Border Papers volume 2: February 1603

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Calendar of Border Papers: Volume 2, 1595-1603. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1896.

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1538. Sir J. Carey to Cecil. [Feb. 23.]

Reminding him that Master Henry Butler has been at Berwick ever since a mouth before Christmas, and "teyers as it semes of iedelnes," wishing employment in his country's service: desiring some of his adversaries would come down and apprehend him, putting him on trial. Carey has hitherto restrained him, awaiting Cecil's pleasure: but recommends such a trial, when if acquitted, he might repair to London and offer his service. Fears if his friends sue for a pardon, " the sewet wilbe longe and difficell, and verey hard to be obtayened at her Majesteyes handes," and the other way will be justifiable by law, without touch to any body. As it only awaits Cecil's pleasure, prays his further consideration and reply. Berwick. Signed: Jhon Carey.

1 p. Holograph. Addressed. Indorsed. Wax signet: swan, &c.