798. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Havering, 16 Sept. Present : Chancellor, Sussex,
Hertford, Russell, Winchester, Cheyney, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler.
Business :—Letters written to Sergeant Hinde and the mayor of Cambridge
to keep in custody certain "fellonous" persons taken at Sturbridge
Fair. Letter written to the bp. of Ely for speedy redubbing of certain
marsh walls broken by rage of water. Letters sent to the Great Master
appointing his day to be at the Borders, and enclosing sundry letters
for him to direct to such gentlemen as he wishes to attend him.
32,647 f. 162.
799. Henry VIII. to the Commissioners at York.
Yesterday, received a letter from the King of Scots by his herald
Snowden (copy enclosed). As the chief point, the repair of lord Erskyn
to the King, seems intended only to win time, instructs them as
1. At their first meeting, after opening their instructions to the Scots,
they shall declare to them, especially to lord Erskyn, that the King has
received the said letter, and has appointed them his commissioners with
full power to conclude all matters, within a time limited, but not to
admit any delay, and therefore they require the said lord Erskyn to tell
what he has to say to the King. If he tell it, they shall secretly signify
it to the King; or, if not, declare that the King will answer anything which
the ambassadors can propone, but, if he will by that mean seek delay,
he is not to repair to the King. 2. If the Scots seem over quick in
granting the conditions (which it is here thought they will not do but
for the time and the advantage which the King has, the like whereof
will be hard to have hereafter) directs them to insist that the pledges
be six, or at least four, of great estimation, three earls and a bp.
or three earls and three others, and that the ambassadors remain
here till they are delivered. 3. If they proceed in their journey
they must consider whether any fortresses near the Borders may be
taken and fortified, without notable charge, for the enlargement of the
frontier; so that, if God give them the victory, some such tokens may
remain "as the Scots should by the same both know England the better
and feel their force and courage somewhat abated." 4. Has heard, since
their departure, that the isles of Shetland and Orkney are great "nurishes"
to Scotland for bestiall and corn. They must ensearch the truth of this
and what may be done in it; so as, God sending victory, they may send
the Scotch ships found in Leith and the victuallers now with the King's
navy, with men and munition, to prey and destroy the corn and cattle
there; for, seeing the cost of this enterprise, the King would have the
Scots so handled as to be sure on that side next year, when, perchance, he
may be occupied, as they know, in other parts. Desires their advice
in this and promises that they shall lack nothing. 5. Encloses copy of
a letter to Rutland from Sir Thos. Wharton showing that the earl of
Cumberland, lord Dacres and others have warned their tenants on the
West Marches to wait upon them when commanded. Borderers are
bound to attend the wardens at their own charge in all sudden raids,
and therefore are in all Parliaments exempt from subsidies, &c. Norfolk
shall order the said lords and other land owners there not to meddle
with those men but by his command; for half the 600 men appointed
to Suffolk should be Borderers serving at their own charge. Suffolk
shall also have all workmen engaged upon fortifications, and, considering
the pageants lately played by those Borderers and their natural desire
of stealing, Norfolk shall do well to take as few with him as he may,
especially of Tindal and Riddisdale.
Memoranda at end : Lord Erskyn, pledges, fortresses and towns, the
Draft with corrections in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 24. Endd. :
Minute to my 1. of Norff., my 1. P.S., my 1. of Duresme and Sir Anthony
Browne xvjo Septembr. ao xxxiiijo.
32,647 f. 175.
800. The Privy Council to Norfolk.
Received and reported to the King his letters of the 14th. Suffolk
shall bring 3,000 of his men out of Lincolnshire and Warwickshire, and
have the other 3,000 of the Borderers, who shall not lie in garrison or
have wages, but be ready to attend him as they now do Rutland. Norfolk
may take with him all inland men in the garrisons, and such Borderers
as he likes, provided he leaves 2,000 at least for defence, besides workmen,
counting such of the earl of Cumberland's tenants as be Borderers. Sir
John Talbot is written to as he desires; and also Mr. Stanop, to let him
have all horsemen of Hullshire, Holderness, Cottingham and Beverley
and as many foot as he requires. 2. The King likes his opinion touching
the navy, and has joined the four ships that should have gone Westward
to it, so that there may be 12 warships besides victuallers, the last of
which leaves on Tuesday next. 3. List of ordnance and artillery to be
shipped to Berwick on Tuesday for Suffolk's furniture. 4. Of the money
with Mr. Harington, 5,000l. shall be delivered to Mr. Wodall to pay
Suffolk's 3,000 men and his own diets, after the rate in a schedule enclosed.
