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Border Papers volume 1: September 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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34. Robert Bowes to Burghley. [Sept. 3.]

On 28th August last I received your lordship's letter of the 12th, with the 1000l., to be expended on the pier, which (by God's grace) I shall see better bestowed than the former amount. By my last letter to the Privy Council, the broken estate of this realm (fn. 1) will partly appear, and how the only remedy must proceed from her Majesty's mediation, which ought to be offered speedily to prevent the threatened evils, and bind both sides, now striving in inward malice, in devotion and reverent awe to her Majesty, and friendly contention who shall best serve their God, prince, and country. I have thought it my duty to show your lordship the good occasion now offered, which, omitted any long time, may hazard expence of blood and money, and pray for your direction for my travel in the best course for her Majesty's service. Berwick. Signed: Robert Bowes.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed. Inclosed are the particulars of the money paid him.

35. The treasurer of Berwick's Account. Michaelmas

Receipts and Payments by Robert Bowes treasurer of Berwick for 3 whole years ended at Michaelmas anno xx°, 1578.

Receipts, 50,550l. 1s. 8d.
Payments, 49,751l. 2s. d. 2 placks.
Thus remaineth in the hands of this accomptant, 798l. 18s. d. 1 plack.

2 pp. Indorsed.

Footnotes

  • 1. Scotland.