Border Papers volume 1: April 1592

Pages 395-396

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

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744. Munitions Sent to Berwick. [April 3.]

Fine cornpowder, 10 lasts; cannon cornpowder, 10 lasts; pickaxes, 10 doz.; "sholves," 26 doz.; spades, 24 doz.; elm planks for stocks to great ordnance, 30 tons; elm "fellies," 9 inches deep, by 7 thick, 40 "trande;" handbaskets, 60 doz.; naves of the greatest sort for cannon and culverius, 40 pair; "packthred and marlyne corde," 1 cwt.; "lanthornes," 10 doz.; horse harness, 100; bows, 1000; "musketts," 300; "callivers," 300; "armours" for footmen, 1000; "firre deales," 1000; "gynne" rope, 3 "coile;" "ropes of all sortes for haling of ordinance," 8 "coile;" "sulphar," 5 cwt.; "rosen," 3 cwt.; saltpeter, 5 cwt.; English iron, 8 tons; Spanish iron, 4 tons; "Danske" iron, 4 tons; steel, 6 cwt.; buckles for armours, "1 grande br.;" strakes for great ordnance, 30; "strake nayles," 3000; buckets of leather, 40; "firre" poles, 100; masts, 50; tanned hides, 20; white leather hides, 10; "bare hides" for covering powder and other munition, in the carriages, 30; fair carts, 20; hare cloths to cover armours, 200 yds.; train oil, 40 gall.; neat foot oil, 20 gall.; "lynseede" oil, 10 gall.

"All theise parcelles wolde be well chosen, for that when the last proporcion of municion that came from the Towre to this towne, the powder was verye goode at the toppe of the barrelles and naughte in the middeste therof; and likwise the pecces that then came, when they weare shot in, some of them brake, and hurte divers mennes handes."

1 p. Indorsed: "A proportion of municion to be sente to Barwicke. Delivered by Sir Symon Musgrave."

745. Scrope to Burghley. [April 9. 1592.]

I have many pitiful complaints from her Majesty's subjects, of the daily spoils on them by the Liddisdale malefactors, and my not redressing the same, which as the case stands I cannot do, though I have often written to the King and her Majesty's ambassador, and had no answer. I humbly beg her Majesty's consideration for some means for their relief by your lordship's furtherance. Carlisle. Signed: H. Sc.

Postscript.—During these 14 years last passed there has been no redress for Liddesdale.

1 p. Addressed. Indorsed.