Calendar of Border Papers: Volume 1, 1560-95. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.
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952. William Clopton to Burghley. [May 27.]
I have received your honour's letter of 3d instant, signifying her Majesty's pleasure, that Mr John Carey, now executing the place of marshal at Barwick since Sir Henry Woddrington's death, shall have the like fees and allowances, and appointing me to pay the same on hearing from Mr Bowes, "seminge thereby," that I continue the pay to the Berwick garrison since my father's decease. I have no warrant for that, yet come to my hands, nor direction to receive the treasure from the receivers, but if your lordship grants these, I "wilbe" ready to do my duty, and in the meantime have all things in readiness. Desiring your lordships' pleasure whether the payments to my lord governor and his men shall be stayed as they were before, and what others shall rest till Michaelmas, for the money will not suffice to pay all. As my father had the Queen's warrant of privy seal directed to him as receiver of Northumberland, and to any future receiver, to pay 4000l. yearly to Berwick (the copy wherof I enclose), I beg your pleasure whether it shall continue, or that I shall have like direction. Sledwich. Signed: Willm Clopton.
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