Venice
September 1584

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Horatio F. Brown (editor)

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1894

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101-103

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'Venice: September 1584', Calendar of State Papers Relating to English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 8: 1581-1591 (1894), pp. 101-103. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=95215 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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September 1584

Sept. 3. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 241. Giovanni Francesco Moresini, Venetian Ambassador in Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
Last Sunday week the French Ambassador went to kiss the Sultan's hand and to take his leave. His Secretary remains here till the arrival of another Ambassador. As is customary for Ambassadors of France, he received thirteen robes of cloth of gold (vesti d'oro), five pieces of silver plate, and thirty thousand aspers for the journey.
In the morning he was met by the Chiaus Pasha and Aga of the spahis, and he was offered the usual banquet, in spite of the fact that the custom now is to offer a banquet only on the arrival, not on the departure of an Ambassador. This Ambassador, however, had resolved to leave without kissing the Sultan's hand if the banquet were refused him. He asked for many favours but could obtain none, as the Sultan is far from pleased with him.
Dalle Vigne di Pera, 3rd September 1584.
[Italian; deciphered.]
Sept. 14. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 242. Giovanni Moro, Venetian Ambassador in France to the Doge and Senate.
The Queen of England and other Protestant Princes have sent agents to the assembly at Montauban. Bellievre is also there, to watch and report on the proceedings.
The marriage of the second daughter of the King of Spain with the Duke of Savoy is heard here with displeasure. The Queen-Mother does not now know to whom she can wed the Princess of Lorrain. They say she may even lean to the King of Scotland, in the hope that he may in time become Catholic (che possa piegare a Re di Scotia).
Paris, 14th September 1584.
[Italian.]
Sept. 18. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 243. Giovanni Francesco Moresini, Venetian Ambassador in Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
The French Ambassador left Constantinople on the 10th. Before he left he earnestly begged me to support his application for the expulsion of the English Ambassador and all his merchants. As this request coincided with my instructions, I obeyed. I said to the Magnificent Pasha, that if he wished to send the French Ambassador home well pleased, he should dismiss the English Ambassador, as his presence was the chief reason why the King of France had recalled his representative, as he was not satisfied with what had been done on this point. I endeavoured to make him see that the presence of the English was a breach of the treaty with France, and insisted on the small advantage to be gained from this English alliance.
Dalle Vigne di Pera, 18th September 1584.
[Italian; deciphered.]
Sept. 18 Copy of Original Despatch Venetian Archives. 244. Hieronimo Lippomano, Venetian Ambassador in Germany, to the Doge and Senate.
Yesterday an agent of the Queen of England arrived. It is thought that his business is to treat about the dues which the Queen imposes on imports, and which have caused these ports to raise the dues against English goods.
Prague, 18th September 1584.
[Italian.]
Sept. 18. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 245. Giovanni Francesco Moresini, Venetian Ambassador in Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
I understand that the Sultan has written to the King of France to send him quickly another Ambassador.
Dalle Vigne di Pera, 18th September 1584.
[Italian; deciphered.]
Sept. 25. Copy of Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 246. Hieronimo Lippomano, Venetian Ambassador in Germany, to the Doge and Senate.
The English gentleman is a person of very unimportant rank. He has come to treat of the question of the Free Maritime cities, and to secure the removal of the new dues on all sides. It is thought that he will succed.
Prague, 25th September 1584.
[Italian.]