Border Papers volume 1: December 1578

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Calendar of Border Papers: Volume 1, 1560-95. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.

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36. Petition to Burghley. [Dec. 24.]

Robert Vernon surveyor of victuals at Berwick humbly beseeches the Lord High Treasurer to take order with the treasurer of Berwick for payment of the money due him. Not signed.

1 p. Indorsed.

37. The Pier at Berwick.

The whole length from the land to the cross 1077 feet.
Whereof already finished to perfection, 400 feet.
Grounded to the height of 5 feet and not finished, 96 "
There rests to be done to the cross, 501 "

There are "ashler stones and burres" laid, as many as will finish 96 feet, besides as many as will finish 104 of the 501 feet, which if not put in this year, will be in danger of loss, either by purloining, or being covered over with sand. The 96 feet that is grounded to the height of 5 feet, and wanteth, yet of height and perfection 9 feet, will this winter, if it be not finished, be washed away with the sea.

And for that all her Majesty's treasure received and appointed in the fortifications and mending the haven, is expended, besides a great sum is surplusage, as otherwise noted, and the works at the haven continue, without knowing how the same shall be answered, I humbly beseech your lordship's furtherance for speedy order what shall be done. Not signed.

1 p. Indorsed by Burghley.