If by this division of Suffolk's band, Cumberland has no men
in wages to attend him, Norfolk shall assign him a convenient number
considering that he goes not out of the realm.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 5. Endd. : Minute to my 1. of
Norff. xvijo Septembr. ao xxxiiijo.
6,989 f. 93.
2. Original letter of which the foregoing is the draft. Dated Havering,
17 Sept. Signed by Sussex, Hertford, Winchester, and Wriothesley.
Pp. 3. Add. : Lieutenant-general in the North Parts. Endd. :
Ebor., 19 Sept.
801. Wallop to the Council.
Has verified what he wrote of Mons. de Bees having mustered 500
footmen to reinforce his garrison of Bullen, and that to Muttrell and
Turwan should go as many, and 300 footmen come to Arde, making
there 900, and, with the bands of Mons. de Crequey and Mons. Torsey,
100 men of arms. The same night came 300 footmen to Fyennes, bruiting
that all castles and peels thereabouts should be furnished. Hearing
that the Great Master had left these frontiers for Luxemburghe, conceived
that they meant to overthrow the vaults of the travers wall and
gatehouse now making here, and therefore took precautions (described)
against surprise. Thinks now that that is not their enterprise, for he
hears that the 500 men gathered at Fyennes shall repair to Mons.
d'Orleance and the 2,000 enfants de Paris (who were with Vandosme
and returned to Paris) are re-assembled and repairing to Mons. d'Orleance,
doubting the coming of the Regent's power against him under the Great
Master, the prince of Orrenge and Mons. de Bure, to the number of
30,000 foot, 6,000 horse and a great number of lanceknights from the
Electors of Allemaygne.
Mons. de Crequey and the footmen of Arde issued out next morning
after his coming, and took Froylande castle, beside Tournehem, wherein
were 60 peasants. This assembly seems to be to take such peels of little
strength thereabouts. Mons. de Beez has not stirred from Bullen.
Mons. de Foxall was there, the castle being within three miles of his
house. Hears to-day that De Beez feared a descent of Englishmen,
having counted at least 40 ships passing towards Calais, whereupon
divers of Base Bullen fled up into the town with their coffers. Stand in
doubt; but the Frenchmen are in most fear, for they both fear the
Emperor's power and doubt us. Orleans is retired to the Court, and
his camp broken up. Of his Clevoiez 6,000 shall winter about Amyaz.
He made the more haste to break up his camp at the approach of the
Reminds them of the need here of pikes and demi-hawks. Guisnes,
17 Sept. Signed.
P.S.—This afternoon Mons. de Crequey went from Arde to Bullen
and most of his horsemen lie beside Rentye.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo. Beneath the address is written,
"The felowe at Calays."
802. The Privy Council.
The entry for 17 Sept., at Havering, records no attendance or
Meeting at Havering, 18 Sept. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Sussex, Hertford, Winchester, Gage, Wriothesley. Business :—Whereas
the lord President of the Welsh Council imprisoned two inhabitants of
Ludlow for lewd words about him, and referred their further order to
the Privy Council; letters were sent to him that, as the matter was not
great, he should content himself with the imprisonment, and with a good
lesson release them.
803. Gardiner to Thomas Smith.
It was a pleasure in the midst of most weighty affairs to read his
little book (fn. 1) and so learn more of him than could be seen in a brief
colloquy, for Qualis est homo, talis, oratio. Smith thinks him sarcastic
(dicax), and he will not argue the matter; for it is not of himself but
by virtue of his office that he issues edicts more severe, perhaps, than
the thing requires if the state of the times did not demand it. Out of
friendship for Cheke, Smith seizes every occasion to find fault with the
writer's words. Explains that he has not acted on the advice of others
but on his own judgment. Does not deny that the present pronunciation
of Greek differs from the ancient. Does not say it should be used
because it is right, but that because it is used it is right to use it.
