Border Papers volume 1: January 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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23. Constable to Burghley. [Jan. 25. 1577–78.]

I am sending your lordship by Mr Vernon the declaration of the works done last year, as the books are now cast up, and hope we shall be within her Majesty's limits. Also by him a model of the new pier, to show its fashion.

When we began the works, there was not a penny worth of iron or wood in hand, no forges or limekilns, and heavy sums were expended thereon. The next will be nothing so costly, with these in hand, but some money is required, as the treasurer declares. Berwick. Signed: Robt. Constable.

pp. Addressed. Indorsed.