appointed for the
exercise of all manner of divine services, she takes to mean
for the use of the private mass and other rites invented by
the Church of Rome, wherein she sees two singular difficulties:
The first is a doubtfulness in her own conscience, and the
other is that the same is contrary to her laws, which cannot
be altered without the consent of the Estates of her realm.
Another cause is that if she should privately yield to the
Archduke's request, and that any misliking should happen to
grow on either part she could not in hononr contrary to her
own promise, how secretly soever delivered, pretend a breach
upon matter of religion where in truth no such could be.|
|2. He is to assure the Emperor that she does not devise
these difficulties otherwise than that on the one part her
conscience being not otherwise instructed, and on the other
part the present examples round about her upon diversity of
religion urge her thereto. He may say that she more allows
this the Emperor's notion for his brother than she did for
|3. For the rest of the points if the first could have been
tolerated there should have been no great doubt made. If
this answer does not content the Emperor and the Archduke
he may qualify it so far as to say, that the Archduke shall
have the exercise of his religion during the time of his abode
in England for the treaty with her for the marriage. He is
to set forth his answer so as to satisfy the Emperor to induce
his brother not to break off his purpose for the doubtfulness
of her answer.|
|4. Assures him that if it were not for this impediment of
religion the marriage were most likely to take place.|
|5. If the Archduke may be induced to come he may assure
him that it will be most grateful to her and her realm. He
is in no wise to accord any article directly or indirectly
tending to make any assurance on her part to marry with the
Archduke, as she has always reserved that condition free for
herself until she might see and allow of the party with her
|6. He is to move the Emperor that she may have the like
dower as her sister had. Also for a league and confederation
of amity between their countries, but not to have any special
bonds of aiding with men of war or money, considering that
his country is so subject to wars of the Turk.—Hampton
Court, 10 Dec. 1567.|
Draft. Endd., by Cecil. Pp. 6.
|Dec. 12.||1858. The Queen to the Earl of Sussex.|
|After her former letter she has entered into doubt that if
the Archduke should be persuaded to come upon hope that
he might induce her to yield in the toleration of his religion,
and she should upon conference find it unlawful to accord
unto them, his coming would be both vain and dishonourable.
He will do well to demand as of himself how he will take it.
Is not to do anything contained in his former letter repugnant
to this, and is to return as soon as he has imparted her
pleasure now sent.—Hampton Court, 12 Dec. 1567.|
Draft, by Cecil. Endd. Pp. 2.
|Dec. 12.||1859. Proclamation of Charles IX.|
|Commands the Provost of Paris to search out all gentlemen
of either party who have retired from either army to their
houses since the battle of St. Denis, and order them to return
to his army under pain of forfeiture of their fiefs and goods.
—Paris, 12 Dec. 1567. Signed: Charles. Countersigned:
Pamphlet, printed by Robert Etienne. Fr. Pp. 7.
|Dec. 14.||1860. Richard Clough to Gresham.|
|Writes him about money matters and promises to send him
sundry articles of dress which he has written for. The
Germans have passed into France being 8,000 in number.—
Antwerp, 14 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1¼.
|Dec. 14.||1861. Pietro Bizarri to Cecil.|
|1. Intelligence from Rome, 6 Dec. 1567, and Vienna,
|2. News from Constantinople of an earthquake and great
mortality from the plague. Promotions by the Pope.—
Venice, 14 Dec. 1567.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Ital. P. 1.
|Dec. 15.||1862. Parliament at Edinburgh.|
|List of those present for the clergy, nobility, and boroughs
Printed in Acta. Parl. Scot., Vol. III., p. 4, large sheet.
|Dec. 15.||1863. Speech of Maitland of Lethington.|
|Mentions the benefits they have derived from the Reformation, and urges them to continue the work and establish one
order in the matter of religion.|
Endd. Pp. 2¼.
