Border Papers volume 1: July 1577

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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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15. Sir Robert Constable to Secretary Walsingham. [July 15. 1577.]

I have taken the musters here, and sent the default to the Privy Council to show how well the place is furnished. The works proceed well, and it is my chief care to see them well done to her Majesty's profit. "Capteine Colburne returned of late from the Court, this waie, and brought neither letters nor conduict for his passage, savinge certeu lettres of my lord of Leicester and othres, whereof I much marvailled; and therefore have committed him to the Regentes (fn. 1) handes for his punishment, for not bringinge testimonie of his departure." Berwick. Signed: Robt. Constable.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.

16. The Same to Lord Burghley. [July 19. 1577.]

We proceed with the works here as carefully as we can, but "we have had marvaillous stormes and rayne." My chief care is to keep within the limits appointed by her Majesty, "but as Mr Treasurer declareth to me, it is but xiiij hundred poundes a yere," whereof a whole year is expired. As my poverty is such that I have nothing to advance my credit, but my truth only, I humbly beg to know the sum appointed, that we do not exceed it. Berwick. Signed: Robt. Constable.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.


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