Border Papers volume 1: December 1581

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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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115. Bowes to Burghley. [Dec. 12. 1581.]

The charge of the works for the year ended at Michaelmas being thought very great, Mr Marshal and the rest of the council called and conferred with Thomas Barton and Rowland Johnson, who have examined and approved the same, amounting to 1148l. 3s. 10d., as in a book subscribed by them, a double of which is herewith enclosed to your lordship, as another has been to the Lord Governor. And as the greater part of the charges has been made by Mr Vernon by issue of victuals, who now requires payment at my hands, for which I have no supply, I humbly pray your lordship to see thereto. And being also deeply burdened by "other great somes of her Majesties treasure comed to my receipte and chardge," having all things ready for my discharge and account, the ordinary time for which approaches, and being also burgess of the parliament that shall (as reported here) begin the 18th of next month, where I ought to be present to discharge the "brughe" and myself, I am a humble suitor for leave to repair to London for those purposes. I have enclosed a paper with occurrences from Scotland. Berwick. Signed: Robert Bowes.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.