Throws doubts upon the validity of the arguments used by Cheke and
him, and shows the unreasonableness of their request. Erasmus, when
Philip Melancthon, a young man prone to innovations, wrote to him
about expelling Scotus and all scholastic theology, answered like a
prudent man that he would deliberate about changing scholastic theology
when there was a better to substitute for it. Enjoys his letters and the
eloquence of his style, but is not influenced by words, for in study it
almost follows that where there is most show there is least judgment.
The profession he has taken up, the law, demands the whole man, and
Gardiner sees in him a talent which promises great things if it is not
hindered by trifles of this kind.
"Itaque vale, et sonorum causam, quam primus (ut ais) turbasti
maturiore judicio cures ita quiescere ut ego prudenter edixisse, alii
utiliter paruisse videantur. Ex Aula, xviijo Septemb. Steph. Winton.,
Lat. Copy, pp. 9. Begins : Inter gravissimas occupationes, Smethe,
libellum tuum libuit perlegere.
32,647 f. 194.
804. Sir Geo. Lawson to [Norfolk].
In pursuance of Norfolk's letter to Mr. Captain, informs him that
there are no tents of the King's in these parts. A crayer came to Berwick
last week from Mr. Woodehouse with 50 qr. wheat, 50 qr. rye and
60 qr. barley, and two small crayers are come to Aylemouth with corn,
but no other ships, nor is the wheat come to Newcastle. Has, as he
wrote by Thos. Gower, 100 qr. wheat meal and 200 qr. malt ready to
bake and brew, and only 300 barrels and 300 pair of costrelles to tun
it in, so that there will be great lack of foists. There is no millage in
Berwick for wheat, which has to be sent to the mills in the country. It
is impossible to prepare so much bread against Norfolk's day appointed,
but he will do his best and desires to have a man sent to view what is
done. Has set workmen to prepare 100 spears, and sent to Newcastle
for spear heads. Trusts to provide 20 or 40 bullocks and 100 wethers
against Norfolk's coming. Berwick, 18 Sept.
Pp. 2. Begins : "Please it your Grace."
805. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Havering, 19 Sept. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Sussex, Hertford, Winchester, Gage, Wriothesley. Business :—Whereas
