Border Papers volume 1: July 1578

Pages 10-11

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

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29. Account of the treasurer of Berwick. [July 6. 1578.]

Total sum received since I came into my office for any cause whatsoever, 34,546l.
Whereof defrayed as by particulars, 34,867l. 3s. 11¼d. 1 plack.
Thus I have defrayed above all receipts, . 321l. 3s. 11¼d. 1 plack.
And for the half-year's pay due at the Annunciation last, I receive only 6000l., while ittakes 6820l.; thus I must defray, 820l
Total overpaid by me, 1141l. 2s. ¼d. 1 plack.

Moreover, besides large sums already imprested to the garrison, who daily call for more, I am not able to relieve them, be their need ever so great, or answer any accident for service.

2 pp. Indorsed by Burghley.

2. Another memorandum on same.

30. Works at Berwick, &c. [July 6.]

Total for these and at Newcastle and Holy Island for 3 years, 6336l. 19s. d.

1 p. Holograph of Burghley. Indorsed.

31. Constable and Others to Burghley. [July 11.]

We have sent your lordship a note of the extraordinary and necessary works here for the last 2 years 3 quarters and 1 month. And as it is needful both to finish the works begun at the haven, and make speedy repairs when damage occurs, to prevent farther ruin, we beg your lordship's favourable consideration of the premises, and warrant for the money required. We have expended somewhat beyond the balance allowed by the privy seal sent by your lordship to me, Robert Constable, on 26 July 1577, as in our judgment most expedient. Berwick. Signed: Robt. Constable, Robert Bowes, Jhon Selby, Robert Vernon.

pp. Addressed. Indorsed.

32. The Same to the Privy Council. [July 11.]

In similar terms. Berwick. Signed as above.

2 pp. Addressed. Indorsed.

33. Robert Bowes to Burghley. [July 11.]

I refer your lordship to our joint letter and note enclosed, and beg that the money to be allowed may be delivered to John Puleston my servant, to whom I refer all explanations. Berwick. Signed: Robert Bowes.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.