Border Papers volume 1: March 1584

Pages 129-130

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

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203. The Privy Council to Forster. [March 8.]

Approving his arrangements for meeting Cesford, only if he makes answer for his whole wardenry, and to inform them of Cesford's reply, that they may give him further advice. Westminster. E. Lincoln, E. Hawarde, H. Hunesdon, F. Knowles, Chr. Hatton, Wa. Myldmaye.

½ p. Contemporary copy. Indorsed: "To John Foster."

204. Forster to Walsingham. [March 18.]

I enclose your honour my answer to the late letter from the Privy Council. The King is at Edinburgh and has called the chief of the Borders including Liddesdale, before him; and it is thought they will come in obedience and give "bande," each for his own men. The opposite warden is there also. Touching the apprehension of William Hodgkyn and carrying him into Scotland, I sent to enquire, but now understand from you there was no such matter. I am greatly bound to you for standing my friend and answering for me in my cause, and beseech your honour that if anything be objected against me, I may come to answer for myself, trusting to do you no discredit. At my house nigh Alnwick. Signed: John Forster.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.

205. Forster to Walsingham. [March 27. 1584.]

I send inclosed a packet sent to me by the "Lorde Hambleton" for your honour. "All thinges do hange in dispence in Scotlande, and there is a greate murmure amonge them that beare the chief rewe for the ministers, touchinge the Kings hard dealinge, which is thought will alter the estate." At my house nigh Alnwick. Signed: John Forster.

½ p. Addressed. Indorsed.