Sir Thos. Butlar, being arrested for a debt to Robt. Low, was rescued
by sundry persons, notably Benedict Killegrew; it was thought a good
punishment to send Killegrew, at his own cost, to York to recover the
debt from Butlar, now there; and letters were devised to the lord Privy
Seal, declaring this order, and a placard for Killegrew to take up post
806. Marillac to Francis I.
His last of the 13th (sic) will show how all the war preparation
was, for the season, turned against the king of Scotland. This is to
confirm that news, which is daily more evident. As to the number of
men sent Northwards, has seen an extract showing that they will be
120,000, of whom the half should be assembled at Neufchastel, 60 miles
from Scotland, on the 25th inst., from whence part of them under Norfolk
will draw to Berwick, and the rest under the lord Privy Seal go
towards Carlin, to invade the enemy on two sides at once. The rest
under the duke of Suffoc and lord of Chesne (who as yet does not stir
from the places where he made the musters) is reserved to take the place
of the first armies if they fortune to be broken, or to join them on the
10th of next month if the enemies prove too strong or too strongly
posted. As to the army by sea, all this King's ships, about 20, have
sailed except six, which will remain in this river, and with those of
some lords and merchants which are taken for service, it is reckoned
that they will have 25 of 200 tons and over, and 40 of 100 tons and
under (? en ban), the one to fight and the other to carry victuals and
munitions, of which marvellous quantities are laden. Moreover the
English think to harass their enemy from the side of Ireland by means
of a great number of savages, which are near those of Scotland, for it
is only 7 or 8 leagues across from one isle to the others, of which Irish
savages, the greatest and finest lord and captain, who all his life had
made war on the English, called the Great O'Neil, three or four days
ago came to surrender to this King, making homage and oath of service,
and promising a great force against his enemies. But the ambassador
of Scotland, who had heard how the said lord of O'Neil was coming, told
Marillac he had no fear for that respect, for the Irish could do nothing
except against their (the Scots') savages, whom they think to be amply
sufficient to resist them, and, besides that, nothing could be gained there
but blows. However, without being aided by the Irish, it has not been
seen within the memory of man or in the chronicles of England since the
Conquest that such a force has been put in the field; and evidently they
do not wish to go there twice, but rather at this once intend to make the
king of Scotland so little a lord that he will never have power to do
them harm; of which they hold themselves as sure as if they had come
to an agreement with God to have the victory in their own way. The
king of Scotland is already warned of all; and has prepared to resist with
all his might those who are counting upon entirely destroying him. It
is true that now is the time of the parley at York, but it is thought
that the English have no great will to propose a reasonable agreement,
nor the Scots to accept their amity at the conditions for which they would
sell it. Hopes within a few days to report the resolution, either peace
French. Headed; [London,] 19 Sept. Marked as sent by Jehan de
32,647 f. 182,
807. Commissioners at York to Henry VIII.
On the 18th, met the Scottish ambassadors, viz., the bp. of
Orkeneye, the lord Erskyn and Mr. James Larmonthe, late ambassador
with the King, who arrived on the 17th. Showed their commission and
the ambassadors showed theirs, which only gave power for injuries
to be reformed and the former amity continued. Refused that and
another like it, as more meet for the wardens of the Borders than
for such a meeting; whereupon the ambassadors produced a third
conferring ample powers. Reminded them of the King's love
ever shown for his nephew; which had not been requited, but the
promised interview broken, the King's houses burned at Bewcastle, the
Fenwicks slain, &c., and asked what they demanded. They answered,
a perpetual peace. Said their master should in friendly manner restore
all prisoners lately taken, with horse and gear, as the best way to mollify
the King. Found them appliable, saying there should be no sticking at
that if other things were agreed. Replied that if it came not of a frank
heart, but by agreement, it were much less thankworthy, and that we
would (if we were his counsellors) advise their master to deliver the prisoners,
who were not persons the King much regarded; for, if not, the
King had made such preparation that cruel war might ensue. After
consulting long together, they answered that, of late, Rosse herald had
shown the King that their master would deliver them upon his word or
writing desiring it : they had no special instructions but dare agree that,
other matters passing, there should be no sticking at that. Replied that,
as for word or writing, it was enough that they, the commissioners, showed
that the King would have them restored; and desired their final answer.
They asked what further points should be communed of, for on this point
there would be no disagreement, they should be restored without ransom.
On that said their commission to enter ligam defensivam et
offensivam showed the frankness of the King's affection, but there could
be no true amity if one could damage the other, and therefore, if they
would join in a perfect amity, neither might make war upon the other
at the request of another prince. They began to say they had old leagues
with France which they might not break. Replied, so had we, but if
the Emperor or French king broke with us it were not reason that they
should do the same at another prince's request. Touched at length upon
their detaining traitors and sticking at the last meeting of commissioners
for the bounds of the realms, whereto they made long discourse like that
reported at the time by the King's commissioners, and said that matter
was too small to stick at. Touched also how, after the departing of those
commissioners, they immediately began to make excurses, burnings and
slaughters; and here we stuck that they began, on the 4th, and they
that we began, on the 7th July. And so departed for that night.
This morning the ambassadors said that to make an amity otherwise
than the first, they must refer to their master, and showed his
signed instructions that if they made a new amity it must be conformable
to the old, where mention is made that they should not leave the amity
of France, but they knew their master would for no prince living break
with the King, whom he esteemed above all; and as for attemptates,
breaches or prisoners, they were but trifles, for surely their master was
"chiefly given" to join with the King. Asked why then would he not
come to the King upon his promise last year (which had silenced such
matters for ever) and yet might do if a meeting were shortly held? They
answered that they would send to their master with all haste, and were
sure they should have commission and instructions to conclude both
amity and meeting. Said they could not protract the time unless the
ambassadors took short day to make resolute answer; also, provided the
meeting were concluded, unless hostages were given, they could not
defer the King's preparations, naming the greatest of Scotland, as
Argyle, Huntley and Arran, to come hither in post. At this they were
marvellously perplexed, saying their nobles are so suspicious and fearful;
they would themselves lie here as hostages, and what their master
promised under his great seal he would not for all his realm break, but
it was easier to induce him to come himself in post than to induce some
of his noblemen, who were never out of his realm, to come to England.