|Dec. 15.||1864. Sir Henry Norris to the Queen.|
|1. Since his last of November 24th, the two armies have
been lying at eight leagues distance, and the truce being taken
between them three times, lasting seven days, there were
divers meetings made, and articles drawn, yet has it not
succeeded as they hoped, for that the Queen Mother works
all that may be to hinder the same, fearing lest new officers
should cause new laws to the derogation of her authority,
insomuch as there has been a letter intercepted directed from
her to the Cardinal of Lorraine, wherein was promised what
outward appearance soever was made that no peace should be
accorded to. Again they seek by all means the ruin of the
Prince of Conde and the Admiral, who once gone they hope
to deal more easily with the rest. Wherefore these being
vanquished and Her Majesty won to their devotion they
were come to the end of their designs; which if they may
not do by persuasion, then are they resolved to work it by
force, and by the help of the King of Spain and the Pope to
invade England, not letting hereof openly to boast. Trusts
that in time she will prevent the same. There is no Prince
they live in so great awe of as her, persuading themselves
that she will make her profit of this their misery. The
Captain of Dieppe has of late sent word that there be
already on the seas fifteen of the tallest ships, so the bruit
runs that she will claim Calais. The Prince of Conde has
retired from before Sens to Montereau, the King's army being
at Nemours, where the truce was taken between them. The
chief leaders of the King's army rather desire the revenge
of their enemies than the quiet of their country. Whilst
they thus fly peace they have not unity amongst themselves. Martigues will not be commanded by the Duke of
Montpensier. Some fearing these dissensions and lest the
Prince become stronger by foreign aid, would have no further
delay but would determine the matter by fight.|
|2. The Duke of Guise and M. Tavennes are on the frontiers
with 3,000 horse, to join the Count Mansfield and the Duke
of Lorraine with 3,000 more, and so to fight with the reiters
at their entry into France. The reiters are 4,000 with 4,000
lansquenets. Macon is rendered to the King by composition.
Lignerolles having been sent to the Emperor to practise the
stay of the reiters, and in his return to the Count Palatine
to desire him not to succour the Prince and his associates,
affirming that their rising was not for any zeal of religion
but only to rebel against their Prince, the Count brought
him to speak with a gentleman from the Prince, who declared
that the chief cause of the Prince's taking arms was for the
maintenance of religion, the which the enemies of the truth
attempted divers times to exterminate, and work the ruin
of all them who professed the same, as was to be proved by
sundry things since the last wars; especially by letters sent
to the King Catholic by young L'Aubespine, and intercepted
in his journey into Spain, which the gentleman showed to
Lignerolles before the Count, the King's being subscribed by
the elder L'Aubespine, and the Queen Mother's by her
secretary. The said letters containing that it was the King's
meaning after that he had despatched certain of the heads
out of the way, to make one conformity in state and religion
throughout the realm of France, wherefore the Prince seeing
the imminent ruin to religion and his own person endeavoured
to defend his life and state. Young Lansac has brought
hither with him two Ambassadors having charge to declare
to the King that the Count Palatine's meaning is not in any
sort to damage the state of his realm, but only for the
maintenance of religion. Whereunto the King replied that
the estate of himself and realm was so intermingled with
that of the religion that the Count might not touch one
without offence to the other.|
|3. The reiters are already past the Rhine, bringing with
them certain pieces of artillery and 700 or 800 empty
wagons, trusting to be no greater losers by this dissension
than by the last. The Prince of Conde taking truce and
understanding of the reiter's coming abandoned Montereau
on the 11th inst., being gone to join his forces with theirs.
The King's army follows him with speed. Hears that there
is money levied in Germany to raise 5,000 more reiters for
the Prince. The Parisians are highly offended to have peace
talked of, and for the maintenance of the war they lend the
King 1,200,000 francs.—Paris, 15 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
|4. P.S.—Last night the Prince encamped between Sens
and Troyes, and marches very great journeys, so that the
King's army is not able to catch him, his footmen being gone
from Montereau two days' journey before his departure. The
reiters are in Lorraine, being 6,800 with 4,000 lansquenets.
Yesterday the Queen Mother told the chiefest of the Parisians
that ere it were long her son should be known for a King or
nothing. The Parisians made this day a general muster and
were to the number of 30,000 men, such as they be. M. De
Guise has sent word that his force is not sufficient to
encounter the reiters. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 6½.
|1865. Rough draft of portions of the above relating to Lignerolles' mission to the Count Palatine with certain alterations.|
|Dec. 15.||German Reiters.|
|List of German reiters with the names of their commanders, 8,000 men in all.|
Ger. P. 1. Enclosure.
|Dec. 15.||1866. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|Is desirous to hear whether he has received his letters sent
by two Scotchmen, as his servant Jenye after he had passed
Dieppe was set on by eight robbers, having another gentleman
in his company. They defended themselves very honestly,
but were forced to yield and were spoiled of all they had,
and now lie hurt at Rouen. Trusts shortly to send him
advertisements from the Prince and the Admiral, and wishes
that aid might be given before it be too late, and that at
least if nothing else can be attained that he will preseve
them from ruin and conclude a peace. Letter from the Queen
Mother to the Cardinal of Lorraine. Has heard nothing from
the English merchants for whom he procured the King's
letters. Has sent him all the Edicts since the beginning of
the troubles.—Paris, 15 Dec. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2½.
|Dec. 15.||1867. Sir Henry Norris to the Earl of Leicester.|
|Notwithstanding the King's former letters, Leicester's
servant Montagina is still detained in prison. Has again
obtained letters with the King's express commandment for
his delivery. Gives the same news as that contained in his
letter to the Queen of this date.—Paris, 15 Dec. 1567.