And here they began "to swear blood, wounds, nails, body and passion
of Christ, both the Bishop and other, that they dissembled not,"
but would venture their lives, which were as dear to them as life is to any
earl in their country. They thought that before Christmas was time convenient,
and would write for commission to conclude the amity and meeting,
and lie themselves as hostages. Here the commissioners stuck that
the King would have earls for hostages, which they promised to write for
but were desperate to obtain, "more for the untowardness of their people,
being wild, than of their master." "Dilated" to them how the French
king put in hostages to the King for like purpose. They promised answer
in six days, and seem anxious to have it brought to pass and to proceed
unfeignedly. York, 19 Sept. Signed : T. Norfolk : W. Southampton :
Cuth. Duresme : Antone Browne.
Pp. 11. Add. Sealed. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
32,647 f. 189.
808. Commissioners at York to the Council.
Need not write of their conferences with the Scottish ambassadors;
The King did wisely to defer their going to Newcastle for eight days;
for there is yet no word of the arrival of the ships with victual at Newcastle
or Berwick. Have deferred such as come from Lancashire,
Cheshire, Notts, Derby, Staffordshire and this shire, to be at Newcastle
7 Oct. Sooner they could not get victual to pass beyond Newcastle.
There are not foists to put beer in to suffice the army four days. The
enclosed bill from Sir G. Lawson shows there are but three brewhouses
in Berwick, and one of these is not ready, nor the best cannot brew
above 10 or 11 quarters at a time. Of Norfolk's men 2,200 will come
to Holy Island with the first wind. Their lordships may consider what
these will consume and what shall remain to furnish the army for eight
Yesternight arrived Sir John Harrington with word from Rutland
that Northumberland was never so out of order with spoils and robberies.
Rutland can get no service, except from Robt. Colingwode, John Horsley,
Gilbert Swynowe and, sometime, John Car, and says the country is
marvellously changed since he last was warden there. (fn. 2) The provision
Norfolk first sent is all spent, beer cannot be got here or in Hull or
Newcastle, nor cask to carry it, there is no word of the ships laden with
grain and cheese in Norfolk and Suffolk, nor of the two ships with
wheat bought of Sir John Gresham, nor of the ships of war out of
Thames. The five ships of war wherein are Jennyns and others were,
within these three days, riding at Ravons Sporne, as Stanhope says,
awaiting the rest out of Thames, and so have missed taking the Scottish
Danske fleet. Have advertised Suffolk of the delay that may likewise
protract time. Would be glad to hear any news from beyond sea.
York, 19 Sept., 6 p.m. Signed : T. Norffolk : W. Southampton : Cuth.
Duresme : Antone Browne.
Pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
32,647 f. 180.
809. Southampton to Wriothesley.
Needs not write what they have written to the King and Council.
Learns by Norfolk and the advertisements of Mr. Lawson and report of
Mr. Harington, who arrived yesternight from my lord of Rutland, that
Norfolk's first provision is almost spent, because the country has not
grain enough to make bread and drink for the garrisons there already.
Prays God to put it in the King's head to appoint them a further day
to arrive at Newcastle. Speaks of the lack of casks, mills and brewhouses
at Berwick, Newcastle, York and Hull (the ships victualled at
Hull have taken all casks that could be gotten), and foresees great
lack, unless provisions come from London in time. York, 19 Sept.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
810. Wallop to the Council.
Wrote in his last of levies made to be put in garrisons, how
Mons. de Crequey had taken Froylande, and the opinion that the gathering
was to take peels and castles, and so clear the valley betwixt Arde
and St. Omez, and so to Muttrell; no longer mistrusting the travers wall
and vaults here. Most of the levies are retired home. An espial
reports that Mons. de Crequey is retired past Boullen and Muttrell and
Rew, and that their coming was to overrun the King's pale and spoil
the country, as they did about Tourneham and Mountorey; which
should have been done if letters had not come from the French king to
Mons. de Beez. Heard yesterday, by another way, that their plan was
to have entered the pale in three places, De Beez by the sea side, De
Crequey on the other side, and the governor of Fyennes in the midst.
Thinks that, upon sight of the ships which De Beez saw, if any men had
landed he would have taken the advantage they "have been wont to
do." If the King means to do anything hitherward this year begs for
early notice of it that the poor subjects may save their cattle; and proposes
a scheme for the garrison of Calais to "prevent" the French, by a
raid in their country of which they could safely spoil a great part. Could
make 2,000 footmen, to meet whom all Boullonoiez could not make a
sufficient number in two days, whereas the enterprise could be done in
six or seven hours. The thing to be doubted is their men of arms, of
whom they have more than we can make; but they are not always
together. If anything is to be done this year, and Wallop gets no
notice in time, the country will be spoiled. Yesterday his espial met
two friars coming from Bullen, who said De Beez was in their house at
mass on Thursday last, and there was good news that there should be
peace between their King and the King of England; for such letters
came of late to Mons. de Beez, but before they were much afraid. Knows
that De Beez said fearfully, eight days ago, that the peace was not so
good as he thought. Prays God to continue that fear in all Frenchmen,
"for it is much given them by nature." Guisnes, 19 Sept. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
811. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Havering, 20 Sept. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Sussex, Russell, Winchester, Gage, Wriothesley, Riche. Business :—
Recognisance of Wm. Allester, of Derby, to appear quindena Michaelis,
and bring with him — Smith. Certain wheat purchased of Sir John
Gresham for provision of Berwick being wrecked about Yarmouth, commission
was sent to the bailiffs of Yarmouth and Caister to endeavour
to recover as much as possible of the ship and wheat.
812. J. Chaworth to the Countess Of Rutland.
His Grace of Norfolk at Lincoln, appointed all Nottinghamshire
and Derbyshire should attend upon my lord of Shrewsbury and my
lord of Rutland, saying that they should both be in battle and go
together. Thought that all Notts, gentlemen should have gone
with my lord of Rutland without further request, but has since
heard that most of them went with Shrewsbury. As Rutland
is not in these parts, advises her write to the captains of Notts, desiring
them, on coming into the North, to repair to Rutland's retinue.
They set forward to-morrow or Friday, I setting forward his men.
To-morrow she shall know the conclusion of the Council at York. The
Notts, captains who go under the King are Sir John Wylloughby's
brother, Sir John Byron, Sir Brian Stapylton's son and heir, John Mering
of Mering, John Hercy of Grove, John Babington of Rampton, and Ant.
Nowell of Mattersey. All these were at home on Monday last. Wednesday.
32,647 f. 193.
813. Commissioners at York to the Council.
Enclose letters just received. Sir Geo. Lawson's shows how little
of the victual prepared in Norfolk, Suffolk and London is arrived, and
that there is no knowledge of the ships of war, although the wind on
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday last was as fair as could blow, and now
with the rain yesterday, is so contrary that no man can come northward.
My lord Privy Seal does not sign this, because he has been ill all night,
which we think is for melancholy because the victual ships are not
arrived, and that we are like to lack bread and drink at Berwick, for
lack of foists and mills to grind wheat. It is impossible to invade Scotland
or even pass Newcastle without victual, although "never men would
more gladly accomplish the intended journey than we would." York,
20 Sept., 9 a.m. Signed by Norfolk, Durham, and Browne.
P. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
MS. A. f. 79.
Coll. of Arms.
Lodge, I. 42.
814. Norfolk to Shrewsbury.
As the King's ships laden for Berwick and Newcastle, with
victual for the army in Scotland, are not arrived yet (and when they do
arrive six days will be required to put things in order) he shall defer
his setting forth for six days, and be with his men at Newcastle, 7 Oct.
next. Enclosed proclamations to be addressed by him for that delay.
Understands that he desires conduct money and coat money. Sir John
Harrington, who is treasurer of the wars, arrived this morning, but has
not yet received the money. York, 20 Sept.
Send not for the money till Friday week, but keep your men that
come from far with you, and their charges shall be allowed from the
day of their setting forth.
32,647 f. 191.
815. Rutland and Others to Norfolk.
On Monday last, according to the King's commandment, kept a
day of truce at Hexpeth Gate, where the officers of the Middle Marches
of both realms met, but little was done because the Scottishmen complained
of had not been warned, and so another meeting is appointed for
Tuesday next. Lord Sesford, warden of the Middle Marches of Scotland,
Mark Carre, and other Scots were present. Mark Carre's words
to Robt. Collingwood, and certain communications with John Bedenall,
appear in schedules sent herewith. Alnwick, 20 Sept.
P.S.—Received yesterday Norfolk's letters of 17 Sept. Signed :
Thomas Rutland : John Latymere : John Markham : Jo. Uvedale.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.