Add. Endd. Pp. 4.
|Dec. 15.||1868. Dr. Man to Cecil.|
|1. Hears from Vienna that the Queen's marriage with the
Archduke Charles is concluded. The truce betwixt the Turk
and the Emperor for five years is like to take effect. The
French King has of late practised to borrow of Venice 250,000
|2. The King of Spain has increased his galleys to 150, and
named Don John of Austria his general. There is great
provision of ships to be sent out of Portugal against the
English ships in their Indies.|
|3. Gives an account of the case of William Makepeace, a
prisoner in Seville, and also the remark of the Duchess De
Feria about England, to the effect that she marvelled how God
could prosper the realm, seeing they were all heretics and lived
worse than Turks and Jews.—Madrid, 15 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2½.
|1869. Copy of the above.|
Endd., with seal. Pp. 2½.
|Dec. 17.||1870. Advices.|
|News from Rome, 17th, and Vienna, the 15th Dec. 1567.|
Endd. Ital. Pp. 2.
|Dec. 19.||1871. The Earl of Sussex to Cecil.|
|Thinks assuredly that if some lewd matter had not been
uttered here, either wilfully or negligently, that the Emperor
was rather inclined that the Archduke should himself have
sought his satisfying there at his coming, than required
assurance before going. Is glad the Duke of Norfolk has so
well discovered his opinion. If Protestants be but only
Protestants he mistrusts not a good resolution, but if some
have a second intent which they cloak with religion, and
place be given to their counsel, God defend the Queen with
His mighty hand. The Queen should make herself strong
against such as be so cold in her marriage, and so hot in
seeking another successor, whereby must grow her present
peril.—Vienna, 19 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Partly in cipher. Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1½.
|Dec. 20.||1872. Act of Attainder against Bothwell and Others.|
|Declares that Bothwell and his accomplices having been
duly summoned to appear and answer for the murder of the
King and other crimes, and not having done so, have incurred
the crime of treason and forfeited all their lands and goods
to the King, and their persons to underlye the pain of
Printed in Acta. Parl. Scot., Vol. III., p. 5.
|Dec. 20.||1873. Advices.|
|News from Rome, 20th Dec., and Vienna, 18th Dec. 1567.|
Endd. Ital. Pp. 3.
|Dec. 21.||1874. Advices from Antwerp.|
|News from Antwerp of 21st Dec. Departure of the Duchess
Endd. Ital. P. 1.
|Dec. 21.||1875. Sir Thomas Gargrave to Cecil.|
|Hears that Lord and Lady Lennox find themselves
aggrieved with the late commissioners for the sale of their
corn and cattle. Gives explanations. From —, 21 Dec.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
|Dec. 21.||1876. Jean Simenes De la Montagina to Sir Henry
|Desires him to give credit to such things as the bearers
shall inform him, for when any man comes hither to ask for
him, they say that here is none such. Desires his favour to rid
him out of prison.—Pont de l'Arche, 21 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. ½.
|Dec. 21.||1877. Letters Patent of Charles IX.|
|Enjoins his officers to seize on all benefices and immovable
property, and to sell all moveable property belonging to
rebels.—Paris, 21 Dec. 1567.|
Pamphlet printed by Jean Dallier. Fr. Pp. 15.
|Dec. 24.||1878. Ordinance of Charles IX.|
|Commands all those of the pretented reformed religion to
leave Paris within twenty-four hours in order to avoid
troubles. They are to retire into the country, but will be
allowed to return when peace is restored.—Paris, 24 Dec.
1567. Signed: Charles.|
Pamphlet printed by Guillaume De Nyverd. Fr. Pp. 6.
|Dec. 24.||1879. The Queen to Sir John Forster.|
|Authorises him to receive certain disordered persons upon
the Border to her mercy upon their lowly submission. For
his coming up next term, after Christmas, he shall let her
understand the state of the place, whereupon he shall have
resolution of her pleasure.|
Draft in Cecil's writing. Endd. P. 1.
|Dec. 25.||1880. Advices.|
|1. Intelligence from Rome and Vienna, 25 Dec. 1567.|
|2. Enclosing a Latin couplet on the death of Hieronymus
Priuli by Stopio.|
Endd. Ital. Pp. 3½.
|Dec. 26.||1881. M. De Lumbres to Cecil.|
|Excuses himself for not having written before or sent
him what news he has been able to gather on the frontiers,
and hopes that Her Majesty will not impute it to carelessness.
[Rue], 26 Dec. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. P. 1.
|Dec. 26.||1882. Occurrences in France.|
|Positions and commanders of the armies of the French
King and the Prince of Conde. As soon as the reiters
arrived the vanguard of the King retired, as is thought
looking for the conclusion of a peace. The conditions of
agreement will be that the Edict of January shall have
force throughout the realm, that strangers shall depart, and
that the Prince of Conde shall undertake the administration
of affairs. The reiters who have arrived amount to 6,500
men; and it is thought that a great number of Germans,
Swiss, and Italians are in arms ready to declare themselves
in favour of the Prince's party if this agreement does not
take place. The Ambassadors of Spain, the Emperor, and
the Pope threaten the French King with war if he makes
peace. Gives a list of the Princes of the New League in
Germany, France, and elsewhere. The Emperor has informed
the King of Spain and the Duke of Alva that he can no
longer restrain the German Princes, and has declared in
full consistory that he in no wise intends to be of the Holy
Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Dec. 26.||1883. Henry Cobham to Cecil.|
|Spoke with the Duke of Alva at Brussels, who gave him
letters to carry to certain people. Encloses the number of
certain horsemen with their captains' names. They are well
mounted and armed, and will muster in Lorraine.—Augsburg,
26 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
|Dec. 26.||Almain Cavalry.|
|Names of the commanders of 6,300 Almain cavalry, with
the numbers belonging to each. On a slip of paper enclosed
in Cobham's letter.|
|Dec. 27.||1884. Dr. Man to Cecil.|
|1. Sends his servant with minutes of his letters in case Cecil
has not received them. This King is fully bent to aid the
French King by all means against the Protestants. Many
have demanded of him whether the marriage of the Queen
with Don Carlos of Austria is concluded.|
|2. P.S.—The King takes up 2,000,000 ducats. The Pope
has given him the third part of every benefice for one year.
They stand in great doubt of the Turk.—Madrid, 27 Dec. 1567.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
|Dec. 27.||1885. The Earl of Sussex to Cecil.|
|The Count John of Friesland has visited him and declared
how much he rested at the Queen's devotion, and said that
he understood that letters had come to him to prepare certain
bands of horsemen, and asked him whether he knew of any
such matter. He answered that he did not, but would write
to the Queen of his good inclination.—Vienna, 27 Dec. 1567.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1¼.
|Dec. 27.||1886. Advices.|
|News from Brussels, 27 Dec.; from Spain undated; and
from Rome, 6 Dec.|
Endd. Ital. Pp. 2½.
|Dec. 28.||1887. Pietro Bizarri to Cecil.|
|1. News from Vienna, 18 Dec. 1567; and Rome of the 20th
Dec. Sends the answer in Latin from the reiters to the
Emperor and the French King to the effect that they preferred
to send their forces abroad rather than to wait at home for
the war, with which they knew they were threatened by the
League called Holy.|
|2. List of the numbers and leaders of cavalry raised in
Germany for the different parties in France, and for the
King of Spain.—Venice, 28 Dec. 1567. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Ital. Pp. 3.
|Dec. 28.||1888. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|1. On the 16th inst. were published the King's letters
patent for confiscation of the Protestants' goods, which have
not been left unexecuted in any point to the utmost. On
the 17th the King dismissed the two ambassadors who came
from the Count Palatine and young Lansac to accompany
them, who was taken by the Prince's people. They were
minded to have detained M. De Teligny in his place. There
was great bruit that peace was concluded; but besides religion
they be entered into other difficulties: the one for disarming,
for that the King will incontinent upon the accord being
made [have] the Prince and his chief associates within twenty
four hours come to him with their ordinary trains; the other
the payment of the reiters, which they seek to have satisfied
by the King. Gives an account of the different movements
of the forces on both sides. Wishes that the Queen would
send over some noble personage to take up these differences
betwixt the King and his nobility.—Paris, 28 Dec. 1567.|
|2. P.S.—On the 23rd the Prince of Conde passed a little
river, where were divers of the King's men overthrown, and
many taken prisoners. On the 28th it was given to understand that the Prince was joined with the reiters, being
6,000 and ten ensigns of lansquenets. The King's army
is 30,000 footmen and 15,000 horsemen. The Prince's army
daily increases.— 1567. Signed. Written on a separate
sheet of paper.|
Add. Endd. Pp. 4.
|Dec. 30.||1889. Frederick II. to James VI. of Scotland.|
|Has received his letter written on the 30th September
confirming the news of the slaughter of his father and
requiring that the Earl Bothwell should be handed over
for punishment. Bothwell, who has been made prisoner and
sent to Denmark, declares that he has been legally acquitted
of the murder. Thinks that he will be satisfied if Bothwell
is kept in close confinement.—Copenhagen, 30 Dec. 1567.|
Copy. Endd. Lat. Pp. 2¼.
|Dec.||1890. Reply to the Articles sent by the King to the Prince
|They have had no intention to enter into capitulations or
to give the law to the King, but only humbly to require such
things as are necessary for the liberty of their consciences
and the preservation of their lives and goods. Require that
the Edict of Orleans shall be observed without any alterations; that balliages shall be appointed for the free exercise
of religion; that they shall be preserved in the enjoyment of
their estates and offices; that those of Lyons shall have the
same liberty as the rest of the subjects of the realm; synods
to be permitted, and that the Edict of Pacification may be
Endd. Fr. Pp. 3. Another copy under Jan. 4, 1568.
|[Dec.]||1891. Report of the Envoy of the Prince of Conde.|
|1. Has been commanded to come over by the Prince of
Conde and the Admiral, that the Queen and her Council may
know the truth, and considering it may grant them some
assistance. About the 20th of November whilst going to Dover
he met two Spaniards, one of whom seemed to be a financier
and the other a lawyer. He pretended to be a servant of
M. De la Forest's, and entered into conversation, when they
said how impossible it was for those of the new religion to
endure, and that when the King of France had settled his
affairs with the aid of the King of Spain they might look
for some great thing in England; also that the King had a
great party there through the Catholics. The one who looked
like a financier showed him some double pistoles new coined,
and told him that a few days before he had brought 18,000
or 20,000, which he had left in London and other places
for his master's service.|
|2. Desires him to appoint a time for him to speak more
fully with him.|
Undated. No signature. Fr. Pp. 2.
|1892. Catalogue of Books to be sold at Embden.|
|List of books sold by Gaspar Staphorst, bookseller, of
Embden, in Latin, French, Italian, Dutch, and German, nearly
all of a theological character.|
Printed broadside. Endd.: Dated 1567.
|1893. Extraordinary Charges at Berwick.|
|Memorial of certain extraordinary charges at Berwick for
one whole year, amounting to 3,911l. 6s. 1d.|
Endd. Pp. 3.
|1894. Works at Berwick.|
|1. A memorial of certain reparations to be done at Berwick
to the bridge, old wall, and wharf at a charge of 187l. 16s.|
|2. Also an estimate of shovels and other tools meet to be
Endd. Pp. 1½.
|1895. Works at Berwick.|
|Petition of certain persons employed on the works at
Berwick, who now, since the breaking up of the works, are
without any entertainment.|
|1896. Assessment of Townships in Northumberland.|
|Assessment of divers persons and townships to pay for
the spoil of a certain ship, with the amounts paid by each
and what is still due.|
Undated. Endd. Pp. 2.
|1897. Matters enquirable in a Warden's Court.|
|List of matters constituting march treason.|
Endd.: Sent from Sir John Forster. Pp. 2.
|1898. Petition of the French Merchants.|
|Pray that the French Ambassador will obtain the removal
of certain vexatious duties and restrictions on their commerce
Undated. Endd. Fr. P. 1.
|1899. Grievances of the French Merchants.|
|Complain that the custom charges have been doubled and
in some cases increased fourfold since the reign of Henry
VIII. Give a list of different articles and the duties payable
upon them in 1545 and 1562 respectively. Complain also
of the rigorous laws about obtaining sureties, the want of
wharfage, and other grievances.|
Rough draft, undated. Endd. Fr. Pp. 13.
|1900. Complaint of Piracies.|
|List of piracies committed by young Monluc and others
on Englishmen in the river of Bordeaux and on the coast
Undated. Endd. Fr. Pp. 1¾.
|1901. Spoils made by the English upon the Portuguese.|
|Numerous piracies committed by divers Englishmen on
the subjects of the King of Portugal in different parts of
the world, extending over a period of more than ten years.|
A manuscript book, undated. Endd. Lat. Pp. 47.
|1902. Dowry of the Countess of Lennox.|
|List of land given to the Countess for dowry in Scotland
by the Earl her husband before marriage, of the yearly
value of 500 marks sterling.|
Undated. Endd by Cecil. P. ½.
|1903. Vaticinatio Disperato.|
|Manuscript pamphlet under the above title, describing a
supposed conversation betwixt the Pope, Hypocrisy, and
Undated. Ital. Pp. 20½.